Stuff to do this week: Jan 24-30

Now that the temperature has warmed up a little (it’s amazing how -13 deg C can feel almost like summer), it’s time to come out of hiding and take in some entertainment. Here’s a few ideas to get the blood flowing and keep those toes warm:

Jan 20-Feb 5 After Miss Julie
As revellers celebrate the landslide victory of the Labour Party in 1945, Miss Julie engages in a forbidden flirtation with her father’s chauffeur, John. MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue, 943-4849

Jan 27 Aqua Books
Landsdowne Prize for Poetry Series Free readings from poet Bertrand Nayet with Ariel Gordon and Dennis Cooley. 7pm, Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, 943-7555

Jan 29 Write to Art: creative writing and the visual arts
Have you ever wondered what correlations exist between different art forms? How do observation and interpretation of the visual arts find meaning and expression through writing? Write to Art is a creative writing workshop with the acclaimed writers Debbie Schnitzer and Marjorie Anderson. Responding to the work of Colombian artist Fernando Botero in the exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, participants will engage new creative and interpretive strategies and go beyond simply looking, 2-5pm, registration is $25 for WAG members, $30 for others, to register please call 789-0516

Jan 29 Evelyn Glennie Dame
Evelyn Glennie will be performing the newly-commissioned Percussion Concerto by WSO composer-in-residence Vincent Ho. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Centennial Concert Hall, 8pm, 555 Main Street, 949-3999

Jan 29 PBR Canadian Cup Series
Professional bull riding. 7:30pm, MTS Centre, 300 Portage Avenue, 780-3333

Jan 29 Toopy and Binoo
and the Marshmallow Moon. 1pm & 4pm, Pantages Playhouse, 180 Market Avenue, 780-3333

Jan 30 Botero or Bust!
Grab your passport and tour the wonderful world of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Catch the South American vibe with dance troupe Folklore De Mi Tierra. Create your own Botero-inspired work of art. Reduced all-day family admission – $20 (includes 2 adults and 4 children under 18), 1:30pm-4pm, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 786-6641

Jan 30 Devil Driver
American heavy metal band. 7pm, The Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street

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