Nothing says spring better than school being out! And when there’s reason to celebrate, downtown shows up.
Just in time for Spring Break, plenty of arts and community organizations (the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ included!) are ramping up their programming to welcome parents and their children during their time off.
Here are just a few of the amazing offerings for parents and kids alike.
Spring Break Art Camp at The WAG (300 Memorial Boulevard)
From Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can take in a full day of camp with various art themes, play games, and of course, see the incredible art on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
While Monday’s clay day is sold out, Tuesday is open for kids to try their hand with a paint brush; Wednesday will welcome students on break to design their own super hero; and on Thursday, kids will discover the uses for unconventional materials in their masterpieces.
Visit here for more information on the WAG’s art camp.
Tetris, Manitoba Theatre for Young People (2 Forks Market Road)
Why not take this opportunity to introduce your kids to a live theatre experience, if you haven’t already? Watch as these flexible performers weave together in unexpected ways, and treat your kids to a full sensory experience for their first play. The show runs about 45 minutes, and is ideal for ages 5 to 12. Visit the MTYP’s box office page for showtimes and to buy tickets.
Video Games Live, Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St.)
Just when you thought you’d never get your kid to sit still for a symphony, the Video Games Live show immerses the audience in a gaming-like experience, with dazzling video on screen, live action, lighting and special effects. This interactive multimedia experience showcases music from some of the most popular video games of all time, created and produced by veteran video game composer Tommy Tallarico. A treat for symphony lovers and gamers alike!
Video Games Live plays Monday, March 26. Visit the Centennial Concert Hall’s page for tickets and more info.
A Dog’s Purpose, The Globe Theatre in Portage Place (393 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor)
Brought to you by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, this free event invites you to take in a family-favourite in this downtown relic.
Opening its doors at 5 p.m. for the special event, make sure to scoop up treats from your favourite Portage Place vendors before showtime. Plus, it pays to come early, as the first 100 people will also receive a special loot bag!
Showtime starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Click here to see all event details.
Help to build a life-size cardboard castle at the Children’s Museum, or hunt for all things small during the Manitoba Museum’s Science of the Small-themed scavenger hunt.
Have an amazing Spring Break!