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Kurios

Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Winnipeg, but this time with its most acclaimed Big Top Show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities.

The show will make its home at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top for just over a month, premiering June 2nd.

Kurios will take the audience back to the latter half of the nineteenth century – to a time of innovation in a changing world. With inventions such as the telegraph, railroad systems, gramophones and bicycles, people believed anything was possible and that the world could be explored in a new way.

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The Burt

The Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts, aka "The Burt"
The Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts, aka “The Burt”

“The Burt” as it is affectionately referred to, is officially The Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts and was named after Burton Cummings in 2002, a Winnipeg-born performer, and former lead singer of the Guess Who. The building has a rich history and wasn’t always known as “The Burt”. Continue reading The Burt

In the Loop: What’s entertaining Winnipeg in March?

Taking a look at a few of the things that are entertaining in Winnipeg during March 2016.

George Canyon
On March 3, Two-Time Juno & 7-Time CCMA Award Winner George Canyon is excited to announce the “Jekyll and Nothing to Hide Tour.” The show will feature fresh new material from George’s upcoming album, “I Got This” along with his standard country-rock favorites, and even some acoustic versions of some of his biggest hit songs. Emotional. Powerful, and packed with energy make sure you get your tickets for the “Jekyll and Nothing to Hide Tour”.

Reservations
Reservations inserts us into two stories; a dispute between foster parents and the Aboriginal CFS agency responsible for their children and the philosophical and spiritual decision of a Mennonite farmer who gifts his land to the Siksika First Nation. Artful, entertaining and provocative, Reservations asks tough questions about our home and native land. Shows are March 10 to 20 at the Rachel Browne Theatre in the Exchange.

The Best of Rufus Wainwright
As a singer, songwriter, author, composer, and even screen actor, Rufus Wainwright has carved out a singular place in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance, and film. Affectionately described by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright is one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. Performing at the Centennial Concert Hall form March 11 to March 13.

Business Women of Winnipeg
Women of Winnipeg, ever wanted to start your own business! This is the year, 2016, make this the year you start that business you have always dreamed of.
Women of Winnipeg join us on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at The Fairmont Hotel’s Main Ballroom for a night of insight, inspiration, and priceless information from the speakers, women who have started and are running their own local, national and international businesses at this event.
Nicole Verkindt – CEO/OMX Dragon’s Den Co-host, Bonnie Butlin – 2015 Women in Security Award Winner.
March 8 at the Fairmont Hotel.

The Watchmen
Hometown rockers The Watchmen are returning to Winnipeg in the spring for a show at The Burt. The band formed in 1988, and is currently comprised of Daniel Greaves, Joey Serlin, Ken Tizzard and Sammy Kohn. They came in third in a CBC fan poll of the greatest Canadian bands ever.
While never finding commercial success, their fans will be sure to fill the Burt on March 24.

Festival of Fools
This 7 day free family festival features jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and circus workshops and tons of hilarious shows! In addition to funding support from The Forks and the Winnipeg Arts Council, the WICF solicits donations at the event to both present the best in family entertainment and to keep the festival affordable for everyone!
From March 26 to April 1 (no foolin’) you can check this event out at the place where the rivers meet.

Hockey at the MTS Centre
The Jets start the month with a five game homestand, see the Avalanche visit mid month and then have another four game home stretch later in the month after a visit to Western Canada. At this point, the Jets are looking like they’ll be missing the playoffs again.
The Moose play three pairs of games at their home barn in March, squaring off against Iowa, Stockton and Charlotte. Unlike the parent club Jets, the Moose’s struggles don’t mean a good draft pick is coming.

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
From March 28 to April 2, the people of Brandon open the gates of the 2016 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and welcome in the world! With 12 acres of indoor space at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB, we have something for everyone! March 28-April 2, 2016 get up close with farm animals, watch live entertainment on multiple stages and learn where your food comes from.