Teghan's top 5 things to do this weekend in Winnipeg (April 13-16)

Teghan's top 5 things to do this weekend in Winnipeg (April 13-16)

This list has fresh beer, renowned artists, a nod to Richard Simmons and an Easter egg hunt at a wildlife preserve that hopefully won't turn into a Lord of the Flies situation.

This week, I truly think the list has it all.

Oh, and I've made the very controversial decision to include Thursday in my list because Friday is a holiday. I apologize to any of you who are offended, or worse, have to work Friday.

WHAT: DRINKS — Half Pints cask tapping

When: Thursday, April 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Common at 1 Forks Market Road.

Cost: $7 for a pint 

Half Pints is kicking off Bad Thursday with a cask tapping at The Common.

Pothole Porter and a dry-hopped Little Scrapper will be served up fresh from a cask.

The whole cask thing is a way of carbonating the beer without shooting CO2 into it, and without any knowledge of this, I'm guessing it won't be as bubbly. But you can go and find out for yourself.

The Common is becoming a very nice place to have a few afternoon drinks; they have big tables, you'll probably run into someone you know, and there's good food everywhere.

They also have affordable beer and wine flights, so whether you're into the Pothole Porter or not, this would be a decent place to start your long weekend.

WHAT: ART — Ann Hamilton lecture

When: Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Winnipeg Art Gallery at 300 Memorial Blvd.

Cost: FREE

Ann Hamilton will be at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Thursday for Border Crossings' Matter lecture series.

If the name isn't ringing a bell, Hamilton has done some incredible, large-scale textile installations across the United States.

On Thursday, she's going to lecture at the WAG, and then Robert Enright will join her for a Q&A.

This one is (somehow) free and you don't have to, but you could, wear a cute outfit and make a whole thing of it. I think that would be nice.

WHAT: MUSIC — Atlaas and Orlando Gloom

When: Friday, April 14 at 10 p.m.

Where: The Handsome Daughter at 61 Sherbrook St.

Cost: $10

Anything this weekend is going up against some big shows (Little Scream and the House of Gold Diamonds Whitney Houston dance party, to name a couple), but I think this one is also worth saving your energy for/spending your energy on.

Atlaas, Viva Non and Orlando Gloom will have dreamy music for you at the Handsome Daughter Friday night.

This show will be a little electronic, a little R&B and Orlando Gloom will bring the "Richard Simmons workout tape that melted in the sun" vibe.

If you can't make it for their dance/gentle swaying party on Friday, the Handsome Daughter is doing a double feature movie night on Sunday, and those are always fun.

WHAT: MUSIC — San Fermin and Low Roar

When: Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Park Theatre at 698 Osborne St.

Cost: $20

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is bringing in San Fermin and Low Roar for a show at the Park Theatre Saturday night.

Basically, it's just going to be a whole bunch of pleasing indie music and well-priced tall cans.

The festival is still a few months out, but these shows attract a very folk-fest crowd, so you can go soak up the vibe for a bit at least.

As always, I think you should go early and stop at Vera for some pizza and prosecco.

WHAT: KIDS — Fort Whyte egg hunt

When: Sunday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Whyte Alive at 1961 McCreary Rd.

Cost: $8 (hunt is included in admission)

There are a bunch of egg hunts on this weekend, including at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Oak Hammock Marsh, but I think Fort Whyte is the No. 1 spot.

Your kids can run around the wildlife preserve (wave at some bison, look at some birds, whatever) and collect Easter eggs. Then, they bring back all the eggs they found and trade them in for a treat.

I don't know exactly how it works, but I assume there must be an army of volunteers who have to re-hide these eggs pretty much constantly for two hours and that spectacle alone seems worth it.

This one is included in the admission price, which is $8 for adults and less for kids.