Vikings has a show for you at The Good Will Friday night, Cluster festival kicks off, and if you can snag tickets to the sold-out Lake Shaker, it's going to be a fun party.
Also this weekend, The Handsome Daughter and Cinematheque are recycling old beloved cartoons and movies.
Oh, and Henry Cavill is in town shooting a movie, so you could just pack a lunch and hang around the city trying to spot Superman if you don't like any of these ideas.
WHAT: MUSIC — Vikings EP release
When: Friday, March 10 at 10 p.m.
Where: The Good Will at 625 Portage Ave.
Vikings are sending a new EP out into the world this weekend at The Good Will.
Their new stuff is really impressive, so if you haven't paid much attention to them yet, try to make it to this show. It's a good starting point.
It's electronic/indie/fun/synth-y/pop stuff that anyone can get into and everyone will dance to.
This'll be a nice, warm party with the lovely Joanne Pollock opening.
For anyone who can't make it Friday, The Good Will is hosting another Mama Custworth DJ academy recital on Saturday, and those are always a lot of fun.
WHAT: MUSIC & ART — Cluster Festival
When: Friday and Sunday
Where: Rachel Browne Theatre and the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Cost: $15 per event
Cluster Festival is back this weekend with two shows.
Friday night's show at the Rachel Browne Theatre features two performances. In Training is the Opposite, a singer performs a boxing routine on stage, accompanied by a string quartet. The show also features Consistent Partial Attention, the latest ensemble piece from Freya Olafson that mixes video and dance.
On Sunday, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting Air Loom. Everett Hopfner will play works by Manitoban composers Heidi Ouellette, Luke Nickel, Diana McIntosh and Kristen Wachniak.
Out of the two weekends this festival is on, the performances this weekend are a little less accessible, but really nothing that is too intimidating.
It wraps up with two more shows next weekend.
WHAT: OUTDOORS — FortWhyte's Lake Shaker
When: Saturday, March 11 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: FortWhyte Alive at 1961 McCreary Rd.
I don't like to recommend stuff that is sold out, but I will make an exception this time because I think there are probably a fair number of people who bought tickets to this and would now gladly sell them because it's going to be freezing cold this weekend.
The Lake Shaker is a big party at a wildlife preserve with music, drinks, bonfires, winter stuff (there was axe throwing last year!) and ice cream.
You're going to need to kind of give up completely on looking remotely fashionable at this and just dress really warm. I might even put those little packet things that warm up your hands in your mitts.
This one is a fundraiser for FortWhyte Alive, so you can post a photo claiming to be both a hero and a very hardy Canadian and then get out of there like immediately and go dance at The Good Will.
WHAT: FILM – Cereal and cartoons at Cinematheque
When: Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cinematheque at 100 Arthur St.
It's going to be freezing cold and terrible on Saturday, so you might as well leave your PJs on and drive to Cinematheque for some Saturday morning cartoons.
Cinematheque is bringing back their cereal and retro cartoons party because it is beloved, and they are very shrewd business people.
There will be three hours of cartoons from the '40s to the '80s, lots of old commercials and a buffet of sugary cereal.
Showing up late is OK, and blankets, slippers and pyjamas are encouraged.
WHAT: THROWBACK — T1 & T2 at Handsome Daughter
When: Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Handsome Daughter at 61 Sherbrook St.
Cost: No cover!
DVR the Canadian Screen Awards Sunday, and go to Handsome Daughter for drinks, food, trivia and four hours of cyborgs fighting humans.
Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day are playing back-to-back Sunday night, and local nice guy Terrance Williams is hosting the double feature. I'm crossing my fingers they play the movies on VHS or LaserDisc, as they're meant to be seen.
The snacks will be great, the drinks will be cheap, there's no cover, and this is basically the closest thing we will ever get to Toronto's Dundas Video, so take advantage while you can.
Oh, and bring someone fun. This is for fun people.