Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of March 23

3 Seasons Landscaping is one of the many local vendors at this year's Cottage Country's Lake and Cabin Show. 3 Seasons Landscaping

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.

Everyone from theatre buffs to outdoor enthusiasts will be happy with this weekend’s line-up of events.


1. French flair

From selling millions of tickets in more than 50 countries, PIAF!, THE SHOW is making a stop in Winnipeg Friday night.

The show is based on the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose and takes us through the story of Parisian singer Edith Piaf.

WATCH: PIAF!, THE SHOW returns to Winnipeg

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Piaf! The Show takes the stage in Winnipeg – Mar 22, 2019

More than just music, the performance also features previously unreleased images of famous sights from the height of Piaf’s career.

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She’s been described as one of the most influential performers of the 20th century and performer Anne Carrere, who portrays Piaf, has been hailed by critics as ‘Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress’.

PIAF!, THE SHOW takes to the stage Friday night at the Burton Cummings Theatre at 364 Smith Street.

Tickets and more info can be found here.



2. Powerful play

This is your last weekend to take in the incredibly inspiring true story of Dragonfly by Lara Rae.

If Lara’s name sounds familiar to you, there’s a good reason why. Well, several reasons in fact.

Lara is a television and radio writer and producer, a comedian and more. She was the first transgender person to host a national news program and she’s a co-founder of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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She’s also a playwright and her latest project, Dragonfly is described as a raw and heartfelt story that follows Lara’s journey of discovering and becoming who she was truly meant to be.

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WATCH: Theatre Projects Manitoba presents DRAGONFLY by Lara Rae

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Dragonfly by Lara Rae preview – Mar 21, 2019

I had the chance to meet Lara when she visited Global News Morning for an interview and she was so nice and so funny that I can’t wait to see more of her work.

You can see Dragonfly yourself, on stage at the Rachel Browne Theatre at 211 Bannatyne Avenue.

Tickets can be purchased online here or you can call 204-989-2400.



3. Kicking off cottage season

Now that the spring weather has arrived, many of us are looking forward to all the fun activities to be enjoyed outdoors, including heading out to the lake or cottage.

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That’s where the Cottage Country’s Lake and Cabin Show comes into play.

This weekend is your chance to get a first-hand look at what’s new and hot heading into 2019 when it comes to outdoor-living.

If you’re in the planning or building stages, or full-on renovating, or just redecorating, organizers say you’ll find ideas and inspiration all under one roof.

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From Friday through Sunday at Red River Exhibition Place, designers and builders will be ready to help you with everything from decks and docks, spas and sunrooms, landscaping and more.

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Parking is free and you can get your tickets at the door — adult tickets are $10, seniors are $8 and kiddos 13-and-under are free.

Full details can be found on their website.


Happy weekend everyone!

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