Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ Nov. 25 and 26 Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choosing the wizard, trolls running amok and magic mirrors in high-definition while the WSO performs John Williams’ iconic score. The Snowman Dec. 3 Back by popular demand, Raymond Briggs’ heartwarming holiday classic film. The Snowman tells of a little boy who wakes up to find that everything has turned snow-white. He rushes out to build a snowman who comes to life and takes him on an amazing journey. The Tenors Dec. 8 and 9 Blending classical music and contemporary pop, … Continue reading Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A Christmas Carol Nov. 22 to Dec. 16 John Hirsch Mainstage Cold-hearted and greedy, Ebenezer Scrooge is anything but jolly at Christmas time. But something shifts when the ghost of his business partner Marley visits to save him from his own bitter demise. Watch his epic transformation in this classic tale of compassion, hope and redemption that will leave hearts glowing. royalmtc.ca Continue reading Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Manitoba Opera

Madama Butterfly Nov. 18, 21 and 24 Death before dishonour – heart wrenching and beautifully exotic, Madama Butterfly will bring you to tears and sear your memory with its unforgettable melodies. Puccini at his best! An intensely moving and a haunting portrayal of the dangers of misguided love. The inspiration for other works including the stage play M. Butterfly and the musical Miss Saigon. manitobaopera.mb.ca Continue reading Manitoba Opera

The Portal – A “mind-blowing” experience

Virtual reality arcade bringing people out of their comfort zone in a social environment

By Bill Burfoot

Ah yes, the fear of heights. It’s one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated three to five per cent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia.

For people with acrophobia, the sheer conversation of someone jumping out of an airplane, going up a ladder, bungee jumping or even taking an elevator can make them feel queasy. Now if only there was a way to tackle these fears without actually having to do them. Continue reading “The Portal – A “mind-blowing” experience”