And I thought last weekend was busy! This Valentine's Day weekend, it was hard to decide on my Top 3 Things To To, but through careful deliberation and some dubious choosing ceremonies, I've narrowed it down. This time, there's something to do every day: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
1. Yuk Yuk's Comedy @ Prairie Firehouse
Prairie Firehouse, Feb 12 & 13, 9pm, $30
Yuk Yuk's has been coming to Brandon for years now and it's no less popular this time around! It's always hilarious with a wide variety of comics and routines.
It pretty much always sells out, so get your tickets in advance or come nice and early. And you might as well - the Prairie Firehouse has great food and excellent drink specials all the time. I should know, I play there every second week!
Tickets are $30 each and Yuk Yuk's is on both Friday and Saturday at 9pm, so make sure to catch a show!
2. Roger Roger, The 204, and Ainsley Friesen @ The Double Decker
The Double Decker Tavern, Feb 12, 10pm, $5
Alright, I'm really excited about this show. Actually, I'm really excited about the band Roger Roger! I first met/heard Roger Roger at Winnipeg Folk Festival's Young Performers Program and have since run into Madelaine Roger while playing and attending a variety of music festivals.
Recently, she and her twin brother, Lucas, have been doing extremely well with their debut record 'Fairweather'. And rightly so, it's super good. For one thing the songs are great, 13 Crows being a standout track for me, and to me there's just nothing like hearing siblings harmonize. People who share genes and sing together seem to create this special blend that just tickles my ears in all the right places!
To cap it off, they're joined by The 204, one of my favourite local bands and the elegant folky songstress, Ainsley Friesen. And it's only 5 bucks. Just go. Seriously.
3. MTC presents: The Hound Of The Baskervilles at the Westman Centennial Auditorium
Westman Centennial Auditorium, Feb 14, 8pm, $15-$29.50
Woohoo! Something cool to do on a Sunday! As far as Valentines Day dates go, you can't go wrong with this hilarious show.
As if Sherlock Holmes wasn't cool enough, MTC has put a Monty Python-esque spin on the classic story. And it's a hit.
Last spring the show received rave reviews and sold out shows in Winnipeg. This winter, MTC production has been traveling around Manitoba leaving a trail of audiences crippled by laughter in it's wake.
The ticket prices are nice and affordable at $29.50 for an adult, $26.50 for seniors, $25 for students, and $15 for children. Plus it's Valentines, so you might as well splurge a little. Get out and have some fun!
There's actually just so much going on this weekend and I would be remiss if I didn't mention a few other key events: The Evans Theatre shows The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the 13th, the Electric Valentine's EDM party on the 13th will be bumpin', and The Service is serving up rock n' roll at The 40 all weekend. No excuses Brandon, there's lots of fun to be had!
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