What are you going to do this weekend? No idea? Poor you! Good thing you have me around to plan your weekend! Here's the Top 3 things to do in Brandon this weekend!
1. 11th Annual Brandon University Big Band Dance @ SUDS
Saturday, February 6th at 10 pm. Tickets available outside the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on February 5th from 10-3. You are also be able to get tickets at the door!
Obviously my top choice, the big band dance is generally the highlight of my February social calendar. Michael Cain's wicked big band plays not just swing, but pop, funk, and soul hits that literally force my flat feet to get funky.
There's just nothing quite like dancing your face off to a super tight live band. And not a regular band either; because it's a big band, there are more horn players in that rooms than is ever recommended at a party. But these guys and gals are a pretty good time, so it's alright.
Get out and party!
2. 'Carol' at the Evans Theatre
Feb 5, 6, 7 at 730pm at the Evans Theatre in Brandon University.
If you're not feeling up to dancing this weekend, why not go see a movie at the Evans Theatre? I mean seriously, this a great movie.
A standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, Rotten Tomatoes 93% with an average rating of 8.6 out of 10.,the best-reviewed romance film of 2015 in Rotten Tomatoes' annual Golden Tomato Awards and a 95/100 on metacritic, winning the Best Reviewed film award for the same.
With stats like that, how could a movie lover refuse a movie like this!
3. Dylan MacDonald at Prairie Firehouse
Saturday February 6th, 8pm
You know him. He's good. Dylan MacDonald of The Middle Coast, Rave On, Tomcats, and seemingly 9 other local bands will be filling the Firehouse with solo tunes this Saturday.
Dylan often has guests such as his dad, his sister, his bandmates, and anyone who just walks on stage and grabs the mic. He's good like that! The show is always fun, with a mix of originals, classic and modern covers, and a sprinkling of loop-laden guitar playing throughout the set.
While these are my top picks, it's worth noting there's lots more to do! Go check out Thousand Dollar Truck all weekend at The 40 - awesome country-rock covers! Alexander Tselyakov & Tigran Saakyan are on the piano, Saturday at the Lorne Watson raising money for the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. And there's much more!
If you have an event to submit for this weekend or weeks/weekends to come, please submit your event! See you this weekend Brandon!