Ok so this is my 2nd winter in Canada and I’m starting to get it. Relinquishing 15 years of mild winters in London, England wasn’t easy but I’ve now got the memo and as I can’t beat this weather I’m joining in! I got the boots, mega-warm coat, even (eke!) snowpants and this past week dum dee dum. I went skating! So I was terrible but it was hysterically fun and despite great wobbles and spills I’ve kept going back for more.
Thursday night is all about physics and… paper airplanes! Tonight in the theatre its the “Walkalong Glider Dog Fight” event. Commercial Glider Pilot Phil Rossoni and Darcy Ryan an all-around expert on model aviation will provide hands-on guidance to making and flying various paper models. A fun interactive opportunity to learn and dash about with paper planes and walkalong gliders. Take flight at Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave, 6PM Free.
Friday night it’s the opening of “Liebe Handwerk!” Dante Penman’s solo exhibit inspired by vivid nightmares and the solace found in the works of Gothic horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft channelled personal demons to inspire and feed his creative works a practice Penman embraces. The dark multi-disciplinary exhibit translating to “Love Craft” will be on view until 23rd Jan with a talk at 3pm on the 17th. School of Photographic Arts (SPAO), Vernissage 4-9pm, 168 Dalhousie St.
Saturday Shopify in the Market hosts Code for Kids a class where 7-9 year olds learn about electricity, how to build basic circuits and receive a Snap Circuit Kit to take home. 126 York St, 10:30-12:30, 59$
SkateCanada comes to the Rink of Dreams by City Hall this weekend. Screens for viewing the 2014 National Skating Champtionships (at Canadian Tire Place) will be installed, there are family activities, skating for all, skating shows, demos, lessons and more. Laurier St W, Friday & Sat 2-10PM & Sun 12:30-4:30PM, Free
Road Movie by Ellie Flanders & Tamira Sawatsky has been extended by a week to January 18th. Take on this artist’s view of Palestine as you walk through giant landscapes to take in this perspective. At SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St.
Sunday they’re back! N’hood favourites Rimbombante accompany the Main St Market Band at the Black Sheep Inn Wakefield on Sunday evening. Rimbombante dedicated to the rhythms of Latin America bring a high energy show with World-Music influences including Latin and jazz styles and a broad range of pop music from Brian Wilson to David Byrne. Drive carefully and enjoy a great evening at the Black Sheep Inn. Sunday 8:30pm, 10$
Tuesday Jan 14th head to Tabaret Lawn for “Le Spin” to watch the thrills and spills of UofO’s annual snowboard & ski challenge. Tabaret Lawn, between Laurier & Wilbrod 5PM