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MTC's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at the Manitoba Museum until April 24 Come explore five of the planet’s most spectacular

eco-zones – including polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains, caves and savannas. Each area hosts hands- on activities and displays the kinds of stunning visuals for which National Geographic is famous. What visitors can do: • Climb into an actual off-road explorer vehicle • Take a deep-sea dive in a 3-D submersible • Soar in the virtual hot air balloon over the African

savannas • Scale the Himilayas in Asia • Check out incredible insects from the Amazon • Come face-to-face with a great white shark under the ocean’s surface

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance A young lawyer travels west in search of new adventure,

only to find himself beaten and left for dead on the out- skirts of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. Rescued and nursed back to health by a gunslinger, the lo- cal saloon owner and her barman, he makes bold steps to bring order to the lawless town. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, our unlikely hero is faced with the ultimate choice: to turn and run, or stand his ground? Te Man Who Shot Liberty Valance runs from October 14 to November 7 at the Manitoba Teatre Centre.

Central Canada Comic Con I would not be true to myself if I did not mention the

Central Canada Comic Con going down at the RBC Con- vention Centre between October 30th and November 1. Lots of old favourites, including characters from Star

Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 7th Doctor from Doctor Who, Gary Busey and ADMIRAL ACKBAR! IT'S A TRAP! If you're into Anime, the voices of Ash from Pokemon

and Goku from Dragon Ball Z will be there as well. Tick- ets are in the 20 dollar range for each day or 40 for the weekend. Of course, there will be plenty of Cosplay as well as comic book artist to be seen as well.


The Barenaked Ladies perform at the MTS Centre on November 6. Photo by Matt Barnes.

Butcher Who is the Butcher? On Christmas Eve, at a police sta-

tion, a mysterious old man is found wearing a foreign military uniform and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck and a note saying “Arrest me.” As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be. From November 18 to December 6 at the Prairie Teatre


Hockey at the MTS Centre Te Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose are each play-

ing professional hockey at the MTS Centre this year, which means plenty to watch during the season. Te Jets and Moose are at home an equal amount during the month, as they each host four games at home during November. Te Jets host the Flyers, Canucks, Coyotes and Avalanche. Teir farm team, the Moose, play the Wolves and the Condors.

Concerts in the River City Judas Priest, the Barenaked Ladies, Styx and Matthew Good will all be performing in the city during November. Judas Priest plays the MTS Centre on November 1 with guest One Bad Son, Barenaked Ladies are at the MTS Centre on November 6 with Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, Styx takes the MTS Centre on November 17 and Matthew Good is at the Burton Cummings Teatre on November 23rd. Speaking of the Burt, Big Sugar will also be playing there on November 20th.

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness is for children and families. Tis is an exhibit about feelings.

PTE's Butcher.

It will be fun and sometimes scary. You will play, act silly, consider what makes you sad, mad and happy, think about love and think about forgiveness. Te exhibit runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 3.

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