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SMART | detour In the loop We tell you what's coming up in the entertainment world during the next month


Corb Lund brings his Hurtin' Albertans back to town. Photo by Scott Council.


Winnipeg Folk Festival Presents Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans Corb Lund and his band the Hurtin' Albertans will be at


the Burton Cummings Teatre on February 10 as part of his "Winter Campaign" tour that will take the group across Canada. Te tour is in support of their latest album Tings Tat Can't Be Undone.Te group is best known for their song Te Truck Got Stuck Talkin' Blues, a woeful tale about trucks getting stuck in the prairie mud.


Festival du Voyageur Every winter since 1970, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg’s


French quarter, is transformed into a winter paradise and becomes host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Tis year's festival runs from February 12 to 21, and as always there will be many fun sites to be seen all over the city. Hopefully it'sactually cold and some of the more wintery activities can still be enjoyed (a Winnipegger begging for cold...how odd)


Seeds Part court-room drama and part social-satire, this ac-


claimed docu-drama puts a spotlight in the court case that pitted a Saskatchwan farmer against corporate giant Mo- nanto. At the centre of the story is the question of not only whether or not a gene can be patented, but how that kind of legality affects all of us on a very human level. Tis produc- tion from Montreal’s Porte Parole has wowed audiences across the country, and features Eric Peterson (Corner Gas) as farmer Percy Schmeiser. Seeds is playing at the Prairie Teatre Exchange from


February 10 to February 28. Visit www.pte.mb.ca for tickets and for more information.


First Fridays in the Exchange Experience Winnipeg's historic downtown district on the


1st Fridays of each month. Make a night of it-talk to artists in their studios & attend


Gallery openings, enjoy supper at a great café or explore the unique shops. Print out the guide, plan your route & step into your cul-


ture zone! Visit the website at www.firstfridayswinnipeg. org. if you miss it in February, you can check it out March 4, April 1 (not a joke), May 6 and June 3.


Johnny Reid - “What love is all about” – 2016 Na- tional Tour Johnny Reid hits the Club Regent Event Centre on the


20th and 21st of February. Joining Reid on the “What Love Is All About” tour will be Warner Music Canada recording


Solutions Get out and experience the Festival Du Voyageur this Febraury! Photo by Gayl Punzalan.


artist Aaron Goodvin and rock and roll, country soul-sing- er JJ Shiplett along with a special appearance by Queen of the East, Cape Breton fiddler and international performer Natalie MacMaster.Tickets atTicketmaster.ca and more info at JohnnyReid.com.


Disturbed After a nearly four year hiatus, Disturbed is back togeth-


er and on tour, arriving at the MTS Centre on February 12. Over the course of 15 years (1996-2011), heavy metal outfit Disturbed created and toured behind five well-received albums, four of which debuted at the top of Te Billboard 200. Te four-piece Chicago-based band, helmed by David Draiman, has enjoyed album sales of more than 13 million to date. Tey are best known for songs liek their cover of Land of Confusion, Another Way to Die and their breakout hit, Down with the Sickness. OOH WAH AH AH AH!


Hockey at the MTS Centre It's the shortest month of the year, so as you might expect


the Winnipeg Jets are not playng a lot of games at the MTS Centre in February, but that's mostly due to the fact they'll be on the road for eight of their 12 games. When they are at home, they'll host Dallas twice in addition to Carolia and Boston. Te Moose (Meese?) benefit from the absence of the Jets,


playing eight of their 13 games at home with visits from Toronto, Chicago, Texas and Charlotte.


My Jokes Are Up Here Featuring four of Canada’s top comics: Jen Grant, Chris-


tina Walkinshaw, Rebecca Kohler, and Erica Sigurdson, this one night event goes down February 12 at the Club Re- gent Casino. Whether it's being recognized at the Canadian Comedy Awards, or featuring on CBC Radio's Te Debaters, the odds are pretty good that these ladies will have you rolling in the aisles by the end of this one


Disturbed break out the leather again when they visit the MTS Centre on February 12. Photo by Travis Shinn.


Manitoba Man Show and Outdoor Show Some of the main attractions of the show include an ar-


chery range, a sanctioned beer pong competition, mixology demonstrations, liquor taste tasting experience, beer taste testing experience, stand-up paddle-boarding experience and Game Show Mania where show attendees can play to win prizes from participating exhibitors. Tere is also an ex- hibitor row of Valentine's Day Special Showcase where guys can purchase Valentine's gift for their special valentine. Celebrity guest appearances from Marc Springer of A&E's


Shipping Wars and others to be announced soon. For ad- ditional details, go to www.ManitobaManShow.com


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