Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate the end of winter then to take in some great events in the city. Listen to the Classic 107 Arts & Entertainment Calendar here!

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is in full swing this week.  For more information on the Comedy festival and a schedule of all the events happening this weekend go to winnipegcomedyfestival.com.

Winnipeg’s Harrington/Loewen Duo will be releasing their debut CD, Metropolis on the Parma Recordings Label. The album features works for saxophone and piano by various contemporary Canadian composers. In partnership with GroundSwell, the CD release party will take place at Alexus Studio Gallery on Meadowood Drive Thursday night. (Apr 10) Tickets are $20 and you can get them by calling Groundswell at 204.943.5770. The CD release party begins at 7:30

Tomorrow night (Apr 11) is the final performance of Manitoba Opera's La Boheme. One of the most romantic operas of all time, La Boheme is a coming-of-age story about love and loss set in the latin quarter of Paris in the 1830s.

The opera starts at 8:00 PM at the Centenial Concert Hall.

Classic 107’s Terry Klippenstein, the wonderful host of Dinner Classics (Mon - Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) will be presenting the pre-concert chat on the Piano Nobile about 20 minutes before the show starts so arrive early!

For tickets go to ManitobaOpera.mb.ca or call 204.949.8824

On Saturday night (Apr 12) Winnipeg’s International Recital & Chamber Music Concert Series, Virtuosi presents their final concert of the season with a show called Soaring With Poetry. Multi-award winning concert pianist Christopher Taylor is the guest performer. The summa cum laude Harvard graduate has been called “frighteningly talented” by the New York Times. The San Francisco Classical Voice wrote that his performances, “lift us to a realm beyond time & space.” Christopher will be erforming Bach’s Goldberg Variations along with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor.

The concert starts at 8:00 PM at Eckardt Grammatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg.

Also happening Saturday night the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents the last concert of their SoundBytes series.

Before The Matrix, Blade Runner and Star Wars came the film that started it all, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent science fiction masterpiece Metropolis. The WSO will present the complete digitally restored film with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz performed live by the symphony. Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. Produced in Germany by Universum Film A.G. (UFA), it was the most expensive film of its time. 

The concert and movie begins at 7:30 PM conducted by Julian Pellicano. For more information and tickets go to www.wso.ca

And on Sunday night (Apr 13), the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society continues their acclaimed multi-season Beethoven String Quartet project with his Quartet in A minor for two violins, viola and cello. Also in the program is David Moroz performing Schubert’s 4 Impromptus for piano.

That concert begins at 8:00 PM at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students which you can get by calling 204.949.3999 or by paying a visit to the WSO box office at the concert hall. You can also get tickets at the door.

That’s just a few of the things going on in Winnipeg this weekend. If you have an event we should be talking about, email us at info@classic107.com.

Listen to Classic 107's Claudia Garcia de la Huerta Thursday Apr 10 Classic 107 Arts & Entertainment Calendar below.