I'm writing this a couple of days in advance, but the weather report for the weekend looks pretty favourable. We've essentially been cooped up for an entire year with shitty weather -- except for September, which was awesome, and November, which was pretty good too. But otherwise, frigid with a capital F. So if you get a chance today, head down to Wascana Lake for a brisk walk. Pathways are kept pretty clean in the winter, there's no bike and roller blade traffic to deal with, and we can all do with a bit of fresh air and exercise this time of the year.
Heads up to all the bachelors out there though who are tottering on the brink of making a life-time commitment to the woman of their dreams (or man of your dreams, I suppose). If your sweetie suggests a walk around the lake, and you find yourself in the vicinity of the Conexus Arts Centre, be forewarned that's there's a Wedding Expo on today. So proceed with caution.
Further south on the Wascana Parkway at the university, the Department of Music is partnering with the Theatre Department to present a concert of music and spoken word focussing on composers and writers from the 19th and 20th century. The concert is being held at Riddell Centre at 3 p.m.
And if you're looking for something to do tonight, playing at the RPL at 7 p.m. is the Australian film Three Blind Mice. It's about three sailors enjoying a last day of shore leave in Sydney before shipping out to Iraq. Here's the trailer. (YouTube) At 9 p.m., there's a U.S. documentary called Collapse about a real gloomy Gus named Michael Rupert who thinks the world is headed to hell in a hand-basket. Here's the trailer. (YouTube)