Compiled by Brittany Hobson & Eshan Kanwar

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WAG DIY Nights

In the spirit of do-it-yourself crafters, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is offering monthly workshops for all skill levels.

Starting this month, the WAG will be hosting two different DIY series called MakerLab and OpenMake. MakerLab will be led by local crafters, makers and artisans and OpenMake will be led by artist Erika Hanneson.

The workshops focus on building your own cacti habitat and making jewelry that involves Morse code or how to knit without needles.

MakerLab sessions require advanced sign up for $75 tickets, but OpenMake sessions are drop-in and $10 per person.

Scream in the name of love

Trade in flowers and chocolate for blood and horror this Feb. 14 with the St. Valentine’s Horror Con.

The people behind Central Canada Comic Con are delving into the twisted world of horror with this two-day event. Guests include Kane Hodder — Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise — and author Marlin Marynick, who wrote Charles Manson Now.

St. Valentine’s Horror Con will be at the RBC Convention Centre Feb. 13 and 14. Tickets are $10 per day or $18 for the weekend.

Barbie takes a new shape

After more than 50 years, Barbie is getting a makeover.

Mattel, Barbie’s creator, released three new body shapes for their dolls — curvy, petite and tall.

There are also 24 new hair styles, 22 eye colours and seven skin tones.

The original Barbie doll received criticism for her unrealistic proportions — thin waist, large chest and tall height.

The move follows the years of sales decline for Mattel. Right now, the dolls are available online only,