It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for November 16 to 18 Hello snow! Last weekend, we got our first big snowfall of the season and did it ever come down. But now that the roads are cleared and the shovels put away, it's time to enjoy the sunny weekend ahead. If you aren't already planning to say hello to Santa, see Red at MTC, or become a pack leader with the Dog Whisperer, here are some more fun things to do:

Horseback riding

Open daily | Birds Hill Park Mosey on over to Birds Hill Park Ranch to enjoy a trail ride in and around the park while breathing in the crisp air and viewing the spectacular scenery. Don't forget to bring your camera! You may see deer, owls and various other wildlife.

Mahler at WSO

Nov 16 to 17 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's lively season continues with their premiere of Mahler 7. Gustav Mahler’s huge orchestra is a riveting presence throughout this masterly and ever dangerous musical canvas. Find tickets through WSO. Here's a sample of Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor.

Mambo Nights

Nov 18 | Winnipeg Art Gallery Enjoy an evening or afternoon of Latin jazz with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpet player Michael Philip Mossman! The show features several of Michael’s award-winning big band arrangements. To find tickets, visit Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra or check out this 25% off ticket deal.

Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries

Sat, Sun (1 p.m., 4 p.m.) | Planetarium, The Manitoba Museum The stars have been a source of mystery and wonder for people all around the world. In Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries, you will see the very different interpretations of astronomical cycles and events, and explore the Mayan prediction of the end of the world that they expected to occur on December 21, 2012.

Art in November

Various locations across Manitoba Manitoba's art scene is hot in November! Indulge your senses by checking out one of these exciting art exhibits.

Handmade for the holidays

Various locations across Manitoba Become the perfect gift-giver by finding that unique, handmade item at one of Manitoba’s holiday craft, bake and art shows. This weekend’s sales are in Winnipeg, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Eriksdale, Fraserwood, Selkirk, Roblin, and Brandon. Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!