It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for November 23 to 25 It’s that time of year again... time to dive into the holiday shopping craze! The stores are stuffed with goodies just waiting for you to come in and "shop 'til you drop!" But if you're looking to avoid the crowded malls and aren't already planning to watch a tragedy unfold at the opera, train your dragon at the MTS Centre, or witness a miracle at MTC, here are some more fun things to do:

Wheat Kings game

Nov 23 | Keystone Centre, Brandon Since Winnipeg is NHL-less right now, why not hit the road to catch the Brandon Wheat Kings take on the Prince Albert Raiders? Friday’s game will be the first of a weekend home and home series between Brandon and the Eastern Division leading Raiders. Find your tickets through the Keystone Centre or by calling 204.726.3555.

Eaton’s Fairytale Vignette Display

Open daily | Children’s Museum, The Forks Go on a cuteness binge and explore the last original Eaton’s Fairytale Vignette Display at the Children's Museum – a Winnipeg holiday tradition for all generations! You will definitely hear "Oh my gosh, they are so cute!" a few times during your visit, you might even be saying that yourself.

Tough Case at MTYP

Nov 23 to 24 Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks Challenge your existing assumptions about justice and retribution at Tough Case, a tense, charged and passionate play. Watch as a young man is offered a chance to make amends for his actions after being charged with a serious crime. This ground-breaking play will encourage you to think about justice, empathy and respect.

World premiere of Excursions

Nov 25 | Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg Enjoy an evening listening to Julie Husband's woodwinds for her world premiere of Excursions: From Bach to Bolling and Beyond!  The concert features Julie on woodwinds, along with musical friends Heidi Peters, Will Bonness, Nenad Zdjelars and Tony Cyre, for songs for flute and jazz piano, a line-up of classical jazz tunes, and the world premiere of Excursions.

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 (and it's the biggie, Signatures Craft Show and Sale), Neepawa, Holland, St. Malo, Teulon, and Rossburn. Whatever you end up doing this weekend, we hope it's a great one!