It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for May 3 to 5, 2013. Get passionate about Paris at the ballet, savour the vine at Wine Fest, hike around a raging river in the Whiteshell, explore our living ethnic heritage in Steinbach, or journey across the art of the Arctic at the WAG -- those are just a few of the fun things you can do in Manitoba this weekend.

Moulin Rouge at the RWB

May 1 to 5Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg Follow two innocents drawn to fin-de-siècle Paris in search of romance and stardom in Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Watch as their passion ignites a powder keg of emotion and ultimate heartbreak in that most glittery and infamous of cabarets.

The art scene in May

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month. The new exhibit, Unikkaatuat/Inuit Stories starts Saturday at the WAG.

Winnipeg Wine Festival

Apr 28 to May 4 Winnipeg Convention Centre Take your senses on a world tour at the 12th annual Winnipeg Wine Festival! From unique and fun ancillary events to a gala dinner and auction, the festival has everything you could wish for if you’re a wine lover.

Raging River Guided Hike

May 4 | Nutimik Lake Campground, Whiteshell Provincial Park The Winnipeg River is at its finest this time of year, roaring past Sturgeon Falls, draining the spring melt into Lake Winnipeg. Head out with a friendly park interpreter on a 4 km hike to see the falls and discover the animals that need this river to survive, along with the challenges they face. Meet at the start of the Bridge Trail at 1:00 p.m. For more info, call 204-369-3157 or email Brock.Houndle@gov.mb.ca.

Crocus Festival

May 4 | Lansdowne Community Hall, Arden Join skilled circus artists at the annual Crocus Festival in Arden! With juggling, dance, and a healthy dose of volunteer participation, the Skill Circus is an exciting and dynamic variety show.

Mennonite Heritage Village

Open daily Steinbach This spring, take a trip back in time with a visit to the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach. This unique place brings to life the experience and story of the Russian Mennonites and their contributions to Manitoba. The Gospel Troubadours will be playing on Sunday, May 5.

Other People's Money at MTC

Apr 18 to May 11 MTC Mainstage, Winnipeg Sit back and enjoy a raunchy look into the hearts of people passionate about their work in Other People’s Money at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). In today’s economic climate, this satire about the excess of the ‘80s remains startlingly relevant.

Book a fun holiday in Hecla

Grand opening May 3 It's back! Check in for a luxurious and relaxing stay at the Lakeview Hecla Resort. Located on 360 acres in Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park, the resort is a uniquely contemporary and comfortable destination. Have a great weekend!