It's Manitoba Time! Weekend Planner for March 15 to 17, 2013 Sled dog races, aurora festival, romantic musical, cupcake party/art auction and an epic symphony -- those are just a few of the fun things happening around Manitoba this weekend.

Aurora Winter Fest

Mar 11 to 25 | Churchill Watch the skies dance and experience the culture, history and heritage of northern Manitoba at Aurora Winter Fest in Churchill. Enjoy winter activities like igloo building, dog mushing, snow sculpting and performances such as Aboriginal drumming, fiddling, square-dancing and jigging.

Hudson Bay Quest

Mar 15 | Gillam Dog teams are ready to test their mettle through forest and tundra at the Hudson Bay Quest Sled Dog Race! This 330 kilometre race spans the edge of Wapusk Park (home to the western Hudson Bay’s polar bears) from Gillam to Churchill.

Daddy Long Legs at MTC

Mar 14 to Apr 6 | The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg Sit back and enjoy a “Cinderella story with a modern twist” in Paul Gordon’s Daddy Long Legs at MTC. This thoughtful and inventive musical comes from the Tony & Olivier Award-winning Director of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickeleby, and the creators of Jane Eyre.

Symphonie Fantastique at WSO

Mar 15 to 16 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg Mar 17 | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon Listen to the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman at Berlioz's epic Symphonie fantastique at the WSO. Elegant, gentle and terrifying by turn, this piece was a staggering, radical achievement that expanded and forever changed what an orchestra could do. Enjoy the show in Winnipeg or Brandon.

Home Expressions

Mar 15 to 17 | Winnipeg Convention Centre Put a spring in your step at the 39th annual Home Expressions Show, which offers all the newest and best ideas in design, décor and outdoor living. Imagine the possibilities and turn your dreams into reality.

Spirit Seekers Canada Conference

Mar 15 to 17 | The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg Expand your mind and spirit at the Spirit Seekers Canada Conference – a unique two-day extravaganza focusing on developing intuitive abilities, spirit communication and energy work!

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Mar 16 | Shamrock Centre, Killarney Put your "kiss me, I'm Irish" pins on and make your way out to Killarney to join in on their St. Patrick's Day Celebrations! Enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment and FREE activities for the kids.

Over the Top cupcake party

Mar 17 | Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg Go Over the Top at MAWA this Sunday by munching on as many cupcakes as you can handle and bidding on original artwork by over 100 of the country's hottest artists. Event runs from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Now Boarding tour at aviation museum

Mar 17 | Western Canada Aviation Museum You're invited to the original TCA headquarters to view its first airplane (a Lockheed Electra 10A), board the historic Vickers Viscount, and experience a trip back in time. Throughout March, the museum is hosting “Now Boarding” guided tours every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

The art scene in March

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.