It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for March 22 to 24, 2013 Pirates at the symphony, skiing for a good cause, a festival of fools, a glee club from beyond the grave, and an art exhibit celebrating the Thaw  -- these are just a few of the fun things happening around Manitoba this weekend.

World Day for Water

Mar 22 | Oak Hammock Marsh What better place to celebrate the annual World Day for Water, than Oak Hammock Marsh! Work on some  crafts, watch nature films and take in fun water activities from Project WET.

Pirates of the Caribbean at WSO

Mar 22 to 24 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg The film that began Disney’s blockbuster series will be screened in its entirety with live accompaniment by the symphony. In this screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the orchestra heightens the impact of the film’s soaring and dramatic music. Captain Jack Sparrow is waiting!

Asessippi Super Pass Barbeque & Benefit Concert

Mar 23Asessippi Ski Area & Resort Hit the slopes for a good cause at the Asessippi Super Pass Barbeque & Benefit Concert. All Super Pass holders are invited to the resort for the day to pick up their new passes and get a FREE burger and drink. There will be live music throughout the day and donation tins will be set up all around the resort to collect donations for Free the Children.

Gardening Saturday

Mar 23Canadian Mennonite University Enjoy a blooming good time at Gardening Saturday – Manitoba’s largest indoor gardening symposium – and be the first to learn the latest trends in gardening and what will be available at your local garden centre this season.

Festival of Fools

Mar 23 to 31Centre Court & Tower Atrium, The Forks Market “Fool up on fun” at the 13th annual Festival of Fools at The Forks Market! Enjoy nine days of smiles at this entirely FREE festival that features performances by magicians, clowns, jugglers, comedians and high-strung aerial acts.

Ride the Cyclone at MTC

Mar 21 to Apr 6 | The Tom Hendry Theatre, Winnipeg Leap on a roller coaster ride of music, humour and heart at Ride the Cyclone: A Musical at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). This weird and wonderful show takes you on a wild ride when a teenage glee club from a small town dies in a roller coaster accident and are given a chance to perform from beyond the grave.

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. Thaw: An Exhibit in Celebration of Spring starts Friday at the WAG's Gallery Shop with an opening reception between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

The Travelling Mabels

Mar 21 | Virden Auditorium Theatre, Virden Mar 22 | Souris & Glenwood Community Hall, Souris Mar 23 | William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie Enjoy an evening of folk and country music with the spirited and spunky The Travelling Mabels! Singularly, each woman can vocally stand alone, but once you hear their combined harmony blend, you will know why these three women came together.

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.

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.