Weekend planner for November 22 to 24, 2013 Delight in nostalgia and hilarity at A Christmas Story, explore Canada’s passion for skating in Gimli, or enjoy a rootin’ tootin’ night at Don Pasquale – that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.

A Christmas Story at MTC

Nov 21 to Dec 14The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg This holiday season, laugh at leg lamps and irrepressible fun at the wildly funny A Christmas Story at the The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC)! Based on the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story is a nostalgic look at childhood that will delight kids of all ages.

Lace up: Canada’s Passion for Skating

Nov 22 to Feb 16 | New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli Learn about the special mark skating has left on our national identity at Lace up: Canada’s Passion for Skating – a new exhibit at the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli!

Don Pasquale at Manitoba Opera

Nov 23 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg Bachelorhood never looked so good! Saddle up for an evening of light-hearted laughter with this classic, very human tale of an ornery old fool cured of his desire to marry a much younger woman in Don Pasquale at the Manitoba Opera. Donizetti’s joyful music comes alive in this Hollywood version of the American West complete with bubble baths, bar girls and a Mariachi band.

Craft, bake and art shows

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. The giant Signatures Craft Show and Sale runs this weekend at the Winnipeg Convention Centre (Nov 21 to 24).

Home Roots concert: Hard Travelin' with Woody

Nov 22 | Thompson Enjoy an evening of great music and friendly conversation in a cozy environment listening to Randy Noojin's tribute to folk musician Woody Guthrie! The Home Routes concert series features Canadian musicians from various musical genres performing a one night only show.

Santa Claus parades

Nov 22 | Flin Flon Nov 23 | Thompson Kick off the holiday season by enjoying the Santa Claus parade in Flin Flon or Thompson! The parade’s festive colours, lights and music will put smiles on the faces of everyone.

Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture

Nov 16 to 24 | Rady Jewish Community Centre, Winnipeg Enjoy a diverse assortment of arts and culture for all ages at Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture! Featuring both local and out-of-town performers, Tarbut showcases the best of Jewish culture through a variety of mediums.

Many Worlds Festival

Nov 23, 24 | The Forks, Winnipeg Sample worldly delights found in The Forks Market with your own tasting passport. Passports are $5 and on sale from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., while quantities last.

Hirsch at MTC

Nov 28 to Dec 14The Tom Hendry Theatre, Winnipeg The “gut-wrenching and emotionally-charged” life of theatre giant John Hirsch premieres this year in Hirsch at the The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC)!

The art scene

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. Have a great weekend everyone!