Laugh yourself to death at the Comedy Festival, watch high-energy freestyle in Thompson, or savour sweetness at the Sugaring Off Festival -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Apr 7 to 13 | Various venues, Winnipeg

Macabre twists, eerie misfortune and sinister spells of bad luck await anyone bizarre enough to miss this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, delivering a lethal dose of laughs to audiences in April! Celebrating its unlucky 13th birthday in appropriately frightful fashion, this year’s Fest has assembled another killer roster of comics to lend a hand with ghastly gags and assorted “Gorey” details.

Live Ammo Freestyle

Apr 12 | Thompson Regional Community Centre, Thompson

Watch an amazing, high-energy snowmobile freestyle at Live Ammo Freestyle! The Music Makers will be there and demo's will be performed by Mike McIvor, Mike Poirer, Patrick McMullan, Eric Lemay, Lucas Bennet and Dave Kelly. Hot dogs and drinks onsite.

Sugaring Off Festival

Apr 12 to 13 | Saint-Pierre-Jolys

Celebrate the arrival of spring and the production of Manitoba maple syrup at the Sugaring Off Festival. Enjoy great traditional food and music, maple sugar production, historical interpretations, horse-drawn rides, activities for the kids, and more.

Brandon Home and Leisure Show

Apr 11 to 13 | Keystone Centre, Brandon

See the latest products in indoor and outdoor services and the best in exciting recreational fun crafts at the 48th annual Brandon Home and Leisure Show. The show features over 165 exhibitors showcasing everything under the sun — all under one roof!

Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival

Apr 12 | McCreary

Savour some maple syrup sweetness at the first annual Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival! This family-friendly festival has a fun-filled day planned for all ages. Take part in tree tapping, eat your way up and down a stack of pancakes or enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities.

Mid-Canada Power Sport Show

Apr 11 to 13 | Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg

Find everything you need for all-season fun at the Mid-Canada Power Sport Show! The show will have the newest motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, aftermarket equipment and more, from the top manufacturers and suppliers in the industry.

Nest Fest

Apr 12 to 13 | Oak Hammock Marsh

Visit the marsh and explore the different types of nests that birds make at Nest Fest! Help our feathered friends by gathering ideas and plans for building your own nesting structures.

Spring Artisans Market

Apr 12 | Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks

Manitoba craftspeople will be selling their beautiful and functional handmade creations at the Spring Artisans Market. Items for sale include pottery, fibre art, glass, jewellery, knitting, crochet, paper craft, wood, and more.

La bohème at Manitoba Opera

Apr 5, 8, 11 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

Embrace one of the most romantic operas of all time at La bohème. This is Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s.

Ciao! ChocolateFest 2014

Apr 1 to 30 | Various restuaraunts, Winnipeg

Throughout April, experience Ciao! Chocolate Fest, a celebration of the world's favourite flavour. Various restaurants will offer their sweet chocolate treats for only $7!

Night Light

Mar 26 to Apr 11 | Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks

Goodge is a nasty one-eyed bedtime monster that lives in six-year-old Tara’s bureau. But only she (and the audience) can see him. Meanwhile, her older brother Victor is afraid of an increasingly difficult bully on the playground. An all-time favourite with Manitoba educators and parents, Night Light uses ingenuity and laughter to help kids cope with their everyday fears.

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!