Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of March 15

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.From flicks to flowers to childhood favourites – this weekend has it all. 1. Beloved bugs and other friendsSome very familiar faces are coming to the Manitoba Theatre for Young People stage from March 15 to 24.Story continues below

The ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites‘ combines three childhood favourites in an absolutely beautiful show, using black light and puppets.RELATED: Where’s the village? Why parents should ask for more help raising kidsYou’ll recognize our hungry caterpillar friend, along with ‘Little Cloud’ and ‘The Mixed-Up Chameleon’.The pictures and video look like pure magic and performer Andrew Young said it’s a show all ages will fall in love with.“They’re all done through very gentle storytelling and it’s just a really kind of beautiful visual show,” Young said.Shows run over the next couple of weekends at 1 and 4 p.m., with a special French performance as well on Sat. March 23 at 4 p.m.The full list of show times and dates can be found online here. 2. Movies with a message Winnipeggers love film festivals and with the super long winter season we have, who can blame us for huddling inside and enjoying a flick or two?Well the film festival running this weekend has nearly 20 different works for you to take in.READ MORE: Sean Penn to direct new film in Winnipeg, search is on for actorsThis is the 2nd annual African Film Festival and organizers say the event aims to do so much more than just entertain the audience.Festival organizer Ben Akoh said it’s a chance to highlight the strengths of the African community and create a platform to discuss social issues of newcomers to Canada.“How can we find ways of harnessing the good qualities of people that show up in Canada in order to live in this cultural mosaic we now call home,” Akoh said.This year’s event also includes a discussion forum called Gender in African Films which explores gender at different angles such as age and sexuality.WATCH: 2nd annual African Film Festival