Sarah’s Weekend List, August 19-21

Sarah Deshais Produces The Andrew Carter Morning Show. Every Friday at 8:20 a.m. she tells you about the big, weird, and uncommon events happening in Montreal. Here’s this week’s list, with links to more info so you can get outside and enjoy the city! Email your event to [email protected]

Trivia Show time! Please join me as I join Dan Laxir’s best trivia control quizzes on Sundays, from 9am to noon!

WWE returns to the Bell Center for the first time in three years, with WWE Friday Night SmackDown, 8 pm. Roman Reigns of the “Undisputed WWE Universal Champion” is the star attraction, as well as Montrealer catching Kevin Owens up against Riddle. Also on the card: fellow Montrealer Sami Zayn, along with Ronda Rousey, Liv Morgan, Ricochet, Natalia and others.

local rock music We are Monroe At Le Ministere, Friday 8 p.m.

I fell in love with her a few years ago as Habs’ favorite anthem performer! Singer Sarah Diamond She performs her pop style at Bar Le Ritz PDB, Fridays at 8pm.

Montreal’s Plants and Animals is opening its doors to the alternative rock kings of Chicago wilkoMtelus, Saturday 7:30 p.m.

German industrial rocker Ramstein They have rescheduled their August 2020 show to Sunday, 7 p.m. at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Orientales Festival It celebrates a wide range of cultures from three different continents, inspired by “the atmosphere and verve of the markets of Damascus, Casablanca, Bangkok and other eastern cities”. Wander around the Medina between live performances and workshops! On Friday, check out Mushrif Al Hashemi’s Bollywood style (5:30pm) or 1001 DJs (9:30pm). Valeska Danse Perse presents graceful choreography, 2:15 p.m. Or take a workshop: Anna Dance leads a dance class at 4:30 p.m., and there’s a Thai fruit carving workshop at 6:45 p.m. Performances and workshops at Clock Tower Quay until Sunday.

Version 29 of Italvest Saturday concludes with a whole series of programs in the Quartier des glasses! On Fridays, check out the FIAT 500 Show from 2 to 10 p.m. Paul Cargnello begins a day of music programming with his DJ set, at 2pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, take a bus tour of Little Italy of the work of legendary stained glass artist Guido Nineshiri.

India Canada Organization Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Partition and Founding of India with a family friendly party, with free food, music and activities for kids. It’s the twentieth year of the party’s existence, after a period of pandemic lull. Saturday, 2:30-8:30 p.m. in Jean Talon Park.

Final Weekend Check Out: The new Hudson Village Theater comedy about land, property, and neighborhood relationships: feather gardens. Oscar, a metal detector hobbyist, finds a piece of Aboriginal history in his backyard, so he goes to nearby Kanehsatake to ask for help verifying his find. Tommy and Verne have pledged to help Oscar – but are their intentions right? It was co-created by HVT Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming and composer and bassist Jimmy Blais. Until Saturday.

Montreal improvisation Summer hosts fling | Flirt d’été, a program full of improvised performances, at the new digs in St-Henri, some will be bilingual, others will use live music to complement the performance on stage. Multiple offers Friday through Sunday.

Ah, two of my favorite art forms smashed together! Host La Toho Embro Circus, which pits two teams of three circus performers (and a musician) against one another through different thematic challenges. One of the most disciplined forms rises to automatic heights! The audience chooses the winner. Every Thursday and Friday in August at 9:30 pm. There are discounts on multiple show tickets.

Comedy Nest hosts the super funny movie Rodney RamsayFriday and Saturday, 8:30 and 10 p.m.

Film Noir au Canal Get new with his closing show, Martin Scorsese the late. The 2006 film (a four-time Academy Award winner!) follows two hackers: one, a Boston cop, infiltrates a criminal organization, while a villain attempts to infiltrate the police ranks. The fun Swing trio Mélodie and The Mellow Tunes begins at 6:45 pm, followed by lecture by black film specialist and critic Helen Faradji. The movie will be shown at 8 pm. Bring chairs. Free on Sundays at St. Patrick’s Square.

On the bill in Montreal doggy HQ jigging room This weekend: Miss Meow, Lily Monroe, Butterscotch Blondie and Sugar Vixen. Shows Friday and Saturday.

80’s Icons Jackson 5 and Niagara Honeymoon Suite Attend Annual Party Strangers at night Ceremony and banquet. Saturday, 7 p.m. at Complexe Pointe-Claire. Proceeds go to Friends of West Island Mental Health, SMA Therapy and the West Island Women’s Shelter.

There is something else Montreal Rifest This weekend, this time in Provigo Angus, at 2926 Rachel E. Proceeds Benefiting Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Montreal, with delicious food and music. Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Tenth annual fundraising boats race For the Quebec Modified Sailing Association, it will support its work with seafarers living with disabilities. Check out the competition or sponsor a boat, this Saturday at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club.

Former Impact stars Patrice Bernier and Hasson Camara lead the feuding teams in a friendly match DDO Charity Football Game. The money raised goes to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Sainte-Justine CHU Foundation, and Shriners Children’s Hospitals. At Dollard-des-Ormeaux Park on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Good success to the cavalry and infantry Le Week-end Pour Combattre le cancer 2022! Sponsor an athlete or team on a $2 million fundraising trip to the Segal Cancer Center at the Jewish General Hospital. Cyclists ride on Saturday, and pedestrians walk through Vaudrell-Dorion on Sunday.


And two performances about two artists who broke boundaries have been extended to Labor Day: Arsenal’s immersive show about the life and work of a famous Mexican surrealist! Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon Similar to Monet’s last show: a large, airy space filled with colorful dynamic projections. At Arsenal Contemporary Art Fair, until September 5th. stranger than kindness It is based on the life and work of Nick Cave, an Australian-born artist known for his deep baritone and his tainted lyrics looking at love, religion and violence. Keep your eyes peeled for an email Leonard Cohen wrote to a caveman after a tragedy struck his family… Cohen is one of Kee’s inspirations, which is partly why Stranger Than Kindness stopped here after its opening launch in Copenhagen. Galerie de la Maison du Festival, 305 Sainte-Catherine, until September 5.

EXPORLAnd the The Canadian Train Museum in Saint Constant relaunched the 1959 MTC tram line on Saturday. Find out what it was like to return by taking the refurbished tram. Also shown: Train, Railroad Road to Dreams: A World in Miniature. It’s a tribute to toy trains… so start with the smallest of trains, then pivot to marvel at the 50 life-size vehicles on display in the grand gallery.

The Phi Foundation hosts an eccentric and popular Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama With her display, dancing lights that flew into the universe. The offer includes its legendary Infinity Mirrored rooms, pumpkins, and more. (Tickets are free, but the virtual box office opens on the 15th of the previous month.) And take a stroll down the street to the Phi Center to check out a range of shows: a virtual reality smorgasbord in Horizons and the seven levels of purgatory in Marco Brambella’s immersive sky portal.

insects He reopened it after renovation with a new look at all the creepy, creepy and beautiful creatures. The team redesigned the space to give visitors an intimate look at what it means to be an insect: In the caves, vibrating floors and ultraviolet projections allow you to imagine how insects feel and see the world. Visitors move like an insect, too, sliding through cracks or stepping on bars suspended from the ceiling. Then you can observe insects up close, followed by a trip through the dome and, finally, a greenhouse-like space, the Great Vivarium, where roaming butterflies are the special attraction.

In the Montreal Science CenterExplore evolution in humans or explore the invention process at the Fabrik – Creativity Factory. Plus, the cinema hall is open, so you can sit back and learn about the Sea Lions and the Great Bear Rainforest – in IMAX 3D!

In McCord: picotiabet Celebrates and demonstrates the amazing craftsmanship of Inuit women. Montreal-based artist Niap, born in Kuujjuaq, is the driving force behind the show. We review the tools and practical work they helped make, including beadwork and clothing. There is original work by Niap, an artist currently based in McCord.

Also check out the awesome gallery JJ Levine: Queer Pictures. The Montreal artist provides 52 intimate portraits of people who identify as gay, drawn from three different series taken between now and 2006.

Celeste nightclub New show at the recently renovated Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. A meeting room has been converted into a cozy cabaret space for a Cirque Éloize production, which was canceled hours before its original December opening (thanks, Omicron). Celeste draws inspiration from astrophysics…think of the tarot, constellations, planets, and deities…which is equally exciting and silly! I loved doing juggling on clay, and master Cyr Wheel at the party. The talented and brilliant Coral Egan sings through a slew of pop hits, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay to Leonard Cohen.

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