What to do this weekend, Dec 1-3: Seesaws, Battlewar and Board Games


Sarah Deshaies produces the Andrew Carter Morning Show. Every Friday at 8:20am, she tells you about the big, quirky and off-the-beaten-path events happening in Montreal. Here is this week's list, with links for more information so you can get out and enjoy the city! 

Six-and-a-half years ago, world-weary rock band LCD Soundsystem played their last show EVER... a four hour extravaganza at Madison Square Garden. Well, their retirement didn’t take! They’re touring their fourth album, American Dream, and bringing it to the Place Bell in Laval this Saturday.

Feeling the winter blues already? Head down to Place des festivals for the eight annual Luminothérapie... which turns Jeanne Mance into a playground! The light-up noisy seesaws are back... all 30 of them. And don’t forget to look up: there is a new video projection to go with it. It’s inspired by Outer Space, you can see it on the UQAM building.

While you’re there... the Grand Marche de Noel aka Christmas market opened thsi week. You’ll remember that this is where we put up the sad Christmas Tree last year... they’ve promised a new tree, but they’re managing expectations this year. There will be outdoor food and drinks, and retailers.

Down the street at Palais des congres... Les Grands Ballets is hosting their very own Nutcracker Market again this year, it just opened up. You can shop for presents.. 10 % of proceeds go towards

And until Sunday... the SOUK @ SAT, Montreal's more high-end, hipster market is stocked by offerings from over 60 artisans. Over two floors at the big art venue space, see beautiful housewares, plenty of minimalist ceramics, prints, jewelry, things for kids and tons of goodies for foodies. Gift wrapping on site. 

For theatre lovers: Hitchcock thriller The 39 Steps and Vic and Flo Saw a Bear continue at the Centaur... and Boys with Cars continues at Monument National. And the students of the National Theatre School are putting on Jackie. Japanese artists imagine what happens when Godot finally shows up in the Beckett-inspired Godot Has Come; directed by Minoru Betsuyaku, this show is performed in Japanese with French and English supertitles. Infinitheatre has brought them over to Japan to do the show at its new home at Espace Knox (6215 Godfrey, south of Monkland) in NDG.

Love games? Indulge your passion at the 4th edition of the Salon du Jeu de Société de Montréal on Saturday and Sunday at Collège Maisonneuve. There will be tournaments, presentations of new games, and a plethora of society and strategy games. Free for kids under 12, and $10 for everyone else. Special deal for friends: pick up for passes for $30. Tickets here.

With Channukah around the corner, the Museum of Jewish Montreal hosts Cabaret Klezmer on Sunday evening, with good cheer and Jewish music from the genres of American Klezmer and Turkish, Greek, Ladino Jewish rembetiko! Tickets here.

Indulge in some live wrestling at Battlewar 50 at Foufs Électriques. Matchups include Dirty Buxx Belmar vs. Travis Toxic, and "The Mountain" Vanessa Kraven vs. Twiggy Sunday night at 8pm.