What to do this weekend, Feb 9-11: Science, seeds and storytelling caves
Pierrefonds residents are invited to check out the borough's WinterFun, held just outside City Hall on Saturday. From 11am to 4pm, play lawn bowling in the snow, ride a snow scooter and and visit the 'storytelling cave' - and more.
And it’s the final weekend to come down to Parc Jean Drapeau for Fete de Neiges! Entertainers for kids, dogsled rides, slides - and a pass you can pay for to speed up the wait for certain events.
Or... ignore the pile of snow in your yard, and troop over to the Botanical Gardens for the 18th Annual Seedy Weekend. The weekend-long event features passionate seed producers like urban gardening expert Tereska Gesing and mushroom maven Geoffroy R.Grignon. You can also pick up seeds for organic flowers, medicinal plants and heirloom vegetables.
This Sunday, celebrate women and science at the Montreal Science Centre at the Old Port. The Centre is hosting a day of activities and workshops, plus is featuring organizations like Ubisoft, Element AI and the Canadian Space Agency. Admission is free for girls 18 and under.
The funny comic and actor Helen Hong returns to headline at The Comedy Nest tonight and Saturday. A highly prolific matchmaker, but serial not-so-great dater, Helen cracks funny about her love life, immigrant family and more.
Theatre lovers, rejoice! You can check out the French Revolution as dramatized in Les Miserables, the megawatt production now touring through at Place-des-arts. The Baklawa Recipe at Centaur Theatre is a story of Lebanese-Canadian sisters living in Ville St Laurent, written by Montrealer Pascale Rafie, while Apartheid-era drama Master Harold... and the Boys wraps up this weekend at the Segal.
On the indie front, a group of young artists presents a classic version of Antigone at Westmount Park United Church. Also in the Greek vein: Alain Mercieca puts a modern, Montreal spin on the Greek tale of Lysistrata with The United States of America Doesn’t Exist at Theatre Ste Catherine. While Aristophanes' heroine gave up sex to protest war, Mercieca's Lise de Shlaga gives up... shopping!
And young audiences will want to check out Little Charming, a new solo puppet show about Prince Charming's forgotten younger brother. The fairy tale comes to life Saturday morning at 10:30 at The Centaur.
Music mainstay Divan Orange sadly closes its doors in March... which means that this Saturday night is the final Mess Around dance party! (At least at Divan.) And while this is heartbreaking, let's stick with the love theme: the Valentine’s Vintage evening will feature '60s soul and R&B on 45rpm records.
How well do you know your Friends? Answer questions about the famous six friends at Central Perk at The One With Trivia Night Sunday evening at McKibbin’s on St Laurent.