What to do this weekend, February 8-10
It's the final weekend to celebrate winter at the Fete des Neiges! The outdoor party at Parc Jean Drapeau, now in its 36th year, invites you and the kids to slide on a toboggan, go dogsledding or ride a big ol' ice slide. Families get in for $25. Saturday and Sunday. 10am to 5pm.
Kent Monkman reinterprets Canadian history in Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience. Using his gender-fluid alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, the celebrated Cree artist examines colonization and resilience through paintings, installations and sculptures in his new exhibit at the McCord Museum.
(And over at the Museum of Fine Arts, check out the mobiles at the Alexander Calder show before it wraps up at the end of the month.)
Six Montrealers tell their own true stories of romance and family in First Comes Love...? Monthly storytelling series Confabulation takes a look at unorthodox love stories. Saturday, 8pm at the Phi Centre.
Take a class or a workshop at Yoga Expo, at Palais des congres, Friday to Sunday.
Get ready pop, lock and krump when 100LUX presents the finest Montreal dancers in Urban dance as a creative tool. Friday and Saturday, 8pm at Place des arts' Cinquieme Salle.
There's an embarrassment of riches in the theatre world this weekend: a woke look back the Concordia Computer Riot wraps up with Blackout at DB Clarke Theatre (read my review here). It's also your last chance to see Children of God at Segal. And Geordie Theatre continues its festival for kids and families with two shows at Monument-National: Little Witch and The In-Between, a new powerful play that looks at bullying and prejudice. And McGill Classics hosts Euripides' Cyclops, a series of short dramas from the ancient Greeks, with a dangerous man-eating monster Friday and Saturday at Theatre Ste Catherine. And the Savoy Society presents the ancestral curses and gothic melodrama of Ruddigore at Moyse Hall. And hats off to the Lakeshore Players Dorval, which just opened Neil Simon's roommate comedy The Odd Couple, Female Version at Lakeside Academy. Instead of Felix and Oscar... meet Florence and Olive.
When I say hot dogs, do you think fast food or canines? Well this Saturday in Brossard, you don't have to choose. Hot Dog et Cie hosts Souper Chiens Saucisses.. a full dinner complimented by the presence of dogs. Reservations required. Saturday at 6pm or 8pm, 6678 Taschereau. More info here.
The good people in Hudson are warming up for their 10th annual St Patrick's Parade with The Irish Mingle. Grab a drink and talk with live music from Tim Walsh and Becky. Saturday, 9pm at Cunningham's Pub at 84 Cameron in Hudson.
The Museum of Jewish Montreal hosts a Sephardic Brunch, with Syrian-Jewish and Turkish-Jewish cuisine (think eggplant borekas and labneh and hummus, yum) to go with live klezmer music. Sunday at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm.
Back by popular demand...Bar Le Ritz hosts Britney Spears Dance Party, with Spears superfan DJ Awwful. Friday, 11pm.
Self-love and heartbreak is the order of the weekend at the Wiggle Room. Host Honeysuckle Pussywillow hosts an anti-Valentine's Day Heartbreak Hotel, and the lineup includes Miss Meow and Miss Enchanté. Saturday, 9pm.