What to do this weekend in Montreal, May 3-5
Every week is pasta week for me personally, but the official Montreal Pasta Week invites 17 restaurants to whip up their best takes on the classic dish cacio e pepe. Check out the likes of Brotelli Brothers downtown, Kesté in Mile End and Pastaga in Little Italy. Until May 7.
The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. Get out your biggest hat for the annual viewing party at Ye Old Orchard Pub on Prince Arthur in the Plateau, 4 to 7pm.
The 14th annual Sketchfest brings together sketch troupes from Montreal and beyond for 20 shows and parties. Catch fantastic Toronto troupe The Sketchersons Saturday at 10pm. Theatre Ste-Catherine and Montreal Improv until May 11.
Nearly 100 years ago, a boundary-pushing Yiddish play about the love between two women won over audiences across Europe...and got the cast and director arrested at a performance in New York City. Playwright Paula Vogel tackles the story of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance in the musical Indecent, which just opened at the Segal Centre. Ten actors plays over 40 different roles, singing and dancing in English, German and Yiddish. It's a heartbreaker that will also have you laughing and sighing. There will be a reading of Asch's original play on Sunday afternoon.
Shop designers dudes for a low price - and a good cause. Alzheimer's Group Inc benefits from its annual Vintage Sale, where donated, lightly-loved designer clothing, purses and accessories are marked down. Friday and Saturday, L'Atelier, 5500 Ferrier.
Saturday is May the Fourth, or Star Wars Day. You could re-watch the latest trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, or come out to the Wiggle Room for Star Wars Burlesque. Imogen Quest hosts a soirée that begins with rebel burlesquers like Galadriel Caresse and Anaconda LaSabrosa. Saturday, 9pm.
Doctor Vince Houghton is an author and podcast host who also works with the Spy museum in Washington, DC and he knows all about spycraft.
Two former Liberal Cabinet ministers are expected to join the Green Party on Monday.
The Quebec Taxpayers Federation thinks we should get money back from Hydro Quebec.