What to do this weekend, May 11-13: Mother's Day, Retro Expo and Mess Around

Kiefer Sutherland, son of Douglas and Shirley, brings his country-tinged act to the Club Soda on Friday. 

 

The Angel & The Sparrow, a musical about two excellent singers who weren’t the greatest moms but had a cool friendship, wraps up at the Segal Centre this weekend. Carly Street as Marlene Dietrich and Louise Pitre as Edith Piaf are both so beautifully good here. 

 

Comedian and mom Carole Montgomery takes the mic at Comedy Nest this weekend. You've seen her at Just for Laughs, with Oprah, and on Comedy Central. 

 

Head to the Museum of Jewish Montreal in the Plateau for Mom & Me, a morning of family-themed folktales, a puppet show a reading of Raffi’s Neighbourhood Day. Perfect for tots 3 to 12 - and their favourite adults. You can also add in brunch at Fletchers Café (in the same place) while you’re there.  

 

Montreal Sketchfest wraps up this weekend with more comedy from troupes in Montreal and from all over. Check out the Saturday night lineup at Theatre Ste Catherine, including two troupes from Toronto: The Two Draculas and Definition of Knowledge. And local funny people Dinosaur Party present a party/show at Montreal Improv at 8pm. Full lineup here.

 

The month-long Festival Accès Asie celebrates Asian culture and heritage. One event this weekend is Strings of Romance, a musical performance  with a global sitar star, Shujaat Khan. He started playing the sitar at the age of 3!

 

The annual Spring Book sale is on at the Wyman Memorial United Church in Hudson… with tons of English books (and some in French). Starts at 6pm Friday, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. This is at 513 Main Road, Hudson. Phone: 450-458-4912

 

Retro Expo promises the largest toy convention in all of Quebec with a full day event at the Delta downtown. Peruse over 80 tables of comis, anime, action figures, cosplay and more!

 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Britney Spears’ comeback these last few years – and celebrate with a themed dance party in the posptar’s honour! DJ AWWFUL brings the Britney tunes all night at Bar le Ritz PDB, Saturday night at 11pm. 

 

Monthly R&B and vintage soul soirée Mess Around celebrates five years of making people dance with 45rpm records. Check it out at Groove Nation (410 Rachel East). Entry is $6.

 

And also celebrating five years in business is Burlesgeek, the only geek-themed burlesque troupe in Montreal. Celebrate with a show this weekend, with special guest Sevvy Skelington and regulars Lulu les ebelles mirettes and Golden Thunderpants (among others). Saturday night at Petit Campus.