What to do this weekend, May 4-6: First Fridays, Comics and Peppa Pig!

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! 

A true sign of summer! It's the First First Friday of the season: on the first Friday of every month, 50 food trucks set up outside the Big O to delight epicureans, and there's usually charming music and games thrown in for fun, too. 4 to 11pm. 

 

Loveable British TV show Peppa Pig may be banned in China, but happily for fans, the show is free and beloved here in Quebec: so you can catch Peppa Pig Live! at Laval's Place Bell on Sunday, 4pm!

 

Montreal Sketchfest returns with troupes from here to Philadelphia to Seattle to Toronto. Check Miguel Rivas from the Beaverton as he and his brother bring Rap Battlez to the stage… it’s like wrestling meets a rap battle meets weird sketch comedy. Saturday night,11pm, at Theatre Ste-Catherine. Or explore your funny side with a workshop. The festival continues until May 12, and show tickets are $12, or $20 for a day pass! 

 

Forget the Habs, the Als and the Impact…Montreal's Ultimate frisbee team, The Royals, have a home opener when they host the Philadelpha Phoenix at Complexe sportif Claude Robillard Saturday at 1pm. 
 

Get out the armour for the Salon de la Passion Médievale! All weekend at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau, you can check fencing classes, jousting, costume competitions as well as circus performances. Full schedule here.

  

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! Celebrate it at Crossover Comics on Notre Dame in St Henri…show up early if you want your gratis comic! 

 

Check out the Kentucky Derby without heading South…instead, head to Ye Old Orchard Pub on Prince Arthur, from 4 to 7pm they are doing a viewing party. Don't forget your elaborate hat! 

 

This weekend is your last chance to go back in time with the Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit shows off paintings, sculptures, furniture, tapestries and court dress from the time period - much of it created to shape the image of the Napoleonic regime.The show starts daily at 10am and the last day is Thursday, May 10. 

 

And there's a new show at the McCord, Shalom Montreal. Be one of the first to peruse the exhibit that chronicles the Jewish community's presence in Montreal, from Leonard Cohen to smoked meat to bagels to the Jewish General Hospital. 

 

The sing-and-strip Bareoke is back Saturday night at Café Cleopatre! 10pm.