What to do this weekend, October 12-14

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! 

 

This week, the Bell Centre played host to cartoon rock stars Gorillaz, the Raptors, the Habs. Tonight? Game of Thrones aficionados! Dress up like your fave character for this a live concert of the HBO show's iconic music, featuring German composer Ramin Djawadi. Friday at the Bell Centre.  

 

Fright Fest is back at La Ronde. Visit the Vampire Lair, the Zombie Camp or pose with demons - and run from the Chainsaw Guy. New this year: a funhouse populated by evil clowns, armed with '3D blacklight technology'. Spooky! 

 

Theatre season is in full swing! The Centaur unveils its season opener, Choir Boy, about a gay music director trying to nail a job at a preppy elite school for African-American boys. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Oscar for Moonlight, and with acapella gospel music by Montreal-based Floydd Ricketts. The music continues over at the Segal, which launched Once this week. The Tony-winning musical is inspired by the 2007 indie sleeper hit about a busker and a flower seller who hit it off. And revelation Donna-Michelle St Bernard continues her one-woman rap and spoken word piece about being black and speaking truth to power: Sound of the Beast finishes this weekend at the MAI.

 

Love and conflict get the ballet treatment in Lady Chatterley's Lover at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. I loved Cathy Marston's passionate take on the scandalous DH Lawrence novel about a noblewoman who falls for her groundskeeper. 

 

Looking for something off the beaten path? The quirky, performance art festival Phenomena hosts a DADA cabaret on Saturday night at La Sala Rossa. 

 

It's your last chance to catch jaw-dropping fashion at the Balenciaga, Master of Couture show at the McCord Museum. 

 

In June 2017, a broken water main flooded the basement of Louise Rouleau's Longueuil home... destroying her many paintings and art supplies. Then this last January, one of her pieces was stolen from a Montreal gallery. After all that drama, she is having an exhibit this weekend at Galerie 2456 in Rosemont. Until October 14 at 2456 Beaubien East. Vernissage on Friday, 6 to 9pm

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Kahnawake's microbrewery. $20 gets you a limited edition stein!  Saturday at noon, 22 Route 138 in Kahnawake. 

 

La Tohu kicks off their season with an energetic acrobatic show, Machine de Cirque. Founded by a circus-performer turned engineer, this troupe has performed around the world. In this show, five survivors of the apocalypse try to find other survivors.  

 

Amy in Heaven is for fans of the late pop singer Amy Winehouse, whose take on jazz and R&B set new standards. Singer Cathy Fried will be joined with 20 musicians onstage Friday night at The Rialto. 

 

Boots, vats and tools: go back hundreds of years to a time when the land where the Turcot now stands was filled with tanneries. Artifacts unearthed during the recent upgrades to the Interchange have just been put on display for history buffs. Visit St Henri-des-Tanneries - Un village sous la ville until November 11 at the St Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame Ouest. 

 

Would you like to take home a piece of Montreal history? The STM is holding a garage sale on Sunday; you can pick up an old bus fare box, bus sign routes, signage and parts from the MR-63 metro cars that were recently retired. Monies raised will go to various charities. Sunday, 10am to 4pm at 5990 Casgrain. First come, first served! Cash and card are accepted.
 

New Main social club The Diving Bell hosts a bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, with vintage fashion and accessories for sale, along with snacks. 
 

Datura Katsura headlines Creatures of the Night, a burlesque show destined to get you in the Halloween spirit! She will joined by Miss Meow and Petite Fleur, among others. Friday at the Wiggle Room.