What to this weekend, April 5-7
Baby belugaaaa! Kids' entertainer and singer-songwriter Raffi brings his latest work, Dog on the Floor, to town with two shows Sunday, at 1 and 4pm, Theatre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts. (Every pair of tickets for this show includes the choice of a digital download of Dog on The Floor, Baby Beluga, or The Best of Raffi.)
Learn Real Good is a comedy show where a professional is invited to share stories about their field, and skilled improvisers make up scenes inspired by what they hear. And I, Sarah, will be the 'expert' at tonight's show! Hope to see you there! Friday, 10pm at Montreal Improv.
Ready for food truck season? It's starting early with a brand new feature, The Salada Market.The old tea factory off of the 40 (the one painted with bright colours and the heart sign on top) opens up, with music by DJ Grandbuda on Friday and DJ Asma on Saturday. Some of the grub on offer will come form Grumman 78 (tacos) Queen B (burritos) and Hard Fat (not sure). DJ sets start at 9pm. Access is at 5430 Cote-de-Liesse Road. There is parking on Royden Street, or you can take a shuttle from the closest from Crémazie metro. Fridays 4 to 11pm, Saturdays noon to 11pm. Admission is free, but it will cost you $5 if you arrive after 8pm.
Grab the tartan! The Scottish Society of Montreal hosts a Tartan Day Celebration on the 15th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Tartan Day in Quebec. Enjoy performances from the Black Watch Association Pipes & Drums and the Stephenson School of Highland Dance. Saturday, 7pm at the LaSalle Legion
Shop for vintage threads and jewelry, vinyl and kitsch pieces for your home at the Bazaar vintage du Plateau. It's free to browse through the wares of 45 vendors. Free parking, too! Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm, 5039 St Dominique.
Wildly-popular storytelling series Confabulation presents Audience Favourites: a collection of fans' favourite stories, told live with no props nor prompts. Hear tales from seasoned talkers Taylor Tower, Sara Meleika and more! Saturday, 8pm at MainLine Theatre.
Head to Montreal ToyCon to peruse comic books and items from the worlds of Star Wars, Lego, Transformers, DC, Marvel and more. Sunday, 10am to 4pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel by the airport.
The sugar shack comes to the West End with NDG Sugar Shack. Grab your tir d'érable and pea soup, along with music, games and activities provided by NDG's La Ruche d'art. Sunday, 2 to 6pm, at Girouard Park
And it's your last chance to catch The Shoplifters, Morris Panych's very funny treatise on the economics of stealing. Alma (the hilarious Ellen David) and her friend are having a nice time at the grocery store...until they get busted with steaks up their skirts. Will the uppity new guard bust them, or can she smooth talk her way out of this one? Until Sunday at the Centaur.
Got a black magic woman? Bring her to Santana Burlesque! A night of burlesque, inspired by the sound of Santana, with dancers including Galadriel Caresse, Talia Della Crema and The Foxy Lexxi of Quebec City. Saturday, 9pm at the Wiggle Room.