Sarah's Stay-at-Home Weekend List: May 29-31
Philip Rosenthal, once best-known for creating Everybody Loves Raymond, has stepped in front of the camera with his food show, Somebody Feed Phil. The Emmy-nominated travel documentary features a wide-eyed Phil noshing his way around the glob. And season three brings him to one of the world's greatest food capitals: Montreal. Food writer Lesley Chesterman brings him to Portuguese Plateau mainstay, Ma Poule Mouillé. And there's Arcade Fire's Haitian resto Agrikol, and visits to Montréal Plaza, Olive & Gourmando and to Martin Picard and Antonio Park. But - which smoke meat diner and bagel shop does he visit? Tune in to find out, as of Friday. (If you get hungry, here is a list of restaurants doing takeout, from the folks who organized Phil's tour, Tourimse Montreal.)
The Dropkick Murphys had to cancel their traditional St Patrick's Day show because of the pandemic. But fans will be tuning in to see the Boston hometown band put on a show at an empty Fenway Park, alternating songs with Bruce Springsteen. Friday, 6pm on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Superstar French DJ David Guetta performs live from a secret *iconic* sport in New York City. It's his second United At Home show; the first in Miami last month raised over $750,000 for charity and was watched by 25 million people around the world. Catch #UnitedatHomeNYC Saturday at 7pm, on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Speaking of dance-a-thons, Kids Help Phone is holding a Never Dance Alone-a-Thon to raise money and awareness. Register your team, record yourself dancing and then post it to social media on Sunday.
You might recall the SpaceX launch was due to take place Wednesday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. This is an exciting space development: the first launch in the United States in nearly a decade, and the first time astronauts will travel on a commercial spacecraft. See NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley take off here on Saturday afternoon.
CNN'S Dr Sanjay Gupta rejoins Elmo and the other regulars of Sesame Street for a second child-friendly view on the pandemic, touching on play dates, summer safety and more. The ABCs of Covid-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents airs Saturday at 10am.
Multi-talented Buffy St Marie reads her children's book, Hey Little Rockabye: A Lullaby for Pet Adoption. Friday, 7pm on Facebook.
Quebec's own jazzy songstress Florence K performs Saturday, 6pm.
Are you growing out your hair or have you attempted a pandemic buzz cut? Haircuts are one of the things we're missing the most. A TV special will attempt to fix your coif woes: Haircut Night in America enlists top hair stylists to guide healthcare workers, and VIPs like Kelly Osbourne, and our ex-boyfriend PK Subban and his new flame, fiancée Linsday Vonn, through cuts, colours and blowouts. Friday on CBS, 8pm.
Playwrights Workshop Montreal brings its Young Creators Unit showcase online, with virtual, bite-size readings this weekend. The program, dubbed 'life-changing' by one former participant, has fostered over 100 budding writers in the past five years. I'm keeping my eye on Darragh Mondoux, Miriam Cummings and Ander Gates. Tune in for two different lineups here or on YouTube Friday and Saturday, 8pm.
Getting out the grill? Try Chef Ricardo's recipe for Mediterranean beef skewers this weekend, and since Saturday is Mint Julep Day, why not pick up some bourbon and attempt the fresh cocktail? Try the Kentucky Derby's bourbon supplier's recipe, where they serve nearly 120,000 mint juleps over the course of the two-day Derby. (That calls for a thousand pounds of fresh mint!)
Transmission 08 brings another night of tripping through the garden of experimental dubstep, drone, ambient and electronic music, via Zoom. DJs Pheek, Wheelie Houdini and TIND take care of your ears, while VJs like BunBun and Diagraf taking care of the eyeballs. Saturday, 7:30pm to 1am.
Miss live burlesque? House of Hush is an Alberta-based burlesque troupe hosting livestream shows every other Friday, where the audience can tip the performers from a 'menu' of options, like a sexy hand wash, a personalized poem or pep talk For its its sixth livestream show, host LeTabby Lexington will be joined by Jezebel Sinclair, Holly Von Sinn, Lolita Mignon and Ruby Slickeur, and more. Friday, 10 to 11:30pm.
Advice columnist and relationships guru Dan Savage has moved the 15th edition of his Hump Film Festival online. Instead of bunking down at Cinéma l'amour, enjoy this year's edition of quirky, wild and always eye-opening home videos when it streams online, once a weekend until June 12.
Catch up on some great Canadian movies like Bon Cop, Bad Cop or The Trotsky, with a 20-movie list here. Or delve into the American Film Institute’s list of 100
The Segal Centre is using Facebook to keep in touch. They are streaming daily dance classes at noon, Monday to Friday. And band leader Nick Burgess hosts a Broadway Happy Hour on Thursday and Saturday at 5:30pm. Request your fave show tune in the comments!
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is making new content available each day on social media, like videos, podcasts, quizzes: find the morning update on Facebook or Instagram. On Fridays, they are sharing a new art-therapy activity on their Facebook, devised by the museum's art therapist, Stephen Legari. And visit EducArt, a free online resource that draws links between 350 works of art in the Museum's collection and subjects like math and social sciences. There are 75 videos featuring local luminaries like author Kim Thuy.
A bevy of other Canadian museums are putting their offers online: Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau are making their works and exhibits available online. The Calgary Zoo is also sharing their Panda Cam, where you watch their two giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, frolic for a few hours every day.