Sarah's Weekend Calendar, Valentine's Day Edition - February 14-16

At The Centaur until Sunday: Albertan soprano Neema Bickersteth shines in Century Song, a 100-year journey through different black women's eyes. PHOTO: John Lauener
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! Submit your event to sarah.deshaies@bellmedia.ca     
 

 

Swedish dark pop songstress Tove Lo (full name Eba Tove Elsa Nilsson) performs at MTelus on Saturday. Post Malone (full name Austin Richar Post, he's the one with the face tattoos) sings in circles on Sunday at the Bell Centre.     
 
Need something for V Day or just looking to treat yourself? The third annual Erotic Arts Market has drawings, cards, jewelry, zines, embroidery and more for sale, with food, drinks and DJ Luna spinning tunes. Bring cash! At Nomad Life, 129 Van Horne, Friday, 4 to 11pm. 
 
And if you need a truly last-minute gift, call up La Scena Musicale and order an singing Valentine! Someone with golden pipes, like famed baritone Gino Quilico, will call your beloved and sing them an aria or love song by phone! For a donation of $30 to $70, or $20 for students. Call 514-948-2520 ext 3 or donation@lascena.ca by 5pm. Proceeds go towards the free monthly bilingual magazine that covers classical music. 
 
Dance to a romantic evening of all Céline Dion songs at Bar Le Ritz PDB, Friday at 10:30pm. 
 
Bowser & Blue perform their Valentine Special at the The Wheel Club, Saturday at 7:30pm. 
 
It's slow songs only and dance card bookings at Montreal Mixed Slowdance, Saturday, 10pm at MainLine Theatre.
 
Whether you're wearing long johns or Lulus, take part in an outdoor snow yoga session. Bring layers, tea and tissues! Sunday, 1:30pm at Cap Saint-Jacques in Pierrefonds. Sign-up is required here.
 
Everything from cool kitchenware to old comics to vintage clothing is available for purchase at Bazar vintage du Plateau. St Enfant Jésus Church on Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm.
 
Looking to go to the theatre? Abundant choice await you! The Centaur presents Century Song, a recital-play starring soprano Neema Bickersteth, who was born in Alberta to parents from Sierra Leone. She charts stories of black women through the last century in this spellbinding performance. Until February 16. At the Segal until March 1: six harried city-dwellers seeking respite and solace trek to a silent retreat in the woods in Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds. Cote St Luc Dramatic Society presents Merton at the Movies, a satire based on a 1947 comedy film based on a 1922 riff on the film industry, at Harold Greenspon Auditorium, February 12-16. And Lakeshore Players Dorval present a comedic farce à la Shakespeare called Comedy of Tenors, until Saturday at at Lakeside Academy. 
 
Diving Bell Social Club presents hosts Valentine's Day Karaoke, Friday at 8pm, followed by Anti-Valentines Day 80s Cover Night on Saturday, 8pm. 
 
Ouch, that was mean! Comedians both noob and established go one-on-one for comedic glory at Word Fight! A Montreal Roast Battle. Saturday, 7:30pm at Café Cléopatre.
 
The Commotion Theatre is a new, monthly comedy showcase founded by four members of Montreal Improv, who are bringing four new shows to MainLine Theate on Friday and Saturday. The inaugural weekend features a show inspired by audiences' Instagram feeds, and Candy Jar, where performers will each ingest a candy - some laced with THC, some not - and then concoct improv scenes. 
 
Civil engineer-turned-comic Jeff Caldwell headlines at The Comedy Nest, Friday and Saturday, 8pm and 10:30pm. 
 
The Wiggle Room presents the second edition of its Bizarre Valentine burlesque series on Friday and Saturday, 9pm. Roxy Torpedo hosts, with Fairy Floss, Joy Rider, Miami Mix and Lorelei of Toronto on the bill. 


ONGOING  

Old Montreal's discounted food series Happening Gourmand has been extended! Eight restos (Verses BistroMaggie OakesBrasserie 701Taverne GasparMéchant BoeufModavieBevo Bar + Pizzéria, and Jacopo) are offering table d'hôte brunch at $17. Until March 1.

Explore over 1,000 strange and exotic objects of curiosity at Pointe-a-Callière Museum. Into the Wonder Room explores the phenomenon cabinets of curiosities, until January 10. There is also a new show at the Old Montreal museum: The Incas, Treasures of Peru explores the mysterious civilization's ancient rituals, art and achievements. Until April 13. 

Nights, which brings to life unpublished stories about what happens when the sun goes down, by Montreal writers like Heather O'Neill. At the The Stewart Museum until March 7.