Sarah's Weekend in Montreal, November 8-10

Montreal a table / Alison Slattery / Two Food Photographers / Tourisme Montréal
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    

Folk-Americana singer Patty Griffin performs at Café Campus on Sunday.

MTL a table wraps up on November 13, so this is the final weekend to check one of over 150 restaurants taking part in this prix fixe menu bonanza: three-course meals offered at four price points: $23, $33, $43 and $73 for dinner, and $17 for brunch. Check out their search function, where you can plug in your price point, neighbourhood, favourite cuisine  and any specifications, like vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. Until November 13.  

The conflict in Afghanistan was the longest conflict in our country's military history, with 40,000 Canadians serving in the mission from 2001 to 2014. The Royal Montreal Regiment has an exhibition that presents the conflict through the viewpoints of a dozen of its members, Remembering Afghanistan: Reflections of Canadian Soldiers. On until Sunday at the RMR's Armoury, 4625 Ste Catherine St W in Westmount. 

Our friend Tommy Schnurmacher will be reading and signing copies of his book, Makeup Tips from Auschwitz, at the Chapters in Pointe-Claire at 1:30pm on Sunday. The book delves into his mother Olga's survival during the Holocaust, as well as Tommy's childhood and adolescence in Montreal. 

Opéra de Montreal launches Lucia di Lammermoor, which hits all the operatic high notes: betrayal, tragedy, love and death. Enrico tries to hitch his sister Lucia to the wealthy Arturo - but does her heart lie elsewhere? Opening Saturday at Place des arts, with further dates on November 12, 14 and 17.  

Three cellos sit in the centre of a dome, played by robots directed by artificial intelligence, while the audience lounges around on beanbag chairs. That's the concept behind the fascinating Empty Vessels, which is at the SAT until November 16. A collaboration by two local artists, Montreal Life Support and Woulg.  

Learn to live more sustainably at the Zero Waste Festival, which presents workshops, lectures and vendors selling gadgets and items that will replace the single-use stuff in your life. Friday to Sunday, at Marché Bonsecours.

Bilingual festival MProv features performances and workshops on the art of improvisation. Local troupes like Blood & Thunder and L'Experience Bechdel hit the stage alongside visiting groups from Ottawa and Toronto - like the laugh-out-loud Sex T-Rex and Tall Boyz. Until Sunday at Montreal Improv. 

Ten acrobats stretch the limits of their bodies in the intimate and vulnerable Humans, a new circus show that just opened at La Tohu

For your theatre kicks, new rock musical Mythic updates the story of Persephone at the Segal Centre and Martin McDonagh's grizzly horror tale The Pillowman is now running at MainLine Theatre. 

The Wiggle Room has a musical slate this weekend: Friday's Babes of Pop Burlesque winks at Pink!, Rihanna and Adele, while Saturday goes new wave with a tribute to Depeche Mode


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