Sarah's Weekend List: February 21-23

Tempted by Nutella-topped pancakes? Check out the $17 table d'hote brunch at Bevo, one of the restos participating in Happening Gourmand. PHOTO: JF Galipeau
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     



Go indoor fishing, see a 350-lb deer, plan your next camping trip or bid on a shotgun autographed by Habs players (and more!) at the Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show, at the Palais des congrès until Sunday. 

Canada's ska/reggae fusion sweethearts Bedouin Soundclash play their new tunes at Corona Theatre on Saturday.

Montreal en lumière kicked off Thursday with a plethora of culinary and cultural offerings. Grab some tir d'érable at the outdoor site at Place des arts, before or after a toboggan ride, and select delicious fromage from 20 Quebec cheese makers at The Festival of Our Cheeses, at Complexe Desjardins, 11:30am to 7pm on Friday and to 5pm on Saturday. The festival continues until March 1. 

La Tohu's annual Coups de coeur showcases performers from all over the planet showing off their disciplines, from umbrella juggling to the Cyr wheel and human pyramids. Until February 29. 

Until we can get a new pro women's hockey league, support talented athletes by coming to the BFL Canada Women’s Hockey Pro Challenge Tour. Players like Marie-Philip Poulin, Anne-Sophie Bettez and Hilary Knight play Saturday, 4:30pm at CEPSUM in Montreal, and on Sunday at 12:30pm at the Jane & Eric Molson Arena at Bishop's in Sherbrooke.  

Simone Half and Half is a new play about a teenager growing up biracial and questioning her friendships and identity. The production, a very personal piece written by Montrealer Christine Rodriguez, has been touring schools but there is a public showing Saturday, 3pm at the Black Community Resource Centre 6767 Côte-des-Neiges. $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. 

Festival de la Bete Noire explores slasher films, witches, motherhood and all manner of gore and supernatural stories for its second edition, on until Sunday at MainLine Theatre. 

Mike Wilmot headlines The Comedy Nest Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:30pm. 

Joey Elias and friends perform Saturday, 8pm at the LaSalle Legion.T here will be door prizes and raffles!

See what had Donald Trump fuming about Thursday, and catch Parasite. I saw the Best Pictuure winner last weekend and I have not stopped thinking about it. Cinema du Parc has it, among other theatres... or you could just see The Room at Parc, 9:30pm on Friday, for the first or billionth time. 

Hop on the Hogwarts Express and leave behind the mundane Muggle world for Hogwartz: Improvised Potter. Inspired by audience suggestions, performers will create a whole forgotten year with Harry and the gang. Saturday, 8pm at Le P'tit Impro.                                            

Artist Martha Markowsky is exhibiting 60 paintings from her 35-year career at a vernissage at L’Entrepôt 2901 St Joseph in Lachine on Saturday, 12 to 5pm. She is raising money for the Palliative Care Centre of Lachine Hospital. Check out her pictures of cityscapes, musicians and landscapes as her exhibit continues Saturday and Sunday until March 29. 

Listener Judith announced that a book sale that will include puzzles, CDs and DVDs at St Veronica's Church, Dorval: Saturday, 10am to 2pm.

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Westmount hosts a free Caregiver Symposium, Saturday 4 to 6pm. 

Bring your sequins and getting ready to belt, 'I will always love you!' It's Dolly Parton night at the Wiggle Room. Performers like Lady Muff'n'Stuff, Lolita Blanca and BiBi LoLo BangBang pay homage to the great songstress, Saturday, 9pm. 



Six harried city-dwellers seeking respite and solace trek to a silent retreat in the woods in Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds. At the Segal until March 1.

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.

The Mummies are here! Learn about the average day of six people who lived along the Nile a long, long time ago in this ongoing new show, Exploring Ancient Lives. At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

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.  


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