Sarah's Weekend List, November 29-December 1

The live band is one of the best parts of the musical Come From Away, on this weekend at Place des Arts.
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    

Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame brings his Countrywide Soul tour to Théâtre Maisonneuve at place des Arts on Friday. AND please note that Gordon Lightfoot's Saturday night show has been postponed until April. 

 

Liverpool artist Banners - real name Michael Joseph Nelson - is at Fairmount Theatre on Friday. Fun fact: he appeared on season 16 of american idol...and you've heard his music on The Good Doctor and Lucifer.   

 

Made-in-Canada Broadway musical Come From Away makes its first appearance ever in Montreal. On September 11, 2001, 38 planes were grounded in tiny Gander, Newfoundland. The town of 6,000 opened their homes and arms to 7,000 scared, hungry and shocked passengers. A husband-and-wife writing team went to Gander on the 10th anniversary of September 11 to interview locals and plane people, and the true stories they collected come together in this shining, down-to-earth musical that will have you laughing, singing and crying all at once. At Place des Arts until Sunday.

 

The Nutcracker Market brings together over 100 exhibitors showing off food, jewelry, home decor, kids toys and more. 10 per cent of proceeds go towards funding arts programs for kids through Les Grand ballets Canadiens. At Palais des congres until Dec 8. 

 

The 16th edition of the high-end holiday market Souk is at a new location: the industrial RCA building, in St Henri at 1001 Lenoir Street. Pick up novelties, ceramics, jewelry, food, toys and more, from 95 handpicked designers. Until Sunday. 

 

We are now in the future! Fans of Sci fi classic Blade Runner took note when we recently surpassed the "present time" date of 1982 movie classic. Starring Harrison Ford as detective Rick Deckard on the trail of a murderous replicant. Enjoy this classic with a 10:30pm screening at Cinema Moderne on Friday. 

 

A new play by Jesse Stong  is based on the true story of a Montreal barber who went back to his mother's hometown in Italy... where he uncovered a World War II mystery. Winter's Daughter is presented at the Segal Centre Studio until December 8. 

 

Puppeteer extraordinaire Ronnie Burkett returns to Montreal with his colourful cast of absurd, scandalous characters. In Little Dickens, the Daisy Theatre spoofs A Christmas Carol. Burkett, who is known for his masterful improvisation, does stick to the general story of this classic story, but with a few tweak that guarantee that no two shows are like. Opening Friday at The Centaur.  

 

A man with a death wish meets a killer in an elevator... oh, and you're there, too. Take a dive into immersive theatre with Going Up, new show by Montrealer Kiki Dranias. It's a 40-minute 'psycho-erotic drama' that will intrigue those looking for something out of the box...or rather, in a box because you will literally be in an elevator for this one. At 5800 St Denis, corner Rosemont. Until November 30.  

 

Sexy songs and dancing galore at Makin' Whoopee a burlesque show hosted by The Divine Danny D, Pinot Noir and Shy Shy Schullie! Featuring Roxy Torpedo and Galadriel Caresse. Friday 7:30pm at The Wiggle Room. 

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