Pierre's picks: 5 don't-miss events in Montreal this weekend
Every Friday, CBC Montreal’s Homerun arts reporter Pierre Landry brings you the top five things to see and do in Montreal this weekend.
Here are his picks for May 3, 4 and 5.
1. Montreal-based saxophonist Colin Stetson has become a sensation with his unique sound, created by layering ambient textures. He performs Friday and Saturday night at Sala Rossa at 8 p.m.
2. Michel Tremblay's words are put to Daniel Bélanger's music in Le chant de Sainte Carmen de la Main. The musical is directed by René Richard Cyr at Théatre du Nouveau Monde, until June 8.
3. Les Soeurs Boulay have released one of Quebec's most critically acclaimed albums of 2013. Their songs are built on strong harmonies and confessional lyrics. They perform an intimate show at Théâtre Ste-Catherine on Friday night, at 8 p.m.
4. Montreal actor Jay Baruchel takes the lead in Sherlock Holmes at the Segal Centre, starting on Sunday. Andrew Shaver directs the play, written by the late Greg Kramer and based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
5. English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg is back in Montreal with a new album, Tooth & Nail, and a new show at Club Soda on Sunday night at 8 p.m.
Opening for Bragg is Australia's Kim Churchill.