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 Pierre's picks for Nov. 8, 9 and 10.

1. Opéra de Montréal is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth by presenting his final opera, Falstaff, featuring Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mrs. Quickly and Oleg Bryjak as Sir John Falstaff. Catch it Saturday at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at 7:30 p.m.

2. The Coup de coeur francophone festival showcases the best up-and-coming artists. It also features of host of established names. Don't miss bilingual songstress Geneviève Toupin at Verre Bouteille with many guests on Sunday at 8 p.m.

3. Back by popular demand, Infinitheatre remounts last year's successful play, Kafka's Ape. Howard Rosenstein stars as Redpeter. It runs until Nov. 24 at Bain St-Michel.

4. The Hudson Village Theatre presents the Canadian classic Waiting for the Parade, by John Murrell. The play is mounted by a new company, Stone Soup Productions, also based in Hudson. It's on until Nov.17.

5. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word is presented in Montreal for the very first time. Until Saturday, more than 150 poets are taking part in this celebration of oral traditions.