Pierre's picks: 5 don't-miss events in Montreal this weekend
Les Soeurs Boulay, Bouge d'Ici, Rational Youth, Wildside Festival and Jake Bugg this weekend
Here are Pierre's picks for Jan. 10, 11 and 12.
1. In the early 1980s, Montreal's Rational Youth made waves with its synthesizer-driven pop. The newly reformed band performs in the city for the first time in 27 years! Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent Boulevard), $13.
2. The 16th annual Wildside Festival wraps up this weekend at the Centaur Theatre. Emerging artists take the stage in productions that sometimes challenge conventions, but done so with skill and creativity. The Wildside Festival runs until Sunday at the Centaur Theatre (453 St. François-Xavier). Individual show tickets are $15 and a four-show pass is $50.
3. Mainline Theatre is the home of the fifth edition of the Bouge d'Ici festival. It features contemporary dance, cinema, storytelling, workshops, showcases and parties! Runs until Jan. 18. Tickets to tonight's showing of opening performance Projet Migration are $12.
4. He's been called the second coming of Bob Dylan, but 19-year-old Brit phenom Jake Bugg has already gone electric. See what the buzz is all about. Catch Jake Bugg at Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine St. East) on Sunday at 8 p.m, $24.50-$27.60.
5. Les Soeurs Boulay had a fantastic 2013. Their debut album, Le poids des confettis, was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards. Sisters Stéphanie and Mélanie start the new year with a tour of the province. Les Soeurs Boulay perform at Longueuil's Théâtre de la Ville (150, De Gentilly St. East) on Friday at 8 p.m., $28.50. Their Saturday night performance at St-Eustache's La Petite Église is sold out.