Pierre's Picks: 5 don't miss events in Montreal this weekend
Véronic DiCaire, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Don't Dress For Dinner, Emma Frank and a book sale in Montreal
Every Friday, CBC Montreal’s Homerun arts reporter Pierre Landry brings you the top five things to see and do in Montreal over the weekend.
Here are Pierre's picks for Feb. 14, 15 and 16.
1. Franco-Ontarian Véronic DiCaire went from being a struggling singer-songwriter here in Quebec to a very successful voice impersonator in Las Vegas. She does over 60 voices, including Céline Dion, Édith Piaf, and Adele. She's at Théâtre St-Denis, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
3. Who said that infidelity wasn't funny? Lakeshore Players present the roaring comedy Don't Dress For Dinner. A simple adulterous weekend quickly gets complicated when the wife shows up. And everything that can go wrong hilariously does. At Louise Chalmers Theatre in John Rennie High School in Pointe-Claire. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
4. Here's a fresh new face on the Montreal jazz scene: Emma Frank. There is a buzz surrounding her with comparisons to a young Joni Mitchell. I would recommend the Emma Frank Quartet to fans of Coral Egan, Carole King, and Norah Jones. At Verre Bouteille (2112 Mont-Royal E.) on Sunday at 8 p.m.
5. The Quebec Writers' Federation is holding a huge book sale with over 30 local authors, some of whom will be doing readings. Part of the proceeds will help fund the Writers in the Community program which pairs professionals with at-risk teens in a series of writing workshops. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Webster Hall at Westmount Park United Church.