Pierre's picks: 5 don't-miss events in Montreal this weekend
Montréal en Lumière, Boukman Eksperyans, Coral Egan, Nick Waterhouse, Zachary Richard and the OSM in a dome
Every Friday, CBC Montreal’s Homerun arts reporter Pierre Landry brings you the top five things to see and do in Montreal this weekend.
1. The most fun to be had with the whole family at Montréal en Lumière is outside! The ferris wheel is a very popular attraction, as is the super-slide near Place des Arts. Don't forget the concerts at Place des Festivals as of 8 p.m., featuring Jimmy Hunt on Friday and Caféïne on Saturday. And here's the best part: all of the above activities are free!
2. Inside, things get warmer at L'Astral (305 Ste-Catherine E) with the legendary group Boukman Eksperyans from Port-au-Prince. Although highly political, their music and on-stage energy will get you moving on Friday at 8 p.m. They will also perform during KanavalKanpe, happening Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sociétédes Arts Technologiques (1201 Saint-Laurent)
3. The lovely and talented Coral Egan will present songs from her Juno nominated album The Year He Drove Me Crazy at La Tulipe (4530 Papineau). If you haven't seen her live yet, you are really missing out on something special! Catch her Friday at 7:30 p.m.
4. On Sunday night, you will have to flip a coin. There are 2 must-see concerts but almost at the same time. First, Nick Waterhouse brings his infectious retro-style R&B to Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent) at 8 p.m. Then cajun singer-songwriter Zachary Richard, a local favourite, returns to L'Astral (305 Ste-Catherine E) with his bluesy americana at 8:30 p.m.
5. See l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal like you've never seen them before — inside a dome! The OSM was filmed performing John Adams' Harmonielehre. It is presented in the impressive Satophere, resulting in the orchestra completely surrounding you. Friday at 7p.m. & 8 p.m. at Société des Arts Technologiques (1201 St-Laurent)