1. Geordie Productions takes on the Greek classic The Iliad. Peter Smith has adapted Homer's epic poem of adventure and war for the stage. Micheline Chevrier directs. At Centaur Theatre (453 St-François Xavier) this weekend and next, followed by The Odyssey in May.
 
2. Everyone loves a good murder-mystery. Lakeshore Players present Rehearsal For Murder, directed by Paolo De Paola. The company is made up of volunteers who raise money for a host of local organizations. At Louise Chalmers Theatre (at John Rennie High) in Pointe-Claire. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and next Wednesday to Saturday.
 
3. Karim Diouf was born in Senegal and moved to Quebec in 1996, so it's only natural that his music is inspired by both worlds. His live shows are always a cause for celebration! At l'Astral (305 Ste-Catherine O.). Friday at 8 p.m.
 

4.Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' story is a tragic one of escape in the time of war in West Africa. Their music is a celebration of their heritage and the land they left behind. At Cabaret du Mile End (5240 Parc ave.). Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

5. Jay Malinowski is the leader of Bedouin Soundclash. His latest project is an concept album, Martel, exploring his grandfather's roots as told through letters he discovered. At Lion d'Or (1676 Ontario E.). Saturday at 9 p.m.