Pierre's picks: 5 don't-miss events in Montreal this weekend

Every Friday, CBC Montreal’s Homerun arts reporter Pierre Landry brings you the top five things to see and do in Montreal this weekend.

Accès Asie, The Odyssey, Kim Mitchell, Top Girls, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Chamber Music Festival this weekend

Pierre Landry

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 May 9, 10 and 11.

1. The  Montreal Chamber Music Festival is back for a  19th edition. Many string ensembles, including Dover Quartet, Cecilia String Quartet, and  Calidore Quartet) are featured this year. The fest also has a jazz series and much more. At St. George's Church (1101 Stanley St.) until May 31.

2. Hot off the success of  The Iliad, Geordie Productions closes out the season with Homer's  The Odyssey. Dean Patrick Fleming directs the casts that includes Quincy  Armorer, Daniel  Brochu and Susan Glover. At Centaur Theatre (453 St.  François-Xavier) this weekend and next weekend. Today and Saturday's performances are sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday's — so act fast!
Accès Asie is holding events until May 18 in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. (Accès Asie)

3. He's just doing his rock 'n' roll duty, but Kim Mitchell has been going at it for over 40 years! He brings his standout solo hits and favourites from his Max Webster years out on the road. Friday at 8 p.m. at Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent).

4. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the 19th edition of  Festival Accès Asie presents a number of shows and events around Montreal, ranging from dance and performance to food and film. The festival closes May 18.

5. There are two plays to catch this weekend. First,  Top Girls, presented at Segal Centre (5170 Côte Ste-Catherine) — Micheline Chevrier directs this story of success and the price women pay for it. Over at  Centaur Theatre (453 St. Francçois-Xavier), music takes centre stage in  2 Pianos 4 Hands.