Pierre's picks: 5 don't-miss events in Montreal this weekend
Pouzza Fest, One Man Band Festival, Piknic Electronik, Turandot at the Opera and Botanical Gardens
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. How many musical sounds can one person make at the same time? That's the whole idea behind the One Man Band Festival. The third edition runs this weekend in a number of venues with 65 artists, including Rich Aucoin, Chris Velan, Marco Calliari, Ian Ferrier and Bloodshot Bill.
3. Sure sign that summer is almost here, Piknic Électronik invades Parc Jean-Drapeau as of Sunday. Local and international DJs will be featured all summer. Remember that the yellow line of the Metro is closed on Sunday.
4. The Botanical Gardens opens its Sunday music series this weekend with a special performance by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà out in the open air. It's part of its The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden series, which wraps up Aug. 31.
5. The Opéra de Montréal concludes its season with Puccini's final work, Turandot. In order to marry Princess Turandot, Prince Calaf must first solve three riddles. One wrong answer and it's off with his head. No pressure! At Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Place des Arts), Saturday at 7:30 p.m.