Montreal Weekender: March 7 through 10, 2013

From the 34th annual National Home Show to must-attend birthday parties and a Night at the Opera with Queen, we’ve covered all of the notable happenings young professionals in Montreal should have marked down on their social calendar this weekend…

THURSDAY
For the first time in Montreal, originating in the underground punk rock scene in Tilburg, Holland, the Dutch company T.r.a.s.h. is bringing its theatrical work to the city. Music, movement, performance, set design and athleticism blend together in uncompromising art that breaks loose from traditional forms of theatre and dance. The young artists will be taking the Cinquième Salle stage by storm accompanied by live music. Their performances have been called “hair-raising” by more than one critic and we can’t wait for this passionate dance love affair! 

The Centaur Theater is bringing Montreal another great stage performance with Trad. The story centers around Thomas, who is 100 years old and has one arm, and his dad, who has a wooden leg. Conquering their disabilities and age difference, the eccentric characters embark on an epic journey across the Irish countryside to find the last remaining successor in their family line, a son fathered as the result of a fling. Surreal, moving, thought-provoking and uproariously funny. 

FRIDAY
All you young professional home decorating junkies, this one’s for you! The 34th annual National Home Show, presented by RE/MAX in collaboration with Laurentian Bank, will once again offer a plethora of fresh ideas and new products, great values, exciting discoveries and innovative suggestions for your home. Among its main attractions this year, the Show will be offering conferences given by experts in the field where you will also have a chance to meet your favourite Quebec home show and design celebs. It’s great idea to get those creative juices flowing in designing your new or existing place and spice it up.

Art enthusiasts, make your way over to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal for the exhibition Laurent Grasso: Uraniborg, co-produced by the Jeu de Paume in Paris. The exhibit offers a unique foray into space and time, showcasing videos, paintings from the Studies into the Past series, drawings, neons, objects and sculptures conceived by Grasso. Here, Grasso continues his exploration of space and temporality as he seeks to create what he calls a “false historical memory.” It’s a stunning exhibit perfect for a Friday afternoon.

SATURDAY
Old Montreal’s favourite atmospheric French boucherie and charcuterie with one of the most entertaining waiters you will ever encounter, Marche La Vilette, is hosting their urban sugar shack.?This Quebec tradition will allow you to sample some of the dishes that are part of the Cabana Sucre hype. The notable part? You will receive a welcome cocktail and maple toffee and enjoy the music of a Lluna jazz show. The space will be packed, so reserve fast! 

Monde Osé is very pleased to announce Montreal’s most sensual and glamorous event of the year, the Burlesque Ball 2013 at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre. There will be special performances by the international Queen of Burlesque, ROXI D’LITE, The Lady Josephine and Lou Lou La Duchesse De Riere. Remember to dress chic, sexy and glamorous, as that is exactly what the evening will be all about. It promises a fun time for you and your friends to experience entertainment from the good ole days! For pre-sale tickets, click here.

Our dear friends at Rosalie’s Clubhouse are celebrating one of their own’s birthday. It’s Brahm’s big day and things will get crazy! After many years in the Montreal nightlife industry, Brahm and friends will share memories, drinks and a night filled with an overly fun time. The beats will be bumping all night courtesy of Taavi & Caaban, Jams & Bouts, Senudiz and Jess. The dinner party starts at 8pm, so make sure you go early and grab a good spot to people watch…trust us, you will want to.

SUNDAY
There really is one epic event that everyone should attend tonight…that’s if you are a fan of real music. Queen: A Night at the Opera showcases the full album played in their entirety by top of the line musicians. With hits you will belt out along with the singers like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Lazing on a Sunday afternoon,” and “God Save the Queen,” this is a perfect Sunday to sip your beer, sway along with your best friends and go back in time down memory lane to celebrate the magnificence of Freddie Mercury at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre.

After the show, why not make your way over to the Snow Village? They have their “Cozy Sunday” night happening today full of board games and good-time movies all in their 24-hour ice-breaker heated dome. Dress warm and transport yourself to a winter wonderland before the opportunity ends. Don’t forget your camera, you will be instagramming a lot around here!