THURSDAY AUGUST 25 TO SUNDAY AUGUST 28
8pm. Montreal Burlesque Festival @ Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent. Treat yourself to a night of cabaret entertainment (or three nights – whatever you’re into!) at the third annual Montreal Burlesque Festival. A variety of sexy workshops will take place during the day, before the evening debauchery begins. $45.50 per evening performance, or $106 for a full, sexy weekend pass.
FRIDAY AUGUST 26
8pm. Little Scream @ Cabaret Mile End, 5240 Parc. One of the very hottest new artists of the year, Montreal’s own Little Scream takes over Cabaret Mile End this Friday, accompanied by Reversing Falls, Roma Carnivale and Catherine Kidd. $15. Tickets can be purchased here.
10:30pm. Friday Night Hootenanny @ MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent. Fact: the time is ripe for a good ol’ late summer hoedown, before the leaves start a-fallin’! BC’s famous Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will play an acoustic set, joined by singer-songwriter Daniel Isaiah and several other special guests.
SATURDAY AUGUST 27
1pm.Open Studio Space @ Ste-Emilie Skillshare, 3942 Ste-Emilie. Studio space is notoriously hard to come by in Montreal (for a fair price, that is) which is why the Ste-Emilie Skillshare opens its doors each Saturday afternoon, offering a dark room, sewing room, screen-printing studio and more to local artists. Bring your MP3 player, a buddy and some snacks, and stop by to check out their facilities. Until 6pm. By donation.
SUNDAY AUGUST 28
2pm. Max Cooper @ Piknic Electronik, Parc Jean-Drapeau. While there are still a few Piknik Electronik Sundays to go this season, this is the last that can be counted among the real months of summer. Make it count, gang! Max Cooper, Mike Perras and Lucie Lebel will make it happen this weekend. Until 9pm. $12.
8:30pm. 4th Edition of Best of Open Mic @ Comedyworks, 1238 Bishop. Come cheer on the best of Montreal’s open mic comics at Comedyworks as they compete for the Best-Of grand title! Hosted by the very-hilarious Eman. $10.
10pm. Under the Radar @ The Burgundy Lion, 2496 Notre-Dame West. Head over to the Burgundy Lion (never been? even better!) to check out their new monthly music night, featuring underground British and Irish music. It’ll be a grand time! Free.
~ Tyler Yank
Photo by Rachel Granofsky