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Montreal weekend: What to check out Feb. 13-15

02/13/2015 04:48 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT
There's no shortage of things to see and do in Montreal this weekend.

If you're having trouble choosing, have a look at these suggestions from CBC staffers:

DANCE: Louise Lecavalier, So Blue

Friday, Feb. 13 and 14, 8 p.m., Théâtre Outremont

Selected by: Jeanette Kelly (@KellyCulture), host, Cinq à six

"The astonishing Louise Lecavelier brings her latest show, So Blue, to the Théâtre Outremont this weekend. Lecavelier was the star of La La La Human Steps for 18 years. Now 56 years old, she’s emerging as a choreographer. Describing the piece, Lecavalier says, 'I wanted to allow the body to say everything it wants to say without censoring it, so that out of this profusion of spontaneous movements, something true and beyond our control emerges.'"

FOOD: World Restaurant Day

Sunday, Feb. 15, Sites across Montreal

Selected by: Morgan Dunlop (@MorganDunlop), arts journalist, CBC News Montreal

"World Restaurant Day celebrates its first anniversary in Montreal with 25 pop-up restaurants ranging from Moldovian cuisine in Pointe Claire to Korean food in the Plateau. Travel around the city to taste unique dishes from different cultures. Prices ranging from $3-$10 per item. Plan your route on the event's web site."

MUSIC: Dolcissimo sospiro, Philippe Gagné (tenor), Alexis Risler (lute)

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Sunday, Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Selected by: Robert Rowat (@rkhr), community producer, CBC Classical

“The cozy, 100-seat Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur will be the perfect spot to enjoy this recital of 17th-century lute songs featuring two rising stars of Montreal's early music scene. And if the polar vortex is bringing you down, you'll relate to the woe-is-me, love-gone-wrong tone of these gorgeous duets for voice and lute. Misery loves company, especially when beautiful music is its vehicle.” 

EXHIBIT:Sophie Calle: For the Last and First time

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal until May 10th

Selected by: Anna Assimakopolos, assignment editor, CBC News

“In a dark, cavernous room, with the sounds of waves lapping, crashing, men, women, children framed on large video screens, stand and look out at the sea. It is their first time seeing it.

French artist Sophie Calle found them in Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, and took them to the shore to film their first time. It is the companion piece to The Last Image, a haunting collection of stories and photographs of people from Istanbul, who suddenly lost their sight. They share the last image they remember seeing — the man with a gun, a beloved husband's face, a bus, like a red cloud. Sophie Calle's work is emotional, thoughtful, and like the last images her subjects remember, it stays with you.” 

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