02/21/2014 16:41 EST | Updated 04/23/2014 05:59 EDT

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.

Here are Pierre's picks for February 28, March 1 and 2.

1. What is there left to say about Paul Simon and Sting? They are arguably two of the most important songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic. For the first time, they are touring and playing together. How awesome is that? The concert's Friday at Bell Centre at 8 p.m.

2. Montreal's Arashi Daiko celebrate their 30th anniversary with the Japanese taiko drum show, WA. It is an impressive demonstration of skill, rhythm and physical strength! It's on at Théâtre La Chapelle (3700 Saint-Dominique) Friday to Sunday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
 3. They come from a land down under. The Australian troupe Circus Oz loves odd-ball comedic situations and their show From The Ground Up is full of laughs and surprises. See it at La Tohu (2345 Jarry E.), until March 9.

4. When is the last time you pulled an all-nighter? Montreal en Lumière wraps up this weekend with the very popular Nuit Blanche. Over 200 activities ranging from music, to visual arts, to food, to just about anything will take place all over Montreal. It's best to plan ahead with the festival's interactive map! Join in Saturday into the wee hours of Sunday.

5. Dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis is celebrating her 40th anniversary as an artist by presenting Florilège, a selection of most famous works, some dating back to 1978. At Agora de la danse (840 Cherrier), Friday at 8 p.m. & Saturday at 4 p.m.