Weekend plans | Eclecticism at the rendezvous

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Published at 11:45 a.m.

Robert Charlebois in Brossard

After his big show Robert in CharleboisScopethe great Garou has been back since last fall in a more intimate tour entitled Charlebois, Ducharme and the others… Surrounded by five musicians, Robert Charlebois draws from his timeless repertoire, and takes the opportunity to talk about the stories behind his songs – when you know his talent as a storyteller, it can only be fascinating. He will be at the Manuvie Theater in Brossard this Saturday, and other dates are planned throughout Quebec until mid-May and even in the fall.

Josée Lapointe, The Press

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Music and laughter in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

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PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

Daniel Bélanger

Daniel Bélanger, Clay and Friends, Tire le Coyote and Éléonore Lagacé are some of the artists who will perform this weekend in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu as part of the second edition of the Festival Sève. From Friday to Sunday, the public will also be able to make great musical discoveries by attending performances by many local artists in businesses in Vieux-Saint-Jean. Part of the programming is free, including the youth show by Jérôme Charlebois and his partner Annie Roy, scheduled for Sunday morning. Fan of humor? Reserve your Friday evening to spend some time with Mona de Grenoble, Josiane Aubuchon and PO Forget.

From May 3 to 5, in Vieux-Saint-Jean, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Véronique Larocque, The Press

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The Little Violins in concert

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PHOTO LAURENT MALO, PROVIDED BY LES PETITS VIOLONS

All students from the Petits Violons school will participate in the concert.

Seasoned musicians and young talents will come together on the stage of the Pierre-Mercure room for the 59e anniversary of the Little Violins. In addition to the orchestra, all the students from the school located in Mile-End will perform during this concert under the direction of Marie-Claire Cousineau. On the program, pieces by Peter Warlock, Benjamin Britten, Niccolò Paganini and Jean Cousineau. Tickets for this event hosted by actress Julie Daoust are free for those 18 and under.

Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m., at Salle Pierre-Mercure, in Montreal

Véronique Larocque, The Press

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Vernon Subutex 1+2+3

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PHOTO VIVIEN GAUMAND, PROVIDED BY FACTORY C

David Boutin reprises his role as Vernon Subutex in the play of the same name.

Virgine Despentes’ novel was a global success. And the first part of the theatrical adaptation of Vernon Subutex by Angela Konrad, presented in 2022, won over critics and audiences. This piece with strong rock resonance is back at Usine C, divided into three parts. Part 1 is presented alone, the 2e and 3e shutters are the subject of a single show. The full version of the show is sold out. Whichever you choose, expect to be jostled and laughed with a lump of unease in your stomach. Be careful, it’s moving!

Until May 17, at Usine C

Stéphanie Morin, The Press

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Focus on auteur cinema

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PHOTO SARAH MONGEAU-BIRKETT, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

Filmmaker Denis Côté

The third Val-Morin Art Film Festival is taking place until May 5. Around fifteen Quebec and international works will be screened during the event, including some Canadian premieres. Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel, French duo to whom we owe the charming comedies with burlesque accents Fairy And Barefoot Pariswill present The shooting starwhile the American Raven Jackson will present her first feature film, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt. Denis Cote (Miss Kenopsia) and Henry Bernadet (Gamma rays) will also be there.

Manon Dumais, The Press

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At the movie theater : Challengershigh voltage tennis






” In Challengers, director Luca Guadagnino ensures that the tension remains high before and after the match by placing his camera in the middle of a young athlete love triangle consisting of actors Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist. Like call me By Your Namethe Italian filmmaker wonderfully captures the ups and downs of adolescent passion and demonstrates with camouflaged modesty that tennis is the perfect setting for a sulphurous sports drama,” writes our journalist Pascal LeBlanc.

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