Pandemic, containment, curfew … It’s not always easy to keep morale up these days. But it is possible. How? ‘Or’ What ? Here are six activities to keep you entertained at home this weekend.
Remember that Everything goes with Nicole Bordeleau
Courtesy photo, Éditions Edito
Do you have trouble finding your way around in this world turned upside down by the pandemic? Nicole Bordeleau can help you. In his most recent book, Everything goes, the author and yogi offers different tools to accept change with serenity, all with the benevolent approach that we know her.
► Available in bookstores and libraries
The Academy opens its doors
Photo courtesy, Eric Myre
It’s gone for a new season of Star Academy. Sunday evening, we will push the doors of this new edition for the first time, where 60 young singers will try to realize their dream: to go on stage during the first Sunday gala, on February 14th.
► Sunday, 7 p.m., at TVA
Double dose of drag
Fans of drag queens, rejoice. The Crave channel offers a double Friday night with the airing of two new episodes: first, the second season of Drag Race UK, then the 13e declination of RuPaul’s Drag Race. On the menu: wigs, sequins, false eyelashes and extravagant lipsyncs … or, in other words, the perfect antidotes to gloom.
► Friday evening, from 7:25 p.m., on Crave
Rediscovering François Pérusse
Photo courtesy, Jérémie LeBlond-Fontaine
François Pérusse is an inexhaustible source of crazy characters, tasty word games and catchy songs. As proof, the comedian recently launched the 11e (!) volume of his popular series The People’s Album. It’s hard to find better timing for this great comeback on record.
► Available on www.francoisperusse.ca
A virtual humor gala
Archive photo, Chantal Poirier
Fabien Cloutier admits to having found the context of the pandemic “nourishing” from a creative point of view. We will be able to discover the result tomorrow evening when the actor will host a ComédiHa gala! where it will welcome a handful of guests such as Rosalie Vaillancourt, Mario Jean and Mélanie Ghanimé.
► Saturday, 8 p.m., on www.comediha.tv, cost: $ 25
Fall back to childhood with the Opéra de Montréal
We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel. But the Opéra de Montréal invites us to rediscover it differently: in music. The Grimm brothers’ tale comes back to life, for young and old, thanks to the webcast of the show, recorded in 2014, and, in addition, it’s free. Why deprive yourself of it?
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my [email protected] 1-800-268-7116