Cultural activities: what to do this weekend

Cultural activities: what to do this weekend

, Bruno Lapointe, Sarah-Émilie Nault and Yves Leclerc MISE À DAY

Here are some suggestions for cultural activities to do this weekend.

Kooza breathtaking

There is barely a week left of performances of the show Kooza, from Cirque du Soleil, in the Old Port of Montreal. Originally presented in 2007, this creation was recently brought back to life by Cirque for a new tour of big tops. By attending, we understand why the company wanted to introduce it to a new audience. Several acrobatic numbers put us on the end of our seats. Of the lot, we especially remember the balancing act on chairs by Russian Viktor Levoshuk, who finds himself almost 30 feet in the air, as well as that of the wheel of death by Colombians Ronaldo Solis Montes and Angelo Lyerzkysky.

► Where: Under the Big Top, Old Port of Montreal. cirquedusoleil.com.

— Raphaël Gendron-Martin

The drag in me

Are you thirsty for sequins, rhinestones, emotions and extravagance? That's good because The drag in me is coming to Crave this weekend. In this adaptation of the American format Dragnificient!, Rita Baga, Pétula Claque and Sasha Baga put their sense of style and “oomph ” – like their humor – at the service of people wishing to offer themselves a marked change in view of a new stage in their lives. The first three episodes will be uploaded to the platform tomorrow. The next 10 will follow at the rate of one per week. 

► Where: On Crave

— Bruno Lapointe

A thousand fires

We take advantage of the weekend to let ourselves be dazzled by fireworks carried by music and extraordinary installations! In Montreal, L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presents the Finale des Étoiles Loto-Québec tonight, a tribute to Genesis. Want to hit the road? In Outaouais, Les Grands Feux du Casino Lac-Leamy offers pyromusical shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays until August 20. Tonight, France and musicals are in the spotlight. Multisensory trails, culinary discoveries of the region and playground on the site by the Ottawa River.

► Opening hours: feux.qc.ca/< /strong> and laronde.com/larondefr/linternational-des-feux/program

— Sarah-Émilie Nault

The chaos of Woodstock 1999

The third edition of the legendary festival Woodstock, which took place in July 1999 in Rome, New York, escalated. The lack of water, the large presence of asphalt and numerous acts of violence marked this event. Fred Durst was one of the instigators asking the audience to break things during Limp Bizkit's performance. Netflix has a riveting three-episode documentary, titled Anthology Chaos: Woodstock 99, reminiscent of all this madness.

► Where: On Netflix

— Yves Leclerc