Up and coming entertainment

 

• On March 20 at 7 p.m., Allison Kirkwood’s documentary, Echoes of a Fine-Tuned Valley: Musical Memories from the Jacques-Cartier Area, premièred on the Voice of English-speaking Québec, A Different Tune and QAHN Facebook pages. It can still be seen at any time on those pages.

• The Quebec Art Company held an online reading of The Black Figurine of Death in February. Monthly QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter. The next play, The Visitor, will be streamed on March 28 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit quebecartcompany.com.

• The Quebec City Women’s Club invites members to attend their Zoom meeting on March 30 at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature a presentation about famed Italian tenor and movie star Mario Lanza, including excerpts from some of his films. To reserve your spot at the Zoom presentation, go to the QCWC Facebook page or email [email protected] before March 28.

• The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) reopened on Feb. 10 with the long-awaited Turner and the Sublime exhibit, which is scheduled to run until May 2. To respect public health measures, visitors must reserve their time slots ahead of time on the museum website at mnbaq.org/en.

Le Diamant has reopened with presentations of 887, featuring playwright, actor and producer Robert Lepage, from March 13 to 28. 887 is an autobiographical play; the number represents the address of the house where Lepage grew up on Avenue Murray in Quebec City. For more details and to reserve tickets, visit lediamant.ca/en

• The Citadelle of Québec is reopening to the public on April 1. In addition to its fascinating permanent museum, there is a new exhibit for families with young children called Operation Paws and Boots. For details, visit lacitadelle.qc.ca/en.

• The Morrin Centre is presenting a diverse set of authors from across Canada, representing a wide variety of literary genres during this year’s Imagination Writers’ Festival which will be held online from April 6 to 11. All events will be free - donations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve your place at each event, visit morrin.org/imagination

• The Club Musical de Québec presents the Cheng 2 Duo, the irresistible brother-sister tandem from Ottawa featuring cellist Bryan and pianist Silvie Cheng at the Palais Montcalm. They will give two performances in homage to Beethoven with a nod to the 100th birthday of Piazzolla on April 11 at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit clubmusicaldequebec.com. Music lovers have the choice of attending the concert live at the Palais Montcalm or watching it online.