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ALTERNATIVE LGBT PARTIES IN MONTREAL

In a city as diverse as Montreal, there are plenty of alternative places and events for LGBT people to go to located outside of the Gay Village…

THE REAL DRAG QUEENS OF MONTREAL!

Glamorous, fabulous and totally talented, the Drag Queens of Montreal are a must-see. From amateur night on Saturdays at Drugstore, to the crème-de-la-crop at Cabaret Mado, our girls always bring a special je-ne-sais-quoi to the stage. Cabaret Mado has been open 10 years (stay tuned for details about the huge birthday bash this summer) and Mado puts on the world’s largest drag show, Mascara, every year during Divers/Cité! Come on down to the village where we are waiting for everyone to join the party!

BAL EN BLANC IS BACK

Another year brings another roster of landmark Montreal events and few will be bigger in 2012 than Bal en Blanc, which will draw thousands of ravers to Palais des congrès for its 18th edition!

PASTAGA: BIG TASTE ON SMALL PLATES

The new restaurant Pastaga, which puts the spotlight on Quebec ingredients, has been garnering lots of buzz and media accolades for the creative small-plate cuisine of chef-owners Martin Juneau and Louis-Philippe Breton and the interesting selection of organic wines on offer…

GAY & LESBIAN MONTREAL: MARCH

Montreal’s LGBT events in March are about as diverse as they come: dancing at an all-night rave, seeing leather daddies, taking in some world-class art and women on four-wheeled skates, all topped off with some maple sugary sweets!

TRUFFLE CRAZY IN MONTREAL

Black truffle freaks will know this, of course, but here’s a word of warning to the uninitiated: the season is ending soon. Some restaurants in town still have them available – XO, Le St Urbain and Venti, for example – but only for a few more days…

MONTREAL EN LUMIERE’S NUIT BLANCHE

On February 25, 2012, Montreal once again hosted Nuit Blanche as part of the Montreal en Lumiere Festival. From the heart of the Quartiers des Spectacles to the Plateau, Old Montreal to Parc Olympique, Montreal Buzz videographer Guillaume Langlois and I set off into the Nuit Blanche with no idea of the wacky nocturnal adventure we’d get into: a Bran Van 3000 show, a glowing urban slide, some luminothérapie, the world’s tallest inclined tower, owls, ice skating under the stars, and last, but absolutely not least, penguins.