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PAPIER12: AN AFFORDABLY EXQUISITE ART FAIR

The Papier art fair has been putting Montreal on the map since its inauguration five years ago, mainly because it’s a helluva fun weekend outing – but also because it’s the city’s best opportunity to buy art cheap…

CONTEMPORARY ART FINDS (HUGE) NEW HOME AT ARSENAL GALLERY

Montreal’s latest, greatest, hugest rentable art space, Arsenal is the brainchild of local collectors Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan. The couple, who’s also behind Division Gallery, has forged new ground further southwest than the city’s art world has yet ventured…

MONTREAL IMPACT JOIN SOCCER’S MAJOR LEAGUE

New league, new coach, new international-calibre striker, new logo, new uniforms and an even newer new stadium – you’d almost be inclined to think that there was some kind of theme to the 2012 season of Montreal’s much-loved professional soccer franchise, the Montreal Impact…

CHARLOTTE HOSTEN’S WEARABLE SCULPTURES

What is that glamorous piece of multicoloured, crystal-studded art I’ve got around my neck? Why, it’s a Charlotte Hosten, fresh from her new, very own store.

LYONEL FEININGER: FROM MANHATTAN TO BAUHAUS TO THE MMFA

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ latest must-see exhibition is Lyonel Feininger: From Manhattan to the Bauhaus, a lively retrospective that features paintings, satirical cartoons, comic strips, hand-made figures and photographs…

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2012

From the addictive 21 Balançoires to the city’s birthday bash, the International Digital Arts Biennial to the new 2-22 complex (pictured above), Montreal’s premiere performance district, the ever-evolving Quartier des Spectacles, is about to take it to the next level this spring and summer…

A-TRAK RETURNS TO MONTREAL TO PLAY IGLOOFEST

Montreal ex-pat A-Trak is one busy monsieur. On top of his Fool’s Gold record label, its new Williamsburg shop and his own musical productions, the Montrealer-turned-New Yorker also maintains a hectic DJ tour schedule that includes a stop at the 2012 edition of Igloofest…

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN MONTREAL

From the simply intimate to the ludicrously grandiose, from the under-your-nose to the off-the-beaten-path, Montreal once again plays host to a huge array of partays this New Year’s Eve, any one of which just may be just the ticket to ringing in a new year that some sayers of sooth are predicting will be our last. Might as well do it up right this NYE…

FALL 2011 CONCERTS IN MONTREAL

When it comes to concert craziness, it seems that each subsequent year outdoes its predecessor, and 2011 was no exception. Record attendance was reported at Montreal’s major music festivals and the number of club and larger venue music events hit an all-time high. Clearly, the appetite for music entertainment in Montreal continues to be one that’s not easily satisfied. Hungry music gourmandizers, therefore, will want to take note that Prince, The Wailers, Jay-Z & Kanye, Feist, Judas Priest, Bon Iver, the New York Philharmonic and many more represent the best of what’s left in 2011…

TORONTO PICS MONTREAL: WIN A TRIP TO MONTREAL!

We Montrealers know we live in a pretty special city, but sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to see your hometown’s true beauty. Which is why we’ve come up with the Toronto Pics Montréal contest: we’re asking Toronto residents to submit their wonderful photos of our city in order to win a trip for 2 to Montréal with VIA RAIL and the opportunity to become guest photo-bloggers for the Montréal Buzz…