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LILITH FAIR RETURNS TO MONTRÉAL

In the late 1990s, Lilith Fair was one of the most successful touring festivals out there. For three summers it hosted some of the best female musicians in the world and the vast crowds of people that loved them. Then it disappeared. But, on July 23rd at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the women of Lilith Fair return to Montreal…

MONTRÉAL’S BEST PODCASTS

When podcasts were first introduced, they were usually about the things that most interested the internet-savvy people that first made them. But, as the rest of us caught on, the subject matter grew to include almost everything. So now that it’s 2010, when it comes to Montreal’s best podcasts, there’ a little something for everyone…

EXPLORING MONTREAL’S PUBLIC ART (PART 1)

Sure, Montreal has a lot of free museum opportunities. But museums have totally constraining things like doors and schedules, so if you truly want to experience some art on your own terms, exploring Montreal’s collection of public art is the way to go…

CREPES?

I’d intended to begin this post about crepes with something along the lines of “even the pancakes are classier in Montreal”. But, in the interest of full disclosure, it should be mentioned that it was the name of a chain of crepe shops that prompted the writing of this post…

FREE MONTREAL MUSEUMS

Everyone loves culture but paying for it can get pricey. Since Montreal seems to have almost as many museums as it does parks, a proper survey of them all would require a second and possibly third job. However, with some crafty scheduling one can dine out every day of the week on a different slice of art, history, architecture and more…

OSHEAGA 2010

Now in its fifth year, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has firmly planted its flag in the Montreal summer concert calendar. No doubt many people will say that this year’s edition, taking place July 31st-August 1st, is “the best one yet”. But that’s actually true this year and I’ll tell you why…

SPRING INTO MONTREAL EXERCISE

Though Montreal’s winters have a reputation of being unreasonably cold, over the past couple years they’ve been getting increasingly mild. This, however, has not stopped Montrealers from embracing the annual spring tradition of spending every last second they can outside. For this reason, there are an incredible amount of outdoor exercise opportunities to explore…

AUSSIE PIES INVADE MONTREAL STOMACHS

Montreal is a great city for eating because its residents have come from all over the world and brought their food with them. Italian, Greek, Indian, you name it. But how about the Australians? What do they even eat? Well, there’s a new place in Montreal that can help you deliciously get to the bottom of this important question…

JAZZ FEST AND QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, taking over the city from June 25th to July 6th, is the world’s largest jazz festival. This year’s 31st edition could very well be the best yet. How can such bold predictions be made this far ahead? Read on to find out…

CONCERTS IN MONTREAL : MARCH, APRIL, MAY 2010

Like the city itself, Montreal’s concert scene begins to heat up in the spring before exploding into an almost-overwhelming array of music when the summer festival season rolls around…