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Things to do in Montreal: October 17-23

This week holds tons of free and less-free entertainment, but both are guaranteed to make you feel phenomenal in their special way. Keep some energy to party – there’s some hopping musical acts in town…

Tracing Greats Movements from Van Gogh to Kandinsky

What a difference 14 years makes. The turn of the 19th century in Europe was an incredibly fruitful time, and none so much as in the visual arts. Thanks to extensive research by Los Angeles-based curator Timothy O. Benson, the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900-1914, on now at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, traces in detail the decade and a half that established the history of Modern Art as we know it…

Thing to do in Montreal: October 10-16

With Thanksgiving weekend ringing in the week, the theme is fall’s bounty, both outdoors and in. From film screenings to grandiose ballet productions to the beautiful changing colours on the trees, there’s a whole lot to take in…

Things to do in Montreal: October 3-9

With the fragrant smell of fall and changing colours in the trees comes the first whiff of Halloween. Mix a bit of outdoor fun in with a good dose of culture, before it gets too chilly…

Thing to do in Montreal: September 26 – October 2

After the frenetic pace of Pop Montreal, a week to sit back and relax would be great right? Think again! Strap your boots on for Journées de la Culture, when every nook and cranny off the city opens up for your free cultural edification. Of course, you can also sink into a cushy seat at Place des Arts or in front of international silver screen award-winners to rest your weary head…

Fall Into the Classical Arts

After letting the festivals take over the spotlight of summer entertainment, Montreal’s more classical culture institutions are revving up their programming for the new season. Expect operatic heights, symphonic grandeur and balletic prowess…

Thing to do in Montreal: September 19-25

The race is on: it’s time to get in the last drops of Pop Montreal before it ends! Meanwhile, there’s lots of other unmissable stuff – this is fall in Montreal, after all. So grab a sweatband, some water, and get your entertainment on…

Things to do in Montreal this October

As ghouls and golems rev up for the end of the month, entertainment is around every corner, in the form of art openings, dance shows, Oktoberfest and more. Get out there and enjoy it all…

Your September 2014 To Dos

School is back and so is the frenetic fall schedule in this city bursting with arts and culture. So crack open your fresh notebooks, and note down these things to do!

Find your OOTD at the Festival Mode & Design

Mark the weekend of August 20 to 23 in your calendars: it’ll be a bona fide fashion frenzy. The Festival Mode & Design will turn Place des Festivals into a temporary international style HQ, uniting makers, thinkers and shoppers from here and beyond in a high-colour outdoor happening. Top of our list among the visitors: the ever-graceful Garance Doré, a French fashion blogger who’s made her mark with her witty take on the fashion world, and who’s here to give a master class for a mere $25 a ticket. (Get yours now!) There’s also a class by the legendary Nathalie Rykiel, daughter of world-famous designer Sonia – and a fashion icon in her own right – and the gorgeous Thierry-Maxime Loriot, a male model whose form has graced Gorgio Armani, Lanvin and Zegna, among others. Maybe some of their stardust will rub off! Of course the main attraction are the outdoor fashion shows, for free and in the middle of Place des Festivals on the Casino de Montréal catwalk, featuring local designers Ève Gravel, UNTTLD, Travis Taddeo and Ying Gao, among others. Plus there’s a Lunch Beat, a yoga break and the annual stiletto race– how fast are you in… / Read More →