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Pointe-à-Callière looks at the Lives and Times of the Plateau

While Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and 18th-century buildings offer a picturesque glimpse of the city’s roots, the surrounding neighbourhoods have their own historically significant stories to tell and impressive architecture to match. Lives and Times of the Plateau, a new exhibition at the Pointe-à-Callière history and archaeology museum, illuminates the colourful nooks and crannies of over 200 years of everyday life, industry and creativity in the Plateau neighbourhood…

Things to Do in Montreal: October 25-31

As both winter and Halloween approach, Montreal continues to entertain with live theatre and music, intriguing art, designer shopping, and horror movies, along with many chances this week to make the most of the fall weather, whether it’s sunny for daytime ambling or eerily overcast for costumed cavorting…

Beat Nation Remixes Aboriginal Art and Hip Hop

Drumbeats, many resounding like the rhythm of the human heart and some more akin to electronic dance music, accompany an array of sculptural, painting and new media work by a new generation of North American Aboriginal artists in Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, at the Musée d’art contemporain this fall…

Things to Do in Montreal: October 18-24

Montreal finds itself at the height of autumnal glory this week, not only in its colourful falling leaves, breezy days and Halloween preparations, but with the onset of hockey season, complemented by an NBA basketball game and all kinds of film screenings, live music, and world-class dance and theatre productions…

Wild Entertainment at the Phenomena Festival

Montreal’s Phénomena Festival, October 18-25, defies definition with its array of avant-garde performances by 150 local and international artists, known for their unique, often humorous, approaches to theatre, dance, music, puppetry, fashion, poetry, film, cabaret and visual art…

Things to Do in Montreal: October 11-17

The Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend in Montreal is all about keeping people well-fed, relaxed and entertained with special restaurant menus, an international film festival, world-class theatre, and music for singing along to or dancing all night…

Things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Montreal

As Canadian Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Montreal remains thankful for an abundance of autumnal activities and entertainment, along with rather summery temperatures even as the leaves change colour…

Things to Do in Montreal: October 4-10

As the leaves turn colour and the sun still keeps the days warm, Montreal moves into the fall season with one of the city’s best film festivals, the opening of a new comedy club, world-class dance and theatre, plenty of good food, and live music from classical to jazz to rock…

Montreal Fall Arts & Culture Guide

This fall, Montreal lives up to its reputation for showcasing international and homegrown artistic and cultural creations, whether at festivals or stand-alone shows. See the latest in world cinema, innovative twists on ballet, comedic opera, family-friendly circus, Shakespearean symphony, dynamic contemporary dance and visual art…

Beautiful organ music lifts up fall in Montreal

During the 15th Orgue et Couleurs Fall Festival and the Canadian International Organ Festival, some of Montreal’s most picturesque churches and concert halls reverberate with traditional organ music played by internationally-acclaimed musicians…