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THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 30- DECEMBER 6

December in Montreal begins with nothing short of fireworks on Saturday night, along with several other events that light up the city, from outdoor art to Christmas-tree festooned craft fairs – a few stars of comedy and music glitter even in our midst this week too.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 23-29

Several music legends grace Montreal this week: Neil Young, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Gilberto Gil, and well, more recent legend Justin Bieber. Whether you’re in town to see any of them or simply here to take in the plentiful sights, sounds and good food, there’s also plenty of entertainment for all ages at holiday fairs, on stage and screen, and out in the streets…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 16-22

November is often an under-appreciated month – not quite fall, not quite winter – but in Montreal there’s way too much going on to let the month just pass you by: this week, see amazing new documentary films, top-tier UFC fighters and hockey players, opera, circus, theatre and world-class dance, and even do some shopping and music show hopping.

MONTREAL BUZZ GUIDE TO HOLIDAY CRAFT & ARTISANAL FAIRS

Holiday shopping might not be everyone’s favourite activity, but in Montreal, shopping can be a thoroughly delightful artistic and cultural experience, especially during December, when craft and artisanal fairs showcase some of the best made-in-Quebec creative goods around, from traditional crafts to avant-garde designs.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 9-15

Even as the days get shorter and the nights colder, Montreal knows how to keep everyone warm, cozy and happy, starting with good food, of course, as this week’s TASTE MTL proves. But feasts for the eyes and ears abound too with two film festivals, three music festivals, opera, theatre, circus, dance, immersive and innovative art experiences, and lots of live music…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 2-8

Take a break in Montreal this week with days dedicated to amazingly affordable fine food, high-flying and inspiring on-stage entertainment, international film and art, family-friendly sounds of science, and lots of great live music…

DISCOVER LOCAL MUSIC AT M FOR MONTREAL 2012

Get to know Montreal through its music scene at M for Montreal, November 14-17, where Montreal bands, known and unknown, share the bill with international acts, making for some amazing live music experiences…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 1

Montreal’s love of Halloween is in full effect this week, so don’t be surprised to see costumed Montrealers wandering the streets and bellying up to the bars all around town – though they might leave the blood and gore at home while taking in film fest screenings, Restaurant Week gourmet food, performances from circus to sound art, and lots of live music…

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM AT RIDM 2012

The year’s best documentaries screen at The Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (November 7-18), this year celebrating its 15th year not only with much-anticipated new films but with special programming on the history of documentary film internationally and its importance in portraying the realities of Quebec culture.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: OCTOBER 19-25

Art and entertainment merge this week in Montreal with two international film festivals, a festival of experimental performance and music, a gorgeous ballet, thought-provoking theatre and art that brings Montreal closer to Brooklyn. Plus there’s NBA basketball, Olympic-level hockey, pre-Halloween festivities, and lots of live music.