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Punk and Poutine at Pouzza Fest 2013

Montreal is no stranger to music festivals, widely known as the place to be in June and July for all things jazz and Francophone and early August for Osheaga’s indie-rock, yet more niche in its May music festivals: all manner of electronic music at Mutek and Elektra, the refined sounds of the chamber music festival, and the pop-punk, Pabst-soaked, poutine-fueled extravaganza that is Pouzza Fest…

21 Swings brings music to the Quartier des spectacles

The 21 Swings public art installation, outside at the Quartier des Spectacles in the heart of downtown, is the kind of instrument anyone can play – and everyone is, no matter what their musical ability, age or whether they find themselves next to friends or strangers on the swings…

Things to do in Montreal: May 3-9

Spring in Montreal seems to have been a quick one – with temperatures already hitting mild-summer levels, everyone’s got their sunglasses and sandals on already, prepping for the season this week with time spent relaxing outdoors, in good restaurants, in galleries and museums, and at live music events…

Celebrities Wax On At Grévin Montreal

The rich and famous are waxy and well in Montreal now that Parisian waxworks sculpture pro Grévin has a new, glitzy home in the city, complete with life-like sculptures of movies stars, sports figures and world changers, as well as an impressive number of Quebec celebrities and historical figures…

Things to Do in Montreal April 26-May 2

Warm, sunny days return to Montreal just as festival season begins, filling not only the Quartier des Spectacles in the heart of downtown Montreal with activity, music and entertainment, but the whole town, from Old Montreal to the Olympic Stadium.

Things to Do in Montreal: April 19-25

Spring is here in Montreal once more, along with seasonally fitting activities and entertainment, whether that means a tour around the city, a fabulous meal, an evening at the theatre or a night on the town…

Electronic evolution at Mutek 2013

For 14 years, Mutek has been moving minds and bodies with the latest and greatest sounds to come out of the vast genre of electronic music. The electronic music and culture festival does everything right again this year, with deep-listening performances, incredible visuals, free shows by local artists, a Piknic Electronik afternoon, and the fest’s signature five nights of late-night dancing, May 29 to June 2…

Piknic Electronik 2013: DJs and Dancing outdoors

Summer is such a glorious time in Montreal that as soon as the first day of spring is here, thoughts can’t help but turn to perfect summer days: hot, sunny, a slight breeze to take the edge off. With this year’s first Piknic Electronik only a month away, some of those thoughts might even be of Sunday afternoons spent dancing in the open air with hundreds of other people…

Things to Do in Montreal: April 12-18

With winter on the outs, Montreal is picking up the pace (though we didn’t slow down too much) with spring-themed restaurant menus, a huge fashion sale, sporting events, comedy stylings, theatre, dance, interactive art and an extreme number of live music shows…

Digital Delights at Elektra 2013

Montreal is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of possibility in electronic music and art, seeking out the best in home-grown and international talent to showcase in galleries as much as in dance clubs. After over a decade of such innovation, Elektra remains one of the festivals plugged right in to the new, different and digital.