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THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: SEPTEMBER 7-13

Montreal’s hanging on to its sweet summer vibe this week with oodles of outdoor (and also a fair amount of indoor) entertainment: all kinds of art, dance, film, an agricultural open house, even bike racing! Open-air party Piknic Electronik gets down Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, and there’s plenty of live music in the city too.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 6

It’s Labour Day long weekend and public life is in the spotlight this first week of September: live music, from indie-rock to hip hop, at Olympic Park and around town; film from around the world and from the bike world; fashion shows; outdoor art and performances; a food-and-shopping-filled street party – and it’s Burger Week too!

INCREDIBLE WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO MONTREAL

Global media stories big and small, famed and little known, come to Montreal in glorious picture form as celebrated in traveling exhibition World Press Photo, installed at Old Montreal’s Marché Bonsecours, September 7-30…

GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTREAL 2012

Fans of world-calibre cycling, à la Tour de France, will be lining the route of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, taking place at and around Mont Royal Park on Sunday, September 9. The race comes to Montreal just as the hottest days of summer fade into memory and the air begins to get a crisp edge to it: the perfect time to watch top athletes sweat it out in a picturesque locale…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: AUGUST 24-30

Summer in Montreal isn’t over until we say it’s over – so even though this is August’s last hurrah for 2012, the sun is still shining and the party is still going on. This week, the St-Laurent Street fair brings everybody out for shopping, music and mingling, as does the 18th-Century Market in the Old Port, albeit in a different way. There’s also plenty of great live music, film, theatre and dance across the city…

A POP MONTREAL 2012 PREVIEW

For the past 11 years, September in Montreal hasn’t just meant the return of students and cooler days – it’s also the much-anticipated time of the Pop Montreal Music Festival, a fest that started small but keeps hitting new highs year after year…

EXPERIENCEMTL FEST ROCKS PARC OLYMPIQUE

The back-to-school chill may be in the air, but summer isn’t over yet: the all-ages ExperienceMTL, August 24 to September 1, with over 40 bands – including Public Enemy, Atari Teenage Riot and Malajube – ends summer vacation with a bang at Olympic Park in the city’s east end…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: AUGUST 17-23

August might seem like a slower month in Montreal, but the reality is that it’s just as hot and happening as the rest of the summer. This week, rev your engines with NASCAR races, feel the good vibes at Reggae Fest, get colourful at Montreal Pride, feast on gourmet meals, delve a little deeper into Montreal’s cool neighbourhoods and more…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: AUGUST 10-16

Music of all kinds seems to be the pervading theme this week in Montreal, from classical to metal, with plenty of blues, pop, hip hop and electro (dance away the weekend at Pride!) – hey, this is a city that just needs to get its groove on. Plus there’s family fun outdoors, theatrical productions and plenty of good food…

HEAVY MTL 2012 INVADES PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU

Montreal – and all of Quebec, for that matter – loves to rock all year ‘round. It’s just a readily apparent fact. And the beginning of August might be the apex of rock in Montreal, with the massive, multi-stage metal music festival Heavy MTL hot on the heels of Osheaga at beautiful, I mean, cool Parc Jean-Drapeau…