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THE MONTREAL BUZZ SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE 2012

Every season is festival season in Montreal, but summer is truly the height of festival frenzy: over 30 festivals tap in to the best and brightest in music, art, theatre, dance, circus and good old-fashioned fun, from sun-up to well after sun-down. Here’s a sampling of some not-to-miss fests…

NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE: MILE END

Spend a day in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood and you’ll see artists, writers and musicians, video game designers, small-business entrepreneurs and young families with children who will grow up to be video game designers and entrepreneurs. You’ll see as many hipsters as you’ll see Hasidic families. You’ll see an impressive spectrum of Montrealers as well as incognito wanna-be Montrealers – on this day, why not claim your place among them…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MAY 11-17

The Montreal streets are alive with the sights and sounds of spring this week – and on top of that it’s Montreal’s birthday! Whether you’re here for a raucous weekend or a pleasant Mother’s Day, Montreal is in a festive mood, with everything from theatre, dance and circus shows to mind-expanding art and body-grooving live music.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MAY 4 – MAY 10

It’s a wonderful week here in Montreal: spring is here and the entertainment is literally fantastic, from Cirque du Soleil to The Little Prince to Pinocchio, from classical musical performances to a cutting-edge digital arts festival, plus comedy, dance, theatre, film, rock n’ roll and roller derby!

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 27-MAY 3

It’s an action-and-art-packed week in Montreal, especially for those of us who are into watching talented people perform amazing feats. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is all that and more, as are many of this week’s dance, theatre and live music shows plus two film festivals and mind-blowing how’d-they-do-that digital art…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 20-26

Ah, it’s a good time to be in Montreal, whether it’s wholesome Earth Day family fun or a Monster Truck rally, the city’s got what everyone wants this week, including a Star Wars exhibition, an international lit fest, theatre, dance and Beauty and the Beast, music deals for Record Store Day, and live music to put a spring in your step.

STAR WARS IDENTITIES AT THE MONTREAL SCIENCE CENTRE

A galaxy far, far away and a reality extremely close to home come together in the interactive, interstellar Star Wars Identities exhibition, making its world premiere at the Montreal Science Centre this week…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 13-19

With spring in full bloom this week in Montreal, both indoor and outdoor entertainment options appropriately abound, from puppetry that astounds the eyes to live music that moves the body, plus a festival of Quebecois culture, a science show about Star Wars, dramatic world-class dance and theatre, and an art fair that gathers most of Montreal’s galleries in one place…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 6-12

Spring is here in Montreal, bike lanes are wide open and parks are filling up even on weekdays, but nights are still cool, so we’re heading indoors to see puppet shows that even adults will love, hip-hop inspired dance, dark drama, the always fun Harlem Globetrotters, live music, art and more…

THE MONTREAL BUZZ BIKE GUIDE 2012

For Montreal visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible and stick to their exercise regimen to boot, one of the best ways to get around Montreal is by bike. With city-wide bike rentals, almost 500 kilometres of bike paths and plenty of food-and-drink stops along the way, cycling is one way to go go go…