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THE 2012 MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, May 10 to June 2, is in its 17th consecutive year of bringing internationally renowned chamber music to the ears of the city’s music lovers. Read on for some of this year’s highlights that are being presented in the lovely Eglise St-George…

ELEKTRA: MONTREAL’S DIGITAL ARTS FEST

The Elektra International Digital Arts Festival, May 1-6, features artists and their works that represent cutting edge technology mixed with experimental forms of digital art and culture in diverse mediums such as video, music, concerts, audiovisual performance, architectural video projections, schizophrenic robotics and colossally complex installations…

BLUE METROPOLIS: MONTREAL’S INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

For the week of April 18 to April 23, you’ll find a different crowd at the Opus Hotel- it’s been chosen as the headquarters for the 14th incarnation of The Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, a celebration of the best writers from all over the world…

MONTREAL’S BEST TEAS

Whether you’re looking for a place to learn about tea practices and tea culture while sipping on a rare blend from a remote region in China, or you just want to don some white gloves and have some good old fashioned afternoon tea, these top 5 tea connoisseurs in Montreal will have you covered…

BURLESQUE IN MONTREAL

It’s no coincidence that the upcoming Grand Burlesque Show originated in the sexy city of Montreal, as I guarantee that you won’t find saucier or more creative burlesque performers anywhere else on the continent…

MONTREAL’S BEST BLOODY CAESARS

The Bloody Caesar is a Canadian cocktail staple that was invented in Calgary and has since spread like prairie wildfire. Perhaps you’re familiar with the Bloody Caesar’s equally morbid relative, the Bloody Mary. The cocktails are identical except that you’ll find Clamato juice (instead of tomato) in the Caesar. But who cares? What matters is they’re delicious and here’s a list of some of Montreal’s best…

MONTREAL’S FAMOUS ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Montreal’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1824 and, since the city boasts a large number Irish folks and an even larger number of people happy to be “Irish for the day”, the parade seems to get bigger and more vibrant every year. On March 18, get set for hours of parade hijinks with floats, bands and non-stop Irish revelry…

UNDER THE SNOW FEST BURIES THE MILE END IN MUSIC

It doesn’t get more quintessentially Montreal than the new music festival, Under the Snow (March 14-18), which emphasizes alternative genres of music (shoegaze, post rock, experimental music, electronica and more) produced in Quebec and beyond. Aside from the great live shows, there’s also a record fair happening soon after for those that liked what they heard…

5 COFFEES IN 5 MONTREAL CAFES

Montreal is known as a very European city. The pace, the architecture, the joie de vivre and the café culture and abundance of excellent coffees that comes with it. There are countless cafés to enjoy, but for authentic atmosphere and gourmet blends, here are 5 of the best…

WHERE TO FIND WINTER SPORTS IN MONTREAL

Participating in winter sports is the most fun anyone can have wearing many, many layers of clothing. From skating to cross-country skiing to new winter trends like kicksledding, winter revellers should look no further for the best of winter fun…