Posted on September 12th, 2012 by .

It was a whirlwind summer in Montreal with festivals, food trucks and fun. We got to enjoy the new Clock Tower Beach, check out not one but two LGBT festivals (Divers/Cité and Fierte Montreal Pride) and enjoy the Boules Roses in the pedestrian haven of Aires Libres in the Gay Village. However the leaves are turning some Fifty Shades of Autumn, Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks and we can start rocking the sweaters and leather!

Bingo Night at Royal Phoenix: Located in the hip and very Queer Mile End, Royal Phoenix has become an institution of LGBT activity in Montreal since it opened in June 2011. There’s something to do there every night of the week, but Monday night is Bingo night hosted by Burlesque Star “Matante Julie.” For $5 you get three bingo squares and a Pabst, plus all the funds go to supporting the ACCM! After a few rounds, try out the Royal Phoenix Cantine’s tempura-covered deep fried chocolate bars.

The Edwards Twins: The Edwards Twin brothers have been delighting audiences for years with their uncanny impersonations of over 100 stars. You can see them do everything from Bette Midler, Cher and even Kermit the Frog in Montreal at Theatre St. Denis, September 14-16.

Montreal AIDS Walk: The Farha Foundation has raised more than $8.7 million for AIDS foundations across Quebec since 1992. Their annual AIDS walk “Ca Marche” takes place at 9AM on Sunday, September 30 starting at Parc Emilie Gamelin.


Shows at New City Gas: Do you love dancing and light shows with the best DJs in the world? New City Gas (a mid 1800s Industrial complex turned multi-functional event space) has an impressive line up for the fall: AN21 & Max Vangeli on September 15, Thomas Gold on September 22, Joachim Garraud on September 29, Armin van Buuren on October 5, and Calvin Harris on October 19. Tickets available here.

Festival Black & Blue: Evolution 2012: The 22nd edition of Black & Blue will be held on Sunday, October 7 and feature DJs like David Morales, Gareth Emery, and Sander van Doorn (to name a few.) The theme this year is “Evolution” with emphasis on inclusion, respect, open-mindedness, peace, equality, altruism and love! Reserve your tickets here, it’s for a great cause!


PitBull Montreal: The 2nd Edition of Pitbull takes place September 29th at Underworld. The event is in association with Gay Village fetish store Fetish Armada and features DJ Dwayne Minard from Toronto.


Catch a Music Show: Lesbian Canadian crooner and music icon k.d lang brings her band “The Siss Boom Bang” to Montreal at the Corona Theater on September 28 and 29. Fresh off his amazing show during Montreal Jazz Fest, Rufus Wainwright will be returning for a more intimate show at Eglise St-Jean Baptiste on October 26.

Date Night in the Village: Visiting Montreal with your lover? A cute date night in the Village will have you seeing rainbow hearts. Try some of the fine dining options in the Village like Kitchenette, or the more casual Lallouz for some kebobs! After a stroll up through the adorable back streets of the village surrounding amherst and ontario will bring you right up to the bottom of Parc Lafountaine.






  1. Davyn Ryall

    / Sep 13th

    This season, Village Scene Productions celebrates their tenth(10th) year of producing original queer themed bilingual theatre. They’re putting all of their “balls into one towel” with their latest project, a Canadian – Quebecois cast (the Bathhouse-BoYces) touring production, to be presented in both French, Bain-Sauna: le musical! and in English, Bathhouse: The Musical!.
    Village Scene Productions presents…
    BATHHOUSE: The Musical! / “BAIN-SAUNA: le musical!”
    The Canadian cast touring production in English and in French – Montreal, summer –autumn 2012.
    Bathhouse: The Musical! Everything you ever wanted to know about the bathhouse BoYces but were afraid to ask … Come out and see what goes on behind those doors. This rib-tickling, ass-slapping, toe-tapping all male burlesque musical high camp comedy promises to be a rousing, carousing, musical montage with plenty of scantily clad men!.

    Join Benjy, along with the your favorite bathhouse icons Maurice, David, Teddy, and the other bathhouse patrons, as he visits his friendly neighbourhood bathhouse for the first time. He’s looking for love!!!… but soon realizes that the other patrons are looking for something else, something a little more temporary!

    The Play contains adult themes and is for mature audiences with a high tolerance of being offended. The one thing ‘catchy’ is the ‘tunes’, featuring songs like: ‘Friendly Neighborhood Bathhouse’, ‘Bathhouse ABCs’, ‘The Steam Room’, ‘Clicking For Dick’, ‘The Workout’, ‘In The Shower’, ‘The Seduction Tango’, and ‘Hottie Revival’. See you at the baths!

    BATHHOUSE: The Musical! / BAIN-SAUNA: le musical!
 (Warning: Adult content; coarse language, sexual references, partial nudity.)

    Music & Lyrics : Tim Evanicki & Esther Daack. 

    Orchestrations : Don Hopkinson. 

    Additional materials : Ryan Beck & Kate Tricamo.
    Original French translation : Baptiste Duval.
    Dramaturge, additional text translation, & Quebec adaptation : Stéphane Turgeon.

    Director : Davyn Ryall, artistic director of VSP.
    Musical Director, conductor, & key board / piano: Jeff Louch; on drums Tony Spina; on bass Liam Tucker.
    Choreographer : Nadia Verrucci.
    Canadian cast of Bathhouse BoYces :
    Hugo Charland, Bryan Libero, Sébastien Neault, Martin Provost, Ricky Smith, Stéphane Turgeon.
    Lighting design & technicien : Kévin Bergeron
    Lighting assistant techniciens : Hélène Rioux, et Michel Hansé
    Sound technician : Dayv Luciak
    Costumes & props design : Mélanie Ann Fallnbigl.
    Set design : André Simmoneau.
    Production assistance : Richard Smith.
    Consultant musical & additional vocal coaching : Chris Barillaro.
    Coaching additional : Jacqueline Van de Geer.
    Coaching voice & body: Dawn Ford.
    Graphic design : Simon Coté.
    Graphic design promotional : Sam Dahdal.
    Photographer & Videographer : Tristan Brand.

    Performances : Presented during the Bad Boy Club of Montréal (BBCM) ‘Black & Blue’ event (Octobre 3-9, 2012.)
    -in French; “Bain-Sauna : le musical!” Wednesday, Thursday & Friday October 3, 4, 5, 8:00pm.
    -In English; Bathhouse: The Muscial! Sunday, October 7 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.

    – Salle Paul Buissonneau – Art Neuf at the Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée
    in Parc La Fontaine of Montréal; 3819, av. Calixa- Lavallée, Montréal, Qc. H2L 3A7
    -TICKETS: $30 to $38. Taxes included. Plus service charges, where applicable. General admission. At door or advance purchase: PRIAPE 1311 Sainte-Catherine street east, Montreal, Qc. H2L 2H4 514 521-8451 1-800-461-6969
    Ou: 2, Sainte-Catherine street east Montréal, Qc. H2X 1K4 514 285-4545. Price range: $35. – $30.
    -Group sales : or call 514 627-9255 -Information : http://www.bbcm,org

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