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UNPREDICTABLE ART AT THE MONTREAL BIENNALE

La Biennale de Montréal 2011 en montage – Teaser from Biennale de Montréal 2011 on Vimeo. One of the great things about travelling is how even the best-laid plans can fall apart. Because, once you get past the frustration or disappointment, there’s adventure and discovery in the unexpected, a sense of moving forward and into something new. This year’s month-long Montreal Biennale gets that – it’s brought together 24 artists from 10 countries, all exploring the broad and fascinating theme of “chance.”…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 28-MAY 1)

There’s really no stopping the world from coming to Montreal – if only we weren’t so darned welcoming, eh? This weekend is no exception, with an international literary fest, a world-wide celebration of dance, a world-music festival and an art exhibition that spans the globe. And world-touring Godspeed You Black Emperor stops in with sonic love for their hometown…

THE WORLD COMES TO MONTREAL FOR FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES

Now in its fifth year, the Festival Transamériques, May 26 to June 11, showcases a creatively curated, cutting-edge array of theatre, dance and performance art in 31 shows from Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 7-10)

The whole of Montreal seems to be shaking off winter with great vigour this weekend – the streets are sure to be full of people who’ve already traded their winter boots for flip-flops. Compagnie Marie Chouinard celebrates 20 years of dance in the sun and in the snow, Buddy Guy and Jackson Browne show off their very different guitar stylings and the Monster Spectacular gives a whole new meaning to going for a weekend drive…

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL

As the days warm up, Montrealers start to mingle more, brushing shoulders outdoors and during all kinds of no-cost activities around town. Whether you’re into music, dancing or saving the environment, you’re sure to find some social (and intellectual) action at one of many free and fabulous events this April.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (MARCH 24-27)

The final weekend of March’s madness! Temperatures may have fluctuated wildly this month, but spring is definitely in the air now, even if our fingers still can’t quite feel it… Bring a pair of gloves out just in case, but arty happenings indoors and out will keep the blood flowing, whether ballet’s your bag, film’s your forum, rock n’ roll’s your rock or events of strange and sublime proportions are your, er, thing…

THE MCCORD MUSEUM CELEBRATES 90 YEARS

Can you say ‘’history on an iPod’’? The McCord Museum on Sherbrooke Street, one of Canada’s oldest museums, is celebrating 90 years with a very forward-looking exhibit…

CONTEMPORARY ART IN MONTREAL

Montreal is full of galleries where you can find fabulous contemporary art, from well-known Canadian and International names, as well as exciting new emerging artists…

SPRING IN THE GAY VILLAGE: MARCH

People flock to Montreal’s Gay Village to see what’s going on in the clubs, bars and out in the community. These same people should flock to this post to see what’s coming up in March (and a bit of April)…