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CHINESE ART LIVES LARGE AT ARSENAL

With a space as big as an airport hangar, you need a decorating style that’s larger than life. Enter the brand new show at Arsenal, reuniting 13 contemporary Chinese artists who like to make statements – BIG statements…

BORN ON THE STREET, GROWN IN A GALLERY

These days, art you might expect to see plastered on city walls on the walk back to your hotel is finding new life inside galleries all over town…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 1-7

A winter escape to Montreal this week is replete with gentle snowfall, delicious (and decadent) food, glamourous fashion shows, eye-popping theatre, dance and art, and live music for hot dancing or cozy unwinding…

PERU COMES TO THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Always wanted to climb Machu Pichu? Well you can do the next best thing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: You can take in over 350 Peruvian works of art, artifacts and treasures in their latest show, Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: LALOUX

Francis Archambault, manager of the renowned “Montreal Bistro” Laloux, spoke to us about the wonderful effect that respected pastry chef Patrice Demers has on the menu that chef Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem creates every day. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM AT RIDM 2012

The year’s best documentaries screen at The Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (November 7-18), this year celebrating its 15th year not only with much-anticipated new films but with special programming on the history of documentary film internationally and its importance in portraying the realities of Quebec culture.

ENTER THE RENDEZ-VOUS IN MONTREAL CONTEST!

Today, we are pleased to offer a contest that immerses winners in the heart of the city and its 1001 activities! Don’t waste any time and invite a friend of your choice to discover Montreal with you for a relaxing and fun weekend.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 4

Even with summer officially gone, Montreal is still an arts and culture hotbed – especially this week, with three days of free arty happenings via Journées de la Culture, new art exhibitions starting up along with dance, musical theatre and circus shows, a burlesque festival and truly almost too much live music to handle.

CREATIVE CITY: JOURNEES DE LA CULTURE 2012

The city’s big museums are always a draw, with plenty of family-friendly activities and guided tours (some free, some at discounted prices). See the vast collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including En Masse’s black-and-white mural-like art, as well as free screenings of films from the International Festival of Films on Art. The Musée d’art contemporain takes part in Saturday’s Marathon of Arts via a workshop called Souffle d’inspiration, and on Sunday tours and workshops related to the exhibition A Matter of Abstraction. Step into Montreal history at Pointe-à-Callière, and weave through the Urban Forest at the McCord Museum, where you might even get to know your satirical self at their Become an Editorial Cartoonist Workshop, September 29-30.

10 POP MONTREAL 2012 SHOWS YOU SHOULD SEE

The meaning of “pop” music these days is pretty broad, and this year’s Pop Montreal festival, while leaning towards the indie camp, does a good job of proving it. Pop Montreal 2012, September 19-23, meets many a personal pop predilection, but those of us who like synthesizer-drenched dance-core as much as we like conscious hip hop have some tough choices to make. Thankfully, because Pop Montreal shows are usually punctual, the fest pocket guide is fairly accurate, and the all-new Pop app updates on the fly, show hopping is easy! Really! Maybe! Out of the hundreds of shows going on, here are 10 to catch…