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Things to Do in Montreal: August 23–29

Even during some of summer’s most relaxing days, Montreal keeps the entertainment factor high. This week, visit a genuine New-France marketplace, see new films from internationally-acclaimed filmmakers, marvel at world-class art exhibitions, and rock out to live music…

VIDEO: Mutek 2013

MUTEK, Montreal’s incredible electronic music and digital arts festival, continues to evolve and amaze. For 14 years now, Mutek has been moving minds and bodies with the latest and greatest sounds to come out of the vast genre of electronic music and, as the video above proves, this year was truly next level. See you all in 2014!

Things to do in Montreal: May 31-June 6

June comes in with a bang as Montreal’s festival season truly begins: the Montreal Bike Fest gets us rolling, along with electro fest Mutek and the experimental performance of Festival Transamériques – even Pop Montreal gets in on the act this weekend with Kids Pop and Puces Pop events. As always, there’s plenty of live music, and even John Malkovich gets swept up in the energy, playing Casanova on stage…

Electronic goes symphonic at Mutek 2013

Certainly one of the highlights and biggest crowd pleasers at the Mutek festival is the late-night Nocturnes program of back-to-back DJs urning out non-stop dance music, but the other side of Mutek is dedicated to live performances that are often symphonic in nature, though electronically so, and almost always accompanied by stunning visuals…

Thursday nights under the stars at New City Gas

If Wednesday is hump day, Thursday is now bump day thanks to New City Gas. Griffintown’s hottest event venue is opening its amazing terrasses every summertime Thursday, 4-11 pm. There’s no better view of Old Montreal from up there – you’ll feel like you’re king of the city…

Sunny Sundays at Piknic Electronik 2013

Summer in Montreal is meant for being outdoors, one of the reasons Piknic Electronik started up in the first place 11 years ago: the weekly event, held every Sunday afternoon from May 19 to September 22, combines the natural setting of Parc Jean-Drapeau, complete with a summer breeze coming off the St-Laurent River, with electronic dance music from some of the world’s top DJs and hundreds of happy, dancing people…. This year, the highly anticipated Piknic Electronik starts once more on a long weekend, meaning not one but two days of fun on two stages, one centrally located under the massive Calder sculpture and the other a little further into the park among the trees. On the main stage on May 19, hear house-label Leftroom producers Jay London and Laura Jones and UK disco and house master Matt Tolfrey, and livening up our holiday Monday afternoon is Montreal’s Casbour Records showcase on the Guru stage while the main Moog stage begins the afternoon with Creatures of Habit and ends the day with none other than Detroit house legend Carl Craig. Holiday long weekends continue to get the celebratory Piknic treatment: on St. Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec’s national celebration and always a party), Jun… / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal: May 17-23

Festivals and outdoor activities spring forth this week with a bout of beautiful weather just in time for the long weekend: celebrate La Fête de Montréal with street entertainment and food; be inspired by the art of Festival Transamériques and Chromatic; fall under the spell of the Montreal Opera, the Chamber Music Festival, and live music from electro-dance to glam rock…

MONTREAL’S OUTDOOR WINTER DJ FESTIVAL: IGLOOFEST

Despite seriously cold weather (even for Montreal), almost 18,000 people checked out the opening weekend of Igloofest. We think the video above does a pretty good of explaining why. With three more weekends ahead of us, and music from Ellen Allien, TNGHT, A Tribe Called Red, Caspa, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Joy Orbison, Chris Liebing and many more on the way, there’s no reason for you not to suit up and come get down in the Old Port.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 18-24

The sun is shining, snow is falling and Montreal is hopping: not only is hockey back, but outdoor dance party Igloofest revs its electronic-music engines, the Snow Village beckons, a Dali-inspired circus delights, as do musicals, film, dance shows, interactive art and city sights…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 2013

The month of January is not typically one for travel into northern climes, but Montreal has changed many a traveler’s mind with world-class entertainment, glittering nights out (including New Year’s Eve!), and warm, cozy places to relax…