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Things to do in Montréal: July 8 to 14

As always, July in Montréal means innumerable things to do: amazing shows at the Jazz Fest, Cirque Festival and in parks throughout the city; a Saturday night of fireworks; a family-friendly weekend of global culture activities and music; films new and old; and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Jazz Fest fun The Montréal International Jazz Festival takes over the Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montréal with hundreds of outdoor and indoor shows, numerous food and drink options, a kids’ activity zone and more to July 9 – let our Survival Guide to the Jazz Fest and our list of must-see concerts lead the way through the fest’s packed program. This weekend’s music includes the Swedish indie-pop of Peter Bjorn and John, The Wainwright Sisters, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a Women of Soul tribute concert, brilliant NYC pianist Aaron Parks and his trio, and dozens of amazing free shows. On top of all that, take a jazz-focused tour on foot or by boat during the festival, including a walking tour on the city’s history of jazz from the 1920s to present day, July 9-10 starting at noon. See even more of the city sights… / Read More →

The Fantasia Film Fest Ventures Far & Wide

Few film festivals do what the Fantasia International Film Festival manages to do: bringing hundreds of hard-to-find international and local oddities to the big screen, all in one place, all in the span of three weeks…

Lepage to Jodorowsky: Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2013

One of the best, most diverse film festivals in the city, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is much like Montreal itself: cutting-edge and creative, exciting yet relaxed, intelligent and sexy. The 42nd edition of the festival, running October 9-20, not only brings almost 300 new films from around the world to multiple screens around the city, but hosts discussions, parties, a professional conference, and free outdoor screenings…