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Montreal Bach Festival

You wouldn’t be crazy for thinking that a classical music festival does not totally fit the “nightlife” mandate. To that I would I say: did you read my post about Star Wars and the symphony? Ok, so the Star Wars soundtrack might not be the best proof of my interest and expertise in the field of classical music. But any music fan worth their salt has to recognize the incredible complexity, scope and beauty of the genre. Or, at the very least, allow themselves to be swept away by hearing it performed by professionals in a sublime setting. This is what the Montreal Bach Festival offers the city from November 21st to December 5th…

Gay Cinema: Getting the Homegrown Experience

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that Montreal’s LGBT Film Festival (Image+Nation) was quickly approaching. I gave you the inside scoop on five films playing at the festival… before the program had even been released! I know, you are wondering how I get access to such top-secret gay information. Well, I have my sources. But now the full schedule is up, and it’s looking good. Check out some of my recommendations…

Image+Nation: Montreal’s LGBT Film Festival

Recently I was surfing the World Wide Web when I stumbled across an article on that listed the 50 Best Gay Movies. In the post, they pose the question, “Why aren’t there more good gay movies?” It’s true. There is a ton of cinematic queer crap out there. But thankfully the folks at Image+Nation screen through the mediocre to present the best of LGBT film every autumn in Montreal. Watch the sexy trailer of the gay film I am most excited to see…

Black & Blue: Tips for Virgins

Black & Blue is one of the year’s biggest parties, gay or otherwise, and not only in Montreal, but all of Canada. That being said, it can be a bit daunting for the 1st timer. With helpful tips from some famous Montrealais, I’ve got the tips to help you Black & Blue virgins have the night of your life…

M for Montreal Wants You!

M FOR MONTREAL is a dream come true. It’s an organization that celebrates Montreal music and encourages international music professionals and journalists to come and experience the local scene. Since its inception, M for Montreal has built an impressive network of music fans from the four courners of the world – from SXSW and Coachella organizers to France’s Les Inrockuptibles and United Kingdom’s The Guardian.

The Black & Blue Festival

Call it a circuit party. Call it a rave. Call it a festival. Call it a great reason to shake your booty and visit your fave French Canadian city. Call it what you want, but Montreal’s Black & Blue is nothing short of a social, cultural, sports and party event that lasts for a big gay week (October 7-13, 2009). Find out who will be spinning at this year’s main event…

Top 10 Things to do in Fall in Montreal

Summer is coming to an end. Children are back to school and you’ve come to terms with saying farewell to your favourite pair of sandals. But rest assured, there are still a bunch of festivals, activities and amazing things to do in Montreal!

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! @ The World Film Festival

Into its 33rd edition, the Montreal World Film Festival is the perfect way to round out a summer of stellar Montreal festivals. This year’s festival features a film with homosexual and Jewish tendencies.

Gay Pride :: The Inside Scoop

Forty years after the gay pride movement began, Canada has become world-renown for its acceptance and celebration of sexual diversity. And this year, Montreal’s Pride Parade promises to be bigger than ever! Click below for the story…

How to Spend a Weekend in Montreal

Last weekend, journalist extraordinaire Darrell Hartman and I walked through the streets of Montreal, chasing art galleries, museums and shops, having drinks and enjoying summertime in public parks. As his host, I wanted to show him what Montreal is really about. Read the full story to find out more.