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THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JUNE 29-JULY 5

Montreal is not only abuzz with jazz – and blues, rock, electro and more, indoors and out – this week at the The Montreal International Jazz Festival Jazz, but alight with Canada Day celebrations, in flight with a circus festival, and all aflutter with outdoor activities, mind-expanding art, and body-rocking music.

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST: GAY & LESBIAN EDITION

The Montreal International Jazz Fest brings an eclectic mix of international musical talent to Montreal for 10 days and 10 nights of great concerts, free outdoor shows and spectacular moments. And with the 2012 edition bringing headliners like Rufus Wainwright and Liza Minnelli, the 2012 Jazz Fest can’t hide its rainbow glow!

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JUNE 15-22

Montrealers are pinching themselves yet again as summer is here at last, with blue skies, warm weather and constant social and cultural action. Live music is the name of this week’s game, from French stars to Beach Boys to folk fests, avant-garde talents and local up-and-coming pop stars. Throw in some Fringe Fest theatre, digital art and a day at the urban beach and call yourself a true Montrealer too…

ELEKTRA: MONTREAL’S DIGITAL ARTS FEST

The Elektra International Digital Arts Festival, May 1-6, features artists and their works that represent cutting edge technology mixed with experimental forms of digital art and culture in diverse mediums such as video, music, concerts, audiovisual performance, architectural video projections, schizophrenic robotics and colossally complex installations…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 20-26

Ah, it’s a good time to be in Montreal, whether it’s wholesome Earth Day family fun or a Monster Truck rally, the city’s got what everyone wants this week, including a Star Wars exhibition, an international lit fest, theatre, dance and Beauty and the Beast, music deals for Record Store Day, and live music to put a spring in your step.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: APRIL 13-19

With spring in full bloom this week in Montreal, both indoor and outdoor entertainment options appropriately abound, from puppetry that astounds the eyes to live music that moves the body, plus a festival of Quebecois culture, a science show about Star Wars, dramatic world-class dance and theatre, and an art fair that gathers most of Montreal’s galleries in one place…

PAPIER12: AN AFFORDABLY EXQUISITE ART FAIR

The Papier art fair has been putting Montreal on the map since its inauguration five years ago, mainly because it’s a helluva fun weekend outing – but also because it’s the city’s best opportunity to buy art cheap…

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART 2012

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), now in its 30th year, abundantly spans the subjects of visual art, architecture, design, dance, literature, fashion, music and multi-media art in over 130 films from 27 countries as well as free public exhibitions and performances…

MONTREAL EN LUMIERE’S NUIT BLANCHE

On February 25, 2012, Montreal once again hosted Nuit Blanche as part of the Montreal en Lumiere Festival. From the heart of the Quartiers des Spectacles to the Plateau, Old Montreal to Parc Olympique, Montreal Buzz videographer Guillaume Langlois and I set off into the Nuit Blanche with no idea of the wacky nocturnal adventure we’d get into: a Bran Van 3000 show, a glowing urban slide, some luminothérapie, the world’s tallest inclined tower, owls, ice skating under the stars, and last, but absolutely not least, penguins.