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SUMMER LITERARY SEMINARS IN MONTREAL

The Summer Literary Seminars are in Montreal for the second year. Now, before you all stop reading, you should know that this is one of the best festivals of its kind. Not saying much, you think? Well, you’d be wrong. The two week long seminar brings together world-class authors, up-and-coming writers and literary enthusiasts for workshops, readings and panel discussions in the heart of downtown Montreal…

GAY MONTREAL: JUNE

After the onslaught of rain Montreal received in May, it’s now sparkling clean, and full of green! The gays don’t like the rain (unless it’s raining men, hallelujah) so now June is quickly making up for lost time. Put on your best flip flops, and you slinkiest tank tops because here are 15 gay things you can do in the 30 gay days of June. (Gayune?)

JUST FOR LAUGHS BY FOXUTAN

Hey mortals, it’s Foxutan here. What am I? Well I can tell you I’m Foxy with a whole lotta rangutang in mah booty (little joke there). Most people want to be my friend because if you run in my circle, you run in all circles… you get me? And I swear anyone is welcome. LOL except those freaky Ceagle brothers… like honestly, they need to just not even. Simmer down children, it’s Just for Laughs…

MUTEK (JUNE 1-5, 2011)

From June 1st to June 5th, Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles becomes a veritable playground for all things Mutek. A festival that explores digital creativity and electronic music.

East meets West at Festival AccesAsie

AccèsAsie celebrates the 16th edition of Asian Heritage Month. The Festival offers events ranging from energetic – break dancers – to meditative – monks and mandalas.. The Festival ends with the dismantling of a beautiful coloured sand mandala, which has been carefully constructed over four days by six Tibetan monks.

OSHEAGA, MUTEK AND FRANCOFOLIES ANNOUNCE LINEUPS

Montreal is famously a festival city. Especially in the summer, when the city explodes all over parks and other outdoor music venues for big name events like Mutek, Francofolies and Osheaga. We can hardly stand the anticipation, especially with these new lineup announcements…

HILARIOUSLY CHEAP JUST FOR LAUGHS TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1ST

Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy festival is re-branding April 1st as “April Serious Day” and offering over 1500 tickets at the insane price of $5 and up. The second part of the stunt, which is pretty hilarious, is a 50% off sale on $10 bills…

WHAT’S ON AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART

Montreal has several different film festivals, showcasing everything from overseas art-house drama to blood-and-guts horror – everyone’s got their preference, and mine is the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). With documentaries from the traditional to the experimental, the festival explores the vast realm of the arts: painting, photography, architecture, dance, theatre, music, writing, comics, you name it…

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST 2011 TICKETS ON SALE

Even though the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival doesn’t kick off until June 25, there’s reason to pay attention now: tickets for Robert Plant, Peter Frampton, Sade and several other actual jazz musicians go on sale March 12…

FREE THINGS IN MONTREAL: MARCH

Let the festivals and their related free events begin! Not that they ever stopped – not even winter can halt the arts in Montreal. But now that it’s March and the days seem to suddenly be brighter and longer (and slightly warmer), our enthusiasm for socializing also sees a considerable jump. We’re on our way to spring, and what better way to celebrate that fact, even if it does snow again, which it will, than by showing our smiling faces in public spaces…