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BEST MONTREAL CULTURE APPS 2013

Welcome to 2013, where everything has an App. Restaurants have apps, museums have apps, and that lamppost probably has an app. Here are some of the coolest (and totally free) Montreal Culture Apps so far in 2013…

7 (GAY) DAYS A WEEK

Montreal has many sensational LGBT events and festivals packed into every year, however if you find yourself in Montreal during an unassuming week, there’s still plenty to do Monday through Sunday…

TOP 5 MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE FOODIE PICKS

Leafing through the Montréal en lumière programme in order to decide which activity to attend can be a daunting task. So I am coming to your rescue, fellow food lovers, with my 5 recommendations for activities and/or meals. I hope it helps you enjoy Montréal en lumière even more. Don’t forget to book your spots early on so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

CHINESE ART LIVES LARGE AT ARSENAL

With a space as big as an airport hangar, you need a decorating style that’s larger than life. Enter the brand new show at Arsenal, reuniting 13 contemporary Chinese artists who like to make statements – BIG statements…

ICE FISHING HOT SPOT IN THE OLD PORT

In only the first month of its very first year of operations, the Pêche Blanche Ice Fishing Village offers an icy slice of Quebec winter angling authenticity mere minutes from downtown Montreal, and it would appear that fisher-folk are already hooked…

MONTREAL’S MOST INTERESTING POUTINES

The first inaugural Montreal Poutine Week, a week that saw 37 Montreal restaurants offer creative and inspired variations of our comfort dish of French fries and gravy topped with fresh cheese curds, has just wrapped up. Here are some of the more inventive and unique poutines of the week….

MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE AND MORE AT MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE 2013

Maybe because there’s no official holiday in February, Montreal went and created a reason to celebrate: this year marks the 14th Montréal en Lumière, a festival of music, entertainment, food and outdoor fun, happening February 21 to March 3…

FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU CIRQUE DE DEMAIN 2013

Even before the world-wide boom of Cirque du Soleil, Montreal was known as a circus town, attracting inventive acts from around the world. This month, some of the best circus acts come to town for the 34th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, a Paris-based festival that gathers eye-catching, always-entertaining acrobats, trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns and circus performers of (sometimes literally) all stripes…

VALENTINES DAY IN MONTREAL: A 3-STEP GUIDE

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t already planned your special day with your significant other, you’ll thank me that I caught you before it’s too late. Here’s a quick checklist that will keep your ladylove smiling and starry-eyed on Valentine’s Day…

5 PLACES TO EAT ON SAINT-DENIS

There was a time in my life where I spent a lot of time on that particular stretch of Saint-Denis between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. I’d linger on the terasse of a café, browse the shelves of the many used CD and bookstores and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants on that street….