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Things to do in Montréal: November 18 to 24

As Montréal waits for its first snowfall, Santa Claus arrives in a parade, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and wild circus shows thrill, new art and film transform perceptions, and live music from electro to Bach rocks our world. Seasonal sights Santa comes to town early for Montréal’s annual Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 19 along Sainte-Catherine Street starting at 11 am at Fort Street and ending at Place des Festivals – see floats, marching bands, Santa and his elves, and more! Walk through the city streets and among the skyscrapers on tours by Art Public Montréal. See another side of Montréal in quaint neighbourhoods and big parks, and step into the past in Old Montréal on multimedia tour Cité Mémoire. Indoors, see Nintendo characters in lifelike wax at the Grevin Museum’s Super Mario and Friends exhibition, and go on tropical and outer space adventures at the Space for Life’s Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Planetarium. In sports: the Montréal Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 19, the Senators on Nov. 2, and the Hurricanes on Nov. 24 at the Bell Centre and Montréal’s Minor League Soccer team the Impact play Toronto FC on Nov. 22 at Olympic Stadium. Go shopping for all kinds of cute kids’ stuff at Marché Néné in Mile End this weekend, or get… / Read More →

Around the world in music at Mundial Montréal

World music gets redefined once more as Mundial Montréal gathers diverse communities of local and international artists for four days of shows, talks and more. With M for Montreal’s indie-rock, pop, electro and hip hop shows added to the mid-November mix, music fans can go on a serious sonic spree. For its 6th edition, November 15-18, Mundial Montréal expands its vision of what a world music summit can be, programming artist showcases and professional talks under the theme of “music without borders.” That idea applies worldwide, including breaking down barriers here in Canada, a country known for its rich multiplicity of cultures. Free afternoon showcases combine artists from various backgrounds and evening shows celebrate harmonious connections between bands from different countries. The festival’s Aboriginal Sounds Series connects aboriginal artists to the world music circuit, this year featuring: IsKwé’s RnB-trip-hop drawing on Cree/Dene and Irish heritage in a showcase of back-to-back performances at Divan Orange and Club Balattou; Nick Sherman’s Ojibway storytelling-style ballads and Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats at Divan Orange; Montréal-based Métis artist Moe Clark in an afternoon show at Petit Campus; and Iqaluit band The Jerry Cans playing the festival opener at Cabaret Lion d’Or with Korean six-piece Coreyah,… / Read More →

Things to do in Montréal: November 11 to 17

This week in Montréal, eat well at MTLàTABLE restaurant week, take an art walk downtown or a hike up the Mountain, meet hockey stars, dive deep into digital art, and see films, dance, theatre and live music from here and around the world. Wine and dine Get a taste of the real Montréal during the decadent MTLàTABLE event, featuring 150 diverse restaurants offering multi-course prix-fixe menus at incredible prices, from $21 to $41, until Nov. 13. See what it’s all about in our Survival guide to MTLàTABLE and choose from restaurants to dine and party, places to brunch, where to taste dishes of the world, neighbourhood restaurants loved by locals, fabulous hotel restaurants, Languedoc wines and SAQ wine events, food-focused tours, an array of local cheeses and chocolate creations and more. Bon appetit! #ThatAwesomeMoment when Patrice Brisebois subbed in for a little one-on-one on the @mcdonaldscanada rink. #hometownhockey Une photo publiée par Rogers Hometown Hockey (@hometownhockey) le 22 Oct. 2016 à 10h47 PDT City sights Fun and free, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour sets up outside Place des Festivals downtown, Nov. 12-13, with autograph sessions with NHL alumni, live music (including Sam Roberts on Sunday), circus shows and more. Walk through the city streets and among the skyscrapers on tours created by Art Public Montréal. See Montréal’s natural side in quaint neighbourhoods… / Read More →

DISCOVER LOCAL MUSIC AT M FOR MONTREAL 2012

Get to know Montreal through its music scene at M for Montreal, November 14-17, where Montreal bands, known and unknown, share the bill with international acts, making for some amazing live music experiences…