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Things to Do in Montreal April 26-May 2

Warm, sunny days return to Montreal just as festival season begins, filling not only the Quartier des Spectacles in the heart of downtown Montreal with activity, music and entertainment, but the whole town, from Old Montreal to the Olympic Stadium.

Things to Do in Montreal: April 19-25

Spring is here in Montreal once more, along with seasonally fitting activities and entertainment, whether that means a tour around the city, a fabulous meal, an evening at the theatre or a night on the town…

Digital Delights at Elektra 2013

Montreal is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of possibility in electronic music and art, seeking out the best in home-grown and international talent to showcase in galleries as much as in dance clubs. After over a decade of such innovation, Elektra remains one of the festivals plugged right in to the new, different and digital.

MONTREAL BUZZ HEADS SOUTH TO COVER SXSW

Here I am sitting at Montreal’s International airport, totally stoked to be on my way to Austin to cover Montreal artists showcasing their talents and creativity – such as Quebec’s darling Karim Ouellet, rock band Suuns, and a personal favorite of mine, singer-songwriter Peter Peter – at SXSW, one of the world’s biggest and most important festivals dedicated to music, film and technology…

POINTE-A-CALLIERE’S UTTERLY UNIQUE PORT SYMPHONIES

Going to the symphony in Montreal usually means an evening or afternoon of world-class musicianship, amazing acoustics and compelling conductors, but Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies turns such notions on their heads, moving the show outside and replacing strings and brass with ships and trains…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 22-28

Even under a blanket of fresh snow, Montreal won’t slow down its pace, especially during this week of  entertainment and family-friendly activities indoors and out at the Montréal en Lumière festival, at the circus, at the Old Port (ice canoe races!), on stage and in museums and galleries, and in music venues everywhere…

A SNEAK PEEK AT THE 2013 MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Even though Montreal excels at winter fun, by mid-February Montrealers’ thoughts turn wistfully to the glory of summertime: picnics in the park, walking along St-Laurent during the street fair, bike rides, and of course our many festivals, most significantly, the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Well, the Jazz Fest just helped us out by leaking some of the acts set to perform this summer…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 15-21

Keep the Valentine’s romance going this week in the traditional sense – gourmet dinners, romantic live music, ice skating, ferris wheels – or with whatever floats your boat, because Montreal’s got lots of that too: an extreme winter sports competition, ice fishing, gripping theatre and dance, thrilling circus acts, and hot rock n’ roll…

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…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 25-31

The depths of winter seem to inspire Montrealers to live up to an unspoken challenge of not only making the most of the weather, but having a really good time doing it. Family-friendly outdoor adventures await this weekend, along with open-air parties, circus-infused theatre, new film, art and live music…