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Do Your Thing in MTL: Transgender Model Carmen Carrera Nearly Naked in the Gay Village

Carmen Carrera is a stunning woman. She’s one of the first contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race to come out as transgender. It’s hard to believe that she was actually born a he. For “Do Your Thing in MTL” she did a pop up burlesque show under the famous Boules Roses in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village with local troop Speakeasy Burlesque! The video is about a a confused person, ashamed and afraid to be themselves. But with a little help from some friends, the cloak is torn away and Carmen Carrera is born! She’s confident, sexy, and exactly who she was meant to be…

Guide to Festivals in Montreal

Montreal’s many festivals reach their peak during the summer months, yet the festival fun continues at high levels throughout the year. To help you plan, here’s Tourisme Montreal’s Guide to the city’s most entertaining, must-see festivals…

Montrealer Jay Baruchel plays himself at Just For Laughs

Montreal actor Jay Baruchel has found all kinds of success in Hollywood, scoring major roles in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the upcoming This Is the End, and the recently-wrapped Robocop reboot, but he resolutely calls Montreal home – and Montreal loves his right back, giving him his own Just For Laughs gala show this summer…

VIDEO: Feist performs at free outdoor Montreal Jazz Festival show

The 2013 edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is now in the books and while shows by Amadou & Mariam, The Cat Empire, Ravi Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Oliver Jones, Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak and Mother Mother had people talking, it was, without question, the free outdoor show put on by Feist in the Quartier des spectacles to open the festival that buzzed brightest. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!

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…

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…

LUMINOTHERAPIE LIGHTS UP MONTREAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du-c_I7GD_o As dusk falls in downtown Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles this winter, an interactive light show begins, eclipsing winter’s dull moments with inviting, sometimes irreverent works of art. Luminothérapie not only gets us to tour the Quartier in high-tech style but walk through an iceberg too.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S SALTIMBANCO TAKES A FINAL BOW IN MONTREAL

In 1992, Cirque du Soleil premiered Saltimbanco in Montreal. It would go on to be their first and longest touring show: 20 years and 6000 performances for more than 200 cities in 48 countries. From December 19 to 30, Cirque du Soleil will stage Saltimbanco at the Bell Centre for one last grande finale before retiring it to the history books…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER 14-20

Montreal is truly nothing less than bright and colourful this week: outdoors with fireworks, street parties (and even street snowboarding!), interactive art and Christmas trees to decorate, and indoors with circuses, pro sports, craft fairs, theatre, Christmas concerts and rock shows.