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THE ST-AMBROISE MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

The St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, May 30 to June 19, isn’t like other festivals. For one thing, it’s the only theatre, dance, music and comedy festival where anyone can participate, as a festivalgoer, but also as a volunteer or even a performer…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (MAY 5-8)

Once May hits, Montrealers let themselves believe that summer is really coming and so we go outside, a lot, with other people, in the streets and in the parks, at festivals and sometimes even to dance. This weekend, witness spring’s bloom in world-renowned dance, electronic arts, on-stage historic Montreal and movies and music made for dancing…

GAY MONTREAL: MAY

The month of May rhymes with Gay. Unfortunately, this prohibits me from creating a clever portmanteau such as last month’s hit “Gaypril”. Whatever April, May is sunny and beautiful so we don’t need to port any sort of manteau. Anyways, here are ways you can maximize your five gay senses in Montreal this May…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 28-MAY 1)

There’s really no stopping the world from coming to Montreal – if only we weren’t so darned welcoming, eh? This weekend is no exception, with an international literary fest, a world-wide celebration of dance, a world-music festival and an art exhibition that spans the globe. And world-touring Godspeed You Black Emperor stops in with sonic love for their hometown…

THE WORLD COMES TO MONTREAL FOR FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES

Now in its fifth year, the Festival Transamériques, May 26 to June 11, showcases a creatively curated, cutting-edge array of theatre, dance and performance art in 31 shows from Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 21-24)

The only thing on many Montrealers’ minds this weekend involves a sheet of ice, a bunch of guys with sticks and a fervent belief in the second coming of our beloved Habs. I don’t know if hockey playoffs can or should usurp Easter, but I do know that neither should occupy a whole weekend, right? How to fill the rest of your time? Musical public art? Cowboys and clowns? Buffy sing-alongs? Live rock shows? All this and more. And some hockey…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 14-17)

April showers eventually bring May flowers. Just remember that this weekend as you dash indoors to get out of a freak rainstorm. It appears there’s plenty to do inside though – like shopping for high fashion at low prices or watching naked thespians on stage! If that’s not your bag, multi-use pun intended, let Montreal’s gallery walls show you the world in art and photography or figure out first-hand what TV on the Radio really means…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 7-10)

The whole of Montreal seems to be shaking off winter with great vigour this weekend – the streets are sure to be full of people who’ve already traded their winter boots for flip-flops. Compagnie Marie Chouinard celebrates 20 years of dance in the sun and in the snow, Buddy Guy and Jackson Browne show off their very different guitar stylings and the Monster Spectacular gives a whole new meaning to going for a weekend drive…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (MARCH 31-APRIL 3)

April starts off with a day known for practical jokes and outright lies – sort of like “spring” in Montreal. But here at The Buzz, we’d never stoop to fool you, because balmy temperatures or not this weekend, the heat is on: blond-bombshell rock legends Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks – in one show, believe it!; Bollywood goes live on stage; smoked meat sings from the heart; women be shoppin’; and, as always, this town rocks out on a music-packed weekend…

LESBIAN MONTREAL: APRIL

Spring is in the air, and the city’s April warming trend indicates zero percent chance of boredom with a high of dancing in a t-shirt weather! So dust off those backpacks and get excited about the parties, local dances and fun for gay girls to come…