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THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (MARCH 24-27)

The final weekend of March’s madness! Temperatures may have fluctuated wildly this month, but spring is definitely in the air now, even if our fingers still can’t quite feel it… Bring a pair of gloves out just in case, but arty happenings indoors and out will keep the blood flowing, whether ballet’s your bag, film’s your forum, rock n’ roll’s your rock or events of strange and sublime proportions are your, er, thing…

A BEARY FUN WEEKEND: SUGARBEAR

With spring in the air, bears are being roused from their deep hibernation and are in search of something sticky and sweet. No, not honey. These bears are coming to Montreal for something sexier to tickle their taste buds…Maple Syrup!

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (MARCH 10-13)

Spring is a time of new things, so why not make this weekend a little experimental? The Festival Voix d’Amériques offers up a bevy of strange and fascinating shows (some for free!), while on the other end of the performance spectrum, but perhaps just as strange in its own way, is this weekend’s Montreal Burlesque Festival. All that, plus poetry, dance, art and live music to mellow and/or rock out to…

FREE THINGS IN MONTREAL: MARCH

Let the festivals and their related free events begin! Not that they ever stopped – not even winter can halt the arts in Montreal. But now that it’s March and the days seem to suddenly be brighter and longer (and slightly warmer), our enthusiasm for socializing also sees a considerable jump. We’re on our way to spring, and what better way to celebrate that fact, even if it does snow again, which it will, than by showing our smiling faces in public spaces…

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (FEBRUARY 17-20)

Despite some recent speculations to the contrary, this weekend’s festivities prove that rock n’ roll will never die – whether in music (Bon Jovi’s still kickin’), provocative theatre and dance, death-defying circus or in the culinary arts, where a rebel yell makes for a flavour sensation…

AWARD-WINNING THEATRE SWOOPS INTO THE SEGAL CENTRE

If you are visiting Montreal and not sure what to do after dinner, this iconic, Governor General’s Award-winning play is a must. Held at the Segal Centre, one of Montreal’s finest English theatres, from February 13 to March 6, Billy Bishop Goes to War is a heart-warming, wartime classic…

SEXY STAGE SHOWS AT LE CENTAUR

In the cold of January Montreal’s premier English-speaking theatre heats things up with their Wildside Festival, a program of risqué and out-there theatre productions culled from the best of the festivals that have graced the city’s theatres over the past year. My personal favourite of these is Neon Nightz, a tour-de-force cabaret show that both titillated and moved me when I saw it at the Edgy Women Festival last summer.

THE MONTREAL GAY LIST: DECEMBER

Each month THE MONTRÉAL BUZZ features a selection of gay or gay-friendly things to do or see around the city. Recommendations range from parties to bistros to festivals to boutiques to cultural events. Here are our suggestions for the month of December.

NINA ARSENAULT BRINGS “SILICONE DIARIES” TO MONTREAL

“A knock-out by any definition… Canada’s most famous she-male… a Tiger Woods of plastic surgery.” – Shihan Govani, The National Post Art is a product and a process that expresses emotion or sentiment through various mediums such as song, painting, literature, photography, video or beyond. Some brave individuals choose their own body as their medium. Nina Arsenault is one of these individuals. And Ms. Arsenault is coming to Montreal. We chatted with the artist about transitioning, social media, and (of course) Montreal!

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (NOVEMBER 12 to 14)

Oh Montreal, why can’t you just give me a weekend off? I keep thinking that one of these weekends there will be NOTHING to do, and I’ll be able to get caught up on sleep and pay my bills and floss my teeth and do stuff that people with spare time do. But alas, my dear Montreal, you keep presenting me with so many wonderful temptations. Here are ten fun things to keep you in trouble this weekend.