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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…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 18-24

The sun is shining, snow is falling and Montreal is hopping: not only is hockey back, but outdoor dance party Igloofest revs its electronic-music engines, the Snow Village beckons, a Dali-inspired circus delights, as do musicals, film, dance shows, interactive art and city sights…

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL IN JANUARY

After buying presents, taking vacation time off from work and spending more than usual on celebratory food and drink, many of us end up hiding our credit cards and staying at home in January – but that’s so not necessary in Montreal, where there are free things to do all year round, yes, even in January…

A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO MONTREAL

Welcome to Movember, the month formerly known as November. For one month, the gentlemen of the world (known as Mo Bros) grow out their best stache to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male health concerns. I thought with all these dapper furry lips walking around, a “Gentlemen’s Guide to Montreal” was in order…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: October 12-18

The city-wide high-energy party that is summer in Montreal is over, but autumn comes with its own entertainment, namely in arts and culture: this week see films from around the world, ballet with Japanese flair, theatre that’s both dark and light and art that illuminates – and as always, live music is everywhere, every day.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: AUGUST 24-30

Summer in Montreal isn’t over until we say it’s over – so even though this is August’s last hurrah for 2012, the sun is still shining and the party is still going on. This week, the St-Laurent Street fair brings everybody out for shopping, music and mingling, as does the 18th-Century Market in the Old Port, albeit in a different way. There’s also plenty of great live music, film, theatre and dance across the city…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JUNE 8-14

Montreal revs its engines for summer, literally and metaphorically, this week with the Grand Prix race and related Formula One parties, a world-wide festival of French music at FrancoFolies, local and international performance at Festival TransAmériques and at the Montreal St-Ambroise Fringe Festival, art and music in the streets, and a somewhat calmer revving at Montreal’s first Yoga Festival.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MARCH 16-22

Spring has come early to Montreal! And there’s plenty to do this week to make March even brighter: St. Patrick’s Day activities, maple syrup seasonal treats, an arty film festival, theatre for the family, dance for all, and live music to get into the springtime groove to…

TREASURE HUNTING IN MONTREAL’S ANTIQUE DISTRICT

The saying goes “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This could not be truer in the antique shops found nestled along Rue Notre-Dame in Montreal. This place has earned the name “The Antique District” because hours can be spent in the narrow aisles of the stores filled with period pieces, heirlooms, fine china, gold chains and, you got it, beautiful junk…

GAY MONTREAL: SEPTEMBER

With the last rose of summer wilting away, the flowery gays and lesbians of Montreal are still blooming brightly! With the changing leaves and the change of winds, September is a month of change and trying new things. See how the Montreal gays do September…