THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (OCTOBER 8 to 11)

Posted on October 5th, 2010 by .

It’s Thanksgiving this weekend in Canadaland! While some people in Montreal will fill their bellies with delicious turkey dinners, many others will opt to shake their bootays to the best electronic music at the most successful all-night dance party on the planet – Black & Blue.

If you’re looking for more than stuffed birds or sexy dance parties, we’ve also got some contemporary breakdancing, Canadian theatre, some princesses dancing on frozen water and plenty more.

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[party] BLACK & BLUE – What started back in 1991 as a simple fundraiser for HIV/AIDS related charities has become a full-fledged 7-day social, cultural, sports and party event that attracts thousands of people from around the globe to Montreal.

[contemporary dance] BREAKDANCE FOR SOLO CELLO – It can be beautiful when worlds collide. What happens when classical music and urban dancing are melded? A new tradition might emerge. Check it out, here in Montreal.

[theatre] PARADISE BY THE RIVER – In this powerful drama, Canada has officially declared war against Italy, and there is a struggle to preserve morality in a nation seemingly intent on its demise. Could it be a metaphor for something? Go and find out.

[party] A-TRAK – Label boss, hit producer, World Champion DJ, genre-mangling party-starter… A-Trak embodies the full scope of the 21st Century musician-entrepreneur model. He’ll be rockin’ Montreal on Sunday night. Go and shake what yer momma gave you.

[spa] STUDIO BEAUTÉ du MONDE – Discover the incredible benefits of Hammam steam, an ancient oriental tradition in a soothing, tranquil atmosphere. I wonder if they’d let me live there permanently?

[cuisine] 5 RESTO DEALS – With a little planning and schedule flexibility, you can eat some of best food in Montreal at a price that won’t leave your wallet in shock. Here are five great deals.

[art] MAISON KASINI – Located in Montreal’s historic Belgo Building, Maison Kasini is run by a dynamic duo who feature revolving exhibitions, events and an artshop. On Saturday they host the launch of PINUPS #13. If you’re in the mood for contemporary art, swing by during their opening hours.

[outdoors] JOGGING – With the leaves changing and the air refreshingly crisp, it is the perfect time of year to strap on those under-loved running shoes and get the ol’ ticker going. We’ve got ten routes for you to choose from.

[shopping] LAURIER AVENUE WEST – Exclusive household furnishings, imported and Québec fashion designs as well as chic children’s wear. Gourmet shops and bakeries selling fine chocolates. It’s the perfect street to blow your budget!

[family fun] DISNEY ON ICE – If you’ve got a little princess who wants to live the Disney dream, or a little prince who might become the next Johnny Weir, then provide a little fuel for their fantasies with the magic that is Disney on Ice.

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