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Happening in Montréal this month:



Édition Février/ 2015



Orchestre Synphonique de Montréal (2014-2015)

February 06, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26 & 28, 2015 – Place Des Arts

The history of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal today is intimately associated with the Maison symphonique de Montréal, where we have already begun a fourth season. Our 2014-1015 program will include a vast body of music ranging from the Viennese Classical Style to the great symphonic works of the nineteenth-century Romantics and onward to Mahler, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Debussy and Ravel. We invite you to discover and enjoy the associations between these works, with room also for less familiar works and new compositions. The 150th anniversaries of Richard Strauss, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius provide a special occasion this year to celebrate each of these composers, in turn, as a major figure. www.pda.qc.ca



The Montreal High Lights Festival/Montréal en Lumières

February 19 to March 01, 2015 – Various Locations

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration drawing 900,000 fans to experience the joy of Montréal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries!

A unique event in the world of delectation, notably for its concept pairing the finest Montréal chefs with the greatest culinary masters from five continents, the gastronomy and wine program of the festival has become an absolute must for foodies. Since 2000, some 400 renowned chefs, wine producers and speakers have taken part, offering unforgettable experiences in such components as the Festival’s Finest Tables, famed for their perfect harmony of food and wine.

Music, circus arts, song, theatre, dance…every facet of culture glitters in Montréal during the Arts Program of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. The program puts the spotlight on the city with a rich and eclectic program welcoming icons as well as emerging artists from home and abroad. Over the course of 11 days, an array of new discoveries, original creations and dazzling performances become part of the daily fabric of Montréal life.

In February, the festival transforms the Quartier des spectacles and its Place des Festivals—the festive heart of downtown—into the ultimate family destination! The Free Outdoor Site bursts with open-air activities: braziers, shows, activities for children, all showcasing Montréal’s renowned party spirit and flair for entertainment. www.montrealenlumiere.com.



GLADIATOR LIVE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 2015 – Place des Arts/SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER

A MONTREAL PREMIERE!

Winner of five Academy Awards®, GLADIATOR featuring RUSSELL CROWE remains one of the most popular films in its genre of all-time.

GLADIATOR LIVE will thrill music and film lovers looking for an exciting and unique concert performance. Hans Zimmer’s and Lisa Gerrard’s sweeping score will be brought to life by a full orchestra and chorus conducted by Justin Freer.

Fans both old and new will experience the dramatic score performed live, while the film is simultaneously shown in high definition on a 40’ wide screen. www.pda.qc.ca



Forever Plaid

February 01 to February 22, 2015 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

DIRECTED BY Roger Peace

WRITTEN AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY Stuart Ross

MUSICAL CONTINUITY SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENTS BY James Raitt

ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY Gene Wolsk

A quartet of male singers takes a detour to heaven when their car crashes on the way to their first big concert. The aspiring harmony group is miraculously revived to fulfill their dream and get one final chance at musical glory. A delight­fully nostalgic musical romp featuring your favourite pop hits of the 1950s, Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musical revues in recent memory. www.segalcentre.org



Jeux de Cartes – Pique

February 03 to February 10, 2105 – La Tohu

A show buzzing with technical and theatrical exploits. To see, or see again!

Astonishing scenography machine, PIQUE is surprising in its narrative structure as much as in its artistic mechanic. The first show of the tetralogy is equipped with a circular, hive looking stage, under which technicians and performers are busy switching characters and places with breakneck speed, offering a succession of wonders to the audience.

Inspired by Tarot cards – in the order – the different story scenes illustrate the opposition between Orient and Occident, wealth and poverty, failure and success, morality and inconceivable. Audience has access to all the light and darkness of Las Vegas Strip, as well as witnessing American soldiers’ moral dilemmas while training in Nevada’s desert. A provocative and destabilizing work. www.latohu.ca

Jeux de Cartes - Coeur

February 18 to 28, 2015 – La Tohu

A real emotional spiral going straight to your heart. Grand work of Robert Lepage.

ive generations of men and women see their destiny intertwined in this tragedy without frontiers, where links between People’s Spring and Arab Spring. From France to colonial Algeria at the end of the 19th century, through to 60s Europe and contemporary Quebec, the public witness a world’s transition where magic, beliefs and illusions prevail.

A small handful of actors give life to an incredible array of characters. Among them we can find Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, well-known magician using his talent to oppose himself to 19th century Algerian Marabouts; Chaffik, North African taxi driver working in Quebec city where he tries to understand his ancestors dramatic past, along with art pioneers like the photographer Nadal and moviemaker George Méliès.

bsolute sensations spiral, the story highlights cultural and linguistic dualities pulling apart and drawing closer French and English speakers. A story only Robert Lepage is able to tell. www.latohu.ca



The Goodnight Bird

February 24 to March 22, 2015 – Centaur Theatre

A mysterious vagrant flies off the roof of a condo development and lands on the balcony of a long-married couple. This strange arrival leads to unexpected revelations about their lives, their marriage and their mutual loneliness with each other, sparking a wild desire to go out on a limb and into the night. This thought-provoking comedic drama by Governor General Award-winning, Quebec-born Colleen Murphy ingeniously achieves a satisfying balance of wry humour and melancholy. www.centaurtheatre.com



DANZA CUBA

February 13, 2015 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

17 dancers and 6 musicians on stage!

Cuba—its music and dances, from the 1950s to today. Cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero… all the emotion and all of the rhythms that stir the heart and lift the spirit. Fusing the rapidly clacking heels of the flamenco, the grace of classical ballet, and the passion of Cuban dance, the company is back with a superb production that combines dance, singing, and music. An altogether exciting, riveting, and highly sensual show… a sure-fire way to escape a dreary day! Cuba sings, dances, and lives! www.pda.qc.ca



Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

February 08, 13, 14, 15, & 17, 2015

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and AmericanChurch (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections. www.mbam.ca



We Are Not Alone

February 22 to March 15, 2015 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

“The question is not “are they really here?” The real question is: “what are they trying to tell us?” Every day there are new reports of mysterious sightings in the skies, grainy videos of humanoid shapes moving in shadows, intricate crop circle formations that appear overnight… Are these phenomena for real, or are we being deceived? Join multitalented writer and performer Damien Atkins in his obsessive and provocative one-man show that asks: do you believe? www.segalcentre.org



Warhal Mania

A Brand-new Look at His Advertising Posters & Magazine Illustrations

November 06, 2014 to March 15, 2015 – Museum of Fine Arts

As a leader of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol saw his works, together with his image, given wide media coverage. But aside from this coverage, what about Warhol’s own advertising genius, his gift for creating brilliant posters to sell products or promote causes and events? The collector and art historian Paul Maréchal reveals another aspect of the artist’s graphic design work. This time, he has chosen to share with the public his collection of fifty posters and almost a thousand illustrations found in 400 magazine. The exhibition will be accompanied by two catalogues raisonnés, the outcome of intensive research. Paul Maréchal gives us an overview of the show. www.pda.qc.ca



The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

December 12, 2014 to April 26, 2015 – Museum Pointe-À-Callière

Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is the most vast and comprehensive exhibition on Ancient Greece ever presented in North America. It brings together more than 500 artefacts from 21 Greek museums, including many pieces never before displayed outside Greece. Among other treasures, visitors will be able to see a number of priceless objects, the result of some unparalleled archaeological discoveries.

To facilitate the production of an exhibition of this breadth, a consortium of North American museums was created. In addition to Pointe-à-Callière, the consortium includes CanadianMuseum of History, The Field Museum in Chicago and the NationalGeographicMuseum in Washington, DC. The CanadianMuseum of History will oversee direction of the consortium, as well as work on production of the exhibition in association with the Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. www.pacmusee.qc.ca



LUMINOTHÉRAPIE FESTIVAL

December 10, 2014 to February 1, 2015 - Place des Festivals

Place des Festivals will be transformed into a brilliant, interactive museum from. Luminothérapie projects colourful animations on 8 facades. Prismatica is a montage of fifty prisms through which we can see the city as a kaleidoscope. Fascinoscope transports us to an early Twentieth Century carnival, remixed for the digital age. As you approach these interactive kiosks, they will come alive like fairground games. quartierdesspectacles.com



Igloofest sur les Quais

January 16 to February 08, 2015 (weekends) – Old Port of Montréal

You are invited to the igloo kingdom to enjoy performances from the best artists of the electronic scene, a unique and punchy audio-visual ambiance, a wacky ski suit competition, and an electrifying atmosphere that is guaranteed to give you the hottest nights of winter! www.igloofest.ca



Fête des Neiges de Montréal

January 17 to February 08, 2015 – Parc Jean Drapeau

Boule de Neige invites you to the biggest winter outdoor Festival in the city. The most spectacular and joyful festivities await you : tube sliding, ice skating, funny snow games, colourful outdoor shows and much more. The perfect activity for families and winter lovers. www.parcjeandrapeau.com



Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québecois

February 19to 28, 2015 – Various Locations

Each winter, film enthusiasts and visitors from all over gather at the biggest celebration of Québec cinema in the country. The festival program features hundreds of movies, festive cocktails and a wide variety of events hosted by some of Québec's most talented film directors and actors.www.rvcq.com



Ice Skating in the OldPort of Montreal

December 01, 2013 to March 10, 2015 – Basin Bonsecours

At the OldPort, the joys of winter come earlier than anywhere else, thanks to the skating rink opening on December 1! Perfect ice, incredible views of historic Old-Montreal and the river, and dynamic, exhilarating and entertaining activities are what await you at the OldPort skating rink all winter long! The great music and special lighting only add to the fun! www.oldportofmontreal.com



The Motorcycle Show of Montreal (Salon de la Moto de Montréal)

February 27 to March 01, 2015 – Palais des Congrès

Power Sport Services owns seven motorcycle & ATV shows across Canada. These shows are supported by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). So check out the show nearest you. This is your chance to see what’s new in the market, talk to the pros and pick up some terrific bargains on bikes and accessories.

Representatives will be available to demonstrate and answer your questions about Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Triumph, Ducati, Harley Davidson CAN-AM (BRP), KTM, Piaggio, Triumph, Victory, Arctic Cat, and Polaris. www.montrealmotorcycleshow.com



Quebec Winter Carnival 2015

January 30 to February 15, 2015 – Various locations in Quebec City (3 hr. drive from Montreal)

The Quebec Winter Carnival has gained international fame over the years through its renowned key figure, Bonhomme Carnaval, living replica of the snowman that enchanted the youth of all Quebecers. Celebrity of the Carnival, Bonhomme is a recurring figure during all the activities. Upon his official arrival in the Capital, the Mayor of Quebec gives him the keys to the city, making him the undisputed master of the kingdom. Bonhomme Carnaval is the ambassador of this celebration to foreigners. He is everywhere, even in territories exceeding the boundaries of the city, and is the symbol of the festivities of this joyous period of the year. His mission is to promote the Carnival all around the world.For the 59th presentation of his great winter festival, Bonhomme has some spectuacular novelties in store for you and a ton of activities the whole family will love! www.carnaval.qc.ca



The City & Suburb Home Show

February 05 to08, 2015 – Olympic Stadium

The City and Suburb HomeShow features over 400 targeted exhibitors, including fifty home builders, 100 real estate developments and 10 000 residential units for sale. It provides everything you need to build, buy, renovate or decorate a house or a condo. Several kitchens and baths are on display. Do not miss visiting our model homes fully furnished and designed according to the latest trends.www.salonhabitat.ca



Montreal Boat & Water Sports Show

February 05 to 08, 2015 – Place Bonaventure

The Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show is the biggest event of its kind in Quebec. With more than 400 different boats, 150 exhibitors and around 30 000 visitors, boating enthusiasts use this event as a diving board to dive head first into summer. Organizers are doing everything in their power to offer again this year, a show renewed, with an infinite variety of boats, marine accessories and services, and conferences. In 2013, the show will offer you even more: new boats, new brands ... www.salondubateau.com



Montreal Bicycle Show

February 13 to 15, 2015 – Place Bonaventure

The Montreal Bicycle Show is the largest consumer Show in Canada that is dedicated exclusively to the wonderful world of bicycles and cycling tourism. More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand to present the latest novelties and upcoming trends for the 2015 season. www.salonduvelo.com



Montréal Canadiens Hockey

February 01, 03, 07, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21 & 28, 2015

Attending a hockey game in Montréal is the ultimate hockey experience..www.centrebell.ca



Concerts

Bell Centre (www.centrebell.ca)

February 05, 2015 – Fleetwood Mac

February 18, 2015 – Nickelback

February 20, 2015 – The Tragically Hip

February 23 & 27, 2015 – Bryan Adams

February 24, 2015 – Chris Brown, Trey Songz & Tyga


Place des Arts (www.pda.qc.ca)

February 18, 2015 – Spotlight on Beethoven


Metropolis (www.montrealmetropolis.ca)

February 02, 2015 - Spandau Ballet

February 03, 2015 – Billy Idol

February 05, 2015 – Stars

February 26, 2015 – Bobby Bazini