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Happening in Montréal this month:



Terminus

January 20 to February 15, 2015 – Centaur Theatre

In this internationally acclaimed Irish drama, three lost souls weave rhythmical monologues of loneliness, violence and urban adventure into a vivid tapestry. Painting an ominous picture of Dublin’s gritty underworld, their mesmerizing tales take us from busy city streets to the top of an industrial crane in the sky, then deep into the murky purgatory of singing serial killers, vengeful angels and lovesick demons. Fantastical, exhilarating and darkly funny. www.centaurtheatre.com



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



Ice Skating in the OldPort of Montreal

December 01, 2014 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



Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (2014-2015)

January 13, 14, 15, 21 & 23, 2015 – Place Des Arts (Maison Symphonique)

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



Orchestre Métropolitain (2014-2015)

January 30, 2015 – Maison Symphonique

The moment you first experience the Orchestre Métropolitain, you feel a special connection. And that feeling is as strong in me today as it ever was.

The Orchestre Métropolitain is more than a space where impassioned musicians transport the audience to other lands: it is an exhilarating rendezvous that inspires each listener in a unique way. I invite you to join us for an exceptionally rich and colourful adventure, full of exclusive discoveries for the senses.www.orchestremetropolitain.com



Opéra de Montréal – Samson & Dalila

January 24, 27, 29 & 31, 2015 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Our hearts awaken at her voice… Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings her very first Delilah in Montreal, making Saint-Saëns’ captivating melodies—including the irresistible “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix”—her own. Alain Gauthier, stage director of Dead Man Walking, winner of the 2013 Opus Award for Musical Event of the Year, helms this new production. SYNOPSIS
The invincible Samson grows weak before the tantalizing seductress Delilah, who has managed to learn the secret of his great strength. But perhaps Samson’s true power is to be found in his faith…www.pda.qc.ca



Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

January 09, 15, 28, 29, 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



SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS (REVIVING 5,000 YEARS OF CIVILIZATION)

JANUARY 7 to 11, 2015 - Théâtre Maisonneuve

Presentation in French, English and Mandarin

INSPIRED BY the spirit of ancient China, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life a bygone culture with a gloriously colourful and exhilarating show of classical Chinese dance and music. Its masterful choreography and graceful routines range from grand classical processions to ethnic and folk dances, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns.

Based on ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales, Shen Yun and its breathtaking beauty are not to be missed. www.pda.qc.ca



BalletBC – Danse Danse (Contemporary Dance)

January 22, 23 & 24, 2014 – Place des Arts/ Théâtre Maisonneuve

Named 2013 Dance Artist of the Year by the Globe and Mail, Artistic Director Emily Molnar has made BalletBC one of the most renowned contemporary ballet companies of the past few years. She has featured not only her own choreographies, but has also diversified the repertoire by inviting well-known European choreographers to present their works to a Canadian audience. By combining the award-winning Walking Mad by Swedish choreographer Johan Inger together with the zany and sophisticated Petite Cérémonie by the French artist Medhi Walerski and the strange tribal ritual A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related to Art) by the Italian-born dancemaker Jacopo Godani, she places the spotlight on the multiple talents of her 18 dancers, who perform movements in perfect unison, dazzling duos, theatrical sequences and individualized solo works. Three distinct aesthetics are featured in this stimulating incursion into new choreographic territories. www.pda.qc.ca



FROM VAN GOGH TO KANDINSKY

(Expressionism in Germany and France, 1900-1914)

October 11, 2014 to January 25, 2015 – Museum of Fine Arts

In the fall, a century after the start of the Great War in 1914, this exhibitions studies the rich dimensions of this exchange between France and Germany and the range of responses that it prompted.

More than 100 paintings, together with several documents from masters such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Derain, Delaunay, Signac, Seurat, Van Gogh, Vlaminck… on the French side and Heckel, Jawlenski, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Nolde, Pechstein, Schmidt-Rottluff… on the German side, will be seen at the MMFA.

Despite German artists' exposure to and engagement with French art, "Expressionism" has come to be considered distinctly German. However, in its early twentieth-century beginnings, Expressionism was assigned no specific nationality, and it evolved as a lively exchange between artists based in Germany and new developments in modern French art. German Expressionism and France will demonstrate the rich dimensions of this exchange and the range of responses that it prompted. www.mbam.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



Merry Montreal

December 14, 2014 to January 05, 2015 – Old Montreal (Various Locations)

Experience magical moments in one of the oldest and coolest neighbourhood in North America. Walk through the illuminated streets and enjoy the abundance of activities the district has to offer while visiting its renowned restaurants, boutiques and hotels. www.montrealenfetes.com



Montréal International Auto Show

January 16 to 25, 2015 – Palais des Congrès

A constant increase in the number of visitors testified to its success, and organizers were prompted to surpass themselves and create more and more special attractions and unveilings. From 1970 to 1989, the Show's rapid growth rested on two vital elements: the manufacturers' wish to present a greater selection of vehicles and the new manufacturers' requests for their own place among us. Another move was in order... In 1990, the MIAS entered into the third stage of its history by moving into Montréal's Olympic Stadium. The prestigious location had all the characteristics required for the Show to develop its potential: a much larger exposition site and a luxurious interior that compares to the greatest hotels. At the turn of the millennium, the MIAS settled in a more central location at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to capitalize on down-town location near the OldPort and right in the heart of the business area. www.salonautomontreal.com



Wildside Festival

January 07 to 17, 2015 – Centaur Theatre

This year marks the Centaur Theatre's 18th annual Wildside Festival a 10-day winter festival of boundary-breaking theatre. Features an assortment of critically acclaimed independent theatre productions. This year, the Wildside Festival explores such themes as loss (Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another), the sensuous connection between the body, words and light (Coming and Going), open relationships (Delicacy), sexual predators (F*** You! You F***ing Perv!), finding love and freedom (Johnny Legdick), rediscovering your inner kid and letting him loose (Playday Mayday) and the irresistable urge to get a laugh at any cost (The Way You Tell Them). www.centaurtheatre.com



Fête des Neiges de Montréal

January 17to 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



Let’s Get Married Bridal Exhibition

January 10 & 11, 2015 – Place Bonaventure

Let’s Get Married’s Grand Salon Marions-Nous is Canada’s largest bridal wedding show featuring hundreds and hundreds of wedding specialists showcasing their indispensable products and services for the bride and groom. Engaged couples can discover the latest wedding trends, consult with experienced wedding professionals and simply get great ideas to make their wedding day truly memorable. From the extravagant to the affordable, Let’s Get Married’s Grand Salon Marions-Nous is a must for anyone thinking of planning a wedding! www.marionsnous.com



Quebec Winter Carnival 2013

January 30 to February15, 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



Montréal Canadiens Hockey

January 06, 10, 17, 20, 27 & 312015

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



Concerts


Metropolis (www.montrealmetropolis.ca)

January 09, 2014 – Black Label Story

January 31, 2014 – Ben Howard


Bell Centre (www.centrebell.ca)

January 03 to 05, 2015 – World Junior Hockey Championship

January 19, 2015 – Sam Smith


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

January 06 to 11, 2015 – Jersey Boys