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Happening events in Montreal in the upcoming months:
JULY- DECEMBER 2016
July 13th to August 1st : Just for Laughs Festival
July 29th - 31st : Osheaga Festival - location : Parc Jean Drapeau
July 31st, August 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th and 17th: Celine Dion Concert - location: Centre Bell
August 02 to August 09, 2016 : Montréal First Peoples Festival – Various Locations/Quartier des Spectacles
The Montréal First Peoples Festival highlights American aboriginal art, history and traditions. The richness and vitality of traditional and contemporary aboriginal cultures take centre stage, encouraging a spirit of awakening. Come discover the vivid culture of our continent's first inhabitants. www.nativelynx.qc.ca
August 5th and 6th : Ile Sonique - location : Parc Jean Drapeau
A completely different kind of Parc life will spring into action at the second edition of new electronic dance and urban music festival ÎleSoniq, which in only its first year brought out nearly 35,000 beat-happy partiers. Spectacular, state-of-the-art special effects will overload your circuits to the sounds of Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Azealia Banks and many, many more. www.ilesoniq.com
August 06 & 07, 2016 - Heavy MTL 2016 – Location : Parc Jean Drapeau
Loud and intense, Heavy MTL features over 30 metal bands performing on the breathtaking site that is Sainte-Hélène Island. From Hard Rock to Death metal, from 80’s Glam to Modern Rock, the purpose of this festival is to give fans a chance to celebrate their love for all things heavy. www.heavymtl.com
August 05 to August 14, 2016 – Little Italy
Italian Week is a major cultural festival held annually throughout the city. Specifically,
Montreal’s Italian week is a festival that
honors the beauty and diversity of Italy, allowing you to discover its
musical culture, art, gastronomy and folk in the world. The festivities of Montreal's Italian Week
create an intercultural space for discussion, discovery and sharing between
different cultural communities.
Menu to a wide range of activities as much diverse as fascinating, filled with flavors and culture of the community featuring operas, fashion shows, car shows, concerts, literary events, art exhibitions, tastings and guided historical tours are only a brief overview of the cultural activities. This festival has existed for 22 years and has become a major event on the city's cultural scene, attracting more than 400,000 people. www.semaineitaliennedemontreal.com
August 10 to 13, 2016 - Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – Classical Spree Festival - Location: Place Des Arts (Indoor & Outdoor venues)
The festival OSM Classical Spree will be held by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, includes 30 concerts of 45 minutes in 4 halls at Place des Arts, at the Quartier des spectacles and at the Olympic Park, come and see artists from here and abroad during the Classical Spree, a festival for the whole family. A Montreal summertime must! Every concert ticket will bebetween 10 $ and 40 $ and four of them, all at the Maison Symphonique, are already on sale, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony conducted by Kent Nagano, on August 8 in the afternoon, and Carnival of the Animals on the Organ, a concertfor the whole family on August 8 in the morning. www.pda.qc.ca
August 15 to August 20, 2016: Festival Mode & Design Montreal 2016 - Various Locations
This highly glamorous event serves up a varied program that brings together the leading international fashion labels, a host of renowned national designers, exciting musical performances, design in real time, and countless special events, all in a decidedly unique ambiance. The Festival is a unique platform introducing the biggest trends in fashion, design, music and shopping, a one of a kind event you don’t want to miss. Founded in 2001 and directed by the Group Sensation Mode, the Montréal Fashion and Design Festival is a forward-thinking event that invites fashionistas to redefine their style! www.fwstivalmodedesign.com
August 20 : Blink 182- Location : Centre Bell
August 27 to September 07, 2016: World Film Festival – Various Locations
The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding among nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
The Montreal International Film Market is part of the Montreal World Film Festival. The Market is the meeting place for a large number of film and television professionals from around the world. The Market serves as a port of entry into the North American market for professionals from abroad and as a link to the rest of the world for North American film and television people. The Market has become an important site for international exchanges and discoveries. www.fffm-montreal.o
August 27 & 28, 2016: 18th-Century Public Market – Old Montreal (Pointe-À-Callière)
Over the course of a weekend, take a trip back in time to find yourself in the company of farmers, craftspeople, and entertainers as they existed in 1750, at the time of Montréal's very first public marketplace. A not-to-be-missed event in Old Montréal, Pointe-à-Callière's 18th Century Public Market is a unique experience, a festive marketplace that retains its agricultural role while offering an array of historical activities and presentations in an atmosphere unique to New France.
Discerning gourmets will be delighted to taste authentic 18th-century products and goods: wild fruit jams and jellies, maple products, cheeses, sausages, cider, and even spruce beer.
Along with storytellers, musicians, and artisans, the Public Market is host to plenty of other activities involving some one hundred figures enthusiastically re-enacting period scenes. A military regiment and a native encampment will also be part of the festivities. The Public Market also gives children the opportunity to dress up, discover French games from the era, and play soldier by taking part in a parade. www.pacmusee.qc.ca
August 26 to 28, 2016: Montreal International Reggae Festival – Old Port of Montreal
Montreal’s festive summer season was augmented in 2004 with the emergence of The Montreal International Reggae Festival. With an aim to not only showcase the pulsating Reggae beat of internationally renown musicians, but also to highlight excellence amongst a diverse set of ‘Reggae Ambassadors’ from all corners of the world including Canadian based musicians, this festival continues to be held in high esteem. Consistently embracing the theme, “United Against Violence” the Montreal International Reggae Festival has become a significant tradition for Reggae music lovers in and outside of Canada.
The festival boasts having an audience of over 150,000 since its inception and is steadfast in its commitment to raising the profile of a musical genre best known for manifestations of powerful messages. Fostering unity is key in dually linguistic Montreal – a city that mirrors a global village; and using artistic forms generated through Reggae to achieve this goal has been the successful platform of this Festival. Derived from a list of musical forms that started with Mento – a type of Jamaican folk music, Reggae music became most popular in the 1970s when it burst onto the international scene through popular songs by artists like Bob Marley and The Wailers. www.montrealinternationalreggaefestival.com
August 31 to October 02, 2016: World Press Photo – Marché Bonsecours
The world press photo event showcases the prizewinning photographs from the most prestigious professional photography competition on the planet. In 2014, 5,800 photographers from 130 countries submitted a total of 98,000 images. The 150 prizewinning photographs are on display at the exhibition in Montreal. www.worldpressphotomontreal.ca
September 3rd, 4th and 5th: Kid Koala - location: Place des Arts
September 23rd and 24th: Marron 5 - location: Bell Center
September 30th and October 1st: Adele - location: Bell Center
February 06 to September 05, 2016 : Pompeii – Museum of Fine Arts
Soak up the splendour and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment. Mosaics, frescoes, bronze and marble statues, decorative art objects, as well as utensils and personal accessories, will bring to life this small provincial colony of the Roman Empire that was frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The largest exhibition on Pompeii ever presented in Quebec, it drew 273,000 visitors during its presentation in Toronto in 2015. www.mbam.qc.ca
June 18 to October 30 2016 : Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit – Illustrates La Belle Époque – Location : Museum of Fine Arts
The exhibition presents a magisterial private collection, a selection of over ninety of Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints and posters from nearly the entire period of his lithographic career; from 1891 – the year of his first lithograph – to 1899 (the artist produced a few lithographs in 1900). Special features of this exhibition are never-before-published trial proofs, including unique impressions and highly rare prints. Nearly all of the most celebrated prints and posters by Toulouse-Lautrec are represented, as well as four closely related works by two of his close associates: Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Louis Anquetin. www.mbam.qc.ca
October 5 to 11 – Black and Blue Festival – Location : Centre Pierre Charbonneau
The Black & Blue Festival features about 60 activities for the gay community and its friends. The week of events includes major dance parties, cultural and artistic events, sports events, brunches and more.
October 7th: Drake - location: Bell Center
October 10th: Il Divo - location: Place des Arts
October 23rd: Sia - location: Bell Center
Fête des neiges de Montréal : Week-ends from the 16th of January to the 7th of February 2017 – Location : Parc Jean-Drapeau
The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons, in collaboration with Groupe Nissan Gabriel, is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This popular family-oriented winter event has a program geared toward enjoying the outdoors, with a wide array of free and pay activities. Free admission to the site!
La fête des glaces – annually in February
Ice Carvers perform along Saint-Denis between Roy and Gilford street. A real friendly and artistic journey with special events.