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Welcome to the Hotel Le St-James!

Édition octobre 2016

We are pleased to welcome you to your home away from home. From planning city tours to culinary adventures we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience.  Your wish is our command so please feel free to call on our Clefs d’Or concierge team to personally cater to any of your wishes.

Enjoy your stay

Happening in Montréal this month:

Winemaker dinner : Sicilian Wines

ctober 27th 6PM

Hôtel Le St-James, XO Le Restaurant
For reservation : 514-841-5000
Vin de la Sicile en collaboration avec les importations Centoventi

MTL à Table - Food Festival

November 3rd to the 13th

3 course meal $41/person
Location : Hôtel Le St-James, XO Le Restaurant

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (2016-2017)

October 02, 05, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 & 26, 2016 – Place des Arts/Maison Symphonique

The Maison Symphonique de Montréal is the new home of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. This hall was inaugurated on September 7, 2011, by the OSM under Music Director Kent Nagano. The 2016-2017 season will be dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! As music lovers, you’ll be hearing works in 2016-2017 that are great in scale and stature. www.osm.ca


Orchestre Métropolitain (2016-2017)

October 06, 2016 – Various Locations

The moment you first experience the Orchestre Métropolitain, you feel a special connection. 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. Come celebrate 35 years of magic! In 2015–2016, more than ever, the Métropolitain will demonstrate their pride for what they are: authentic and bold, loyal and dedicated, curious and passionate.

Throughout these 35 years, the Orchestre has written its history—a beautiful one—and has forged a very enviable and unique identity for itself by expanding its playing field year after year, whether through the scope of our repertoire, of our audience, or in terms of our style… These 35 years are a reflection of our authenticity, and carry with them, and with us, all the power of our raison d’être: sharing music. The influence that we have today in the music world is matched only by our will to keep going and push ourselves further. www.orchestremetropolitain.com


Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

October 12, 14 & 30, 2016

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (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


Roméo & Juliette (Grands Ballets Canadiens)

De Jean-Christophe Maillot

October 13 to 28, 2016 – Place des Arts/Théâtre Maisonneuve

“Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” www.grandsballets.com


L’OFF Jazz #15

October 06 to 15, 2016 – Various Locations

After more than 15 years of existence, the OFF JAZZ festival has now, more than ever, established itself as a fixture of Montreal’s cultural scene. This event serves as a unique showcase, bringing Quebec’s jazz scene to centre stage. It encourages freedom of expression and unveils ambitious and never-before-seen creative projects. The festival has become a mainstay of Montreal's cultural life. Still run by a commitee composed of a majority of musicians, the festival has been able to preserve the values that underlie its mission. www.lofffestivaljazz.com


Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit – Illustrates La Belle Époque

June 18 to October 30 2016 - 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


Focus: perfection – Robert Mapplethorpe

September 10 to January 22, 2017 – Museum of Fine Arts

One of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) gained renown for his masterful compositions and subjects that have compelled new reflection on questions of gender, race and sexuality.

The MMFA is presenting the first major North American retrospective on Robert Mapplethorpe’s oeuvre since the landmark exhibition The Perfect Moment, organized in 1988 by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the national controversy that it provoked during the US Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s. It is the only Canadian venue for the exhibition. www.mbam.qc.ca


The Gardens of Light

September 02 to November 01, 2016 – Chinese & Japanese Gardens of the Botanical Gardens

Do not miss this must-see for your fall evenings. The Gardens of Light event is making its return to the Montréal Botanical Garden. Discover the Japanese Garden enhanced by a fine and subtle lighting design and the Chinese Garden with The Magic of Lanterns and its emblematic traditional coloured lanterns. At dusk, beautiful pathways emerge in the Gardens of Light, pathways full of contrasts, mysterious and magical. www.espacepourlavie.com


Cinderella – A Fairy Tune

October 18 to 23, 2016 – Place des Arts

This lush production is including everything the audience loved in the first place such as the pumpkin, the glass slipper or the ball scenes. But it also includes new twists in the always romantic and hilarious plot. Let’s enjoy and (re)discover some of Rogers and Hammerstein's most famous songs, played by an incredible orchestra. www.pda.qc.ca


Björk Digital – A virtual exhibition by the visionary artist Björk

October 15 to November 12, 2016 –DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

In association with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Phi and Red Bull Music Academy present the North American premiere of Björk Digital. This virtual reality exhibition by the singular musician will be on view at DHC/ART from October 15 to November 12, 2016. The exhibition will feature digital and video works, including collaborations with world-renowned filmmakers and programmers.

Before traveling to Montreal, Björk Digital toured to Sydney and Tokyo, with London upcoming this fall at Somerset House. Björk Digital offers an opportunity to intimately connect, on multiple levels, with the works, message and heart of this visionary, avant-garde Icelandic artist, whose body of work demonstrates a fascination with technology. https://phi-centre.com/en/event/bjork-digital-en/


World Press Photo

August 31 to October 02, 2016 – Marché Bonsecours



Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

October 05 to 16, 2016 – Various Locations

The Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) was known as the Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media (FCMM) until 2004. Founded in 1971, by Claude Chamberlan and Dimitri Eipides, it is an annual independent film festival held in Montreal and features independent films from around the world. Over 160,000 people make their way to Montreal to attend the prestigious festival each year. The festival is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films. www.nouveaucinema.ca


International Black Film Festival

September 27 to October 02, 2016 – Various Locations

The goal of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is to bring audiences the most beautiful and the most amazing new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues. The MIBFF wants to promote a different kind of cinema, cinema that hails from here and from abroad and that does not necessarily have the opportunity to grace the big screen, groundbreaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise. The MIBFF wants to deal with issues and present works that raise questions, that provoke, that make us smile, that leave us perplexed, that shock us... www.montrealblackfilm.com



October 4 to 30, 2016 – Centaur Theatre

A red hot hit in London's West End and on Broadway!

Two people & Infinite possibilities. A fantastical journey to parallel worlds where Marianne, a physicist and Roland (a bee keeper), fall in love over and over again, in a multitude of ways. Every choice they make has a different, life-altering outcome, questioning whether our lives are the result of free will or fate. A romantic, intimate, quantum mechanics comedy about love, friendship, destiny and honey! www.centaurtheatre.com


Maria Pagés Compania - Danse Danse

September 29, 30 & October 01, 2016 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfride-Pelletier

The passionate María Pagés transcends the legendary character of Carmen in a vibrant ode to femininity. Accompanied by 8 dancers and 7 musicians, she once again confirms her reputation as an emblematic, world-famous flamenco dancer. Flamboyant. www.dansedanse.ca


Montreal Burlesque Festival

October 13 to 16, 2016 – Various Locations

Scarlett James & Montreal Burlesque Productions invite you to 3 nights, 3 exceptional events of Burlesque & Cabaret! Dress up, Glamour up, as YOU are part of the show! www.montrealburlesquefestival.ca


My Name is Asher Lev

September 11 to October 02, 2016 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

BASED ON THE BOOK BY CHAIM POTOK - At a young age, her Lev discovers he has a mystifying artistic talent. But when his passion for painting conflicts with his traditionally religious family, Asher’s gift threatens to divide his entire community. Is he willing to give up his faith to fulfill his destiny?  www.segalcentre.org


Prom Queen – The Musical

October 27 to November 20, 2016 - Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Be our date for the World Premiere of a scintillating new musical created by an all-Canadian team. Prom Queen tells the incredible true story of Marc Hall, a small-town teenager who just wanted to take his boyfriend to prom, but ended up taking the Catholic School Board to court – all in the name of love!


Festival des Couleurs (Fall Foliage Festivities)

End of September to late October

Québec is famous for its autumn colours because of the sugar maple trees. Also prevalant are the provincial yellow birch and the American beech. Try the Laurentian Mountains for one of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in North America. Colours begin their peak at the end of September and continue until mid- to late-October in lower elevations and more southern locations. Celebrate the season by visiting resort town Mont-Tremblant for its annual Symphony of Colours festival.

Cité Mémoire

Every evening at dusk– Throughout Old Montréal

Loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. A creation by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard http://www.montrealenhistoires.com


Piknic Electronik

May 18, to October 02, 2016 – Parc Jean Drapeau

A Sunday afternoon tradition for electronic music fans returns in 2013 from May 19 to September 22. The event takes place at Place de l’homme, underneath the Calder sculpture in Parc Jean-Drapeau.


La Ronde **Open on weekends only**

La Ronde, the biggest amusement park in Eastern Canada, has forty rides and attractions, including a new ride suspended over Lac des Dauphins: "EDNÖR – The Attack." La Ronde has something for everyone: roller coasters for thrill seekers, slower

rides with panoramic views of the city for the wiser ones, and gentle rides for the youngest children in Le Pays de Ribambelle.


Montréal Canadians Hockey

October 04, 06, 18, 20, 24, 27 & 29, 2016 – Bell Centre

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





Bell Centre (www.centrebell.ca)

October 01, 2016 – Adele

October 03, 2016 – Eros Ramazzotti

October 07, 2016 – Drake & Future

October 08, 2016 – Doobie Brothers

October 23, 2016 – Sia

October 28, 2016 – Chicago + Earth, Wind & Fire


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

October 01, 2016 – Les Vilons du Roys (Maison Symphonique)

October 08, 2016 – Scott Bradlee

October 10, 2016 – Il Divo

October 15, 2016 – Ludovic Einaudi


Metropolis (www.montrealmetropolis.ca)

October 29, 2016 – Tegan & Sara (Double Trouble)


Théâtre St. Denis (www.theatrestdenis.com)

October 20, 2016 – A Night with Janis Joplin


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.