Arts Alive! Quebec 2017 festival set to kick off in Montreal

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Arts Alive! Quebec has an exciting series of cultural events planned over four days starting July 20, part of the annual festivals organized by the English-language Arts Network (ELAN).

It includes film, theatre, music, activities for children, draws visitors from around the Montreal area, and takes place, rain or shine.

It kicks off July 20 with screenings of the film Maudie, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Hudson Village theatre, $15.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, presented by the Hudson Players Club, is on at 7 pm, Jack Layton Park, Main and Wharf, free.

On Friday, July 21, opera singer Natalie Choquette sings hits in The Funniest Broadway Show in the World!, and various arias, Hudson Village Theatre, $33 plus tax.

The big day is Saturday, July 22, with a day-long artisan market called Bohème Hudson, at the Village Green, Cameron and Main.

Join workshops on painting at 10 am, (free), and stitching, charge of materials, noon and 2 pm, at the Artists Atelier, 407 Main. Intro to Improv for actors is at 1 pm, Hudson Village Theatre, $5.

At 7 pm, author Karen Molson narrates A Day in  the Life of Hudson, on Confederation, Hudson Village Theatre, free.

At 8 pm, Jazz singer Ranee Lee sings songbook classics, contemporary, and her own pieces, with a quartet, Hudson Village Theatre, $25 plus tax.

On Sunday, July 23, there is a popular children’s dance workshop led by Kerwin Barrington, Judson Village Theatre, $5.

Info: 450-458-5361, or

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