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What’s Happening in Montreal in July/August
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What’s Happening in Montreal in July/August

Art Chihuly • until Oct. 20 First major Canadian exhibit by renowned glass artist. Eight immersive environments, four designed for the Museum of Fine Arts. 1380 Sherbrooke W. 514-285-2000 breathtaking.ca   Clubs and Groups Bon Appétit Dinner Club Visit restaurants around the city. Fri. 7pm. 514-264-8951 b.bulka@videotron.ca Club Gourmand Wine and dine every […]

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Bloomsday Festival: McGill gets intimate with James Joyce

James Joyce is celebrated as one of the giants of 20th-century English Lit, but how many have read his challenging prose? You are invited, along with those who have read his masterwork, Ulysses, to get to know Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness writing in a series of films, lectures, live music and staged […]

Aquatic Centre showcases art
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Aquatic Centre showcases art

The Côte St. Luc Aquatic Centre will be transformed till June 17 into an art gallery, showcasing the work of students from the painting, pastel and stone sculpture classes offered by George Deligeorge. Frameless canvases hung on invisible thread on light grey panels unify and harmonize the numerous works on […]

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High tea at Le Wellesley March 26

Before the British ever heard of “a cuppa,” there were only two meals customarily taken in England, breakfast and dinner. When tea was introduced, the clergy deemed it a sin because it did not come from a “God-fearing” country. Doctors pronounced it unhealthy and it was taxed so high as […]

What’s Happening in Montreal in May
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What’s Happening in Montreal in May

WELCOME TO BROADWAY, QUEBEC The award-winning Lyric Singers will burst into song at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, June 13-15, delivering music by George Gershwin, songs from Kismet, and selections from Anything Goes, Once on This Island, Cabaret, Titanic, The Book of Mormon and others. Reserve tickets at lyrictheatrecompany.com or 514-743-3382. ART […]

Montreal Chamber Music Festival screen grab
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Montreal Chamber Music Festival: First-class jazz is in the cards

Musical gems culled from three centuries played in small-group formations by top-tier performers—that and some first-class jazz is in the cards during the month-long Montreal Chamber Music Festival that gets underway this month. Talking about it with festival founder, cellist Dennis Brott, I returned in my mind to the marvelous […]

Theatre preview: Lost & Found
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Theatre preview: Lost & Found

David Sherman – journalist, editor, playwright and singer-songwriter – is presenting his latest work, a musical titled Lost & Found, with fellow musician Nancy Lee. Its subtitle – a story of love, loss, life and lunacy – reflects Sherman’s travels of the mind and heart. It is directed by Guy […]

Controversial professor Norman Cornett sees his classroom as a laboratory
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Controversial professor Norman Cornett sees his classroom as a laboratory

A group of 25 adults gather around a table in a church hall on a Sunday afternoon to engage with a Montreal professor and his guest. Norman Cornett, 62, has convinced the usually private novelist Rawi Hage to attend a third session in what Cornett calls dialogic learning. It is […]

Blue Metropolis literary festival kicks off April 22
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Blue Metropolis literary festival kicks off April 22

Montreal’s Blue Metropolis literary festival is back for a 15th year, and it remains a great place to meet and hear local and international writers discuss their work. It’s also a great opportunity to take part in workshops and seminars. The nerve centre where most events are held is Hôtel […]

Israeli film fest: Taboos explored
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Israeli film fest: Taboos explored

Another week, another festival. This one presents 10 Israeli films at Guzzo Mega-Plex Speretech, 3500 Côte Vertu. Single tickets cost $14. April 20, 9 pm: Rock the Casbah, set in a Gaza refugee camp in 1989, reflects tensions among Israeli soldiers and the feelings of a Palestinian family caught in […]