What’s happening in Montreal in March

Montreal from downtown. Photo by Hayley Juhl


Marie Claret Church • March 11 & 12
Fri. 8am-7pm & Sat. 8am-3pm at 10660 Larose

Westmount Antiquarian Book Fair • March 15
Tues. 10am-5pm. Books, prints and maps for sale by 15 Quebec and Ontario dealers at Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd W, 514-935-9581

St. Charles Church • April 1 & 2
Fri. 9am-6pm & Sat. 9am-3pm at 2115 Centre St, table rental: 514-932-5335

St. Jean-Berchman Church • April 3
Sun. 9am-3pm at 5945 Cartier in Rosemont


Beaconsfield Toastmasters • March 15
Tues. 7:30- 9:30pm. 20th Anniversary at City Hall, 303 Beaconsfield, 514-549-4893

Montreal Zoological Society • March 15
Tues. 7:30pm. Prof. Hans Larsson speaks on evolutionary drivers of fish to tetrapods, $5, at 1117 Ste–Catherine Street W, #525, 514-845-8317

Montreal Zoological Society • March 20
Sun. 9:30am. Sugaring-off trip, $30/$35 non- members. Bus leaves Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater to Érablière Charbonneau, 514-845-8317

Kirkland Senior Mixed Volleyball • till May
Mon. 1-3pm. Beginners welcome, $5, at Kirkland Sportsplex, 16950 Hymus Blvd, 514-626-0984

Knitting and Chess Club • Thursdays
Thurs. 1pm. Knitting Club, bring needles and yarn
Thurs. 6:30pm. Chess Club, all levels. CSL Library 5851 Cavendish Blvd. Register: 514-485-6900


Dialogue at l’Entrepôt • March 6 & 13
Sun. 3-5pm. Prof. Norman Cornett in dialogue with artist E. Awashish, at 2901 St. Joseph Blvd, Lachine

Visual art at Gelber Centre • March 8
Tues. 7:30pm. On International Women’s Day Rita Briansky relates her odyssey from Grajew, Poland to Canada in words & photos, at 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine, 514-489-0969

International Festival of Films on Art • March 10-20
Various venues and prices. artfifa.com/en/ 514-874-1637

Video at Atwater Library • March 12
Sat. 2-4 pm. Krishnamurti Info Centre presents video, A Different Way Of Living, in English with French subtitles, $5, at 1200 Atwater, 514-937-8869

McIntyre Medical Sciences • March 16
Wed. 6:30-8:30pm. Dr. Alan Evans speaks on Brain Imaging in the Information Age, at 1200 Pine Ave W, 6th floor, free entry. To reserve: 514-398-1248

CSL Canada Reads Debate • March 17
Thurs. 7pm. Five librarians defend their short-listed titles at Côte St. Luc Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd


Art Matters • March 5-26
Concordia U student-run arts fest. features free events and activities in various venues. 514-848-2424 X5011

L’artiste et le philanthrope • March 10-26
Thurs. March 10, 5:30pm. Vernissage & vin d’honneur; Tues-Sat. 11-5pm; Thurs. to 8pm, U de Montréal exhibit of donated works by 40 Quebec artists at the UdeM Centre d’exposition. 2940 Côte-Ste-Catherine, #0056

Art Souterrain • until March 20
Over 100 art installations throughout Montreal’s Underground City. For activities and maps to locate art installations, see artsouterrain.com

Metal sculptures by David Levine • March 24-28
Thurs. 5-9pm. Vernissage; Thurs. 11am-6pm. Mural pieces on show. Galerie Espace, 4841 St-Laurent Blvd

St. Patrick’s Square Art Group • March 24-April 24
Art show at CSL Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd.


Table d’Hôte Theatre • March 9-26
Wed.-Sun. 8pm; Sun. March 13 & 20, Sat. March 26, 3pm. Joan Mcleod’s one-woman play, Another Home Invasion, directed by Mike Payette, of a woman, 80, caring for her husband. 3680 Jeanne Mance, $25/$20 seniors.

St. Patrick’s Dinner & Dance • March 12
Sat. 5:30pm. Irish stew, salad, dessert; 7pm. Irish dancers; 8pm Dance, at Royal Canadian Legion 85/90, $20. 3015 Henri-Dunant, Lachine. Reserve by March 9. 514-637-8002

Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre • until March 13
Wed.-Sat. 8pm; Sat. & Sun. 3pm. Joseph Shragge’s play Bar Kapra the Squirrel Hunter at Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire, 4750 Henri-Julien, $20- $26. 514-873-4031 X313

West Island Community fundraiser • March 17
Thurs. 6-10pm. 5th annual West Island Wine, Beer & Spirit Show with Bill Zacharkiw, wine critic for The Gazette. Holiday Inn, Pointe-Claire, $20 in advance/$25 at door.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade • March 20
Sun. 12-4pm. 193rd parade starts at Fort and Ste Catherine, proceeding along Ste Catherine until Phillips Sq. For map see montrealirishparade.com

Dorval Strathmore United fundraiser • April 2
Sat. 6:30pm. Steve Gillam directs his musical Murder in The Theatre about an amateur company staging Piglet, sequel to Hamlet, by Shakespeare’s illegitimate son, Nigel, includes four-course meal, at 310 Brookhaven, Dorval, $40/$35 seniors. 514-631-9879

Montreal Storyteller’s Guild • March 24
Thurs. 7pm. Tales from all around the world to entertain storytelling fans 12+ at CSL Library,
5851 Cavendish Blvd, free entry.


Christ Church Cathedral • Saturdays
Sat. 4:30pm. Classical music concerts, $5 to $10 donation welcome. 635 Ste Catherine W. 514-843-6577 X236

Port Symphonies • March 6
Sun. 2pm. Boats in the Old Port, bells of Notre-Dame Basilica and other outdoor, “urban” instruments create a unique concert at Place Royal in Old Montreal.

Allegra Chamber Music • March 10
Thurs. 8pm. Glazunov, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Prokofiev at Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish. Free. 514-935-3933

Lakeshore Light Opera • to March 12
Sat. & Sun. 8pm, March 6, 2pm & March 12, 2pm. Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience at Louis Chalmers Theatre, 501 St-Jean Blvd. Pointe Claire. $24-$28/$20-$24 seniors. 514-804-4900


McGill Community For Lifelong Learning launches Spring program. Calendar available March 11. Registration begins March 14 for sessions starting April 11. Peer-learning study groups in art, current events, history, literature, music science and culture. Series of single lectures available, 514-398-8234

Creative Social Centre: draw, paint, dance & crochet Folk and Line Dancing with Maurice Perez, Mon. 10:30-11:30am, $7/$8 non-members. Plaster sculpture with Ann-Ingrid Helik, Tues. 9:30-11:30am, $12/$14 non-members per class. Crochet with Tatiana, Tues. Experienced: 10am-noon, $10/class. Beginner or refresher: 1-3pm, 5 classes@$50.
Jewelry with Rhoda Smith, Tues. 1-3pm, 5 classes@$50/$60non-members. Drawing and Painting with Miriam Cohen, Wed. 10am-noon or 1-3pm, $8/$10 non-members/class. 5237 Clanranald. 514-488-0907

Free Yoga for Family Caregivers till April 18th
Sat. 10-11:30am. For caregivers of people 55+ who have a loss of autonomy. Slow, easy yoga class with postures adapted for physical limitations. YWCA Mtl, 1355 René-Lévesque W. 514-866-9941 X229


Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery group for compulsive overeaters, anorexics and bulimics. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Several meeting locales in Montreal. 514-488-1812

Chabad Lifeline offers a six-week support group for parents of youth with at-risk behaviours and addiction. Six Mondays beginning March 7, 5:30-6:30pm at 4615 Côte St. Catherine. 514-737-7700

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