Montreal Weekender: April 10 through 13, 2014

Head over to the first edition of “Fashion Preview” to get your fashion fix, bringing together some very talented Montreal designers for a fashion event, both private and public, at the Phi Center. Denis Gagnon, Pedram Karimi, Xavier Laruelle, Elisa C-Rossow and Bijoux designer Lala Yeah will present to a selected panel of media, VIP, buyers and guests their last fall winter 2014/15 collection, and Helmer will expose a retrospective of his fashion universe by presenting to the visitors his most iconic outfits on a limited number of models. Spots are extremely limited and closing at 170 guests. 

ArtBomb presents ArtMarketplace, taking over the E.K. Voland Art Gallery in St-Henri.?With 70 participating artists, this show presents a wide selection of works sure to please every taste. The event begins at 5pm and requires a ticket that entitles you to a gift wrapped 8×8-inch original artwork. Once inside you may un-wrap your gift and decide if you want to keep it or trade with other guests. This is Artbomb’s one-year anniversary and there will be DJs, wine & cheese, and many of the participating artists will be there to answer your questions.

Les Printemps du MAC Committee will host their annual event, this time with the theme #OCTO. Designed to raise awareness of the MAC among a new generation of leaders, the eighth edition of this unique event will unfold in a MAC imaginatively transformed for the evening. This event reception will assemble 1,000 participants who will enjoy an evening of cultural and culinary discoveries along with art and musical performances all night long. Guests are invited to visit the exhibits while sampling the many delectable gastronomic creations provided by one of our sponsors. Tickets are $150 and all profits will go to the MAC Foundation. Don’t forget to stop by our Notable Bar on site and say hello! 

Station 16 Gallery presents an unprecedented exhibition featuring the large-scale collages of Alan Ganev, captivating artworks that challenge our way of understanding contemporary collage practice, opening to the public today. Make Me Care” is an exhibition for which Ganev re-appropriated and deconstructed found imagery to capture, in simple visual compositions, the complexity of feelings and emotions attached to meaningful personal experiences. As a curator, he has been responsible of creating exhibitions at prestigious locations such as the Conseil des Arts de Montreal and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Costa Rica. This is a wonderful exhibit for those of us that have a heart for art.

Who doesn’t miss those sexy 90s R&B tracks? We’re talking New Edition, SWV, TLC and all the artists that may have been plastered on your bedroom wall during the good old days. In celebration of this awesome era, REAL LOVE is back! This is the 3rd installment of the best 90s R&B mixtape you’ve ever heard at Le Belmont featuring the all-star real love band, alongside Montreal’s top vocalists. Ambience will be provided by DJ Lexis spinning 90s classics on vinyl plus an extra-special opening set by Maridee Nox to set things off. Come dance your heart out in the time machine and bring your best running man or woman!

There’s a new restaurant in Little Italy, and with a name like “Manitoba,” you know there has to be some good old Canadiana on the menu. Built inside a woodshop-to-be, this cozy and West Coast-reminiscent space offers a unique menu made up of plants and wild mushrooms, seafood, game, smoked fish, cocktails and much more. Oh yeah, and the backyard will become a garden in the summertime – we love the organic vibe!

Right in the heart of Little Italy, Matinee Brunch Montreal will be “DOIN’ IT THE ITALIAN WAY” Part II with their famous resident DJs Toddy Flores and Danny Torrence both intertwining their skills between the smoothest of old school jams and heart-pounding house tracks. Brama will be hosting this daytime affair full of happy Montrealers celebrating the end of winter, popping champagne bottles, dancing on tables and feasting on some fine Italian food. La dolce vita! 

Beats? Crepes? Both at the same time? Yes indeed, thanks to Spanel. Enjoy the sunny weather and come and bike over to Spanel on 1960 Notre Dame for a day of yummy treats and Matthew Star, Esan Ellis, JoJo Flores and a very special guest. These parties always have a great intimate crowd that gathers for the love of music and brunch.

#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)

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