Montreal Weekender: December 27 through 30, 2012

Ready to jive post all the Christmas stuffing? A great way to celebrate Thursday night and lose a little of that holiday weight is to attend the Jivin’ Martinis second edition at the Rialto Theater. The Str8 Pipes Trio will be providing some jumpin’ tunes and if you haven’t had the chance to Jive away before, an introductory course to the rockabilly 50s dance will be provided by the JiveStudio. If you are an expert twist-n-shaker, check out the friendly Jack n Jill open Jive competition. We suggest watching a little Grease before coming down for a refresher!

In the mood for some laughs? It’s stand-up at the M’s first-ever Boxing Day extravaganza headlined by Kris Dulgar, joined by JFL’er and Strombo Show Comedy Panel regulars Ali Hassan, Toronto comic Hunter Collins, and local favourites Emma Wilkie, Matt Michaud-Gass, Emery Fine, & Vlad Levitt. This will be a night full of endless laughter!?The show starts around 9pm in the basement bar of M Montreal Hostel, a perfect spot to haggle your favourite comedians.

Mont-Royal is one of Montreal’s most interesting and artsy neighbourhoods, and with the holiday spirit in full-throttle, the magic of December can be felt all over Mont-Royal Avenue. Until December 31st, take a stroll and discover a plethora of festive entertainment, including fireworks, music, chocolate workshops, gourmet speed-dating and much, much more. Take a stroll during the day or night and discover the magic that takes place!

Wood35, Montreal’s supper club on the Main, is host to “La Belle Vie” every Friday, boasting Montreal’s own Toddy Flores, guaranteeing a classic, cool and sensual vibe. Mixing yesterday’s greatest and today’s latest hits, the music will entice young professionals to go on the dance floor and shake their money maker. Trendy, glitzy and welcoming, “La Belle Vie” is Montreal’s go-to destination for the party spirit in you. 


Montreal’s creative strip, boulevard Saint Laurent, is host to The Main Under The Stars, going all the way until January 1, 2013. The boulevard will be a theatre of numerous activities to celebrate the holidays, including a window contest where various merchants of the strip use their originality and their creativity to offer an unusual window exhibition. Check out their Facebook page for daily contests, including restaurant vouchers and constant updates on this fantastic festival.

Another great event hosted at Club Peopl surrounding the history of St-Laurent when it was just the ‘Main’ and a movement that began changing the Montreal nightlife in the late 1980s takes place tonight. The night is dedicated to the movers and shakers that built the music scene here with one of the original resident DJs, JOJOFLORES, as well as the original staff of Pierre Jutras, Carlo Tuvo, Karl Meche, Stan, Hondo, Marie-Eve Sirois, Alain Dussault, JC, Grego, Josh Silver, Amelia Racine and more dancing their hearts away! The night will feature an opening eclectic set by Mike Perras. It’s an evening to relive the glory days when fashion and class worked side by side. For RSVP/Bottle Service contact: or

A lot of us truly enjoy a Sunday filled with movies. The Montreal Science Center is currently showing Giant Screen Cinema Association winner “Rocky Mountain Express,” which propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. The film showcases stunning IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking views of the west, deep river canyons, archival images and maps. An epic ride through 3D vision!

As part of the Man and Machine & Playhouse Productions’ three-day New Year’s extravaganza, tonight they are bringing in the legendary Steve Aoki, an American electro house musician and record producer known and celebrated world-wide. The theme of the night is pyjamas and lingerie, so put on your best silk robes or classy lingerie with stilettos to party all night long. Located only less than an hour from downtown in a serene and relaxing setting, this private shin-dig will be the talk of the Esterel Spa & Lake resort for a long time coming! Tickets are very limited and going fast…