Montreal Weekender: January 30 to February 2, 2014

How about a little dance tonight? Our friends at Plateau’s coolest Russian-inspired bar, Datcha, are hosting a special ‘Coven gathering opening’ tonight. What this means is free cover and a slew of awesome DJs like Babi Audi, Compton Chic and Pearl Garden to get those feet shuffling across the floor and back. Warning, this spot is for serious coolness only and space is limited so show up early.

For the wine and art connoisseur, this one is for you! The McCord Museum is hosting “Wine and Food at the Museum” tonight and it’s going to be special. It’s a very unique opportunity to taste privately imported wines, order bottles on site that are not available in stores and get an exclusive tour of their Artist-in-Residence exhibition with internationally recognized artist Kent Monkman. For details on tickets, visit them here.

Celebrate Italian-style! Little Italy’s Restaurant Brama is holding a big shindig for their first year anniversary. From 6pm to 8pm, enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail and Italian-inspired hors d’oeuvres using only the finest market fresh Québec produce. DJ Special K will be spinning the hottest tracks while you socialize, eat and drink with a great crowd of locals. RSVP is a must, so email to book your spot.

Hip-hopper Pusha-T is still going strong in 2014 and is coming to display his skills on this side of the pond. Put together by I Love Neon and Rickey D Events, the Telus Theatre is going to have its roof blown off with this show… meaning get your tickets and go !

Drop that diet now! La Poutine Week is back and wow are we ever stoked! This is a one-week extravaganza where we get to celebrate poutine in Montreal; 20-30 restaurants per city make a special poutine just for La Poutine Week at $10 or less. Poutine fans are then asked to vote for their favourite ones by logging onto and using the unique code provided by each restaurant. By the end of the week, winners are declared in each city. Happy #LaPoutineWeek right? Right!

Tales of love and death in a small fishing community in South Carolina are also on the menu. Gershwin’s masterpiece ‘Borgy and Bess’ enters the Opéra de Montreal repertory with an all-black cast. The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir makes its big company debut, alongside Canadian Measha Brueggergosman and Marie-Josée Lord. The brilliant score features a string of hits, from the immortal ‘Summertime’ to ‘My Man’s Gone Now’.

Our good friends and fitness sergeants at Black Out are having their one-year anniversary to celebrate the glory of kicking all of our asses into good health! Oh yeah, did we mention it’s also tied in with the Superbowl? They are going all out with an open bar, live DJ, catering by Beatrice (expect mini poutines) and, most importantly, a 250-inch screen showcasing as much testosterone as you can handle.

#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)

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