Montreal Weekender: June 13 through 16, 2013

We checked and the weather’s looking fine tonight! The Tokyo Bar Terrasse along with Saintwoods will be hosting the Mural Festival launch. This international public art festival celebrates creativity and the democratization of urban art where local and international artists will unite their talents in the most creative manners. Join them for the start of this amazing initiative by enjoying an epic BBQ, great tunes, live art and the sun, of course!

Is there anything better than a hug to fill yourself with the necessary endorphins and break the ice? Apparently not. Join a great bunch of local young professionals to unwind on a terrace in the old port during a 5 à 7 like no other. Hosted at Cafe Delight Factory, grab a drink, find the photographer on premise, and hug somebody of your choice. Or even better, take a shot with your phone and upload it on the Icebreakers Montreal page. The members with the funkiest hug will win a prize…intrigued a little? Hugs and entrance are free by the way. 

Station 16 is excited to be opening up a gallery space where the work of local and international street artists can be showcased. In association with this summer’s hottest event, Mural Fest, as we mentioned earlier, Station 16 offers you the opportunity to see (or purchase!) original works and limited edition prints by renowned street artists such as Roa, Pixel Pancho, Phlegm, Reka One, LNY, Stikki Peaches, A’Shop, Garbage Beauty, Omen, Labrona, Jason Botkin, Cam Novak, Whatisadam and many more. Support street art and all the sweat, pain and tears that goes into it! 

In the continuity of this fabulous weekend of the F1 Grand Prix, Velvet invites you to a remake of ‘One Night At The Playboy Mansion’ with the icon of the French touch and disco house, the gentleman DJ himself, Dimitri From Paris. This will be a crazy party considering this man is a total legend! To RSVP or for tickets click here.  

Wondering what that new building titled “Vintage” is doing in the Old Port? Well it is the show Gregory Charles has been dreaming about for a long time. Théâtre Vintage is extremely interactive, never the same twice, filled with the best music of decades past and showcased in an ideal (and mobile!) environment. It’s a show that pays tribute to past musical works and celebrates new music in a playful and meaningful fashion in its own customized venue and its own time machine. A little confused? After buying your tickets, you are invited to select your musical preferences to help design the evening’s program – how cool is that? We’re sold.

Strangers in The Night, the hottest outdoor charity gala, is back bigger and better than ever! Join young professionals from all over the city and help raise funds for Starlight Quebec. The Centre Fairview parking lot will once again be transformed into a concert hall under the stars with over 200 tables set with a gourmet spread. The concert stage will feature performances by Kool and the Gang, HiFi, Wally Mohammed, Sammie Libman, Meg Rose Smith and more! This will be a truly memorable evening.

The 2013 Folk Festival on the Canal is back and will deliver another amazing lineup of artists to various venues in Montreal’s bustling Sud-Ouest borough. What can you expect? Free outdoor weekend events on the Lachine Canal’s picturesque Îlot Charlevoix, the popular Lhasa De Sela youth stage, a new workshop stage, urban camping along the historic Lachine Canal, and a huge variety of local food options.

In the mood for some bad ass theater? The Segal Centre presents “Tales From Odessa.” Step into the colourful underworld of Odessa in the last days of the Russian Empire, where mob boss Benya “The King” Krik reigns over the bustling Jewish neighbourhood of Moldavanka. Chronicling the shady adventures of this anti-hero and his rise to power, this original musical tale will take you back to a forgotten world of smugglers, peddlers and gangsters.


Cover image courtesy of Stikki Peaches