Montreal Weekender: May 23 through 26, 2013

Join Montreal’s trendsetters for Masabni’s fashion show today for a perfect 5 a 7. The local brand will be presenting their fresh and feminine Summer collection for all the stylish young professional ladies out there. Taking place at Old Montreal’s Cafe des Éclusiers by Apollo in partnership with BMW Canbec, we hear this place will be jamming so get there on time and grab a good spot to note all the trends on the runway.

With the 5 a 7 theme continuing, New City Gas’ famous after-work party is back and in full swing. Montreal’s young professionals will celebrate the start of summer with the opening of their front terrace. Join them each and every Thursday afternoon under the sun for a mix of Mojitos and Sangria on Montreal’s most unique and exclusive terrace. Doors open at 4pm; get ready for some of the best people watching around.

For a pretty surreal experience in the arts, make sure you check out the Festival TransAmériques, an international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. The Festival is a place to meet and encourages exchange between artists and audience. Workshops, debates and round table discussions that echo and expand on the performances give rise to discussion and questioning, a multitude of attractions and sights.

In the mood for some indie beats? Of Monsters and Men are back in town and performing at the picturesque Esplanade Centennial Lachine Canal located at the corner of Pitt and St. Patrick. The Icelandic quintet performed at Osheaga previously infront of nearly 10,000 people with rave reviews and will now grace the outdoor space of the Esplanade for hardcore music fans and indie lovers. 

Experience vegan cuisine like nothing else in Montreal this Saturday – you won’t even notice that it’s vegan! Bring some friends and come mingle at Sel Noir’s tapas evening, it’s a great way to meet young professionals from around the city and enjoy some amazing food! The evening includes a minimum of 10 tapas and artisanal sodas. 

Today’s your last day to check out the PHI Centre’s Wonders of A Transient Universe, a wonderful exhibit showcasing Gabriel Coutu-Dumont. His interests remain geared to the nightlife, light shows and the iconoclastic forms and sounds that these worlds create. These street portraits take their inspiration from the golden age of Dutch painting, with images of ordinary men and woman going about their daily lives.

For a third year, the International Montreal Design Show (SIDIM) presents SIDIM in the City. Organized in partnership with the Montreal Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, SIDIM in the City highlights the design and creative features of our metropolis and invites visitors to discover or rediscover its hospitality and lifestyle through creativity. This year’s program features no less than 47 participants, including: Hotel 10, the store Général Bruxe, the izakaya restaurant Kinoya, Espace Pepin and Rainspa. Five categories of lifestyle services (hotels, fashion, galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and spas) will set the SIDIM in the City program for a rewarding design experience! 


There’s a new brunch in town, foodies, and it’s at one of our new St. Laurent faves, Suwu. Alongside SaintWoods, the brunch is ideally named after 80s iconic movie “Breakfest Club,” which seems quite suitable considering the hipness of the crowd that will present. Jay London will be on the ones and twos and MYFRIENDERIC will be spinning until you’re nice and full after their full brunch menu, which goes from 10am until 2:30pm. Worry not, a full breakfast cocktail list full of endless mimosas is included!

Right after that nice meal, head over to the always poppin’ terrasse at Rosalie. Boasting one of the finest terraces in the city, coupled with it’s fine cuisine, champagne bubbles and some sultry beats by Danny Torrence and Toddy Flores, the summer fever will be as contagious as spring love. Come show off your brightest summer colours and strut away with your friends.


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