Montreal Weekender: October 9 through 12, 2014

We’re giving you four full days and nights will with Montreal hottest events and social scene happenings – what you do with your Thanksgiving Monday is entirely up to you.


Seventy minutes of subtle and powerful energy accentuating the feminine mystique. With over 3000 live performances to her credit worldwide, performing artist and renowned innovator of the aerial hoop Geneviève Bessette once again breaks new ground with her latest creation and first one woman show.? A uniquely interwoven and multidisciplinary performance piece of 11 tableaus, the show transports the audience into the captivating and endearing landscape of the feminine presence in our lives. A real masterpiece to check out.

The updated and renovated Restaurant L’orignal is back to its roots and everyone’s loving it. Tonight, Theatryx is back to help you with your Thursday night soundtrack, spinning old school RnB and hip-hop with a dash of new stuff to keep you moving.

Come by and see the coolest hanging canoe ever.


Welcome to art Friday.

The second installment of ART ATTACK, an evening of socializing and art, is back tonight and welcomes Annie Lalonde. Her magnificent work will be displayed at Shift Space from 5pm-11pm. Drop by for a drink, stay for a chat, meet some new friends, and take a walk through creativity.

On the other side of the artistic world, Scvlptvre will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montreal. Featuring roughly 140 artists of professional calibre, it promises to be the largest event of its kind ever presented in Quebec. Scvlptvre will highlight the talent of our sculpting community and the exquisite beauty of their work. It will also include an educational element to better acquaint the public with the various techniques associated with each medium. All of the proceeds from Scvlptvre will go to the Cancer Research Society.

Is your culinary tongue curious? Wander over to new St-Henri spot Sumac that just opened and is gaining a foodie approved reputation already. The concept is fresh and simple: a neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurant with a casual environment where people can experience the food that the owners are passionate about. The cocktail menu is stellar too – another notable bonus.


F*CK CANCER is back tonight with their fifth annual party. The goal is to throw an event to give young adults who have, in any way, been affected by the disease a completely unique bonding experience. Entrance to the event is in the form of a t-shirt, rather than a ticket, that reads “F*CK CANCER” in different colours, representative of various cancer ribbons. Money raised goes directly to the Segal Cancer Center of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

Nothing but your favourite hits from Elvis & The Beatles as they unite for one night only at the Rialto. Your dreams have come true. “COME TOGETHER” is inspired by one of the greatest musical fantasies: What if Elvis and The Beatles had performed together? With multiple wardrobe changes and over two hours of non-stop music by both artists, this show will take everything you know about rock ‘n’ roll and make you twist and shout for more.


For the musically inclined, LUWAN, Chinatown’s newest addition, is hosting “Chocolate and Martini” tonight – a hot Thanksgiving Sunday celebration with a live performance by the sweet and soulful Queen Ziyah accompanied by badboy DJ EDGE and Dr Mad. This is the perfect excuse to avoid chowing down turkey and regretting it the next day.

If brunch is more up your alley, Wax Entertainment & JARGO will tantalize your taste buds with a skillfully crafted menu paired with a perfect blend of music and ambiance. Music by DJ ARABIKA and special guest DJ Domenic Pandolfo. Beats at breakfast… we love Sunday.

To close out a notable Sunday (and this is only for the true night owls), the BBCM Foundation is hosting the main event of its 24th edition of the Black & Blue Festival. This celebration will take place at Montreal Convention Centre in a special large room, which will be transformed into a retro-futuristic environment inspired by the silent movie masterpiece by Fritz Lang, Metropolis. Dress code = black and/or blue, of course.


Cover Image from: L’Orignal by Riccardo Cellere

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