The top 5 things to do in Montreal: November 27 to December 8
It's a busy time of year, right? Maybe you need a good reason to take a much-needed study break...
1. TOTALLY RANDOM AND POTENTIALLY AWESOME
Dumpster Diving Workshop | 2090 Mackay | November 28, 4 p.m.
Get your hands dirty and dive in! Learn the dos and don’ts of dumpster diving and how to dine for free. There will be a theory class in the afternoon, and a hands-on exploration at the corner of Jean-Talon Avenue and Henri-Julien Avenue in the evening.
Bring a pair of boots, gloves and a flashlight, and come prepared to enjoy a communal meal with your findings.
This event is part of Anti-Consumerism week at Concordia, where students can attend various workshops and activities, both useful and sustainable, from November 24 to 29.
2. 12 LARGER THAN LIFE MONTREAL LANDMARKS
Photographer Jane Heller had an eye for Montreal. She saw what made the city unique, remembering how “awe-inspiring” these landmarks were as a child. These iconic subjects and scenes have been part of the city for over 60 years.
“I hope you find these landmarks bigger than life both in their physicality and what they represent: unique symbols of our collective imagination,” Heller writes.
Relive Heller’s memories through her prints of The Jacques Cartier Bridge, magnets and pillows depicting the Farine Five Roses sign, and phone covers of Habitat ‘67.
Find out more about Souk @Sat - Prise 11.
3. THE SAME BAT TIME, THE SAME BAT CHANNEL
Do Not Adjust Your Set! | Cinémathèque québécoise | November 1 to December 31
What did televisions look like before the Second World War? There was a time when they had knobs, they looked more armoires than miniature movies screens, and they sure didn’t come with a pair of 3D glasses.
A collection of 96 vintage television sets was donated to Cinémathèque québécoise by Moses Znaimer, the co-founder and former head of CityTV. They were all manufactured between 1928 and 1999. Take a journey through time and see how far TVs have come since the days of "Leave It to Beaver."
4. IT’S NOT PERSONAL, IT’S BUSINESS
Friends with Benefits: Are creative collaborations between friends a good idea? | La Ruche d’Art | December 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Would you embark on a creative collaboration with friends? University of the Streets Café hosts a bilingual and public conversation that looks at what happens when the boundaries between social and professional relationships blur. What do we gain and what do we lose?
Guests include Kristelle Holiday, executive director of the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes and education curator Yaël Filipovic.
Find out more about Friends with Benefits and join the conversation.
5. ‘ETHICAL’ OIL EXTRACTION?
The Good Neighbour | Henry. F Hall Building, Sir George Williams Campus | December 8, 7 p.m.
Astrid Schau-Larsen’s film exposes the lack of governmental rules and regulations on the Canadian oil sands in Alberta.
Statoil, a major oil company primarily owned by the Norwegian government, has expanded its operations well beyond its borders. The First Nations groups who occupy the area are denouncing Statoil’s expansion because it affects their culture and way of life.
Hear their story in this powerful exposé, brought to Concordia by Cinema Politica.
Stay up to date with what’s going on in Montreal by subscribing to La Vitrine’s newsletter.
About the author
Andy Fidel is a Montreal-based freelance journalist, photographer and writer with dreams of living on a submarine. She enjoys metro rides, writer's block and cold instant coffee.