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The top 5 things to do in Montreal: November 12 to November 26

Don’t miss Arabian vibes, the ladies of literature and … dodgeball?
November 12, 2015
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By Meagan Boisse

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1. ARABIAN NIGHTS

World music with Whalild Al Garbi | Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal | Résonance Café 1November 12 starting at 5 p.m.

Escape the chill of November with a quick trip to the Orient, no plane ticket needed! Whalid Al Gharbi and his violin will be bringing Arabia to Résonance Café with the timeless melodies of Baligh Hamdi, Mohammad Abdel Wahab and Ali Sriti. So sit back, sip coffee and let yourself drift off to a faraway land.

Find out more about this free event and the Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal, which is all about the meeting of Arabic and Western cultures.


Jane Austen's <em>Pride and Prejudice</em> has engendered numerous adaptations, including the film version starring Keira Knightley (an Oscar-nominated performance) and Matthew Macfadyen. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has engendered numerous adaptations, including the film version in 2005 starring Keira Knightley (an Oscar-nominated performance) and Matthew Macfadyen.

2. MR. DARCY, PETER RABBIT & MISS MARPLE WALK INTO A LIBRARY

Jane, Beatrix et Agatha, 2 siècles d’écriture au féminin | A talk by Hélène Jasmin | Saison de la lecture | Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent | November 18 at noon

Get to know three of literature’s leading ladies through an exploration of their life and work.

Become intimately acquainted with Jane Austen, the woman who made you fall in love with Mr. Darcy; Beatrix Potter, illustrator extraordinaire and creator of Peter Rabbit; and the master of intrigue herself, Agatha Christie, the world’s most successful novelist.

FYI, the event will be held en français


3. TOTALLY RANDOM AND POTENTIALLY AWESOME

Cinémagika : les origines en images et musique | Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée | Bibliothèque de Saint-Léonard | November 25 at 7 p.m.

Want to inject a little randomness into your mid-week? Well, we have the event for you!

Mark your hump day with a stop at Montreal’s Saint-Leonard library, where you’ll be privy to a medley of comedic silent short films — complete with live musical accompaniment. Afterwards, meander through an exhibition of antique film projectors. Because, why not?

This ode to a bygone era will be touring the city throughout November and December as part of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée program, and November 25 is your chance to check it out for free.


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4. I LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT

Hors-Je | Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension | Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée | November 21 at 4 p.m.

We’ve all been there, five coffees deep and staring aimlessly at the blinking cursor of doom.

As it turns out writer’s block is not reserved for scribes. Dancers too suffer from brain congestion. That clog of creative juices is at the heart of Montreal choreographer Dominique Porte’s new solo.

The show was made in collaboration with 30 professional dancers and neophytes, who were given a dance phrase and asked to interpret it. Film clips of their movements are sequenced alongside Porte’s own live interpretation. 

Sounds interesting? Find out more.


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5. Dodge, duck, dip, dive… and dodge

Dodgeball | Le Gym | Every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fasten your armour, because it's time to rain down a hail of rubber on your opponents. Every Saturday evening, Concordia’s dodgeball club hits the floor at Le Gym for a showdown of unparalleled proportions. Are you ready to play? Come try your hand at the sport that haunts every gym teacher’s nightmares.

The club's aim is to “bring about friendly and fun competition among students alike.” Join them and “relive the dodgeball glory days of your childhood!”

Email the club for more information.

 

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