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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month

Shakespeare, Fantasia, outdoor films and fireworks!
July 7, 2016
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By Elena Raznovan

Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.


The temperature is rising, the festivals are in full swing — it's summer in the city, and no place does it better. Here are some events around Montreal to get you going.


1. ‘THINK YOU I AM NO STRONGER THAN MY SEX ?’

Shakespeare in the Park – The Tragedy of Julius Caesar | Parks around Montreal | July 7 to August 4 at 7 p.m. (except July 9 at McGill University, which starts at 6:30 p.m.).

Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This political drama investigates the fine line between personal ambition and the general good, and — with a cast of only women — explores the relationship between gender and power.

We’ll be getting front row seats for this one … Et tu, Brute?

Check out the performance locations, and get more information about the play. 


<em>Un homme à la hauteur (Up for Love)</em> will play on July 28 as part of the CINEMANIA summer screenings. Un homme à la hauteur (Up for Love) will play on July 28 as part of the CINEMANIA summer screenings.


2. FILMS ALFRESCO

CINEMANIA summer screenings | Parks around Montreal | July 5 to August 23

Just when you were running out of things to do outside, there are film screenings in your local park!

Grab your favourite blankie, some popcorn and some friends and go watch movies under the stars. With English subtitles provided, you can view any of the films. What a great excuse to explore the beautiful green spaces that the city has to offer.

Get more information on the event! Check out the list of movies.



3. LAUGHTER THERAPY

Just for Laughs Festival | Quartier des spectacles | From July 13 to August 1.

Montreal is known around the world for hosting the largest and most eclectic comedy event of them all. Every year, the city welcomes fans of all ages for 10 days of hilarity, courtesy of the Just for Laughs Festival.

There's plenty to see, with 1,700 artists offering 1,600 performances, including 1,200 free outdoor shows. Join the more than two million visitors expected to descend on the Quartier des spectacles for this side-splitting annual event.

Check out all the free activities happening at the festival.


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4. WHAT’S THAT IN THE SKY?

Festival L'international des Feux Loto-Québec | La Ronde and surrounding areas | Saturdays and Wednesdays from July 2 to 30, starting at 10 p.m., rain or shine

Every summer, the city gathers on rooftop terrasses and in the streets to take in the magic that is the annual international fireworks competition.

This year, six countries will go head-to-head and light up the sky. Chile, Canada, Switzerland, the United States, Spain and Sweden are ready to make your summer unforgettable!

Find out more about L’international des Feux Loto-Québec and the date when your favourite country competes.


Yoga Hosers, screening at Fantasia, stars Lily-Rose Depp (right) and Kevin Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith. Yoga Hosers, screening at Fantasia, stars Lily-Rose Depp and Kevin Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith.


5. 20 YEARS OF MOVIE MAGIC

Fantasia International Film Festival | Concordia University | July 14 to August 2

Everyone loves round numbers, and 2016 marks the 20th year that Fantasia has thrilled genre film audiences in Montreal.

During this time, the festival has been recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America … and for 13 years it has called Concordia home! The rumours on the street are that Kevin Smith, Marilyn Manson and Guillermo del Toro will be on hand to take in the largest movie party in Montreal.

It’s easy to see why Concordians come together every year to celebrate film in many ways — as movie goers and filmmakers.

How are you taking in the festival?

Find out more about the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Watch a video teaser and check out their program!

 


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