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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month

DON'T MISS: Spring in the city! There's a design fair, a party in the park — and the blues...
April 13, 2017

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1. Blues and Celtic grooves

Bluesreel | L’Escalier | April 14 at 7 p.m.

Does the end of term have you a little wound up? Head to l’Escalier and let the sounds of harmonica and guitar soothe away your exam-induced stress. Contemporary folk duo Patrick Hutchinson and John Kerkhoven, together known as Bluesreel, will be on hand to perform their large repertoire of music from both sides of the Atlantic.

Find out more about Bluesreel’s performances.


2. Party in the park

On vient de partout danser, chanter et conter sur les rives | 375e anniversaire de Montreal | Parc Ahuntsic | April 16 at 10 a.m.

The Gouin Trail in Ahuntsic-Cartierville will come alive with the sound of music this month as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Montrealers are invited to Parc Ahuntsic to participate in a unique cultural undertaking involving singing, dancing, storytelling and traditional music.

Click here for more information.


3. Discover a new artist

Possibles | 375e Hivernales | Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts | April 20 at 11 p.m.

For Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the city is showcasing emerging artists at unusual venues each month throughout 2017. This month’s vernissage features works from Shawn Cotton and Maude Nepveu-Villeneuve exploring themes of health and quality of life.

Check out the full Possibles program.


4. Meet Concordia’s Writer in Residence

Graphic Storytelling with Matthew Forsythe | Thinking Out Loud | Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre | April 20 at 7 p.m.

Matthew Forsythe is this year’s Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at Concordia. Don’t miss your chance to listen to his lecture on the emergence of graphic novels and the power of illustration in storytelling.

Register for Matthew Forsythe’s talk.


5. Browse some local design

Marché créatif | Calendrier 375MTL+ | Technopôle Angus | April 22 to 23, at 10 a.m.

The Montreal Etsy Team will be hosting its fourth annual spring market this April in a 100,000-square-foot centennial building that has been converted into the perfect hipster haven. This creative marketplace will let visitors peruse the wares of more than 100 local makers, artisans and designers.

Find out more about the Etsy spring market.


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