The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month
1. All that jazz
Concordia Jazz Sessions | Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill | Wednesdays throughout November starting at 5 p.m.
Jazz up your week — literally. Every hump day throughout November, Concordia’s Jazz Studies students will be putting on free performances at local haunt Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill. If you’re a student musician looking to share a tune, these informal jam sessions are an opportunity to get a feel for the stage in a relaxed, open environment.
2. The tales of Verdun
Les contes de Verdun | 375e anniversaire de Montréal | Promenade Wellington | Throughout November
Discover the history of one of Montreal’s oldest boroughs. Audio stories written by local authors recount the tales of Verdun. Unlock them through an immersive and interactive sound trail along Promenade Wellington.
3. Take a trip to the Caribbean
Anba Tonèl | Hors les murs | Saint-René-Goupil Church | November 12 starting at 3 p.m.
Explore the music of the Antilles with renowned percussionist Daniel Bellegarde. Alongside other notable musicians, he will carry you far, far away with the melodies of the Caribbean and sounds of the violin, dobro, manouba and more.
4. Activist art
Pas d'Radis Fiscaux | ATSA | Place Emilie-Gamelin | November 16 to 19 starting at 11 a.m.
Get your activist art at Pas d’Radis Fiscaux — four days of free programming, including cultural mediation activities, themed evenings and debate spaces. The overarching motif for the event is tax evasion, which will be approached through humour and agricultural references.
Find out more about what to expect!
5. Violin through the ages
Music and Power: Evolution of the Violin in the 18th Century | Montreal Bach Festival | Université de Montréal - Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant | November 15 starting at 1 p.m.
Learn about the history of the violin during a special conference dedicated to exploring the genesis of this notable string instrument. The conference will be followed by performances featuring violinists Laura Andriani and Guillaume Tardif.
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