The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month
1. Discover the unusual history of Place Émilie-Gamelin
BAnQ aux Jardins Gamelin | Place Émilie-Gamelin | September 18 and 25 starting at 2 p.m.
Step into the gardens of Émilie-Gamelin and back through time as the space pays tribute to its past with a historical exhibition of temperance, prohibition and breweries.
The display includes old photographs, postcards, posters, legal archives and personal accounts of a revolutionary era. Librarians and archivists from the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec will be on hand to help you discover this unusual history and its relationship to alcohol in the province.
2. Visit a musical market
L’Épicerie Musicale | Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée | Locations and times vary | September 20 to 23, 29
Visit the biggest agro-musical market in the Saint Lawrence Valley and sample the tastes and sounds of the area. Browse local produce while listening to 16 musical pieces inspired by the season’s harvest. It’ll be a truly unique grocery shopping experience!
3. Create stop-motion magic on campus
Stop-Motion Animation Workshops | Festival Stop-Motion Montréal | Concordia University —Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex | September 15 and 16, starting at 12 p.m.
Interested in stop-motion? Why not try your hand at making your own animations with the help of experts at Concordia. Perfect your techniques and discover the principles of stop-motion and image by image animation!
4. Couture and urban culture
5 à 9 au McCord: Montréal Streetwear | After Hours at the McCord | McCord Museum | September 27 starting at 5 p.m.
Break out your best streetwear. After Hours at the McCord promises to bring together couture and urban culture during an avant-garde, Balenciaga-inspired evening. Meet up-and-coming designers, browse pop-up retail, and check out live performances.
5. When theatre steps up to the streets
Parking | Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée | Locations and times vary | September 15, 29 and 30
Four dances will take to the streets to bring together a unique theatrical performance. Witness the dramatic collision of four lives as they are performed amid the urban frenzy. Parking is sure to compel.
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