The top 5 things to do in Montreal this November
1. Enjoy a classical concert
Allegra Chamber Music Concert | McGill University – Redpath Hall | November 9 at 8 p.m.
Close your eyes and jaunt back in time as you listen to live orchestral musings of renowned 19th-century composers Edward Elgar, Fanny Mendelssohn and Antonin Dvorak. This month a group of professional musicians will come together to offer a free chamber concert featuring a string quartet, piano and clarinet.
2. Have an arty evening
To Live as an Organ within Oneself | MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels) | November 17 at 5 p.m.
Vernissage it up at a new exhibit, To Live as an Organ within Oneself, by Iranian-Canadian Naghmeh Sharifi (MFA 18). Check out ink-on-paper drawings and sculptures that examine ideas of identity and the psychology of the body. Sharifi is a Concordia graduate and has exhibited work in Tehran, Berlin, Toronto, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Skopje, Macedonia.
3. Get creative at Comiccon
The Montreal Mini-Comiccon | Palais des congrès de Montréal | November 24 and 25, starting at 10 a.m.
Don’t miss your chance to nerd out this month at the Montreal Mini-Comiccon, a pop-culture fan convention. The Palais des congrès will turn into a giant specialty shop for games, T-shirts, comics, toys, statues, replicas, movies and more. Dress up as your fave character as you shop for the perfect Christmas gift for the comic lover in your life — or for yourself.
4. A conversation between artist and son
Indeterminacy & Possibility: A Dialogue between François & Didier Morelli | Centre des arts actuels SKOL | November 28, starting at 5:30 p.m.
François Morelli, acclaimed artist and professor of painting and drawing at Concordia, is known for his graphic installations and hybrid sculptures. This month, he’ll sit down with his son Didier for an intimate discussion about his four-decade art career and the spirit of intergenerational collaboration.
5. Embrace the season
Salon de l’automne | Réseau Accès culture | Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux | November 29 to December 8, starting at 10 a.m.
Revel in the colours of the season by taking a stroll through the Salon de l’automne, presented by l’Association des Artistes de LaSalle. The Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux will transform into a fall wonderland this November as the walls, ceiling and floors of the space will be covered in various works of paper art, including sculptures, books, drawings, installations and 3D paintings. Don’t miss your chance to meet the artists at the special vernissage on November 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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