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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this April

DON’T MISS: Chapel concerts, feminist films and prehistoric art
April 5, 2019
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By Meagan Boisse

Don't miss Printemps de Pâques at the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Don't miss Printemps de Pâques at the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

1. Cheery chapel concerts

Printemps de Pâques | Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel | April 6, 13 and 20 at 3 p.m.

Spring has sprung, and in celebration of the new season, the famed Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours — the oldest chapel in Montreal — will open its doors for three Saturday afternoons this month. Visitors and lucky passersby can enjoy the musical musings of the chapel’s renowned organist Benoît Marineau.

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2. Legal counsel for all!

Salon VISEZ DROIT 2019 | Grande Place du Complexe Desjardins | April 8 to 11 starting at 9:30 a.m.

Need legal advice on how to start a company, arrange a merger, write a will or collect debts? No matter your question, you can get an informed answer at Salon VISEZ DROIT, where lawyers from the Bar of Montreal will be on hand to provide free, private consultations over four days. Beyond legal consultations, there will also be a slew of activities and talks aimed at informing Montrealers about Quebec’s justice system.

Check out the full program.


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3. Prehistoric prints

Origo: Carole Fisette, Micheline Bertrand and Laurence Prévost | Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord | April 13 at 3 p.m.

Origo presents the fantastical works of three engravers who for years have worked with wood, copper and linoleum to create art that pays homage to prehistory and the rock/cave paintings of our long-ago ancestors. Their unique creations fall under four themes: man, animal, writings and texture.

Find out more.


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4. Feminist film fest

Le GIV présente | Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal | April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) invites you to discover the eclectic works of female directors from near and far. On April 23, they will screen a collection of videos produced by women that explore a variety of themes and points of view.

Click here for more info.


5. Discover Montreal’s Yiddish side

Le Montréal Yiddish: A guided visit | Réseau Accès culture – Mile End | April 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Did you know that Montreal once boasted one of the biggest Jewish communities in North America, or that Yiddish was the city’s third most spoken language after French and English? Sign up for a free guided tour that delves into Montreal’s Yiddish history, and learn more about how the Jewish community shaped Montreal. I mean, what would we be without bagels or smoked meat!?

For those interested, please contact: brignonditlapierre@gmail.com or leave a message at 514-328-4759.

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