The top 5 things to do in Montreal: October 22 to November 5
1. GETTING JAZZY WITH IT
Jazz students of Concordia | Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill | Every Wednesday until December 9, starting at 5 p.m.
Want to wine and dine while being serenaded with a sleek, jazzy number? Of course you do. Lucky for you, students from Concordia’s Jazz Program are here to make that happen — without a cover charge to boot.
Every Wednesday, musicians from Concordia will be playing at Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill, showcasing a repertoire of original and classic compositions.
Tip: Go in the early evening for improvised performances.
Learn more about how you can jazz up your hump day.
2. FOR THE SAKE OF ART AND WINE
TOUT n’est pas un sandwich & Connexion | Louis Bouvier & Hank Bull Vernissage | Galerie de l'UQAM | October 22 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Sculptures, performances, props, videos, photo-realistic drawings and technology will converge at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) during its art gallery’s upcoming vernissage of two modern Canadian artists.
Louis Bouvier, a graduating master’s student in visual and media arts from UQAM, will be showcasing TOUT n’est pas un sandwich. The exhibition promises to transport visitors into a space that undermines modernist ideas concerning art by juxtaposing eras, cultures and ideas in a profusion of images and forms.
At the same time, Vancouver-based multimedia artist Hank Bull will be presenting Connexion. With a chaotic jumble of materials, Bull will interpret the life of the artist through sculptural installations.
Also, vernissage = wine + cheese.
Find out more about UQAM’s art gallery.
3. TOTALLY RANDOM AND POTENTIALLY AWESOME
Triptyque | Circus | Maison de la Culture Rosemont Petite-Patrie | October 25 at 2 p.m.
You’re never too old for the circus.
On that note, let yourself be oohed and aahed by the acrobatic genius of Samuel Tétreault — co-founder of modern circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main — and his team of choreographers. Triptyque brings contemporary dance to the circus arts. While exploring existential themes, the show promises to amaze with gravity-defying acts.
4. TRUDEAU TALKED THE TALK, BUT WILL HE WALK THE WALK
Election 2015: What does it all mean? | Sir George Williams Campus, Room H-1220 in the Henry F. Hall Building | October 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Harper is out and Trudeau is in. Canada’s 2015 federal election saw a comeback for the history books, with the Liberal Party of Canada steamrolling the Conservatives to win a majority government.
Wells will moderate a post-election panel that will feature prominent pundits from CBC's Power and Politics program and seasoned political specialists, including Concordia’s own Brooke Jeffrey.
5. THIS IS HALLOWEEN
Montreal Zombie Walk | Place des Festivals in the Quartiers des spectacles, Place-des-Arts metro | October 31, rendezvous at 1 p.m., walk begins at 4 p.m.
Legions of the undead will unite once again this year to stalk the streets of Montreal.
What started off as a small, grassroots gathering seven years ago now attracts ranks in the five figures, and has become the Halloween highlight of the city.
What is a zombie walk, you ask? Well, as you might have suspected, it’s a bunch of people walking around pretending to be zombies — like, 10,000 of them. All you need to do to get in on the fun is show up at the meeting point in appropriate zombie attire. Moreover, there will be makeup experts on site to help zombify you, should you so desire.
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