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The top 5 things to do in Montreal: March 3 to 17

DON'T MISS: A startup mixer, Celtic-blues rhythms and … a wiki wake?
March 3, 2016
By Elena Raznovan



Art Matters Festival 2016 | Throughout Montreal | March 5 to 26

Every March, Concordia undergraduate artists are unleashed onto the Montreal scene.

Art Matters is a festival for the students, by the students, that provides a stage for budding artists to showcase their work. From live performances to studio geniuses, the best and brightest works are curated to represent a teaser of today’s top artists.

But that’s not all. The festival also aims to connect Concordians with artists working in the field.

Students are invited to hone  their craft with workshops and talks presented by professionals. Keep an eye on Art Matters' social media channels to see where they’ll be next!

Get more info on Art Matters 2016 on Facebook and see what's up on Instagram.



Start It Up: Innovation Mixer | District 3 Innovation Center, Faubourg (FB) Building (1250 Guy St.) | March 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Do you dream of being the owner of your own destiny? Meet like-minded people who can make that happen at the "Start It Up: Innovation Mixer." Concordia’s District 3 Innovation Center connects new business ideas with an action plan.

If you have a great idea, or if you’re just curious to find out what this whole start-up thing is about, this is your chance to explore what it’s like being your own boss … with refreshments!

Watch Xavier-Henri Hervé, the director of the District 3 Innovation Center, talk about what innovation means to him.

Find more info on "Start It Up" and register by March 8 with Sabrina Hickey.


BluesReel | L'Escalier (552 Sainte-Catherine St. E.) | March 11 at 6 p.m.

What do you get when you mix a harmonica and a guitar? Naturally, BluesReel's gospel blues sound with some “rawk and roll” creeping in.

Take a study break! Join the Montreal duo at L’Escalier, shake a leg and enjoy their original tunes.

Get more information on BluesReel.



Edgy Redux Festival | Studio 303 (372 Ste-Catherine St. W., Suite 303) | March 12 at 1 p.m.

The Edgy Redux Festival is known for 23 years of undisciplined feminist performance. As the festival announces its fin, what better way to say farewell than leaving behind a wiki legacy?

Its followers have chosen to honour the festival’s efforts by encouraging female editorship of Wikipedia. Why? To increase the exposure of feminist interdisciplinary performance and the artists who have been featured in the festival over the years.

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary! Find more information on La Vitrine.

On a related note: read about Concordia's Wikipedia editing project.

Needles and Opium, an early Robert Lepage triumph. | Image courtesy of the artist Needles and Opium, an early Robert Lepage triumph. | Image courtesy of the artist


Thinking Out Loud: Robert Lepage and Silvy Panet-Raymond Are Being Instrumental | D.B. Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve St. W.) | March 30 at 2 p.m.

Join a candid conversation about the creative process and learn about Concordia’s new directions in performance with a choreographer and a renowned Quebec artistic director.

Robert Lepage and Silvy Panet-Raymond explore the value in having a performance creation program for contemporary dance, music and theatre education students. Take in a bit of history, a bit of art and a bit of forward-thinking discussion on the matter.

Get more info on Thinking Out Loud: Robert Lepage and Silvy Panet-Raymond Are Being Instrumental" and register today!


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