The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month
1. Dancing duos
Couples | Ballet Ouest de Montréal | Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Salle Emile-Legault | January 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Explore love in all its myriad forms through the power of dance. From the honeymoon phase to breaking up, this unique ballet consists of six dancers representing three couples. It promises an experience filled with music, movement and emotion.
2. Mid-week movie
La chute de l’empire américain | Réseau Accès culture| Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord | January 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sit down, relax and treat yourself to a free screening of Denys Arcand’s social satire La chute de l’empire américain. The Québécois film, set in Montreal, presents a unique twist on the typical heist thriller. When Pierre-Paul Daoust can’t find work in his field, despite having a PhD in philosophy from McGill University, he must work as a courier to make ends meet. The film is inspired by the 2010 shooting in the Old Port and is heavy on crime, action, love, money and anti-capitalist commentary.
3. Fiery flamenco
Initiation au Flamenco | Place des Arts | January 19 starting at 1 p.m.
Step into the colourful world of flamenco through a free workshop that will introduce you to its fundamental sounds and steps. Presented by a group of professional dancers and musicians, the open dance class will teach the basic movements of flamenco and will be followed by a free performance.
4. Creativity central
Open House | Groupe Le Vivier | Le Gesù — creativity centre | January 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, Le Vivier will open its doors and invite the public to celebrate musical innovation by offering free performances and workshops throughout the afternoon.
Le Vivier is dedicated to musical exploration and creation and is a hub for composers, musicians and creatives. So come, explore the venue’s six unique areas, listen to live music and get to know the artists.
5. New year, new art!
Terrain de Jeux | Galerie de l’UQAM | Starting January 11
Galerie de l’UQAM will kick off the new year with an exhibition by local artist Leila Zelli. Terrain de Jeux is an experiential installation that prompts us to question our relationship to media and the curated images we’re bombarded with on a daily basis.
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