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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this November

DON’T MISS: Indigenous short films, metaphysical musings and a classical concert
October 31, 2019
By Meagan Boisse

Don't miss an open musical performance by Vincent Boucher, organist for Saint Joseph's oratory. Don't miss an open musical performance by Vincent Boucher, organist for Saint Joseph's oratory.

1. Bliss out to Bach

Vincent Boucher Organ Concert | Montreal Bach Festival | Saint Joseph's Oratory | November 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to enjoy the awesome acoustics in Saint Joseph's oratory! The iconic Montreal fixture will be the venue for an open musical performance featuring the oratory's titular organist, Vincent Boucher. Sit back and relax as he fills the lofty space with the delightful harmonies of Bach, Buxtehude and Pachelbel.

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“Quebec Motel” by Matthew Brooks, 2018. “Quebec Motel” by Matthew Brooks, 2018.

2. Visit Wildwood

Matthew Brooks: Wildwood | Réseau accès culture | Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce | November 14 and 15

Wildwood is a famous New Jersey tourist town, known for its concentration of futurist architecture and many, many motels (over 200 of them across 3.6 square kilometres). Leave Montreal behind this fall and visit Wildwood’s neon-soaked streets with Matthew Brooks's new exhibition. It blends reality and artifice while exploring the rich iconography of this seaside resort area.

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3. Enjoy an Arabian night

Romance à L'Arabe | Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal | Cinquième salle - Place des Arts | November 7 at 8 p.m.

Considered one of Egypt's greatest musicians, Abdel Halim Hafez exhibits lyricism and harmonies that have enraptured listeners for decades. Don't miss Tunisian duo Mohamed Jebali and Leila Gouchi bringing his songs to life during a free concert, presented as part of the 20th edition of the Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal.

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4. Explore your spirituality

The Metaphysical and Spiritual Show of Montreal | Palais des congrès de Montréal | November 16 and 17, starting at 10 a.m.

Celebrate spirituality in its myriad forms at the Metaphysical and Spiritual Show of Montreal. It features 140 exhibitors in the fields of art, spirituality, crystals and metaphysics at Montreal's Palais des congrès this month. From yoga to essential oils, meditation, massotherapy and more, this popular trade show attracts thousands of people from around the city every year.

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Image from The Girl Behind the Camera, a short film by Indigenous photographer Sarah McPherson From The Girl Behind the Camera a short film by Indigenous photographer Sarah McPherson.

5. Watch movies that matter

Wapikoni Mobile: Indigenous short films | McCord Museum | November 28 at 6 p.m.

Wapikoni is a mobile studio that gives a voice to Indigenous youth through film creation. This November, you're invited to a special program of 16 short films put together by the organization and created by its participants, who come from communities across Canada. The screening will last approximately an hour and will be hosted at the McCord Museum.

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