Summer’s warmth may be gone, but October brings with it an abundance of unique food, theatrical and musical events for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Oktoberfest is back at Atwater Market!
Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. For over two weeks, glorious drinking merriment is enjoyed by millions of participants who revel in pure Bavarian culture and traditions.
If you can’t make it to Munich, the next best thing is Oktoberfest in Montréal’s Public Atwater Market, running from September 30 to October 2nd 2016.
This year, over 40 microbreweries from different regions in Québec will assemble under the big tent in the parking area in front of Atwater Market. If you love craft beer, come and discover the province’s best brews during these three days of tasting.
you can also take a stroll through the market and stop at the various merchants’ stands to sample various traditional treats in a festive atmosphere.
Beer-tasting coupons and reusable MPM glasses can be procured for around 1 $ at the entrance of the big tent. Fifty cents of every dollar will be donated to the Montréal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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Celebrating five years of beautiful music @Bourgiehall
On Wednesday, September 28th 2016 The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Arte Musica Foundation (AMF) ( in residence at the Museum), marked the fifth anniversary of its sonorous Bourgie Concert Hall with a brilliant anniversary concert, five years to the day after its inauguration.
The concert’s program, curated by the public, featured works by well-loved composers such as J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn and Monteverdi and included a new piece for trombones and trumpets specially composed by Maxime McKinley in homage to Louis C. Tiffany – creator of the gorgeous stained glass windows that grace the walls of Bourgie hall.
Since it opened, Bourgie Hall has earned an enviable position both on the Quebec music scene and internationally. The Arte Musica Foundation developed extremely diverse concert programming that comprises early, classical, contemporary, jazz and world music. To date, 190,845 listeners have attended 697 concerts. Wednesday’s performance demonstrated aptly how this concert hall has quickly become a favorite with Quebec audiences
In light of their 5th year anniversary, music lovers can enjoy five October Arte Musica concerts for the special price of 55 $.
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Free Concert: Broadway Boogie-Woogie, preceded by a free participatory activity (6 pm) at Salle Pierre-Mercure - Pierre-Péladeau Center 300 Maisonneuve Blvd.
This Friday at Salle Pierre-Mercure, the Quebec Contemporary Music Society (SMCQ) begins its 50th anniversary with a bang, with a free concert : Broadway Boogie-Woogie: a unique event that celebrates brass instruments and culture under all its forms!
The program highlights the wealth of unbridled rhythmic writing of (Andriessen, Nancarrow) as well as their founding composers (Papineau-Couture, Pierre Mercure).
Pre-concert participatory activity (18 h): Material and style at your fingertips!
Come and participate in a fun and free creative workshop that explores in depth a musical work by De Materie (Louis Andriessen) just before you hear it live in concert following the activity.
Using Boomwhackers (sound tubes used in percussion) you will interpret sounds and learn to differentiate between different textures of the work while learning how the composer incorporates several musical styles- from classical to boogie-woogie, in his own compositions.
Friday, September 30, 2016, at 6 pm
Berri-UQAM metro 514 987-6919 # 2 - www.smcq.qc.ca
Interpreted by Paige Culley
POUR - DAINA ASHBEE Dance and music performance at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
(Mature audiences only, contains full nudity)
SEPTEMBER 26th TO 30th 2016
Daina Ashbee is a young, Montreal-based contemporary artist, performer and choreographer. Her work is often influenced by her Cree, Metis and Dutch heritage and her transformative experiences as a young woman, using both contemporary and traditional means as expression.
Her latest work POUR is an uncensored look into the process, pain and stories on female menstruation. Through the use of exhausting repetition and being completely naked during most of the emotionally charged solo performance, the female body is closely examined and shown to reveal its equivocal nature: At times frail, vulnerable, exposed, while at the oppose extreme: agile, strong , resilient and beautiful.
A piece that confronts its audiences with raw, disturbing imagery that the artist has gathered from both Indigenous seal hunting and commercialized seal slaughter. Ashbee uncovers the layers of sickness in our bodies by evoking sensations of cycle, tradition and destruction,
For more information on tickets and upcoming production: Yukonstyle
Please visit : lachapelle.org
POUR La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines 3700 SAINT-DOMINIQUE