From Gastronomic food events, Contemporary art, Country Fever and PKD awareness day ...Gen’s Delights got your Labor Day weekend activities covered!
Labor Day in Canada is celebrated on the first Monday of September ... For many families this is the last long weekend together before the school season begin in earnest. With the sun shining and a myriad of interested activities happening all around the city, I present to you some of my top activities to do with friends and family:
YUL eat! - A weekend of Tasting, Learning and Discovery!
From Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th, 2016
From exotic Singaporean cuisine to local delicacies, food and wine lovers will be satisfied this weekend as YUL eat festival kicks at the Old Port of Montreal’s Clock Tower Quay.
Over a hundred local and international chefs including TV star chef Martin Juneau, chefs Marc-André Jetté, Danny St-Pierre and oyster connoisseur Daniel Notkins, will amaze you with their succulent recipes and unique stylistic flair:
From @Notkins oysters to Asian style vegetarian tacos from @Grumman'78 to refreshing creamy apple cider from @DuMinot, you are sure to find something original to tickle your palate @YulEat Montreal @quaydelhorloge @oldportMTL
Try fresh oysters schucked by the Notkin team at YUL EAT! this weekend.
Participants can visit the farmer’s market, learn a trick or two at one of the culinary classes and workshops or simply enjoy and indulge at one of the gastronomic dinners and brunches. For those with a competitive streak, there are friendly competitions and challenges for all levels.
General access to the main festival site is free which gives access to the food trucks, music and a farmer’s market. However you can also purchase Brunches, Dinners, Culinary Classes and the YUL EAT EXPERIENCE pass which are ticketed activities accessible online or at the Box Office on site.
Owner Thomas presents his amazing Rougié collection of flavored foie gras pates and terrines @YulEat! MONTREAL ! Maple, orange and truffle flavor....They have it all :)
You can get more information and reserve your spot for all the brunches, dinners and culinary classes on the YUL EAT website.
The site is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday
Relive great American and Québec country hits at the COUNTRY FEVER show at the Montreal Casino!
From September 1st and running for 11 shows, fifteen artists including local country star Guylaine Tanguay as the featured guest, will be putting on a spectacular show respecting the purest country tradition.
Guylaine Tanguay takes to the stage to interpret Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and other legends !!
You are invited to don you cowboy hat, boots and jeans as you dance and sing along to some of the best hits and classics by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Renée Martel, Willy Lamothe, Patrick Norman and many others.
Show at the Cabaret of the Montreal Casino at 8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
90 minutes no intermission
Dinner-show special also available
Doors open at 6:00 p.m
PKD : Learn about Polycystic Kidney Disease Sept 4th and Walk to find a cure on Sept 17th!
Health Canada recognized September 4th as National PKD Awareness Day
PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening hereditary genetic diseases in the world, affecting 66,000 Canadians. The disease can affect anyone and causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in the kidneys and severely reduce its function. Sadly, awareness of this life threatening disease is often hushed as those affected by it fear being judged, threatened of not being a productive workers or even not being eligible for life insurance.
The mission of the PKD Foundation of Canada is to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for PKD.
On September 4th, DDO Mayor Ed Janiszewski will officially recognize PKD Awareness Day in the agora of the DDO Civic Centre. In a family friendly cocktail setting, members of the Montreal Chapter of PKD Foundation of Canada will be present between 2:30 and 4:30 giving out leaflets on polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and will be there to answer questions.
Also on September 17th, 2016, Montrealers and health professionals will walk 5k to raise funds for PKD research in DDO. Come to the P3 lot at DDO Civic Centre to register between 9 and 10am. Following the walk, there will be lots of live musical entertainment, a buffet, silent auctions and raffle prizes including some nifty items from Mountain Lake PBS! Let's end the stigma by finding a cure!
You can support a Montreal walker by visiting: endpkd.ca/walkforpkd/
For questions please contact: Luisa Miniaci-Di Leo 514-501-9924.
DJ Poirier spinning at Les Noctunes du Mac
Contemporary Art at the MAC
Last night Friday 2nd , 2016 the Montreal Contemporary Arts Museum opened its doors from 5 pm to 2 am to welcome thousands of visitors during its “Nocturne at the MAC”: A unique urban experience in the heart of the city with exhibitions, creative workshops, invited DJ’s, cocktails and refreshments all served in a light, convivial atmosphere.
Edmund Alleyn. In my studio, I am more
This evening’s program included work from:
"Liz Magor. Habit" and "Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin. Priority Innfield."
Also on the program, guests could see the life-sized colorful works by "Edmund Alleyn. In my studio, I am more," and the electronic rhythmic works of "Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Ryoji Ikeda’s Orchestrated.".
The exhibits are still available for viewing until Monday during the museums normal opening hours
For more information on the exhibition and up-coming Nocturnes at the MAC please consult:
Salvation from the sky ....photo taken by @danielberehulak after the earthquake that shook Kathmandu on April 25 2015.
World Press Photo Exhibition
Once again Montrealers are invited to come and admire the poignant captured moments at the 11th edition of the World Press Photo exhibition, which opened last week at Marché Bonsecours in the Old Port of Montreal.
The exhibition is the most popular traveling photo event in the world and showcases a mix of 150 images from different photographers that captures the essence of the most noteworthy events of 2015. While several themes encompass political and war motifs such as the moving stories of the Syrian refugees, others explore the intricacies of nature or the intimacy of the human condition as part of multi-year personal projects.
The exhibition features eight different categories: general news, contemporary issues, sports news, daily life, portraits, nature, sports and multi-year projects. On the second floor is the complementary exhibit: “I do not come from Space by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and the photographer Guillaume Simoneau, that follows four freshly arrived Syrian families in Montréal.
World Press Photo:
The Old Port (Marché Bonsecour)
325 rue de la Commune East / Old Montreal