Imagine you are given three minutes: What could you accomplish? Would you sing a song, gulp down a dozen oysters, place a final bid on an auction item or simply gaze out at the beauty of nature and contemplate the meaning of life?
This weekend (from September 9th onward), get ready to be amazed with a list of interesting activities that will really put time into perspective.
Short & Sweet nights at Theatre La Chapelle's ----------- September 8th, 9th and 10th
*** Short & Sweet party - Sept.10th, 9:30pm, open to all, FREE
To launch La Chapelle’s 4 seasons launch, you are invited to witness the original creativity of contemporary artists at the famous Short & Sweet nights, initiated by Sasha Kleinplatz and Andrew Tay.
Short & Sweet follows these simple rules: invited artists are given carte blanche to present whatever they want, as long as it is less than three minutes!
Imagine listening to an electronic Theremin manipulated by two graceful dancers or watching a man take many “steps… steps… steps… steps……in perfect sync”.
Sasha Kleinplatz and Andrew Tay / Wants & Needs Danse | Short & Sweet
The performers have to respect the allotted three minutes, kept by a timekeeper, who will cut the sound and light precisely after the allotted time frame
Short & Sweet has become an important platform for artists to take risks in front of a public open to experimentation. Montreal audiences have truly embraced the format of Short & Sweet, making it one of the most popular performance events in the city and appreciating the way it offers an entertaining and un-intimidating way to witness a wide variety of contemporary performance work.
* A party to launch a new year of multidisciplinary creation will follow the last performance, on Saturday September 10th.
for more information please visit : http://lachapelle.org/en/calendar/short-sweet-opening-event
Wonderball - the benefit of St. Mary's Hospital Cancer Care Centre. ---- September 16th at Cirque Éloize.
Time is always of the essence when the word cancer surfaces: How do we find it. How do we treat it and when will we finally be able to outsmart it ?
With two wonderful editions under its belt, the Wonderball has raised over $220,000 for the benefit of St. Mary's Hospital Cancer Care Centre.
The 2016 3rd glitzy edition will take place on September 16th at Cirque Éloize….Just because every now and then, it's ok to celebrate for a great cause!
Shaken or stirred, with an olive?
Wonderball is a new breed of events curated by Manina productions, that encourages networking among young professionals who (on top of raising funds for an incredible cause), will also be able to party in style with ambitious young professionals, business owners and community leaders,while sampling treats at food stations by some of Montreal’s top restaurants. Guests will also enjoy an all-night premium open bar and be dazzled by the glittery entertainment by Cirque Éloize and Manina Creative.
Cover yourself in glitter, shine, and join the movement at the #WONDERBALLMTL.
You may obtain more information and purchase your tickets at: https://goo.gl/RboQcN
Oysterfest ----------- Ile Bonsecours, Sunday 11 Sept 2016 from 12pm to 10 pm
Try shucking 20 oysters in less than three minutes….Think it can’t be done? Ask Daniel Notkin who was named new 2016 Canadian Oyster Shucking Champion in Tyne Valley after completing the task in one minute 46 seconds!
This Sunday oyster fans will rejoice: Oysterfest is back for its 8th glorious edition at Ile Bonsecours where over 25 000 oysters that will be shucked and gleefully consumed.
Created in 2009, Montreal’s Oysterfest continues the great worldwide tradition of celebrating food, drink, sustainability, the environment and of course: the humble oyster.
A limited number of tickets will be sold, with the addition of five VIP condos for purchase where eight people can enjoy a luxurious and private Oysterfest experience as well as an expanded VIP lounge.
New this year is the creation of Oysterville; a mini-world version of our own that replicates the charming feel of small oyster towns, complete with town General Store, OysterBars, Bourbon Saloon, Town Bank, and even a BBQ Meat Packing district!
Day activities will start at noon and end at 10pm Sunday and will include an amateur and pro shucking competition as well as a Walter’s Caesar mixology competition.
Admission for Individual Tickets
$45 ticket: general admission + $18 Oysterfest Dollars to be used for food or drink at Oysterfest
$75 ticket: general admission + $48 Oysterfest Dollars to be used for food or drink at Oysterfest
You can get more information and purchase tickets in advance at mtloysterfest.com
Space for Life presents Gardens of Light, Illuminating Montreal’s nightlife from September 2nd to 31st of October 2016.
Espace pour la Vie
With work and technology often occupying most of our time and energy, do you ever take a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds you?
As part of its annual 2016 program “Dream Big”, Space for Life presents a dazzling luminous experience to view with childlike eyes come nightfall.
The 5th edition of Gardens of Light, a must attend fall event for families, will shine thousands of lights at the Chinese and Japanese gardens at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.
The Chinese Garden will host the Son of Heaven with the magnificence of the Forbidden City, materialized in the form of giant colored lanterns by artistic designer My Quynh Duong, revived with much pomp and splendor. Young and old will be able to play the emperor and follow certain scenes of everyday life of the palace where important ceremonies, coronations and festivals of the year were held as well as find the 15 nests crafted by multidisciplinary artist Lyne Beaulieu. Will you be able to locate the nest of the royal eagle or the red-crowned crane?
In contrast, the Japanese Garden with invite slow and quiet contemplation with an elegant, light and sober layout. Be ready to bask in the soft glow of light installations made with bamboo and see works inspired by sumi-e, the art of painting in ink that serves the simple and elegant prelude to the night tour.
"To walk in the Botanical Garden in the evening by the light of flaming lanterns and subtle lighting is to discover nature from other perspectives. Our sensory experience will be necessarily different: we see details we would not see in daylight, smell perfumes and awaken other senses. This is a way of reconnecting to nature, "noted the director of Space for Life, Charles Mathieu Brunelle.
For more information, admission and opening hours, please consult :