Add a bit of culture to your weekend !

Afternoon Tea the Downton Abbey way!

Following British traditions, in light of the new Downton Abbey film currently playing in theaters, fans will be delighted to learn that the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel’s main restaurant Rosélys is offering themed afternoon tea luncheons with specially prepared sweet and salty bites inspired by the series.

Choose from a selection of over a dozen different gourmet green, black and white teas as well as a few premium teas for a small supplement, to accompany the warm scones, mini sandwiches , sweets and savory bites presented neatly on a three tiered platter by their Meilleur Ouvrier de France pastry chef, Jean-Marc Guillot.

Present your Downton Abbey movie ticket stub to receive a complimentary champagne flute and feel free to dress up with your friends and family in accordance to the theme for a full Downton experience.

I was very impressed by the attentiveness of the wait staff and glad that the restaurant is capable of accommodating different dietary restrictions.

When: Thursday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Price: From $37 per person, plus tax & service.

Reservation: or 514 954 2261

The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Segal Centre

This weekend is your last chance to see the much acclaimed musical performance of Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane.  Currently running for two more performances at the Segal Center for Performing Arts.

Golabek simply astounds with her moving solo, virtuoso piano storytelling performance that is a veritable musical memoir. Based on a very personal and true story, the audience follows the journey of young Jewish piano prodigy Lisa Jura from her lessons with her first piano professor in Vienna to her escape from Nazi-ruled Austria aboard the kinder train to the relative safety of London during the Blitzkrieg.

In this inspirational show, Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated piano virtuoso Mona Golabek, performs some of the world’s most beautiful music by Debussy, Bach, Grieg, Beethoven, and Chopin on a Steinway concert piano , as she shares her mother’s riveting story of survival.

You will hope, learn, travel and cry over this true and heartwarming tale of sacrifice, talent and ultimately Love.

 Currently running until September 29th at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.

Tickets are on sale now at 514.739.7944 or at

WHERE: 5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

Egyptian mummies:  Exploring ancient lives exhibit at the museum of Fine Arts

Making its North American premiere at the MMFA, come and marvel at six treasures of ancient Egypt with the new Egyptian Mummies: Exploring ancient lives exhibit at the museum of Fine Arts

Produced by the British Museum, discover and relive the lives of six people who lived along the Nile. With a unique and innovative approach that combines arts and science, see digital visualizations and observe more than 200 objects from ancient Egypt.

 The exhibit offers a raw but respectful portrait of who these six individuals were.  From age, beliefs and the diseases they suffered from: each mummy has a unique story to tell.

The Exhibit runs from September 14th to February 2nd 2010

More info :

Are you under 30 and wish to make their best use of your museum membership?

CHIAROSCURO nights are back are the MBAM with a special 🅱🅰🅲🅺-🆃🅾-🆂🅲🅷🅾🅾🅻 edition presented by the National Bank and event partner Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italian beer!

On the EVENING PROGRAM for Friday the 27th of September

• Exclusive access to the Decorative Arts and Design Pavilion with more than 4 150 artifacts on display from 8 p.m. to midnight

• Music by radio with Gayance 8-10 p.m. and #LisDalton 10 p.m.-midnight

• Hip-Hop Karaoke

• Dance Battle with ÖR PÜR at 10 p.m.

• SKINJACKIN 8-11 p.m.

• Food and Bar service ($)

➡️ FREE for AVANT-GARDE VIP members (adults aged 30 and under)

➡️ Non-members: $12 in advance // $15 at the door (as of 7 p.m. the evening of the event),

Becoming an AVANT-GARDE VIP member (aged 30 and under) at just $35 a year, includes  

– Free admission to Chiaroscuro nights

– Unlimited access to the MMFA

– Invitations to exhibition previews and other events in connection with the exhibition on view #CHIAROSCURO

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