Music, Theater and Good Food warms the soul this week in the city

It’s that time of the year when the temperature drops and you crave for outings that will warm your soul … Luckily, this week Gen’s Delights proposes a list of must-see shows and interesting dining experiences that you should definitely check out this week:

Oystermania is BACK in Montreal for its 8th glorious edition!

From the 11th to the 28th of October, you can enjoy a dozen oysters and a glass of wine or beer at numerous restaurants across the city for only 10 $ if purchased directly at

Featured Oyster platter taken at the official opening of Oystermania at the #LeMontreal restaurant at the #Casinodemontreal: 4 flavored shooters, 4 foie gras, , 4 cucumber and paprika oysters!

Briny liquor, lime and mignonette will be on the menu at the over 20 participating restaurants including: Accords, Brasserie Saint-Denis, Le LAB and several others venues across the city.

This is an excellent deal for those who wish to enjoy a pleasant 5 to 7 aperitif with friends or colleagues.

Check out the complete list of participating restaurants here at



ONCE the Musical 

ONCE the musical runs until October 28th at the Segal Center for Performing Arts

This unique and magical tale of love and dreams features a multi talented cast of twelve actors, singers and musicians, that will whisk you away to the streets of Dublin where a Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music,

Director Andrew Shaver weaves a heartwarming tale where an unexpected friendship quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story. The musical is based on the award winning motion picture written and directed by John Carney, featuring the original Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová.

With hauntingly beautiful melodies such as ‘Falling Slowly’ and ‘If you want me’ performed brilliantly by talented lead actors: Greg Halpin and Eva Foote as the Guy and Girl …You just might shed a few tears along the way…

For tickets and more information on ONCE please visit:


This moving coming -of -age musical, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of “Moonlight”, directed by Mike Payette – is currently running at the Montreal Centaur Theatre until October 28th.

Steven Charles stars as angelic voice, openly gay choir boy Pharus, who dreams of taking his rightful place as choirmaster for the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys:  a high school dedicated to the formation of strong, ethical Black men.

Emotions run high as we experience the beauty of harmonious Gospel and R&B music (arranged by musical director Floydd Ricketts), that contrasts sharply with the shower of verbal and emotional abuse that Pharus has to endure from fellow students.

Will the school have the courage to accept a gay choirmaster or will his voice be silenced forever?

The musical is a moving portrait of Black adolescents trying to fray a path towards their dreams while navigating the difficult transition to adulthood.

For tickets and more information on CHOIR BOY please visit:


Photo by @hugo_blefort

LE CID – Kings will rule ….  At La Chapelle

Director Gabriel Plante decontextualizes and revisits Corneille’s classic 17th century play LE CID: a story of present-day intransigent overlords – that hold the reigns over economic structures that control society.

The play reflects a form of modern-day serfdom in which our contemporary “peasant” life is constantly manipulated by those in power.

Running until the 19th of October at La Chapelle .

*** For mature audiences only 18+

English surtitles on Friday 12 / 19 th October —

For more information please visit:


Colin Devlin album launch with Gianni Bodo

This Thursday October 18th, get ready to enjoy a musical show by critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, Irish rock legend Colin Devin (The Devlins) who will be launching his new album High Point at O PAtro Vys . The new album was produced and partly co-written by Montreal’s very own iconic producer Pierre Marchand!

Italian singer, composer and local rock star Gianni Bodo, who recently performed at the Festival de la Republica in front of 8000 people at Place Bell in Laval, will also be performing excerpts of his up-coming album.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a top notch musical evening in a very intimate setting.

WHEN: Thursday October 18, 2018, Doors 7PM, Show 8 PM

WHERE: O Patro Vys, 356 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2T 2G4

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XVI XVI:  The Art of Fine Dining with Technological Flair!

Meet R1-B1, Canada’s first interactive professional robot bartender:

Affectionately called “Robert” by owner and French creator Cédric Moindrot, you can now ask him in French and English to serve you a chilled champagne or a good ol’ fashion while doing a little dance or song number or two… (If Robert takes a liking to you, you might receive special attention with blown kisses or even good life tips! ).

Having a specialty cocktail served by a humanoid robot is definitely a curiosity and a perfect way to enjoy a drink, however your journey of discovery will certainly continue at the upstairs restaurant where each served platter is a veritable delight for the eyes and the palette!

Expect classic French cuisine with a twist conceived by ex Manoir Hovey chef Joris Larigaldie.

From succulent starters such as Lobster cooked in beurre blanc with beetroot and wild roses to the eye catching main courses such as the Venison Art platter that pays homage to the Montreal Automatist movement, with its squeezable paint-tube blueberry sauces (featured below), you are sure to have a wonderful and most inspirational evening.

Keep a look out for the stunning paintings by artists Alex McLeod and Caroline Monnet that add a futuristic touch to the walls of the restaurant.

Le XVI XVI is situated at 1616 Sherbrooke St. W.  ( Corner of Guy and Sherbrooke )

Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday,

Dinner Thursday to Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.,

Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Robot lounge is open Monday to Wednesday from 5 to 11 p.m. and by reservation only Thursday to Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.


For more information and for reservations please visit :