The autumn season can be frantically busy, however its where all the magic happens with numerous food festivals, the launch of new artistic seasons for theater, dance and other art based companies – all amid the beautiful, multi color transformation of the leaves.

This week Gen’s Delights invites you to feast on oysters and duck at Oystermania and Quackfest, enjoy Blue Dependence a new contemporary dance piece by choreographer Eva Kolarova , find a rare gem at the Montreal Antiquities show, and celebrate a Hockey legend at the Centaur Theatre !


Oystermania: 

Who here loves oysters?  The briny liquor…the lime and mignonette?

Yesterday marked the official opening of Oystermania hosted by #restomania at restaurant #ÊtreAvecToi (Ê.A.T).

From the 12 to the 22nd of October 2017, for only 10$ you can get to enjoy a dozen oysters with a house wine or alcoholic beverage at several establishments across the city.

To oversee freshness, the famous fish market La Mer will be the official supplier of Oystermania.

Those interested will need to purchase an advance ticket on restomania.ca and there is a limit to one coupon per person. Overall, I find it to be a very good deal for those who wish to enjoy a pleasant 5 to 7 aperitif with friends or colleagues.

For this edition, some of the participating restaurants include: Caribou Gourmand, Brasserie Saint-Denis, Joverse, Pintxo and several others.

For a complete listing of restaurants ,  to purchase coupons and learn more about Restomania, please visit: www.restomania.ca


Quackfest:

Have you ever been to a festival dedicated to ducks?

Farmer and event planner Marie Beauchemin invites you to her family farm this Sunday the 15th of October from 1 pm onward to enjoy music, food, competitions, classes and much, much more!

The Festival, held on the grounds of Canard du Village (724 rang Double St-Pie, Saint-Pie, Quebec J0H1W0 ) is open to the public and targets curious passersby’s to passionate epicureans alike.

For this festive event, held under several big tents and a heated barn with live music, you will be able to discover and taste delicious products from several companies and speak with industry professionals.

Just the thought of tasting duck based samples and enjoying the beautiful autumn colors of the countryside is enough to make anyone smile!

In addition, from 17:00, a Mixology and Chefs competition hosted by LAProd and Underground Chef & CO are collaborating to offer you a “Battle” experience:

– 2 famous Bartenders (Robin Goodfellow & Kate Boushel)
– 2 acclamed Chefs (Alex Molitz & Jean-Philippe Tees)
– 2 Provinces (QC vs ON)
With one  only winner for each category !

Link to the event and details here at:

 http://bit.ly/2xCBfDW

QWACK ON!


8th Antiquities Salon of Old Montreal (Salon d’Antiquités du Vieux-Montréal )

The Montreal Antiquities Salon (SADVM),  will open its eighth edition, celebrating Montreal’s and Canada’s history at the Marché Bonsecours, from October 13th  to 15th , 2017.

Vintage pocket watches on display.

This salon distinguishes itself by the richness and the quality of the objects that one can find there.

This extraordinary event is one of the most important in Canada as it brings together about twenty antique dealers from Quebec and Ontario who presents a choice selection of primitive/ country to formal furniture, 20th century design items, jewelry, nostalgia, folk art, pottery, collectibles and much more!

Friday’s opening night will host a special cocktail soiree.

For tickets and information please visit : http://sadvm.ca/en/home/

Marché Bonsecours
325, rue de la Commune Est, Montreal
(metro Champs-de-Mars)


Eva Kolarova: Blue Dependence

“We all dance with ourselves: We play, we work we reach upwards…”

A former dancer with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Ballet du Rhin in France, independent choreographer, Eva Kolarova cordially invites you to the world premiere of her new creation, Blue Dependence, at the Cinquième Salle of the Place des Arts, on Friday October 20th & Saturday the 21st, 2017, at 8 P.M.

Through personal entries in a journal, Blue Dependence tells the story of Iris, a young woman gripped by her unstable psyche and sentenced to death by her addictions.

Video artist Paolo A.Santos, will be creating a video projection for the show.

For more information and to buy your tickets click here: https://placedesarts.com/en/event/blue-dependence


Centaur Theatre opens it’s 49th season with : Playing with Fire

The INSPIRATIONAL life story of a HOCKEY LEGEND!

A Quebec Premiere
Persephone Theatre Production
Based on the book “Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury & Kirstie McLellan Day
Directed by Ron Jenkins
Starring Shaun Smyth

“Those who survive child / sexual abuse may suffer emotional scars that can last a lifetime…”

Hockey enthusiasts and amateurs alike will thoroughly enjoy this dramatic play based on the true life journey of Canadian hockey legend, Theoren Fleury.

Considered too short to play hockey, sexually abused for years by his junior hockey coach Graham James, struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, the ambitious and talented Métis teen from Russel, Manitoba, became an NHL All-Star, won the Stanley Cup, and represented Canada twice at the Olympic Games where he earned a Gold medal.

His story is one of personal perseverance against all odds and coming out victorious in the end.

Actor Shaun Smyth is brilliant on stage, delivering a powerful monologue on skates while performing the entire play directly on synthetic ice:  on a spectacular in-house skating rink!

True Hockey fans will appreciate the mentions of playoffs, trades and memorable team moments that are often highlighted by video projections on the overheard score board , however it is Smyth’s energetic performance that draws the audience into Fleury’s world.

Smyth portrays with great sensitivity and passion the image of a man whose life was a constant battle: an emotionally ridden roller-coaster ride of successful highs and gut wrenching lows.

To the delight of several fans, Theo Fleury made a live guest appearance at the Centaur Theatre on opening night. He looked radiant as a man whose dark past was finally brought to light and whose saving mantra from addiction was to heal with honesty.

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Playing with Fire –

Currently running at the Centaur Theatre until the 29th of October 2017

For more information please visit:

https://centaurtheatre.com/tickets.html