Shake it up this week with interesting food, film and dance events in Montreal
Skyrocket high temperatures plagued Montreal this week and even forced the Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathonto cancel their iconic 42.2 kilometer race due to heat wave concerns…
However, the heat hasn’t put a damper on everyone’s spirit and Gen’s Delights invites you to Shake it Up this Friday at an epic fundraiser for Pour 3 Points, enjoy eco-friendly food at Terra Perma’s pop-up resto at Fabergé, enjoy poetry, theater and circus arts with the Goblin Market running at the Centaur Theater,Rise Up to the top to networkwith professionals and enjoy diversity on the big screen at the International Black Film Festival.
Pour 3 Points – Shake It Up – 6th edition
Shake It Up, presented by Richter, is an energy filled evening for young professionals that breaks the mold of traditional, fundraiser, formal balls by its fun, unpretentious, laid back atmosphere.
For its 6th edition, held this Friday, September 29th at Théâtre Paradoxe, almost 1000 of Montreal’s hip, young professionals will come down to celebrate the organization’s mission, set to the theme: High School Dance.
You certainly don’t want to miss THE back-to-school party of the year !
Pour 3 Points is an organization comprised of a great team of dedicated and competent entrepreneurs who have a refreshing and solid understanding of coaching and love of social equality. They work from a model that has the potential to change the lives of kids from underprivileged backgrounds and help them to develop their full potential in order to become fulfilled, resilient, healthy and socially responsible adults.
The organization is determined to dedicate their efforts towards the fulfillment of this dream, which is why they help sports coaches become life coaches.
By assisting underprivileged youth, they help them gain the skills needed to succeed in life and in school.
Get ready for a spectacular night of circus, theater and dance as New Zealand’s pre-eminent circus theater company, “The Dust Palace” returns to Montreal to present the fantastical production ofThe Goblin Market, running for three nights at the Centaur Theatre.
The Goblin Market – is a magical, contemporary circus re-telling of Christina Rossetti’s poem: ‘Goblin Market’. The poem is about two close sisters, Laura and Lizzie, and the various temptations they face when meeting with a group of Goblin Merchants.
Visually stunning with a pulsing soundscape, the story will captivate and draw you in with its remarkable imagery. The show is recommended for mature audiences as certain scenes do contain nudity and adult themes.
In honor of World Tourism Day (the Goblin Market’s opening night ):
Tickets will be 2-for-1 off regular price if purchased by phone using the code word ‘GOBLIN’ 514 288-3161
Are you looking to expand your network? Do you wish you could have the chance to exchange work advice and meet new people in an informal, but unique way ?
On the first Sunday of every month , you are invited to take a rejuvenating nature walk up Mount Royal, with new experts in different work fields every month, where you will get the chance to network along the way and enjoy hot chocolate at the top ! Solo in the City/ Cheryl Besner & Co and Daana are delighted to co-create this inspiring event series in which participants can exchange questions and ideas with field experts ( working professionals who are eager to help people, and share valuable advice).
This month’s experts include: Beryl Wajsman: Editor-in-chief of The Suburban Newspaper Group and President at Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal.
Ask Beryl any questions about media and current affairs.
Erica Diamond: Lifestyle Coach, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Media Personality.
Ask Erica questions about business startup, online business, blog traffic and monetization, career coaching, success coaching, personal and corporate blogging, personal branding, social media and marketing, sales strategies, relationship building and networking skills & techniques, leadership and team building.
Corrie Sirota: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Author.
Speak with Corrie for any personal issues in your life that you may be struggling with: bereavement, parenting, stress management and self-esteem.
Phyllis Frost: Personal Trainer. Phyllis is the one for getting your fitness to the next level.
Jamie Benizri: Lawyer and Founder of Legal Logik, a significant disruptor in the legal world, making legal services more accessible and user-friendly.
Feel free to ask Jamie all your questions about law and epic entrepreneurship.
Cheryl Besner: Professional Dating/Love Coach & Matchmaker, Talk Show Radio Host CJAD800/IHeartRadio. Cheryl is here for all your love, dating and relationship questions.
Bhaskar Goswami: ‘Yogipreneur’, Mindfulness Teacher, Public Speaker and Founder of BODHI and daana.
For any questions about finding your true purpose and living a more harmonious and healthy life, speak with Bhaskar
-Let’s get together and rise up! Get #uptoDATE with all your life needs…
Participation in the walk is free, however you will receive an invitation by email to offer an anonymous contribution with proceeds going towards the charitable organization: Les Productions Musicales Kaléidoscope
La Récolte is a unique farm to fork, urban, harvest food event series taking place this fall for 7 weeks at the famous brunch restaurant Fabergé, located in Montreal’s Mile End.
This pop-up restaurant works in direct partnership with Terra Perma, an eco-responsible farm and community in the Quebec Laurentians.
Guests who reserve and sign up for this gastronomic experience will get to taste the fresh, sustainable and agro-ecological products of Terra Perma Farm and its neighbors.
Since the aim of Terra Perma is to draw a direct line between food producers and consumers, expect creative tapas style dishes in their Farm 2 Tapas menu made from recently harvested organic farm food that gets served directly onto your plate.
The tapas menu consists of a vast selection of classic Quebec dishes and vegetarian options that highlights natural preservation methods, introduces wild edible mushrooms and traditional maple syrup produced at the farm.
Some of my favorite dishes include the
Smoked Aubergines with garlic
Roasted Quail from La Ferme Rouge Vallée.
Farm and Forest platter : Homemade smoked cheese, mushroom tapenade, assorted pickles and toasted bread.
A selection of cocktails such as a bourbon and sumac lemonade as well as the Garden Smash (Gin, cucumber and basil) or Spruced Up (spruce-infused vodka Martini) are also available to complement your meal.
The Farm 2 Tapas menu will be available at the Fabergé restaurant in the Mile-End, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, until October 28 and will be regularly updated in order to showcase the different products of the Terra Perma gardens.
From September 27th to the 1st of October 2017, international Black filmmakers will arrive in Montréal to watch the 66 films from 25 countries presented in light of the 13th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival – Canada’s largest black film festival.
The mission of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is to bring audiences the most beautiful and the most amazing new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues.
In an exclusive Mountain Lake PBS interview, founder and president of the MIBFF, Fabienne Colas explains:
“It’s a movement, we need more diversity on the screen and this festival allows Canadians and those from abroad to get access to films that otherwise would not have been accessible to them. The festival is also a platform for filmmakers, from around the world so that they can have a voice by showcasing their work.”
To watch a segment of the interview:
With past guest star attendees that included American director Spike Lee and African-American pop star Harry Belafonte, the festival annually attracts thousands of eager film goers who enjoy the festival’s selected films, special events, round-table discussions and guests of honor that all underscore this year’s theme “Speak up / Exprime-toi.”
Here is a link to the 13th MIBFF Trailer:
This year’s red carpet opening film presented at the Imperial cinema will be :
Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, the true story of the 19-year-old freedom fighter from the streets of Mamelodi, a ghetto township outside Pretoria, who – following the 1976 Soweto uprisings – was accused of murder and terrorism in 1977, and executed by hanging in 1979.