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Adventures worth the drive from the syndicated newspaper/web column by Jim Fox
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Montreal buzz for September 2013
Autumn?s always a favourite in Montréal: bright and
bold colours, cutting-edge fashions, culinary delights and always, heaps
of adventure. Focus your fall on soaking up art-music exhibitions,
exploring Aboriginal art and music, sating your foodie cravings,
scooping up designer styles and opening your ears and hearts to the
indie music scene, Montréal-style.
Splendore a Venezia exhibition at the MMFA
It?s amore at the MMFA! Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima
is an exhibition that brings visitors back to Venice?s halcyon
times?16th to 18th centuries?in art (with masterpieces by Titian,
Tintoretto, the Tiepolos, Longhi and Guardi) and music. Complementing
this feast for the eyes will be 20 concerts with period instruments.
Beat Nation ? Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the MACM
If Beat Nation hung a sign, it would say: the Aboriginal identity has moved (on).
And you can see where it?s at today at the Musée d?art contemporain. In
this exciting new exhibition, Aboriginal identity and urban culture
collide to create painting, sculpture, installation, performance and
video. More performances and special activities will be organized ? keep
your ear to the ground!
TASTE MTL ? taking in our culinary scene one restaurant at a time
Maybe you?ve had a taste of it already, but the 2nd edition of TASTE MTL
already has our taste buds swooning. From November 1 to 11, some 125
Montréal restaurants will offer prix fixe menus (3 courses ? 3 prices,
$19, $29 or $39) for you to dive into. The gamut runs from ultra-chic
restaurants to laid-back bistros to BYOWs and the fare promises to be
The Big Fashion Sale by Québec Designers
Having a bad wardrobe day? Then you need some Braderie
time! Freshen up your style with four days of designer shopping at
crazy low prices. Everyone (women, men, children), every body part (head
to toe) and every style (ready-to-wear, sportswear, casual) are
covered, so make a date with close to 100 Québec fashion designers from
October 24 to 27.
M pour Montréal brings you the city?s incredible indie scene
Need more convincing of Montréal?s indie music scene? Check out M for Montréal.
Giving up-and-comers the chance to get spotted on local and national
radars, this cozy music fest features a line-up of over 100 Canadian and
international bands from November 20 to 23. Three full days of setting
your tympanic membranes aquiver ? don?t miss it!
Extraordinary experiences for the whole family
Montréal has a million surprises, bringing smiles to
faces both big and small. Take advantage of a family visit to:
Compare your prowess at Formula 1 racing to F1 driver Sebastian Vettel: Vortex Racing
Explore the city by electric scooter with Dyad (helmets for children are available)
Experience a free-fall without a parachute at Skyventure, a simulation centre that's unique in North America (four years of age and up)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal September 5 to October 5, 2013
More than 25 exhibitions deployed in different sites will
transform the city into a vast yet coherent photography exhibition.
This event will chart the changing relationship between the camera and
the human body.
September 6 to November 3, 2013
The two star features of the Botanical Garden, the
Chinese and Japanese Gardens, will be illuminated at dusk to reveal two
distinct atmospheres, each showcasing in its own way the outstanding
beauty of nature.