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Voices of the Quartier des spectacles

Voices of the Quartier des Spectacles is a window on the people and places that make Montreal’s cultural heart beat. From festivals to performance venues, from restaurants to avant-garde art. Every week, you’re invited to discover the city’s liveliest square kilometre!

Montreal gets its funny on

  • 18
  • July
  • 2017

Summer is… just for laughs! It’s also Just For Laughs, the 35-year-old world-class bilingual comedy festival (aka Juste pour Rire), along with its cheeky offspring, Off-JFL, since last year held under the umbrella of Zoofest. The two events deliver non-stop laughs both indoors and out.

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Nuits d'Afrique VILLAGE IN THE HEART OF THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

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  • July
  • 2017

When the jazz is over, an African village appears in the heart of downtown Montreal. For the sixth year in a row, the music, colours and flavours of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique will come together in this inviting open-air space, broadening our horizons…

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Les Jardins Gamelin are in circus mode!

  • 5
  • July
  • 2017

For the month of July, Montrealers’ favourite urban oasis opens up to the world of circus, turning into a colourful outdoor stage where the circus arts will flourish! Shows, workshops and performances of all kinds will delight young and old audiences alike.

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MONTREAL IS STILL MADLY IN LOVE WITH JAZZ

  • 28
  • June
  • 2017

It may be the world’s biggest event of its kind, but more importantly the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal has always been about the love of music. Year after year, the jazz fest brings in top-notch musicians from around the world, to the delight of Montreal’s countless passionate fans.

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La Machinerie des arts: helping artists manage

  • 31
  • May
  • 2017

Professional artists have to cope with constant pressure to be original and stay relevant. On top of that, they need to manage a long list of essential administrative duties. It should come as no surprise that some artists find their managerial role a perplexing chore.

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THE CAPTIVATING WALK OF THE GIANTS

  • 17
  • May
  • 2017

As part of the celebration of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the city is about to welcome the Giants of the Royal de Luxe theatre company. From May 19 to 21, the outsized animated characters will invite Montrealers into their poetic...

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The joys of spring in the heart of the city

  • 24
  • April
  • 2017

It’s spring in the Quartier des Spectacles, and that means there’s all sorts of fun to be had! With installations like 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) and Maëstro, guided tours of the Quartier and the return of Les Jardins Gamelin, there are a ton of ways to enjoy an outing as a couple or in a group.

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Spotlight on FIFA

  • 24
  • March
  • 2017

The 35th edition of the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA) will win over both seasoned movie fans and art lovers in general.

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All the world’s a game...

  • 16
  • March
  • 2017

A few weeks ago, local and visiting designers got together to think about the shape of the future city.

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10 NUIT BLANCHE HOT SPOTS

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  • March
  • 2017

With a tight grouping of venues and a huge number of artistic events and activities, the Quartier des Spectacles is still the place to be during Nuit Blanche! To give you an idea of what’s on the menu, here are ten venues and activities – most of them free...

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