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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!

Your 11 Montreal summer soundtrack

  • 1
  • July
  • 2020

Since you can’t go to your favourite summer festivals this year, why not turn your backyard or living room into a mini-Place des Festivals or a pocket-sized concert hall? Here are 11 playlists to fill your home with the sweet sounds of a Montreal summer. (Reading time: 2 min.)

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When Silence Replaces the Crowds

  • 28
  • May
  • 2020

Photographer Ulysse Lemerise has captured the Quartier, deprived of its usual cultural effervescence. These images inspired the words of poets Carl Bessette, Amélie Prévost and Jean-Christophe Réhel. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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All eyes on OFFTA... online!

  • 22
  • May
  • 2020

OFFTA, a great annual showcase of the living arts, has tackled a seemingly impossible challenge for its 14th edition: an all-online program. From May 22 to 32 (sic!), the event will be an experimental platform. Here are five must-see performances!(Reading time: 3 min.)

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20 Quartier restaurants that will cook for you

  • 22
  • May
  • 2020

Thanks to takeout and delivery, you can take the restaurants of the Quartier des Spectacles home with you. Have your fill of your favourite dishes, or try some new ones. Bon appétit! (Reading time: 2 min.)

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Nothing can stop the Accès Asie Festival!

  • 14
  • May
  • 2020

Thanks to the Accès Asie Festival, Montreal has emerged as a North American hub for Asian culture. Artistic director Khosro Berahmandi looks back on the first 25 years of the event. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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Celebrating Dance at home!

  • 24
  • April
  • 2020

This year,you’ll have to celebrate International Dance Day from the comfort of home. No problem! Quebec’s artists are quickly expanding their online presence, and there’s plenty of great contemporary dance available. (Reading time: 2 min.)

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MONTREAL’S CULTURAL HEART: STILL BEATING, IN YOUR HOME

  • 20
  • March
  • 2020

While nothing can fully replace the pleasure and warmth of going to a live show, these are extraordinary times. So why not transform your living room into a concert hall, dance theatre, movie palace or circus ring? Reading time: 3 min.

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MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: EAT, PLAY AND ILLUMINATE!

  • 21
  • February
  • 2020

The 21st edition of Montreal’s winter festival, which takes place from February 20 to March 1 at the Quartier des Spectacles, is going to pull out all the stops! (Reading time: 5 min.)

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10 SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES

  • 6
  • February
  • 2020

Whether you’re on the romantic or the pragmatic end of the spectrum, whether you’re a traditionalist or looking for a new way to celebrate the day, you can be sure the Quartier des Spectacles has just the right activity for you. (Reading time: 3 min.)

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The 10th annual Luminothérapie is gonna POP!

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  • December
  • 2019

Drop by the Quartier des Spectacles in December and January and get to know Popo, Popup, Popli, Popette and Popotin, five mysterious creatures that love to party! (Reading time : 3 min.)

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