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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!

The 10th annual Luminothérapie is gonna POP!

  • 2
  • 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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6 events to get you in the Holiday Spirit

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  • November
  • 2019

From classic Christmas concerts to outdoor activities (bundle up!), the Holiday Season in the Quartier des Spectacles is a chance to reinvent traditions and combine magic, nostalgia and novelty. Get your calendar out! (Reading time : 4 min.)

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3 festivals for a big-screen November

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  • November
  • 2019

This month in the Quartier des Spectacles, film is in the spotlight with three festivals to delight every movie lover: the Montreal International Documentary Festival ( (RIDM), Cinemania et IMAGE + NATION. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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6 SPOOKY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

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  • October
  • 2019

The year’s scariest holiday, Halloween, is already gently rapping, rapping at our door. Come on down to the Quartier des Spectacles, where you’ll find a ton of exciting ways to join the fun. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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MONTREAL THROUGH CAROLINE MONNET’S EYES

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  • October
  • 2019

The multidisciplinary artist, Caroline Monnet, will present her first solo animated work, Mooniyang, in conjunction with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, starting October 9. (Reading time : 3 min.)

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THREE INTERACTIVE INTERLUDES IN THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

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  • September
  • 2019

Are you ready? This fall, a stroll through the Quartier des Spectacles will put you up close and personal with three interactive installations that will change the way you see the city – and yourself. (reading time : 3 min)

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25 ANS DU FIL : QUAND LA CRÉATION LITTÉRAIRE SE MET EN SCÈNE

  • 17
  • September
  • 2019

Pour sa 25e édition, le Festival international de la littérature célèbre de grandes retrouvailles autant que l'arrivée de nouveaux visages. Retour sur l'histoire de cette rencontre annuelle où la création littéraire se met en scène. (temps de lecture : 4 min.)

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PLACE DES FESTIVALS TURNS 10!

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  • September
  • 2019

Here’s a look back to mark the anniversary of an iconic place in the Quartier des Spectacles. (Reading time : 3 min)

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MUTEK: 20 YEARS OF DIGITAL CREATIVITY

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  • August
  • 2019

In its first two decades, MUTEK grew to become one of the world’s premier electronic music and digital art festivals. From mind-bending electronic music to spectacular audio-visual performances, computer-assisted creation will take many different forms in the Quartier des Spectacles.

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END THE SUMMER ON A HIGH NOTE WITH THESE FOUR FESTIVALS

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  • August
  • 2019

In August, the Montreal First Peoples Festival, the OSM Classical Spree, the graffiti and urban art festival Under Pressure and the Fashion & Design festival extend the pleasures of summer in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles! See our suggestions for activities and concerts.

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Cinéma urbain is celebrating music and movies

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  • July
  • 2019

With this rethought and refreshed 14th edition, Cinéma urbain will delight audiences in Place de la Paix, in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, every Tuesday until September 3.

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