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THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES BLOG

The blog 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!

Clear your agenda - Festival season is here!

  • 22
  • June
  • 2022

Summer is just around the corner, and that means festival season will soon be in full swing! All of your favourite events are back, and they’ll happen in quick succession over the coming weeks. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store! Reading time : 4 min.

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Holoscenes or the spectacle of the flood

  • 19
  • May
  • 2022

While climate change regularly makes the headlines, it is much more rarely the subject of performance art. But the topic is at the core of Holoscenes, which will be presented from May 25 to 29 in the Quartier des Spectacles as part of Festival TransAmériques. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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The SAT celebrates 25 years of art and technology

  • 6
  • May
  • 2022

The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT - Société des arts technologiques) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! For the occasion, the public is invited to five days of festivities, from May 31 to June 4. Reading time : 3 min.

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With Ville orchestre, everyone's an artist

  • 28
  • April
  • 2022

With the return of spring and warmer weather, the city is coming out of hibernation! On the Promenade des Artistes, you’ll find Ville orchestre, a fun new interactive musical installation that’s taking over from the iconic 21 Balançoires/21 Swings. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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16 restaurants and cafés in the Quartier for your lunch break

  • 8
  • April
  • 2022

Whether you’re looking to eat at one of the picnic tables on pedestrianized Sainte-Catherine Street or sit comfortably in a dining room, the many restaurants in the heart of downtown are ready to welcome you during your lunch break.(Reading time: 4 min.)

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The LNI: 45 years of peerless improv

  • 24
  • March
  • 2022

The Théâtre de la LNI improvisational troupe is a true Quebec cultural treasure, and it will celebrate its 45th anniversary this fall. To mark the occasion in grand style, the company will present an extensive program for the general public and super-fans alike. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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FIFA turns 40!

  • 10
  • March
  • 2022

The world’s largest festival of films on art is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. With more than 200 films from 46 countries, the festival has many surprises in store this March 15 to 27!

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City lights, shining bright

  • 17
  • February
  • 2022

This year’s MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival, from February 17 to March 5, will give you the chance to reconnect with your favourite artists, creators and restaurateurs and join them in a lively celebration – within public health guidelines. (Reading time : 4 min.)

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The singing and dancing heart of Montreal

  • 27
  • January
  • 2022

Cœur dansant is a work being presented as part of the 12th annual Luminothérapie event. We spoke with its creators, composer David Drury, lighting designer Bruno Rafie, and video projection and motion design artistic director Benoît Piccolini, to learn more about the origins of the piece.

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15 irresistible cultural ideas

  • 14
  • January
  • 2022

As we start a new year, any reason is a good reason to dive into our local cultural scene. While you wait to reunite with your favourite venues, you can still enjoy some concerts and shows online. (Reading time: 4 min.)

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19 Quartier restaurants that will cook for you

  • 13
  • January
  • 2022

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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