February 8, 2019

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Does the thought of Valentine’s Day make your head spin – because you can’t decide what to do with your sweetheart?

The Quartier des Spectacles has you covered, with countless ways to celebrate the day. Whether you’re sporty or romantic, classical or casual, here are 6 ways to spend an unforgettable evening with that special someone.

Amazing energy

Swing Wednesdays

February 13 and 20

Get your hearts in sync with some upbeat jazz at this weekly swing dancing event. Every Wednesday at 8:15, beginners are invited to an introductory lesson with the Swing Connexion dance school. At 9:30 things really get hopping, and you’ll dance the night away to the band’s sweet sounds. Every Wednesday until June 26.

Ne me dis pas que tu m’aimes - Geneviève Jean-Bindley

February 14 to 17
Tangente, Édifice Wilder – Espace danse

Geneviève Jean-Bindley’s new dance piece will fill your evening with brilliant colours. By deconstructing contemporary dance and bringing numerous influences into play – from musicals to synchronized swilling to absurdist writing – the choreographer has created a joyful, freewheeling show that questions our consumerist ways.

Romantic classic

Swan Lake

February 21 to March 2
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Place des Arts

Want to surprise your dearest? You can’t go wrong by picking up a pair of tickets to the ultimate romantic ballet, Swan Lake. This production of the famous ballet and its Tchaikovsky score was first staged in 2007 by Krzysztof Pastor, and it is performed brilliantly by the Polish National Ballet, hosted by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. An unforgettable evening, guaranteed!

The sweetest love notes

Jazz, Love & Soul

February 14 and 15
Le Balcon

How about a cozy evening of jazz, complete with a delicious meal inspired by the world’s finest flavours? Le Balcon is just the place! Accomplished singer and sax player Orville Thompson, a.k.a. Dr. Sax, and his band will play big hits by Barry White, Al Jarreau, George Michael and more, providing the soundtrack to a wonderful romantic evening.

The National Jazz Orchestra presents Sonia Johnson

February 16

Sonia Johnson and the National Jazz Orchestra invite you for a stirring evening, in which the eclectic singer will pay tribute to three pioneers – Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and Peggy Lee – before singing her own songs. She’ll be accompanied by some talented guests: Marianne Trudel, Jean-Nicolas Trottier and Steven Taetz, who will join her for the irresistible duet, “Meet in Montreal.”

Winter wonderland

100% Chance of Snow

Until March 31
Every evening from sunset to midnight

  • Façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy
  • Wall outside Saint-Laurent metro station
  • Façade of Cégep du Vieux Montréal
  • Façade of the Grande Bibliothèque

There’s nothing like a leisurely stroll with your love. And it’s even better in the multi-coloured world of illustrator Cyrielle Tremblay and her 100% Chance of Snow. As you wander from one projection site to the next, take in her funny and poetic homage to the joys of winter. A wonderland best enjoyed with someone special!