What better time to rediscover the many facets of our city and fall in love again with its rich cultural heritage, not to mention its many culinary offers and the irresistible joie de vivre! From planning culinary adventures to organizing a weekend getaway, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience. Nothing in life is guaranteed but we can assure you that we will do our utmost best to make it happen.

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What better time to rediscover the many facets of our city and fall in love again with its rich cultural heritage, not to mention its many culinary offers and the irresistible joie de vivre! From planning culinary adventures to organizing a weekend getaway, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience. Nothing in life is guaranteed but we can assure you that we will do our utmost best to make it happen.
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Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (2022-2023)

October 12 & 13, 2022 -- Place Des Arts/Maison Symphonique

Since its founding in 1934, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has distinguished itself as a leader in the orchestral life of Canada and Québec. A cultural ambassador of the highest order, the Orchestra has earned an enviable reputation internationally through the quality of its many recordings and tours. Internationally acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare was named the OSM's Music Director Designate for the 2021--2022 season following a unanimous vote by the Orchestra's selection committee. The Venezuelan conductor will commence full duties in 2022--2023--his tenure will last a minimum of five years--becoming the ninth Music Director in the OSM's history. https://www.osm.ca/en/home-osm/

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (2022-2023)

October16 & 20, 2022 -- Places des Arts/Maison Symphonique

Comprised of Quebec-born musicians, who are also mainly Quebec-trained, the Orchestre Métropolitain boasts an international calibre of excellence as an organization dedicated to promoting wider public access to classical music and to strong community involvement, as well as to artistic innovation and creativity. The Orchestre Métropolitain owes its international calibre to the quality and reputation of its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. https://orchestremetropolitain.com/en/

Bourgie Hall -- Music at the Museum

October 01, 02, 05, 06, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 & 30, 2022 -- Bourgie Hall

Inaugurated in September 2011, Bourgie Hall offers top-rate artistic programming and welcomes on its stage Canadian and international artists in equal numbers. Whether they are just starting out or already critically acclaimed, these musicians are chosen to perform in Bourgie Hall on the basis of their immense talent. The public can't go wrong: audiences know that they can count on the quality of concerts "approved by Bourgie Hall!" In addition to offering remarkable concerts at affordable prices, Bourgie Hall organizes music workshops for families and amateur musicians. These friendly encounters enable participants to develop their musical gifts in a convivial environment. Bourgie Hall's programming also brings out astonishing connections between music and art collections. To be discovered at the concerts or during events in the Museum's exhibition rooms! https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/

POP Montreal/International Music Festival

September 28 to October 02, 2022 -- Various Locations

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-prot curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.

Launched by friends and colleagues in 2002 from the collective impulse to create a meaningful and vibrant cultural festival, POP Montreal is now entering its 20th year as a permanent xture on the Montreal festival map and the international music circuit. Each year, the ve-day festival presents more than 400 artists to audiences of over 60 000.

Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, lm screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties.

For musicians and artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms. https://popmontreal.com/

Carmen -- Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

October 20 to 23, 2022 -- Place Des Arts/Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Choreographer Étienne Béchard returns to Les Grands Ballets headlining a mixed program that will kick off the 66th season in force. First off, Carmen, a symbol of rebelliousness if ever there was one--will break happily from tradition, choreographed here to the Carmen Suite derived by Rodion Shchedrin from Bizet's opera.

In the second part of this music-inspired evening accompanied by Les Grands Ballets' Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets' dancer Kiara Flavin presents her first piece for the company, The Waves. Set to Stravinsky's Concerto for Violin and inspired by the eponymous novel by writer Virginia Woolf, which published at the same time as Stravinsky premiered his Concerto, in October of 1931. Two tumultuous pieces whose strength shape Flavin's piece. https://grandsballets.com/en/performances/detail/carmen/

Rock of Ages

October 27 to November 06,2022 -- Le Théâtre Saint Denis

Rock of Ages takes you back to the atmosphere of the 80s, when everything was larger than life, when we vibrated to the sound -- too loud -- of legendary rock bands, when dreams were big and hair was even crazier! Hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx and more tell a story of shattered dreams on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Barely off a bus from the Midwest, singer Sherrie Christian immediately finds herself in trouble. Drew, an employee of the legendary Bourbon Room nightclub, immediately comes to her rescue. Eyes full of promise, the young lovers set off in pursuit of their dreams, but a misunderstanding involving megastar Stacee Jaxx threatens to derail everything. https://espacestdenis.com/evenement/rock-of-ages/

Cyclorama

October 11 to November 05, 2022 -- Centaur Théâtre

As we delve into the archives of theatre in Montreal you will be whisked between the two locales on a bus for an experience that asks the question, why are we so divided?

An exciting, historical event that joins two theatres: One English, one French, in a 360-degree view of our city. Brought to us by award-winning bilingual artist Laurence Dauphinais, this bilingual documentary theatre piece takes place in 3 locations: Centaur Theatre, Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, and a bus -- complete with a tour guide -- that travels from one theatre to the next.

Like the beloved cycloramas of days gone by, this play offers audiences a panoramic look at the city and its history. https://centaurtheatre.com/shows/cyclorama/

La grande dégustation de Montréal (12e Édition)

October 20 to 22 octobre 2022 - Grand Quai du Port de Montréal

PARTICIPATE IN THE LARGEST WINE EVENT IN EASTERN CANADA!

For its 12th edition, La Grande Dégustation de Montréal welcomes you from October 20-22 at Grand Quai in Montreal Old Port around 3 themes: World Tour, Bubblies and Cocktails. Come meet more than 280 exhibitors from all around the world and live a unique experience with more than 1,600 products in tasting, among which many exclusive products. It's your chance to stock up before the holiday period! https://www.lagrandedegustation.com/en/

World Press Photo

August 31 to October 02, 2022 -- Marché Bonsecours

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2022 TO CELEBRATE OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY!

A flagship event of Montreal's fall cultural calendar, the World Press Photo Montreal Exhibition is presented annually at Bonsecours Market. Over 55,000 people attend this large-scale international exhibition, which has been organized since 1955 by the World Press Photo Foundation, based in the Netherlands. https://www.expo-wppmtl.ca/en/

The Gardens of Light

September 02 to October 31, 2022 -- Chinese & Japanese Gardens of the Botanical Gardens

Gardens of Light sets all three cultural gardens of the Botanical Garden aglow with light and magic, enchanting the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy this annual fall spectacle. Much more than an illuminated path, this popular fall event is an authentic gateway to three fascinating and inspiring cultures.

As per ancient tradition, the Chinese Garden displays its glittering traditional lanterns in various shapes and shares a fabulous fishing tale with visitors. The First Nations Garden features a multimedia experience highlighting the Sacred Tree, a giant poplar, symbol of the Circle of Life. As for the Japanese Garden, it leads visitors along a meditative illuminated path inspired by the seasons.

For an even more enchanting visit, plan to arrive in the late afternoon to admire the blooms and fall colours. www.espacepourlavie.com

Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music

October 15, 2022 to February 19, 2023 - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Organized in collaboration with the Cité de la musique -- Philharmonie de Paris, Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music is the first large-scale multimedia exhibition devoted to the role of music in the work of one of the most innovative artists of the second half of the 20th century.

Music holds a prominent place in Jean-Michel Basquiat's painterly practice in the form of sign, symbol and sound. His oeuvre is replete with depictions of musical instruments alongside references to opera, classical music, jazz, bebop, hip-hop and rap. Presenting some 100 works by the artist together with numerous sound clips, film footage and archival documents, the exhibition provides an innovative in-depth look at Basquiat's career as a musician, the sounds that accompanied his mark-making and the musicians who inspired him, from Beethoven to the New York underground scene of the 1970s and 1980s and, notably, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Maria Callas.

Beginning with an exploration of the music that shaped Basquiat's New York, the exhibition sheds new light on his career as a performer and musician, notably with the band Gray. It also looks at his painting compositional techniques as they relate to music, and references his ties to particular record labels, musicians, cultures and sounds. https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/jean-michel-basquiat/

Candlelight Concerts

August 09, 2022 -- l'Église St-Jean-Baptiste, à la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-bon-Secours et à l'Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs !

These magnificent candle-lit classical music concerts are in Montreal!

Montreal now hosts the famous classical music concerts that have caused a stir around the world! Candlelight shows adopt a new concept that engages all of your senses for a magical musical experience….DO NOT MISS ! This series of candlelit concerts, simply named "Candlelight", invites you to relive the greatest moments of classical music in the most magical places of Montreal. In an intimate and warm atmosphere, rediscover the works of Vivaldi, Mozart, Chopin or even Beethoven. After having been a huge success around the world - in cities like New York, Barcelona or London - this unique experience is finally coming to Montreal. www.feverup.com/montreal/candlelight

Montreal International Black Film Festival

September 21 to October 02, 2022 -- Various Locations

The Montreal International Black Film Festival is an innovative, bold and dynamic event aiming to stimulate the development of the independent film industry while fostering the creation of films on Black realities around the globe.

We are proud to offer audiences a fresh look at Black cinema from around the world. In addition, we seek to give a voice to Black filmmakers who would otherwise go unheard, providing both grants and awards. www.montrealblackfilm.com

Les Journées de la culture

September 30 to October 02, 2022 -- Various Locations

Initiated and coordinated by Culture pour tous, the Journées de la culture are free activities open to everyone that promote greater access for the public to arts and culture. As proclaimed by the National Assembly, the event takes place every year across Quebec on the last Friday of September and the two days thereafter.

The programming takes its source in cultural mediation and offers to discover and celebrate culture trough all its forms. There will be thousands of activities organized by professional artists, artisans and cultural workers, business people, teachers, community workers, and municipal and government employees of all ethnicities. https://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/en

Nicolas Party -- L'heure Mauve

February 12 to October 16, 2022 -- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

A rising star on the international scene, Nicolas Party is known for his meticulously composed paintings, his painted sculptures and his installations drenched in saturated colours. Through over 100 works and a series of monumental frescos realized in situ, the Swiss-born artist unveils a dreamlike exhibition themed on nature at the MMFA. https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/nicolas-party-lheure-mauve/

Festival des Couleurs (Fall Foliage Festivities)

End of September to late October

 

Québec is famous for its autumn colours because of the sugar maple trees. Also prevalant are the provincial yellow birch and the American beech. Try the Laurentian Mountains for one of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in North America. Colours begin their peak at the end of September and continue until mid- to late-October in lower elevations and more southern locations. Celebrate the season by visiting resort town Mont-Tremblant for its annual Symphony of Colours festival.

Aura

Starting August 13, 2021- Notre-Dames Basilica *See schedule for dates**

Notre-Dame Basilica proudly welcomes the reopening of Aura, a luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica. To usher in this bright new era, starting August 13, 2021, the universally-acclaimed experience returns in a renewed form, featuring extended visual and musical moments. https://www.aurabasiliquemontreal.com/en

Voiles en Voiles -- Old Port of Montréal

September 10 to October 10 -- Saturday & Sunday (& Thanksgiving Monday): 10 h à 18 h

October 11 to 14 - Closed

October 15 to 30 - Saturday & Sunday : noon to 18 h

Voiles en Voiles is a family adventure park in the Old Port of Montreal that will make you experience memorable emotions! In summer and winter, take part in the outdoor action in the unique world of royal ships and pirate ships. One of the things to do in Montreal that families love most!

In summer, climb aboard our spectacular life-size ships. Experience our aerial courses that will please both the agile little adventurers and big buccaneers thirsting for thrills. The site also has the Pirates Movie Theatre, climbing walls, inflatable games and a totally safe archery tag arena that will give you adrenaline rushes! https://festivaldesarts.ca/en/

Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal

Until October 23, 2022 -- Du Musée Avenue

Every summer since 2013, the MMFA has been inviting local creative talent to design and execute an installation for the portion of Du Musée Avenue that gets converted into a pedestrian walkway. This year, you can discover a work by the artist Doras, produced by MU!

The art installation Niamh is inspired by the themes of nature and time present in Nicolas Party's exhibition L'heure mauve. It revisits the Irish legend of Niamh and Oisín in Tír na nÓg. On this paradisiacal island that is virtually immune to the ravages of time, three years is the equivalent of three hundred on Earth.

 

Niamh thus leads us to reflect on how we, as humans, come to terms with the passage of time. The installation also aims to bring an urban public closer to nature, and invites them to discover symbols of a realm of everlasting youth and natural beauty as they meander along the street.https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/niamh/

** Activities & Events take place along the Du Musée Avenue throughout the summer **

Esplanade Tranquille

Open as of February 21, 2022 -- Quartier des Spectacles

Esplanade Tranquille is the newest public space in the Quartier des Spectacles. Montrealers are welcome to visit this fun and inviting all-seasons spot, inspired by urban backyards. Families and other visitors will discover a diverse and entertaining cultural program -- a true reflection of the city. Esplanade Tranquille is named in honour of the Tranquille bookstore, once located on the site, and its owner, Henri Tranquille (1916-2005). It is an important site in contemporary Quebec history, having hosted the launch of the Refus global manifesto in 1948.

Tonga Lumina

Since July 20, 2017 -- Mont Tremblant

Montreal multimedia phenom Moment Factory has just launched a new nature walk. A night walk in search of the giant! Deep in the heart of Mont Tremblant, the last of the giants has awoken. Follow your sense of adventure to discover the secret he wants to share. The Tonga Lumina illuminated trail is a sensory experience in the forest. This 1.5-km nocturnal walk takes place on a stone dust pathway at the heart of nature. To start off, visitors show up at the bottom of the Flying Mile chairlift that will take them up to the midway station where they will be led to the entrance of the trail. After taking visitors on a brief ascension, the trail slowly weaves its way down the hill through the woods, crosses streams and clearings. Participants can anticipate being on the pathway an average of one hour. Departures are continuous from sunset to closing, with a maximum of 300 people admitted per half-hour on the course. www.tonglumina.ca

Cité Mémoire

Throughout Old Montréal

Loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. A creation by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard. http://www.montrealenhistoires.com

La Ronde (Six Flags)

Please note: The park is open Saturday and Sunday and holiday Mondays and opens at 1 p.m. on Firework Days.

Opens as of May 21, 2022 -- only open on Saturday & Sunday's for the month of October (with revised hours)

La Ronde, the biggest amusement park in Eastern Canada, has forty rides and attractions, including a new ride suspended over Lac des Dauphins: "EDNÖR -- The Attack." La Ronde has something for everyone: roller coasters for thrill seekers, slower rides with panoramic views of the city for the wiser ones, and gentle rides for the youngest children in Le Pays de Ribambelle. https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen

Montréal Canadiens Hockey

October 2022 -- Centre Bell

Watching a hockey game in Montreal is the ultimate hockey experience. www.centrebell.ca

Concerts/Sporting Events

Stade Saputo

  • October 01, 2022 - CF MONTRÉAL VS D.C. UNITED

Stade Percival Molson

  • October 22, 2022 - ALOUETTES DE MONTRÉAL VS TORONTO

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Centre Bell

  • October 08, 2022 -- GORILLAZ

  • October 14, 2022 -- Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics (Pre-Season Game)

  • October 18, 2022 - MICHAEL BUBLÉ

  • October 26, 2022 - SMASHING PUMPKINS

  • October 30, 2022 - GAD ELMALEH

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Place Bell

  • October 01 2022 - AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW

  • October 06 to 10, 2022 - DISNEY SUR GLACE>

  • October 20, 2022 - WISIN & YANDEL

  • October 21, 2022 - MARC REBILLET

  • October 22, 2022 - SABATON

  • October 23, 2022 - CAMILO

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Place des Arts

  • October 01, 2022 - LADIES NIGHT

  • October 01, 2022 - VÉRONIC DICAIRE

  • October 02 & 09, 2022 - LOREENA MCKENNITT

  • October 05, 06, 07 & 08, - DANSE DANSE

  • October 05, 06, 07 & 08, 2022 - PINA BAUSCH

  • October 06, 07 & 08, 2022 - HARMONIUM SYMPHONIQUE ET OSM (Maison Symphonique)

  • October 05, 2022 - FESTIVAL BACH (Maison Symphonique)

  • October 09, 2022 -- QUILAPAYUN

  • October 14, 2022 - SARAH MILLICAN

  • October 17, 2022 - ALEPH ET SON ORCHESTRE

  • October 21, 2022- ADIB ALKHALIDEY

  • October 22 & 23, 2022 -- FARRUQUITO (DANSE)

  • October 25, 2022 - GUY NANTEL

  • October 28, 2022 - LES GRANDES CHANSONS FRANÇAISES

  • October 28, 2022 - VIOLONS DU ROY (Maison Symphonique)

  • October 29, 2022 - CATHERINE LARA (Maison Symphonique)

  • October 29, 2022 - PLUME LATRAVERSE

  • October 30, 2022 - ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE LONGUEUIL

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Théâtre Saint-Denis

  • October 08, 2022 - SABER REBAÏ

  • October 14, 2022 - ARNAUD SOLY

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Olympia Theater

  • October 14 & 15, 2022 - LOUIS-JOSÉ HOUDE

  • October 16, 2022 - DEMI LOVATO

  • October 18, 2022 - CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE

  • October 22, 2022 - PHIL ROY

  • October 24, 2022 - JAMEL COMEDY CLUB

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Corona Theatre

  • October 02, 2022 - NOVO AMOR

  • October 05, 2022 - THE AVALANCHES

  • October 12, 2022 - DEATH FROM ABOVE

  • October 24, 2022 - BRET MCKENZIE

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MTelus

  • October 01, 2022 -- TRENTEMOLLER

  • October 02, 2022 -- STEREOLAB

  • October 04, 2022 - CIGARETTES AFTER SEX

  • October 05, 2022 -- MODERAT

  • October 08, 2022 -- MONOLINK

  • October 09, 2022 - DANIEL HOWELL

  • October 10, 2022 - METRONOMY

  • October 11, 2022 -- JOJI

  • October 13, 2022 - WITHIN TEMPTATION

  • October 15, 2022 - DEAD SOUTH

  • October 16, 2022 -- GIVÉON

  • October 18, 2022 - WARDRUNA

  • October 19, 2022 - SANTIGOLD

  • October 20, 2022 -- SALEBARBES

  • October 21, 2022 - THE FLAMING LIPS

  • October 25, 2022 - JACOB BANKS

  • October 27, 2022 - FKJ

  • October 29, 2022 - FLETCHER

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L'Astral

  • October 04, 2022 - CROOKED COLORS

  • October 22, 2022 - AMY SHARK

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L'Étoile Brossard

  • October 01, 2022 - MARC MESSIER

  • October 02, 2022 - ZACHARY RICHARD

  • October 04, 2022 - JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS

  • October 05 & 06, 2022 - DOMINIC PAQUET

  • October 07, 2022 - JULIEN CLERC

  • October 08, 2022 - COWBOYS FRINGANTS

  • October 12, 2022 - MARIE-MAI

  • October 13, 2022 -- SALEBARBES

  • October 14, 2022 - OLIVIER MARTINEAU

  • October 16, 2022 - ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON

  • October 20, 2022 - SIMON LEBLANC

  • October 21 & 22, 2022 - LOUIS-JOSÉ HOUDE

  • October 27 to 29, 2022 - VÉRONIC DICAIRE

  • October 30, 2022 - RICHARD SÉGUIN

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Le Club Brossard

  • October 15, 2022 - FOUKI

  • October 25 & 26, 2022 - JEAN-MARC PARENT

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Le Balcon

  • October 01, 2022 -- An Amazing Soul, Motown and Disco evening with Meredith & The Soul Marshalls

  • October 07, 2022 -- Best of Soul, Motown & Jazz

  • October 08, 2022 -- Soul, Motown & Disco Night with DTW & The Jamm

  • October 13, 2022 -- Tanika Charles Live at Le Balcon

  • October 14, 2022 -- Habana Nights Series with Carlos Placeres

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Le Gesu

  • October 07 & 08 2022 - ADIB ALKHALIDEY

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Parc Jean Drapeau

  • October 02, 2022 - PIKNIK ELECTRONIK

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