Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official programming – March 17 to 23, 2017 – Featured: Street theatre and an urban sugar shack!
MONTRÉAL, March 17, 2017 – Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations continue this week with an array of activities for all tastes and ages. The new street theatre show “La langue de feu”, presented on Thursday, March 23, gives Montrealers the chance to relive major events that shaped the city, especially the Peter-McGill neighbourhood. And foodies can enjoy the sweet treats of “La Cabane à sucre urbaine”, which will continue travelling to Montréal’s boroughs until April 18.
La langue de feu
With the help of a storyteller, a musician and some props, the street theatre show “La langue de feu” will take audiences back in time to the major events that shaped the city as well as the Peter-McGill neighbourhood. You are warmly invited to take part in this historical tale around a fire with a cup of hot tea and time travel to the city’s different iconic eras. In partnership with La tête de Pioche.
March 23 – Pierce Street (between Sainte-Catherine West and De la Police Street)
Another Brick in The Wall – The Opera
The Opéra de Montréal presents the world premiere of Another Brick In The Wall – The Opera, based on the legendary work The Wall, by Roger Waters. This blockbuster production brings together eight soloists onstage, including celebrated Québec baritone Étienne Dupuis as well as 48 choral singers and 70 musicians. The creation of this opera for a Montréal stage is particularly significant because Roger Waters first came up with the idea for the project following a concert at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium in 1977.
March 11 to 27 – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
La Cabane à sucre urbaine
This sugaring off season, the Cabane à sucre urbaine invites young and old to try some maple taffy in its old-fashioned mobile barn. To ensure the most sweet tooths possible get to enjoy this gooey goodness, it will be stopping off in several city boroughs. Musicians and storytellers will add to the festive, family-friendly ambiance. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other treats will also be served. All voluntary contributions will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
March 11 to April 30 – In 18 Montréal boroughs
La guirlande du 375e
Creative workshops will be held at the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier as part of “The 375th Garland”. Le Carrefour d’éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charles has launched a superb community project to create and decorate a 1400-metre-long garland that will adorn the streets of the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood. A number of workshops featuring various techniques for painting and printing on canvas will be offered in several borough locations, all in a creative atmosphere where participants can express their artistic talents. The garland will be hung in the neighbourhood at a vernissage during Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.
March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 – Centre culturel Georges-Vanier
Aime comme Montréal at the BAnQ
Through a book and a photography project featured in iconic Montréal locations, Aime comme Montréal invites everyone to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity.
March 16 to April 16 – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours
Country evenings to celebrate the history of country music in Montreal, from colonization to today. A tribute to the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and its ability to bridge generations.
Every Friday from February 3 to July 28 at 8 p.m. – Bistro Le Ste-Cath
MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in some locations in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
Starting December 21, 2016 – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 St-Hubert Street) and Parc de Gaspé (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)
An urban multimedia show that unfolds across Old Montréal and showcases an array of characters that were witness to the city’s history. More than 20 tableaux spring to life with movement, words and music. Download the app.
Every night – Old Montréal
The exhibition Tomorrow People at OBORO kicks off a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from the nations that form the territory of current-day Canada. The artist Skawennati tells stories in analog and digital form that take a close look at the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.
February 4 to March 18, Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. – OBORO
To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at http://www.375mtl.com/programmation or download the 375MTL app.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Canada, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com
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SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
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