THURSDAY JUNE 20
5pm Canal Audio Walk Launch @ meeting point at southeast corner of Atwater Market. Hosted by Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, this walk invites visitors to discover the history of the Lachine Canal (audio players and booklets provided). To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour runs from 5pm to 8pm.
5pm Emily Skahan @ Montreal Fringe Festival, Parc des Amériques, corner St-Laurent and Rachel. Country-folk songstress Emily Skahan will give an early evening performance in participation with the Montreal Fringe Festival. Skahan is a founding member of local group Motel Raphael, and she recently released her first solo album. Tickets and more information is available here.
FRIDAY JUNE 21
9pm Lowdown Comedy (the death of) @ 7611 St-Denis. Lowdown Comedy is coming to an end—join those who started it all, on that basement stage where it all began, for three final performances in June, July, and August. BYOB. Appearances by Jess Solomon, Kris Dulgar, and special guests.
SATURDAY JUNE 22
4pm Dirty Dogs @ Madhatter’s Pub, 1220 Crescent. A new gang of gourmet hot-dog creators offer a taste of their fares at Madhatter’s, beginning mid-afternoon. Quebec/local ingredients guaranteed, menu to be announced soon! Keep an eye on the Dirty Dogs Montreal Facebook event!
10pm Party like it’s 1699 presents Le Pop d’époque @ Théàtre St-James, 265 St-Jacques. Presented by Montreal’s Baroque Festival and POP Montreal, this unique event will feature live 18th Century instruments (traverse, hautboy, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpischod) with electronics, inside a “three-dimensional digital fantasy theatre.” So think about THAT. Tickets are $10 at Phonopolis (207 Bernard W), or full-price tickets are available here.
UNTIL SUNDAY JUNE 23
St-Ambroise Fringe Festival @ various venues across the city. Montreal’s Fringe Fest comes to a close this weekend, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out any of the great music and art performances on offer, you will certainly find something that piques your interest among the listings! Ticket information is available here.
MONDAY JUNE 24
La Fête nationale du Québec à Montréal @ every single park in the city, basically. It’s Monday, and you don’t have to go to work, because it’s time to celebrate Quebec’s birthday! Literally every ounce of green space in town will be covered in blue, white, and children. Patios will be bumpin’ and Francophone music will be blarin’. Explore city-wide events by borough with this nifty interactive map.