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Montreal Hit List – Montreal World Film Festival, 18th Century Public Market, Songwriting Workshop and more!

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22

9:30pm. Lakes of Canada + Inlet Sound @ Le Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent. This is the perfect opportunity to see Montreal’s very own multi-instrumental, up-and-coming darlings Lakes of Canada at Divan Orange, accompanied by folk-rock group Inlet Sound. $10.

THURSDAY AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 3

Montreal World Film Festival @ several local cinemas. One of Montreal’s largest film fests, the World Film Festival, will this year feature 432 films from over 80 countries. The works of great international directors, producers and writers will be exhibited over twelve days, including numerous student films and documentaries. Single tickets are $10, and various festival passes are available starting at $100. View the full program here!

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 26

18th Century Public Market @ Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale. A portion of Old Montreal will transform in a 1750s marketplace this weekend, complete with food, entertainment, costume and craftspeople! Ahhh. This is literally my dream. All types of traditional Nouvelle France products and goods will be available to try. The market opens Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. The list of participants is extensive. Free to attend!

SATURDAY AUGUST 25

2pm. Collaborative Songwriting Workshop @ Espace POP, 5587 Parc. For a second year in a row, POP Montreal presents a collaborative songwriting workshop in participation with The Songwriters Association of Canada. The event will be hosted by Quebec songwriters Philémon Chante and Mike O’Brien – a perfect opportunity for aspiring songwriters to learn and practice creative techniques. Until 4pm. Free.

10pm. Bonobo + Poirier + Ghostbeard @ Société des arts technologiques (SAT), 1201 St-Laurent. In collaboration with Scion Sessions, I LOVE NEON presents Bonobo (DJ set), Poirier, Ghostbeard and Construct all in one awesome evening. $20 for this show, or fork over $30 for a two-day pass – Gramatik, Vilify and others play the same venue on Friday, August 24. Do as much or as little (yeah right) dancing as you like this weekend!

SUNDAY AUGUST 26

Food shopping/Site-Seeing/Hanging Out @ Jean-Talon Market, 7070 Henri Julien. This week, instead of going to a commercial grocery store for your food, hit up one of Montreal’s amazing local markets on a Sunday afternoon while the warm weather is still with us. We can’t stress enough how great it feels (and, is) to buy local fresh legumes, fruit and cheese for low prices in a busy, outdoor marketplace! Eggs, meat, fish, flowers (AHEM boyfriends), coffee, baked goods and more, all at your fingertips. The Atwater, Maisonneuve and Lachine markets are also great options for those living in different sections of the city. Check out the Montreal markets page here.

~ Tyler Yank

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