Montréal, August 31 2017 – Back to school season in Montréal will be happening under the sign of the 375th anniversary of the city with events for everyone in every neighbourhood! Notably, Sessions 375 X POP Montréal, last free event in a series of four designed to celebrate our city, will be happening all day and night on September 16 with a music filled BBQ, a records fair, food trucks and 10 concerts taking place in 5 different halls at the Rialto!
Also, already having entertained almost 90 000 Montrealers all summer long in parks all over the city, la Grande Tournée will be making its last stops in Saint-Léonard, in the Plateau-Mont-Royal and in Ville-Marie to celebrate the history and culture of the city and to party an have fun with the community!
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After many stopovers in the major cities of the world, such as Sao Paulo, Moscow, New York, Paris, as well as Tokyo, Michel Gondry Home Movie Factory will be deployed at the Dompark Complex, in the South West district of Montreal, from September 1st to October 15th 2017.
September 1st to October 15th, Tuesdays to Sundays – Complexe Dompark Chromatic
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city’s charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
Saint-Léonard – September 1st to 3rd – Parc Wilfrid-Bastien
Plateau-Mont-Royal – September 8th to 10th – Parc La Fontaine
Ville-Marie – September 15th to 17th – Parc des Faubourgs
September 1st (September 2017 to September 2018) – Espace La Fontaine
Creation of a photographic mural depicting the identity of the Plateau Mont-Royal by artists Miki Gingras and Patrick Dionne. This public art project aims to mobilize citizens to speak out through images around the theme of identity. The large-scale mural will be installed on the blind wall of Espace Lafontaine and will showcase the distinctive character and history of the Plateau and its residents. The work will invite residents to participate in the spirit of togetherness.
On September 2nd, parade floats will be going from the base of Mount Royal (on Park Avenue) all the way to Place des Festival in Quartier des Spectacles for a night filled with music, dancing and fun! Montrealers are invited to come pick their favorite parade float/DJs and dance along with them in the parade. The gathering begins at 2pm and the parade kicks off at 4pm!
September 2nd, 2017 – Parc Avenue and Place des Festivals
In theater – exclusive preview on September 6th
Synopsis: A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site
From September 7 to 12 – Place des Arts
De Ville-Marie à demain, an event organised by the promoter Robert J. Vézina from Gestion Villes du Futur, is part of the official programming of the celebrations of Montréal’s 375th anniversary. This monumental exhibition will piece together 3D models, posters and virtual reality presentations showcasing significant buildings and major ground installations which left their marks in Montréal’s history.
Since 2010, the Soirées ART-CULTURE Autochtones – indigenous art and culture nights – have provided a meeting place for indigenous s and non-indigenous Quebecers. Organized by UQAM’s First Nations Circle (CPNUQAM), the evenings have a fun, relaxed atmosphere, far removed from formal political discourse, focusing instead on community and art. The evenings are intended to inspire reflection, sharing and mutual respect, and have become essential monthly gatherings.
September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th – L’Escalier
Montreal celebrates the diversity of Indigenous peoples throughout the world! As part of the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), many activities are organized at Old Port of Montreal and Palais des congrès. Outdoor concerts, dances and drums, panel discussions… Come discover and exchange on Indigenous realities.
September 12-13 – Palais des congrès and Old Port of Montreal
Co-presented by Sylvain Émard Danse and Festival TransAmériques.
Rendezvous at Place des Festivals for Le Super Méga Continental, a gigantic contemporary line dance that will celebrate Montreal?s 375th anniversary in spectacular fashion! Conceived by the renowned choreographer Sylvain Émard, this somewhat crazy project features 375 amateur dancers who will plunge body and soul into this huge dance extravaganza.
September 15th to September 17th, 2017 – Place des Festivals
Sessions 375 X POP Montréal – Whether at the open-air disc fair or at the Sessions 375 BBQ with among others music from artists from the independent scene, you’re sure to discover this unique “POP” version of Montréal.
September 16 from 12:00 p.m. – Ancienne École des beaux-arts and Rialto Theater Complex
High profile fashion show open to the public! Come and admire the work of Montreal world acclaimed designers. Whether in Cannes, Paris, London, Shanghai, Hollywood or New York, the talent of our fashion designers can be seen all over the world
September 22nd at 5 p.m. – Windsor Station’s, Salle des pas perdus
This performance-reading is an opportunity to enter the world of Montreal freethinker Éva Circé-Côté (1871-1949) who, throughout her life, argued for a progressive, secular, inclusive society in which indifference to indigenous people and immigrants would not exist. Through listening to a selection of her columns, the public will explore themes that were dear to her heart and remain relevant today, such as gender equality and free and compulsory education.
September 26th – Maison de la culture Frontenac
A preview of the next generation’s Montréal. High school students across the 19 boroughs of our city depict images of their future communities through technology and historical photographs. The created images, thoughts, and messages of ’s Montréal are shared through social media and brought to light in an animated projection at Quartier des Spectacles.
September 27th to October 1st, 2017 – Quartier des spectacles, Wilder bulding
A Montreal Video Game Concert. The Montreal Video Game Symphony is a multimedia event that combines the power of the symphony orchestra with the immersive and interactive world of gaming.
September 29th – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at http://www.375mtl.com/programmation or download the 375MTL app.
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montreal 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 Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: http://www.375mtl.com/en/
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