From June 9th through the 19th, the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival will feature over 500 performances by 250 artists in 11 venues. That’s something that happened every June, until it didn’t. For the past two years, the first event of Montreal’s festival season has only been able to offer completely virtual or hybrid versions. Now, […]

With things in Montreal headed back to almost normal, we’re almost ready to re-brand this column Shows This Week. Not yet, but soon. This week, though, it is chock full of shows. Let’s get started: Nuit Blanche Returns Nuit Blanche is an event we have covered extensively in previous years, but this year, the closing […]

Quebec Premier François Legault laid out his government’s reopening plans for the next few weeks  culminating in the lifting of almost all measures by March 14th. Mask mandates and vaccine passport requirements will remain in effect for some time following that date. Legault made the announcement at an early afternoon press conference joined by accompanied […]

Quebec’s first pandemic curfew lasted for a few months in early 2021, the second one will last just over two weeks. It started on New Year’s Eve and ends Monday (January 17th). Quebec Premier François Legault made the announcement at a mid-afternoon press conference joined by Health Minister Christian Dubé, interim National Director of Public […]

As of Monday, businesses in Quebec, including stores, restaurants, cinemas, and bars, will once again be limited to 50% capacity. Private gatherings will also be limited to ten people, including for the holidays. Quebec Premier François Legault made the announcement at an early evening press conference and cited the increased spread of the Omicron COVID-19 […]

It’s the winter, a time when indoor shows have traditionally been a refuge from Montreal winter. Unfortunately last year that wasn’t the case, for obvious reasons, but this year, we’re heading back to semi-normal. With that in mind, let’s get started: Three More Weeks of #LECYPHER Thursdays After five sellout shows, Urban Science are closing […]