Summer is at our doors. Here are some suggestions to keep you waiting.

The 34th edition of Les Francofolies de Montréal will kick off on June 9. Until June 17, the Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montreal will vibrate to the sound of Francophone music. Festival-goers will not only be able to attend more than 100 free outdoor shows, but also about thirty indoor performances.

Building on its great success, the exhibition The Magic of the Impressionists is back at the Studio-Cabaret of Espace St-Denis for new performances until June 30. Spectators will therefore have the chance to see (or see again) the world through the prism of a hundred Impressionist masterpieces – including The Starry Night, by Van Gogh, or Luncheon of the Boating People, by Renoir. The exhibition is also presented at Espace Quatre Cents, in the Old Port of Quebec, and will be shown in Toronto in July.

The traveling and free exhibition Watching grain, a river and its pilots will be in Montreal from June 10 to 29, at Promenade-Bellerive park, in the Tétreaultville district. Designed to mark the 150th anniversary of the Corporation of Pilots of the Central St. Lawrence, the exhibition presents the history of pilotage on the river and focuses on the profession of maritime pilot. It will then move, from July 1 to 20, to Fort-de-Pointe-Aux-Trembles Park, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, where two circus artists will operate an oversized device as part of the ecH2osystem maritime research-creation , and will end its stopover in the city at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal, from September 15 to October 16.

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival (FMCM) invites families to a concert designed for children (and their parents), this Sunday, at 3:30 p.m., at Bourgie Hall. Actor Jean Marchand will guide young people through the fantastic world of the Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf works. Nearly twenty musicians will be on stage, including members of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal. Tickets are free for ages 16 and under.

Hardcore? power violence? Metal? A little of all that, and more. Rare African-American group to give in the extreme rock, Zulu speaks about the black reality in the United States with a knocking intensity. Radical speech, radical music. It’s aggressive. It’s dazzling. It breathes anger… But how to gently denounce centuries of racism, oppression and discrimination? A punk version of the Black Lives Matter movement, the group from Los Angeles (four men, one woman) is in Montreal to present its first “long-lived” album, A New Tomorrow, as part of the Suoni del Popolo festival. Warning, explosive.

In Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse, we find Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) who, after having destroyed the paths to other dimensions in the first installment Into the Spider-Verse, finds himself in the obligation to plug the leaks . Thus enters The Spot (Jason Schwartzman) who holds Miles responsible for his fate. To help him, the Spider Society with Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) and Jessica Drew (Issa Rae) will come to the rescue of the 15-year-old teenager. “How can Across the Spider-Verse be better than the first installment? To give a short and colorful answer, it’s as if screenwriters Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Dave Callaham opened the door to the world they created for us after only allowing us to look out the window, “said the journalist. Pascal LeBlanc in his review published on June 2.

La nuit du 12 tells the story of a Grenoble police investigator haunted by the sordid murder of a young girl. The only certainty lies in the fact that the crime took place on the night of the 12th… “With constant rigor, Dominik Moll keeps his story under tension – although the outcome is known from the start – by nevertheless borrowing a very bare-bones approach, devoid of any dramatic effect,” writes journalist Marc-André Lussier in his review published on June 2.