Francofolies, MURAL Festival… Here are some activities to celebrate Father’s Day in a beautiful way.
Les Francofolies de Montréal continues until June 17. This is an opportunity to see Dumas (15th, at 8 p.m.), Les Louanges (16th, at 9 p.m.), Jay Scøtt (17th, at 8 p.m.). Robert Charlebois will give the closing show on the 17th at 9 p.m.
Several activities are being held as part of the MURAL festival, until June 18, on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. This is an opportunity to see the mural Mémé la Main, alias Granny, by the Montreal muralists of Project TYXNA, reinvented. The boulevard is closed to car traffic for the occasion. Access to the site is free.
The free concert tour Our river, our music will once again mark Quebec’s national holiday this year by stopping in 16 new towns and municipalities located along the St. Lawrence River, from Montmagny to Matane. From June 16 to 22, the Cobalt Quartet and pianist Steven Massicotte will perform soundtracks from local films and TV series. We will therefore be able to listen to the music of the Pays d’en haut, Séraphin, La passion d’Augustine or even, exclusively, a piece from the film RU, inspired by Kim Thúy’s book and planned for the fall. The performances will take place on the La Caravane platform, a mobile stage designed and manufactured in Quebec, and the tour will be entirely carbon neutral.
Three special screenings of the documentary La ville d’un rêve, which traces the history of Montreal’s first 30 years from the perspective of Jeanne Mance, are scheduled for this summer in Montreal and Quebec City, starting with a first screening-event this Saturday. , at 6 p.m., at the Public Cinema. This will be an opportunity to mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Jeanne Mance in the company of director Annabel Loyola, actor Alexis Martin and musical composer and performer Fabienne Lucet, who will discuss with the public after the screening. La ville d’un rêve will then be screened in Quebec City on August 9, at 7 p.m., at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, as part of the 6th edition of the Rendez-vous d’histoire de Québec, before returning to Montreal to a free outdoor screening at the Théâtre de Verdure on August 10 at 8:30 p.m.
The Compagnie Marie Chouinard will present an evening of dance dedicated to the celebration of the summer solstice, on the night of June 21 to 22, at the company’s studio in Montreal. The Sunny Night event, now in its fourth edition, will bring together 11 male and female dancers. The performance will begin at sunset at 8:47 p.m. and last until sunrise at 5:66 a.m.
This performance around the shortest night of the year will allow the public to settle freely on cushions around a circular play area, for the whole show or just a few parts.
Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Admission will operate on a voluntary contribution system.
The exhibition Noah’s Ark according to Claude Lafortune is presented at the Marguerite-Bourgeoys historic site until March 2024. Here we present the last works of the late animator, who passed away on April 19, 2020.
Not only will the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit vibrate to the sound of Ferraris and Mercedes all weekend, but Peel Street, between Sainte-Catherine and de Maisonneuve streets will also, with the Peel Paddock festivities. Visitors will be able to enjoy gastronomic and musical experiences, in addition to seeing luxury cars.
The film Les mine by director Roschdy Zem tells the story of Moussa (Sami Bouajila) who is cared for by his brother Riyad (Roschdy Zem) after he suffered a head trauma that left him uninhibited . “Known for his boiling interiority (especially on Un fils, which won him a César), Sami Bouajila plays a touchingly vulnerable Moussa. In the skin of Riyadh, Roschdy Zem captivates with his magnetic presence. Together, they illuminate this feature film full of humanity, imperfect when its intentions are revealed without subtlety in broad daylight, but eminently endearing and satisfying, ”says our collaborator Martin Gignac in his review published on June 9.