ARTS Etc.   February 2017 By: Ilania Abileah 



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What's on 2017- by Month:

January, February, March April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Jerusalem 2017

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Mont Laurier

Mont Laurier Exhibition Centre, 350 rue de Pont, Mont Laurier.  Opening hours:  Tue to Thur. 10 am to noon, and 1 pm to 4 pm, Fri. 10 am to 4 pm, and Sat. 10 am to 4:30 pm.  819 623 2441.

Jan. 19 to Mar. 11:  Luce Lelletier "Papier Identité" the artist works with paper expressing the fragility of nature creating sculptures combined with photography and painted paper.





Mont Tremblant

Salle Alphonse Desjardins
, 1145, rue de Saint-Jovite, Downstairs from the Samuel-Ouimet Library.  Open: Wed. 1-5 pm, Thur. & Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 10 am -3 pm; Sun. Noon to 5 pm.  819-425-8614, Ext. 2500;

Feb - to 26 a collection of recent stone sculptures entitled “Présences” by Mireille Dubreuil who lives and works in Val David.  She is fascinated by stone and says that the physical work with stone requires patience, and brings her into a meditative state, while she brings out the stone veins.   She is inspired by symbolism and naïve primitive art.  She studied art at Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, at Parson University in New York, and the Dominican Republic, as well as various courses in Quebec.  She has exhibited her artwork in group and solo shows in Montreal and the Laurentians.




Première Scène
- Église du Village, 1829, chemin du Village.  819-425-8614, ext. 2500.

Sat. Mar. 4, 8 pm: St-Jovite Quartet - four musicians who live in the Laurentians who made some history together even recorded an album…and now they are back together to perform some good Jazz easy on the ears with amazing rhythm.  They play jazz influenced by George Benson and Pat Metheny.  The musicians are:  Sylvain Provost, guitar; Alain Juteau, guitar; Normand Lachapelle, bass; and Alain Boyer, drums. $25




St. Faustin

Maison des Arts et de la Culture Saint Faustin, 1177 rue de la Pisciculture. St-Faustin-Lac-Carré, 819-688-2676.  Free admission: Wed. – Sun. 11 am to 5 pm.  Until Mar. 25: A collective exhibition of Laurentian artists.  





Ste. Agathe

Théâtre Le Patriote,
258, Rue Saint-Venant, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.  819 326-3655.  

For its 50th anniversary in 2017 the theatre is looking out for old documents, souvenirs, posters, photos or anecdotes to share.  If you have something to pass on please call Alexandre Gélinas, the general manager 819 326-3655 Ext. 3055 or by e-mail

Val David

Val David Exhibition Centre: 
Open: Wed-Sun 11 am – 5 pm.  Centre d’exposition de Val David, 2495, rue de l’Église, Val David. 819 322-7474.

Jan. 28 – May 7:  Two artists exhibit Suzanne FerlandL, and Gilles Boisvert. 

Suzanne FerlandL who lives and works in the Lower Laurentians, presents “Onde de choc: Vivre avec”:  It has to do with the loss of loved ones and the process of lamenting. This project was developed during various “Artist’s Residences” in Sept-Ills, Ste. Therese, Finland, and China.  Her work is found in private and public collections, and art integration in architecture.  Suzanne FerlandL founded Sentier Art3 a public art project at the Regional Park Bois de Belle-Rivière. 



Gilles Boisvert
who lives and works in Val Morin, presents “Divague sur fond noir” – this multidisciplinary artist says that it comes from his past experiences, and exploring pictorial images, photography, and digital techniques.  The artist combines fragments of photos, calligraphy, digital prints, and his “Gesture painting” over a black background; touching on the mystery of death, sadness, despair, and austerity.  His work was exhibited in Canada, France, Switzerland, England and the United States.  His works are in numerous private and public collections, and he created many projects integrating are in architecture in Quebec and the United States, including digital prints on glass on the façade of Théâtre du Marais, in Val Morin.



Val Morin

Theatre du Marais
: 1201 10è Ave. Val Morin. 819 322-1414. Some shows enable you to reserve a dinner & show at this location.  Dinner served at 7 pm (6:30 on theatre nights)

Sun. Feb. 12, 2 pm: Kleztory
Klezmer is a musical tradition from the little villages of Eastern Europe, it is still played at Jewish weddings, however, the style has evolved and played around the world and in Jazz festivals too.  The members of this group are Airat Ichmouratov, Elvira Misbakhova, Mark Peetsma, Melanie Bergeron, and Dany Nicolas.  They will make you tap your feet.  $30




Sat. Feb. 18, 8 pm: Michel Cusson
, created this concert as a fusion of the art of film making and Jazz improvisation.

Sat. Feb. 25, 8 pm:
Groënland is an indie-pop group from Montreal. The voice of Sabrina Halde combined with the sound of guitar, acoustic and electric and more.  $30 






Sat. Mar. 11, 8 pm: Suzie Arioli – “Spring”
is her new recording with her warm jazz singing voice in a quintet set with
her musicians. 






St. Adolphe d’Howard

L'Ange Vagabond:
1818 Chemin du village.  Reservations: 819-714-0213. 

Sat. Feb. 11, 8 pm:  Love Cabaret with the Vagaband and invited guests. Free admission (contributions appreciated). 
Sun. Feb. 18, 8 pm:
  Intakto $20. 

Sat. Feb. 25, 8 pm:
Benoît Gautier performs Sylvain Lelièvre Letters $20. 
Sat. Mar. 4, 8 pm:
Les Deuxluxes $20. 
Sat. Mar. 11, 8 pm :
L’Homme qui a vu l’ours, $20.





Ste. Adele

Place des Citoyens, 999 boul. Ste. Adele.
  Open: 10 to 4 pm Tue. - Sun.  450 229-2921 #300.

Tue. Feb. 14, 8 pm:
Celebrate St
. Valentine’s
with the Argentine Tango music of Radiotango with Mélanie Bergeron, accordionist, and Joanne Lessard, pianist.  Joining them are: violinist Chantal Bergeron, Francis Palma-Pelletier on contrabass, Miguel Medina percussion, and singer Damian Nisenson.  They play the old style tango from the 20s, 30s and 40s up to Piazzolla.  It promises to be an enjoyable evening.






Until Feb. 26: Normand Ménard lives in Val David and is inspired by the earth and his ancestors to create his paintings and sculptures. 








Until Feb. 26: Manon Sabourin a chemist and biologist by profession, in painting she looks into genetic manipulations.  Her painting method uses encaustic using bees wax with pigments and more.








Opera direct from the Metropolitan -
Pine Cinema: Phase 2, 1146, rue Valiquette, Ste. Adele 855 739-7463;   Note:  Operas also screen at Cinema St. Jerome (see below)

Sat. Feb. 25, 12h55 pm: Rusalka
– by Antonín Dvořák.  The Nymph Rusalka asks the witch Ježibaba to make her human since she fell in love with the prince. 
Despite sacrificing her voice, she lost the prince to another princess.  The story does not end well…and both the Prince and Rusalka lose their lives.  Conductor: Mark Elder; Rusalka: Kristine Opolais; Foreign Princess: Katarina Dalayman; Ježibaba: Jamie Barton; Prince: Brandon Jovanovich; Water Sprite: Eric Owens.  $28

Sat. Mar. 11, 12:55 pm: La Traviata - by Giuseppe Verdi.  Violetta Valéry the courtesan is very sick. Meeting Alfredo Germont gives her a chance to change her lifestyle. Alfredo’s father asks her to sacrifice her happiness for his son she agrees, returns to the city, and dies just when Alfredo finds her.  Conductor: Nicola Luisotti; the cast: Violetta Valéry: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva; Alfredo Germont: Tenor Michael Fabiano; Giorgio Germont: Baritone Thomas Hampson.  $28


St. Sauveur

Saint-SAU Pub
, 236 rue Principal, St. Sauveur, 450-227-0218
Here are the musicians lined-up for February:

Fri. Feb. 10, 8:30 pm:
  René Cadieux Duo.  Sat. Feb. 11, 9:30 pm: Jim Zeller with his many harmonicas accompanied by the guitarist Jean Millaire for some good blues.  Thur. Feb. 16:  Valectra.  Fri. Feb. 17, 8:30 pm: Carlos Placeres will have you looking for a partner to dance.  Sat. Feb. 18, 9:30:  Stephan McNicoll & GCR – they are back to rock us!  Thur. Feb. 23, 7:30 pm:
  Lady’s Night, with Valerie Jalbert in Duo.  Fri. Feb. 24: Hugo Laliberté.  Sat. Feb. 25: Stevey G’s Band. Thur. Mar. 2:  Valectra.  Fri. Mar. 3: Tribute to Amy Winehouse.  Thur. Mar. 9:  Dupré-Millaire.  Fri. Mar. 10: Triple Rock. 


Morin Heights

ARTS Morin Heights
at the Morin Heights Library: 823,Village Rd. 450.226.3832  A theme show entitled “The Seasons" until 25 March 2017.


Diffusion Amal’Gamme
: Salle Saint François Xavier, 994, rue Principale, Prevost.  450 436-3037.

Sun. Feb. 12, 2:30 pm: Claudel-Canimex Quartet -
Celebrating twenty five years of dedication to classical music, these four musicians: Élaine Marcil, violin; Flavie Gagnon, violin; Annie Parent, viola; and Jeanne de Chantal Marcil, cello.  Their repertoire includes from the Baroque to contemporary music and providing a platform for women composers. $36.50


Sun. Feb. 19, 2:30 pm: Trifolia Jazz Trio - Marianne Trudel piano, Wurlitzer, accordion, vocals and composition; Étienne Lafrance, double bass, composition; Patrick Graham, percussion, composition.  Their music already won acclaim and good reviews.  $36.50

Sat. Mar. 11, 8 pm:  Huu Bac Quach Quintet - From West to East (jazz/world music) Huu Bac Quach plays the Vietnamese monochord, the Dan Bau, the Chinese fiddle, the Erhu, and the Andean bamboo flute, the Quena. He studied music at McGill University training in Jazz guitar.  After travelling he got to compose music that is influenced by the sounds of Asia, using the instruments he learnt to play along the way creating unique and enticing music.   He is accompanied by Guillaume Martineau on piano, Marie-Neige Lavigne on violin, Jean-Félix Mailloux on upright bass, and Etienne Mason on drums.  $36.50

St. Jerome

Laurentian Museum of Contemporary Art
Open: Tue – Sun Noon to 5 pm. Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, 101, place du Curé Labelle, Saint-Jérôme. 450 432-7171. 

The current exhibition continues to February 12. 

Sun. Mar. 1 to Apr. 16: GRUPMUV
- Michel Boulanger, Thomas Corriveau, Ælab, Catherine Béliveau, and Jonathan Plante.  Vernissage will take place Sun. Mar. at 2 pm.

En Scène - Salle André-Prévost, 535, rue Filion, 450 432-0660,


Sat. Feb. 25, 8 pm: Marie-Josée Lord
 – “Femmes” This soprano always warms the heart.  This time a collection of opera arias sang by the different heroines that inspire her.  $44

Mar. 4, 8 pm: Acoustic Blues with Guy Belanger and his invited musicians Doug MacLeod (USA), and Paul Deslauriers. $36


Thur. Feb. 9 & Fri. Feb. 10, 8 pm
:   La Galère four women learn a lot about each other’s life.  Duration: 1 h 30 – no intermission.  $55

Sat. Feb. 18, 8 pm:
“Encore une fois, si vous permettez  Duration: 1h30, no intermission.   
Michel Tremblay craves to see and hear his Mother again, his first inspiration.  This is an autobiographic piece written thirty years after “Les Belles-Soeurs.”  $48

Wed. Mar. 1, 8 pm:  L’Éveil” a combined creation of dance and theatre with spoken text in French.  Duration: 1h15, no intermission.  Grass under their feet three girls and three boys wish to change the world, they speak and move to digital music and express their feelings. $34

En Scène - Salle Antony-Lessard – 101, place du Curé-Labelle, Saint-Jérôme 450 432-0660

Sat. Feb. 11, 8 pm: Les Poules à Colin
– Ste Waves - The five members of this group grew up in musicians’ families and continue the traditional expression with their music.  $30

Fri. Mar. 3, 8 pm: “Avec pas d’casque” The four members of the group sing poetic Quebec folk music.  $29


Sat. Mar. 11, 8 pm:  Benoît Davidson Mon Grand-père m’aurait conté equipped with harmonica, guitar and tapping feet, and accompanied by a traditional Quebec violinist; this artist comes from a small village Saint-Rémi-d’Amherst, now lives in Val David.  He plays traditional Quebec music, and tells stories about his family’s history.  $30  

Cinema Carrefour du nord: 900 Boulevard Gringo, St. Jerome.  450 436-5944.  Note: For Opera direct from the Metropolitan – See Cinema Pine Ste. Adele.

Sun. Feb. 12, 12:55 pm: Swan Lake
by the Bolshoi Ballet. Music: Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyChoreography: Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich; Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile); Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried); Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius); Igor Tsvirko (the Fool).This ballet was first on the Bolshoi Ballet stage in 1877.  The story is still captivating.  The Prince Siegfried is spellbound by the swan-women Odette.  However, there is also a Black Swan Odile – both roles performed by prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova.  Siegfried is danced by Denis Rodkin. And the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet is truly amazing.  (This is a live performance captured on January 25, 2017.)  $20



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