May 2017 By: Ilania Abileah 



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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;


May 17 to June 4: Artist Marie Lyne Bourassa exhibits her painting collection entitled “Canada Merci!”


June 14 to July 2:  Artist Fabienne Nozerand presents her collection entitled “Les Madones”.







Inspired by the Devil’s River


To mark the 20th anniversary of the Coalition Eau-Secours!  A celebration will take place on June 21 at the Carpe Diem Bookstore in Mont Tremblant.  Artists to whom nature is sacred are invited to submit artwork: be it a poem, a text, a story, a letter, a song, music, a drawing or a photo.  This is our way of opposing oil pipelines and pollution.  Send material or communication with, 819-326-0340 - Due date is May 22nd.


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 June 3 – The 11th exhibition DADA: a fun-filled show including art done with postal items.  The artists participating in this show surprise and amaze me every year.  It is different and full of humour. 


Ste. Agathe

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

Salle Percival-Broomfield

Sat. May 6, 8 pm, and Sun. May 7, 2 pm:Goodbye River Blue” by the popular Swiss group Alain Morisod & Sweet People. Alain, Mady, Jean-Jacques, Fred and Julien Laurence perform their goodbye show.  $53


Thur. May 11, 8 pm: Theatre 50th anniversary celebration with Robert Charlebois, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Gilles Vigneault,  Michel Rivard, Louise Forestier, Ariane Moffatt, Lise Dion, Yann Perreau, Salomé Leclerc, Daniel Boucher, Michèle Deslauriers, Michel Forget, Michel Robichaud.  M.C.:  Monique Giroux. Show is directed by: Jérôme Charlebois.  $63





Sat. May 13, 8 pm:  Alex Nevsky – performs music from his recent album, with his musicians Alex McMahon, and Gabriel Gratton.  $38



Fri. May 19, 8 pm:  “Des mots sur mesure” five artists from different musical cultures Canadian indigenous, Brazil, Gypsy, American, and Mozambique, they sing in French for the first time, to text written by Robert Charlebois, Serge Fiori, Felix Leclerc, Michel Rivard, Georges Langford, Claude Dubois, Philippe B, Martin Leon, Fred Pellerin and others.  Yves Bernard of “Le Devoir” said in 2013 that it is “The planet earth revealed by five artists with a dozen Quebecois texts.”  $35



Sat. May 20, 8 pm: A theatre play “Tribus” (Tribes) Billy is deaf since birth, and never learnt the sign language.  His parents did not want him to be ostracized and raised him as they did his brother and sister…They live in denial.  The play was written (in English) by Nina Raine and won accolade in Britain and the U.S.  It will be played by actors: Jacques L’Heureux, Danielle Proulx, Catherine Chabot, Benoît Drouin-Germain, David Laurin, and Klervi Thienpont.  $38


Sat. May 27, 8 pm: Les Sœurs Boulay - “4488, de l’Amour” the two singers share their space at 4488 de L’Amour with the public. Opening act:  Elliot Maginot. $35


Sun. May 28, 10:30 am: Le Petit Monstre Chocolaté – Puppet show for children aged 3 to 7.  In the Chocolate factory of Papi-Choco, everyone has fun!  Except, be careful not eat too much chocolate because you do not wish to wake up the little Chocolate monster.  Free for Ste. Agathe residents, others: $3


Fri. June 2, 8 pm: Damien Robitaille – singer-song writer accompanied by his musicians, performing songs from his fourth album coming out shortly.  $34


Sat. June 3, 8 pm: “La liste de mes envies” (My Wish List), a theatre play adapted from Grégoire Delacourt book.  The life of Jocelyne, a 47-year-old woman her husband oddly named Jocelyn.  She wins an enormous amount of money in a Lottery.  She keeps it secret, not wishing to change her life but it is found out! The Cast:  Avec Marie-Chantal Perron, Steve Laplante, Marc Legault, Anick Lemay and Tammy Verge.  $55 



Sun. June 4, 10:30 am:  Gargouille la Grenouille, for 2 to 7 years old children.  Gargrouille, the frog is sad.  Her father wants her to eat her friends, the insects.  In addition, humans are going to build a parking lot!  No place for the frogs and the insects anymore.  Ste. Agathe residents FREE – regular $3


Sun. June 11, 4 pm: “La Tournée des idoles 2” - An evening of music from the 60s and 70s with returning artists of the first edition, including Jenny Rock, Patrick Zabé, Bruce Huard (of the Sultans), the Miladys trio, Serge Laparde, Michele Richard…and a surprise appearance! They will be accompanied by six musicians.  $63


Sat. June 17, 8 pm: For the 50th anniversary of the theatre - An evening with Gilles Vigneault, an icon of Quebec song.  Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1967, a young singer song-writer called Gilles Vigneault inaugurated the new theatre hall in Sainte Agathe, since then the theatre became a mythical place of the Quebec cultural scene.   In this show the audience will hear Gilles Vigneault in conversation and in song.  He will be accompanied by Françoise Guénette, (known for her work in radio and television), and his pianist Jean-François Groulx.  $50



La Boîte à chansons


Thur. May 25, 8 pm:   Matt Holubowski - His second album “Solitudes” came out autumn 2016, and became quite popular.  He will be accompanied by four musicians.  $30



Thur. June 1, 8 pm:  Mara Tremblay – an intimate evening with this talented singer whose music is driven by rock and folk, and inspired by pop and French songs.   $28



Thur. June 8, 8 pm: Following his monologue "Isabelle", Fabien Dupuis brings his second part of a trilogy to the patriot.  Camil is the second part of a trilogy performed by Fabien Dupuis at the Patriote.  $30







Fri. June 9, 8 pm: Pierre Flynn - Singer-song-writer known as a singer, keyboardist, and composer of the group “Octobre”.  He already recorded four albums and received several prizes at the ADISQ, one of them a Felix for the best rock album of the year in 1987, and another Felix for the best song writer in 2001.  In 2015 his album “Sur la terre” was nominated for ADISQ as the album of the year, as well as writer-composer of the year.  He will be accompanied by his musicians, Mario Légaré (bass), José Major (drums) André Papanicolaou (guitar).  $35


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.

May 20 to June 11:  “Ton visage: Ton profil” – Educational program for school children.




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)


Sat. May 6, 8 pm:  Soprano Giorgia Fumanti sings a collection entitled “Essence” a choice of music from her heart.   $40






Mon. May 22, 8 pm: Yann Perreau sings and plays the piano, brings back his show from ten years ago.  This intimate concert of a singer-song writer was awarded a Félix at the ADISQ.  $20








Fri. May 26, 8 pm: Avec Pas d’Casque – the group is back with a new album entitled Effets Spéciaux.  The musicians are Simon Trottier, Maxime Veilleux, Benoit Paradis, and Guillaume Bourque.  $30 





Sat. May 27, 8 pm: Alexandre Poulin - singer-song writer presents his new album of modern folk songs.  $35




Sun. June 4, 2 pm: Christophe Perret plays piano and flutes.  He will play pieces from an album of his own compositions on piano, and flutes.  $ 30 








Galerie d’Art Espace Rhizomes, 6140 Morin Street, Val-Morin, opening hours: Sat. & Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm.  Contact: Christiane de Carufel  450-745-4125

June 10 to 18: Young Artists of “La Polyvalente des Monts de Ste-Agathe”.

June 24 to July 9 – Artists of the Galerie will present an exhibition entitled Empreintes collectives.”  


St. Adolphe d’Howard

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

Sat. 6 May, 8 pm:  Cabaret de L’Ange to mark the 5th anniversary of L’Ange Vagabond Group Vagabond and invited guest musicians (Free admission – contribution appreciated).

Fri. May 13, 8 pm: ‘Le chant du silence’- Michel Faubert is a well known story-teller and singer.  He met Ernest Fradette in 1988 during his travels to the French speaking regions.  He underwent an apprenticeship with Fradette for a few years.  He also played with folk ensembles, singing and playing violin in Quebec festivals and Europe, toured France with accordionist Philippe Bruneau.  He played with Montreal rock groups like Métropolitain, Janitors Animated, and kept close ties to André Duchesne's Quatre Guitarists de l'Apocalypso-Bar. In 1990, all these musicians contributed to his first production, a self-released cassette titled Maudite Mémoire, which was re-issued again.  He was also involved with the folk a cappella singers Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer, a group co-founded by Faubert and La Bottine’s Yves Lambert in 1993.  $20


Sat. May 27, 8 pm: Singer-Songwriter Ian Kelly released his 5th album in March 2016, SuperFolk Remixes and is on a solo tour with it.  $30


Sat. June 3, 8 pm: Bleu Jeans Bleu - country-soul-alternative, four musicians sing and play modern Quebecois music.  $20


Sat. June 10, 8 pm: Chances + Chloé Lacasse, with Genevieve Toupin & Vincent Carré.  They just came out with their first single.  (Pop).  $20







Sat. June 17, 8 pm: Foreign Diplomats (indie rock).  $20




Ste. Adele

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


Springtime Sculpture Show

Fri. Sat. & Sun. May 19, 20 & 21:  over forty sculptors will be on location to show their recent works.  Guest artist from the Drummondville region will be Clodoul who sculpts recycled wood.  The 500th visitor will receive a souvenir work by Clodoul.  There will be demonstrations of techniques by the artists, as well as a screening of a documentary about the Quebec sculptor Robert Roussil (1925-2013).  Organizer of this event is: Denise Kouri 450-409-0909.


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

Sat. May 13, 12:30 pm:  Der Rosenkavalier – R. Strauss.  Conductor: Sebastian Weigle Cast: Marschallin: Renée Fleming; Octavian: Elīna Garanča; Sophie: Erin Morley; A Singer: Matthew Polenzani; Faninal: Marcus Brück; Baron Ochs: Günther Groissböck.  The story takes place in Vienna during the last years of the Habsburg Empire.  Marschallin is involved with a younger lover but forced to give him up. $28



St. Sauveur

Saint-SAU Pub, 236 rue Principal, St. Sauveur, 450-227-0218

Live music available each week on Thur. Fri. & Sat.  Details will be available on website.


Morin Heights

ARTS Morin Heights at the Morin Heights Library: 823, Village Rd. 450.226.3832  Until June 17th a theme show “Childhood’ presented by members of ARTS Morin Heights.

Sat. May 6, 7:30 pm: at the Morin Heights United Church, 831 rue du Village.  A musical memoir… “Being Hank & Patsy” with Laura Teasdale & Ralph Steiner. $25 at the door.


Wentworth North

Sat. May 13, 7:30 pm: at the Pavillon Montfort, 160 rue Principale, Wentworth Nord. L’Art Ma Muse presents Trio Brazil, Raoul Cyr, (trombone & guitar) Richard Leduc (saxophone), Bernard Ouellette (drums), and invited artist Normand Lachapelle (guitar).  Reservations: 450 226-1980 or 450 226-3624.




Until May 31: weekends: Noon to 4 pm, Galerie Montfort, 160 rue Principale, Wentworth-Nord (Montfort) an exhibition of young artists work, organized by the artist France Paquette 514 212 3350.


Holly Trinity Church, 4 Cambria, (Lakefield) Gore.

Sat. June 3, 8 pm: Flutes en Fête 2017 - Les flûtistes de Montréal (led by Judy Diez d’Aux) will join forces with Flute Street, Toronto’s Professional Flute Choir in birthday celebrations of Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th! A flute choir has musicians who play instruments from the flute family: piccolo, flute (transverse), alto flute, bass flute and even contrabass and subcontrabass flutes! Tickets are $25 with reservations or $30 at the door.  Call Linda: 450-562-9620.



May 6 -25, Maison de la cultre & Library of Lachute - 378, rue Principale.  during library hours, Exhibition Room (upstairs from the library), 

Sheila Watson:  Vernissage May 6, 1 to 4:30 p.m. -  In 2016, Sheila Watson, a resident of Gore for 36 years, exhibited a series of paintings entitled “Treasures of Gore”, in Brownsburg-Chatham. This May at the Maison de la culture de Lachute the public will be able to view the extended edition, as several new paintings have been added to this series, which depicts some of the very special sites near to Beattie Lake.


Until June 5: Exhibition of students work at restaurant Faim-Fino 338, rue des Érables, Brownsburg-Chatham, - Secret auction.  450-407-0708


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

Sat. May 6 8 pm: Raoul Sosa Pianist will play music by Chopin, Debussy, and Franck.  Raoul Sosa is a pianist, conductor and composer.  He specializes in music from the Romantic era.  $36.50


Sat. May 20, 8 pm:  Montreal Guitar Trio – This trio is considered by the CBC to be the “Hot” group in the Canadian music scene.  It promises to be an evening with captivating musicians who interact well with the public.  $36.50


Sat. May 27, 8 pm:  Marianne Di Tomaso – violinist – studied at the McGill music conservatory with Luciné Balikian.  She continued her studies with other teachers, and is now studying at the Yale School of Music, tutored by Ani Kavafian.  She won the Grand prix at the Canada Music Competition 2006, participated in 2009 in her first international competition in Prague, where she won the 2nd prize.  In 2010 Marianne was awarded 2nd prize of the OSM-Standard Life. Competition.  She will play music by: Beethoven, Tchaïkovski, Edvard Grieg, and Pablo de Sarasate.   $26.50


Sat. June 3, 8 pm:  Charles Richard-Hamelin was awarded several prizes, and won at many competitions.  He is now a soloist he plays with the philharmonic orchestra of Warsaw, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphonic orchestra, the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, the chamber music orchestra Amadeus of the Polish Radio, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal, The Korean Symphony Orchestra, and I-Musici of Montreal.  He will play music of Chopin and other romantic composers.   $76.50


Sat. June 10, 8 pm: Jean-François Lambert –A vocal Jazz ensemble performing classical Quebec songs of Félix Leclerc, Gilles Vigneault, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Daniel Bélanger and others. Jean-François Lambert has been a pianist, singer and arranger, for the past twenty years.  His first album “Le jazz de mon pays” came out in 2014.  In this collection Mr. Lambert has combined his two passions, Jazz and Quebec songs.   $31.50



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. 

May 17: Élyse Brodeur-Magna & Marie-Ève Martel - Winners of the Laurentian Visual Art Young Artists Competition. Vernissage: Apr. 26, 2 pm. Élyse Brodeur-Magna graduated from Concordia University in Montréal and holds her BFA with a major in sculpture. Marie Eve Martel studied at Concordia University, and did her Masters at the UQAM (Quebec University in Montreal). 

24-28 May – Exhibition of visual arts graduating class of CÉGEP St. Jerome.  Vernissage:  May 24. 


June 7 to Aug. 20 – Mathieu Beauséjour, has been working on his art for the past fifteen years.  Mathieu Beauséjour’s work has been exhibited across Canada, the Americas and Europe in artist-run centers, public and private galleries, biennales and museums.  His work is included in museum collections such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal. Vernissage: June 7. 


En Scène - Salle André-Prévost, 535, rue Filion, 450 432-0660,  & Salle Antony-Lessard – 101, place du Curé Labelle.  No shows scheduled until mid-September 2017.  However, the upcoming program is out, that this time there is more variety and choices for theatre, dance, and music.  450 432-0660.

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