ARTS Etc.  February 2018 By: Ilania Abileah 



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Mont Tremblant

Première Scène - Village Church, 1829, chemin du Village. 819-425-8614 # 2500  

Fri. Feb. 2, 8 pm:  singer-song writer Kevin Parent with his guitar will perform pieces from his new album “Kanji.” $38


Sat. Feb. 17, 8 pm:  Roxane Del & Guy St. Onge “Love, Love, Love the Beatles”.   Roxane Del – violin (solo), accompanied by the “Fab Four” string quartet, Pierre Bégin - First Violin; Denis Létourneau - 2nd violin; Frank Perron – viola; Jean-Christophe Guelpa – cello; and Guy St. Onge – piano, and musical arrangements.  They will play Debussy and Jazz by Bill Evans and the most beautiful melodies of the Beatles.  $34


Sat. Mar. 3, 8 pm:  France d’Amour presents the second volume of “Bubble Bath & Champagne” following the success of her first tour.  Opening act:  Manon Brunet, singer and vocal coach of Mont Tremblant, will present Quebec songs from the 60s and 70s.   $34


Salle Alphonse Desjardins, 1145, rue de Saint-Jovite, coming exhibitions to be announced on website. 819-425-8614, # 2500



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. 24:  Digital Art Exhibition - Digital art began in the 1960s and evolved into an art form for creative expression.  Participating artists: Georges Baier, Mélissa Beaudoin, Helene Béland, Jocelyn Gardner, Michel Gautier, Perre Guzzo, Zeesun Haque, Odile Jalbert, Louise Julien, Odile Loulou, Sébastien Lajeunesse, Jacques Lambert, Anne Létourneau, Lucien Lisabelle, Hélène Mann, Mireille Mercier, Denise Potvin, Richard Robesco, Diane Rajotte Skinner.


Ste. Agathe

Théâtre Le Patriote, 258, Rue Saint-Venant, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.  819 326-3655.   The theatre will reopen for shows on April 6th.


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.

Until May 6: Chloé Beaulac presents “La Dérive” capturing with camera traces made by time. Caroline Gagnon presents “Instabilité” vibrating whites and blacks with images passing from the abstract to the figurative.


Val Morin

Theatre du Marais: 1201 10è Ave. Val Morin. 819 322-1414.

Fri. Feb. 2. 8 pm: Gabrielle Shonk holds a degree in Jazz.  Since her appearance in “La Voix” 2014 this singer songwriter gained popularity.  First Act by: Soran Dussaigne who was discovered during the 4th season of La Voix.  $25  






Sat. Feb. 3, 8 pm: Momentos Flamencos is a one-hour performance of traditional flamenco dance and music pieces.  Four artists are on stage, Dancer Rosanne Dion is accompanied by Fernando Gallegos Torres voice, Caroline Plant plays the guitar, and Miguel Medina does percussions.  $32

Sat. Feb. 10, 8 pm:  Résonances Boréales - Roman Zavada plays the piano and composes music inspired by the splendour of the Northern Lights.  A video screening of the beauty of the Canadian North will accompany his music.  $30

Sat. Feb. 24, 8 pm: Philippe B - singer-song writer performs pieces from his fifth album “Ornithologie, la nuit” the voice is warm and the style all his own, perhaps a bit of folk.  In 2014 he was chosen as singer-song writer of the year at the ADISQ gala.  $30







Fri. Mar. 2, 8 pm: Philippe Brach, presents “Le Silence des Troupeaux” - winner of a Felix award in 2015.  Philippe Brach returns with his third recording.  $32





Sat. Mar. 3, 8 pm: Kawandak – The Kawandak quartet (white spruce Algonquin), was founded in 2008 by Norman Guilbeault, contrabassist and composer.  Norman Guilbeault was well known with his Jazz trio.  He became interested in finding his roots and created a meeting of traditional indigenous music with North American music. The quartet includes: Annie Poulain – keyboard, Claude Lavergne – drums, Sylvain Provost – guitar, and Normand Guilbeault – voice and contrabass, musical arrangements, and artistic direction.  $28


Fri. Mar. 9, 8 pm: Lydia Kepinski, Cédrik Saint-Onge – Lydia Kepinski plays the guitar and the keyboard, and sings original songs in French.  She possesses a piercing voice with which she forcefully expresses intimate emotions, yet it is done with tenderness.  Cédrik Saint-Onge: sings about the beauty of nature’s seasons in the Gaspé region.  $25



Sat. Mar. 10, 8 pm: Karen Young & Coral Egan - Two acclaimed performers and songwriters Karen Young and her daughter Coral Egan, a mother-daughter sing and harmonize together, covering the different types of music they sing.  $35

St. Adolphe d’Howard

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

Fri. Feb. 9, 8 pm: La L.I.S.A $5; Sat. Feb. 10, 8 pm: Fanny Bloom $20; Sat. Feb. 17, 8 pm:  Cabaret, Vagaband and invited guests.  Contribution appreciated.  Fri. Feb. 23, 8 pm: Contribution appreciated, Beach Party!  Sat. Mar. 3, 8 pm: Isabelle Cyr $20. 


Ste. Adele

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


Thur. Jan. 11 to Sun. Jan. 21:  Renée Yelle “Entre l’encre et le papier” - the artiste shares her pleasure of painting with Chinese ink, with its multiple possibilities going from impressionism to the abstract. 

Feb. 8 to Feb. 18, Thur. & Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat. & Sun: 1-5 pm.  An exhibition entitled “Infrarouge” by Nathalie Morel.  This is a series of large-sized portraits, merging the figurative and the abstract. 

Mar. 1 – Mar. 11 – Thur. & Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat. & Sun: 1-5 pm.   Marc Lemieux “Une vie humaine” Spontaneous, abstract compositions creating a lien of colours and poetry, engendering emotions and intimacy.




Sun. Feb. 11, 10:30 am, 75 min.:  Perséides two musicians Félix Mailloux - contrabass, and Amir Amiri - santour, create a unique fusion of traditional Persian music, with Jazz and western classical music.  $15

Wed. Feb. 14, 8 pm: Passione: un hymne à l’amour - Pianist Enzo De Rosa and soprano Isabelle Metwalli will perform melodies from Italy, Spain, England, and France, including songs of Piaf, Aznavour, Michel Legrand, and many others. $15


Sun. Mar. 4, 10:30 am 75 min: Canto Tango – Del Sur – This trio invites Latin music lovers to a show of songs that are like post cards of South America.  The musicians are: Gabriela Moulouhi – principal voice; Christine Tassan - guitar and voice; and Daniel Emden - percussion.   They play traditional rhythms with a pinch of Jazz influence.  $15


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

Sat. Feb. 10, 12 pm: Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’Amore) by Donizetti.

Sat. Feb. 24, 12:30:  La Bohême, by Puccini

Sat. Mar. 10, 12:55: Semiramide by Rossini.  Maurizio Benini on the podium, and the cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon; Elizabeth DeShong; Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green.


St. Sauveur 

, 236 rue Principal, St. Sauveur, live music on Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat.  Reservations required for live music nights.  450-227-0218                           Thur. Feb. 1: J.B. Jo.  Fri. Feb. 2: Katwalk. Sat. Feb 3: Dupré All-Star Band.  Mon. Feb. 5: Good Hearted Women.  Wed. Feb. 7: Pascal Dufour & Les Hauts-Parleurs + Martin Giroux. Thur. Feb. 8: Dupré-Millaire.  Fri. Feb. 9: Valérie Jalbert.  Sat. Feb. 10: Flying Joes.  Mon. Feb 12: Seb & Martin.  Thur. Feb. 15, 7:30: Mylestone.  Fri. Feb. 16: Valectra.  Sat. Feb. 17: Stevey G’s.  Mon. Feb. 19: Good Hearted Women.  Thur. Feb. 22: Valectra.  Fri. Feb. 23: Triple Rock.  Sat. Feb. 24: Stephan McNicoll & GCR.  Thur. Mar. 1: Valectra.  Fri. Mar. 2: Hugo Laliberté.  Sat. Mar. 3: Flying Joes.  Mon. Mar. 5: Good Hearted Women.  Wed. Mar. 7: Pascal Dufour & les Hauts Parleurs + artiste invite.  Thur. Mar. 8:  Mylestone.  Fri. Mar. 8: Trio Mecs Do.  Sat. Mar. 9:  Jim Zeller.  Mon. Mar. 12: Good Hearted Women. 

Moe’s Bar & Grill, 21 Avenue de la Gare, St. Sauveur, J0R 1R0.  450 227-8803

Sean Irwin DJ is on Wed. & Thur. nights, most of the winter and spring.  On Friday night, there will be Latino & salsa music and dancing.  Happy Hours are 3 to 9 (6 hours) reduced prices on wine and draft beer.


Morin Heights

ARTS Morin Heights at the Morin Heights Library opening hours of the Library: 823, Village Rd.   450 226-3832.  Until March 24, 2018: Members of ARTS Morin Heights present “Botanicals”. 


The Morin Heights Legion, 127 Watchorn, Morin Heights, Qc, J0R 1H0 450-226-2213  

Fr. Feb. 23, 7-10 pm:  Coming Bromont, the Derek Falls Trio plays Blues, R & B, Rock, and Pop.



Restaurant Le Faim-Fino: 338 Maple Street, 450 495-8022.

Until Feb. 25: Raymond Charette - an exhibition of photographs. 



Diffusion Amal’Gamme: Salle Saint François Xavier, 994, Principale Street, Prevost.  450 436-3037.  This season the program includes Sunday Matinee concerts, making it easier to enjoy live classical music in the winter!  These are greatly appreciated by music lovers.

Sun. Feb. 11, 2:30 pm: Jérôme Ducharme, Classic Guitar – following his studies at the Montreal Music Conservatory, he received the conservatory prize in 2000.  He also obtained a doctorate in performance from the University of Montreal.   In 2005 he won the prestigious 1st prize at the Guitar Foundation of America competition.  He will play music by: J. Rodrigo, M. Falla, A. Ginastera, J. Nanan and others.  $31.50

Sun. Feb. 25. 2:30 pm: Despax Quartet – this quartet already participated in numerous music festivals, and now they are in residence at the church Notre-Dame-de-la-Guadeloupe of Gatineau where they give a series of concerts.            The musicians are: Cendrine Despax violin; Jean Despax - violin; Maxime Despax, Viola; and Valérie Despax – Cello.  These musicians make music with harmony, and instrumental prowess – they will play music by Mozart, Tchaïkovski, Schubert, and Haydn… Not to be missed!  $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. 

Thur. Feb. 8, to Apr. 1 – Marie-Claude Boutillier exhibition entitled “Cartes sur table”.  Vernissage: Wed. Feb. 7, 6 – 9 pm. 

Theatre Gilles Vigneault! (En Scène), 118, rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme J7Z 0J1 450 432-0660

The new Gilles Vigneault theatre is now officially open.  The inauguration event on January 18th was a magnificent and Gilles Vigneault himself was present at this event.  For the first time, a full Symphonic Orchestra on stage in St. Jerome, in a new hall with great acoustics! The Symphonic Orchestra of Laval, with the charismatic conductor Alain Trudel at the podium, played a well performed, interesting, and enjoyable program.  To conclude the evening, Gilles Vigneault’s well known song “Les amours, les travaux” was performed by the orchestra with the addition of a choir of fifty students from Academie Lafontaine.  It was beautiful, and left a taste for more!  Now that St. Jerome has such a beautiful hall, we can hope to have more Orchestra concerts, theatre and dance performances.   

Thur. Feb. 8, 8 pm: Ludovick Bourgeois Winner of the 5th La Voix is touring to meet his public in Quebec.  $40

Sun. Feb. 11, 3 pm: Fabiola Piaf & Brel - Fabiola Toupin & a piano paying homage to the acclaimed singers Piaf and Jacques Brel.  $35

Wed. Feb. 14, 7:30 pm: “Münchhausen les machineries de l immaginaire”  Baron Münchhausen is a fictional character created by German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe, based on a real German officer Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, who after retiring in 1760, became known for his tall tales such as travelling to the moon, and more.  It’s quite entertaining.   $42

Salle Antony-Lessard, 101, Place du Curé Labelle.  450 432-0660.

Fri. Feb. 16, 8 pm: Les Rendez-vous Amoureux.  A unique theatre experience, no costumes no décor.  Just actors in duo or quartet, reading texts from comedy, drama, prose, song, and poetry.  The cast: Sophie Bourgeois, Anik Lemay, Jean Maheux, Michel Laperrière & Pianist: Philippe Noireaut.  $30



Le Chenail Cultural Centre, 2 rue John St., Hawkesbury, ON K6A 2S2   613 632-9555

Until Mar. 31: Exhibition by Jacques Charbonneau.

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