Arts Etc. - April 2018  By:  Ilania Abileah



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Mont Tremblant


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


Fri. Apr. 13, 8 pm: Philippe Brach is back from a tour of 120 shows.  Now he presents his third album.  He won the Felix “Revelation of the Year” in 2015, and continues to surprise audiences.

Lydia Képinski - Winner of the 21st edition of Francouvertes will open the evening. $30



St. Faustin

Maison des Arts & 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 Apr. 28:  Mini-Solo exhibition of Laurentian artists.




Sat. Apr. 28, 7 pm:  Fund Raiser Tasting Art & Port – 5 Ports, 1 white and 4 red, chocolate and nuts.  Enjoy viewing an exhibition of Dada Art.  $25



Ste. Agathe

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

 Salle Percival-Broomfield


Fri. Apr. 6, 8 pm: The Creole Company – celebration of thirty years of performing in Quebec.  It is a festivity, over ninety minutes of lively music and dance.   $49 










Sat. Apr. 7, 8 pm: Claude Dubois is a regular at the Patriote. He was discovered at the Patriote auditions in Montreal, since then this song-writer-singer comes back to meet his Sainte Agathe audience.  There will be new songs as well as some of the most popular ones.  $50

Sat, Apr. 14, 8 pm: Vincent Vallières – Le Temps des Vivants – this singer song-writer will perform songs from his 7th album.  $38



Thur. Apr. 19, 8 pm:  Edgar Bori – Garneau/Bori – This is a unique evening.  Audience sits on stage partaking in a review of poems.  Edgar Bori is accompanied by the multi-instrumentalist Jean-François Groulx.   Bori delves into text by the poet Michel Garneau.  This piece was created in France at the Theatre de la Passerelle in May 2017 directed by Michel Bruszat who conceived this project.  $33


Sat. Apr. 21, 8 pm: La Chicane - an award winning group of musicians who came from Abitibi: Boom Desjardins, Martin Bédar, Christian Legault, Alain Villeneuve, and Dany Bédar, recorded their first album En Catimini  which received a few nominations at the ADISQ they produced four more albums.  The group broke up.  And in 2017, twenty years since they separated, they are back.



Sun. Apr. 22, 10:30 am: Magislain a show for the young ones.  Seats are not reserved.  Residents enter free, non-resident $3.


Thur. Apr. 26, 8 pm: Les Cowboys Fringants present “Octobre” this group charms audiences with unique performances!  After twenty years, they are still captivating.  $35





Fri. Apr. 27, 8 pm: Pierre Lapointe presents La science du Cœur his words are tender, yet and at times he makes you laugh.  $47






Fri. May 4, 8 pm:  Isabelle BoulayEn Vérité is the title of her recent album - a collection of original songs written by the most popular song writers.  For her 25th career anniversary, she has chosen well known musicians to accompany her. $48



Fri. May 11, 8 pm:  Pygmalion – adapted from the original of My Fair Lady.  Bernard Shaw’s story of Professor Higgins and Elisa:  This production adapted, and directed by Martin Lavigne, is placed in Montreal in 1938.  A street flower girl, wishes to become a saleslady in a store, takes her destiny in hand and subjects to the cold, Professor Higgins, who turns her into a princess.  Cast: Jean-François Beaupré, Élizabeth Dupperé, Pierre Chagnon, Christine Lamer, Carmen Sylvestre, Mary-Ève Alary, Marc-André Coallier, Élisabeth Chouvalidzé.  $ 44


Sat. May 12, 8 pm: For the first time at Le Patriote! Daniel Lavoie is a singer, song-writer, and actor, who walked on stage for the past forty years.  He presents songs from his new album “Mes longs voyages” accompanied by six musicians.  $45





Holy Trinity Church, 12 rue Préfontaine W, Ste. Agathe des Monts, Qc J8C 1C3.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, no reserved seats.


Wed. May 9, 7:30 pm: Quartet Voxpopuli 2nd Concert - The Music Machine, and June 13: the 3rd Concert - The Classic Style, Patrick Mathieu, at the piano will talk about the time that Europe discovered Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. $ 38



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.

 Wed. Apr. 7, 8 pm: Trio Karim Ouellet.  Karim Ouellet came to Quebec from Dakar.   His music is infused with pop, soul, reggae, rock and electronic music. He comes to Val Morin after over two hundred successful shows.   $35


Sat. Apr. 21, 8 pm: Guylaine Tanguay – Mon Livre Vert – Country music star performs a new show with songs from her new recording.  Accompanied by her own musicians she will make it a memorable evening.        $35






Sat. Apr. 28, 8 pm:  Guy Bélanger presents “Traces & Scars”, with his harmonica this creative artist plays the Blues, and Folk accompanied by his musicians.  $35









Fri. May 4, 8 pm:  a concert by two artists  Samuele is a multi-instrumental delivers her intimate poetry in folk-rock style with a touch of blues, accompanied by her musicians.  Mathieu Bérubé delivers the intimate sound of folk and poetic-pop.  $25



 Sat. May 5, 8 pm:  St. Jovite Quartet – easy to listen to Jazz with a pinch of Pat Metheny, and George Benson.  The musicians are Alain Boyer, Alain Juteau, Normand Lachapelle, and Sylvain Provost.  $25





Sun, May 13, 2 pm:  Jean-Michel Blais a pianist from Montreal who combines melodic music by Yann Tiersenm and Chilly Gonzales, and inspired by Philip Glass and Eric Satie.  His fingers simply caress the piano keys and he even gets up to pull the piano strings for a special sound.  $25






St. Adolphe d’Howard

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










Ste. Adele

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



Sat. Apr. 5 to Apr. 15:  France Grenier & Suzanne Charbonneau exhibit their art inspired by oceanic life and its colours. 


France Grenier was always fascinated by the world under water – she expresses it with sculptures done with clay. 


Suzanne Charbonneau uses inks and water over synthetic base, creating in bright and transparent forms such as the Jellyfish (Medusa).



Sun. Apr. 15, 10:30 am: Radio M – piano & voice of two musicians Marianne Mathieu (voice) and Maude Locat (piano, keyboard, and voice) will charm you with their vocal harmonies.   $15


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

Sat. Apr. 14, 12:30 pm:  Luisa Miller by Verdi.


St. Sauveur


Saint-SAU Pub, 236 rue Principal, St. Sauveur, live music on Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat.  Reservations required for live music nights.  450-227-0218  


Mon. Apr. 16, Good Hearted Women; Thur. Apr. 19, Dupré/Millaire; Fri. Apr. 20, Stephan McNicoll; Sat. Apr. 21, Evolution; Mon. Apr. 23, Gilbert Charlebois; Thur. Apr. 26, Sam Simard; Fri. Apr. 27, Valectra; Sat. Apr. 28, Haut-Parleurs; Mon. Apr. 30, Seb & Mart.


Morin Heights

 Wed. Apr. 4, 7 pm – 10 pm:  Morin Heights Legion, 127 Watchorn. 450 226-2213

Country Night: Texarillo & Dwane Dixon, $10 at the door. 

ARTS Morin Heights at the Morin Heights Library opening hours of the Library: 823, Village Rd.   450 226-3832.  Apr. 14 to Jun. 16: Ginette Fontaine - a solo exhibition.

Lac St.Victor near Morin Heights, Québec

 Sat. Apr. 14, 7:30 pm:  Saint-Victor Chamber Concerts presents “Continental Drift Trio”

Peter Sheridan and Judy Diez d'Aux, bass flutes, Donald Pistolesi, cello.  They will play works by: Franz Joseph Haydn, Gary Schocker, Ella Louise Allaire & Martin Lord Ferguson, and more. Reservations: Judy Diez d’Aux (514) 757-7002, e-mail   Limited Seating: Adults $55, Students $25.


Wentworth-North (Montfort)

Montfort Art Gallery, Galerie Montfort, 160 rue Principale, Wentworth-Nord (Montfort) Qc.   J0T 1Y0

Une Exposition Rétrospective des oeuvres de Jean Lukanovich, qui se déroulera du 7 au 29 avril 2018.A retrospective exhibition of Jean Lukanovich artwork, from 7th to 29th April, 2018. 

Vernissage, qui aura lieu le dimanche 8 avril, à 14 h. - Vernissage, Sun. Apr. 8, 2 pm.




Holy Trinity Church, 4 Cambria Rd, Gore/Lakefield.  Call Linda 450-562-9620


Sat. Apr. 7m 8 pm, doors open 7:30 pm:  MG3 – The Montreal Guitar Trio - The musicians are Marc Morin, Sebastien Dufour, and Glenn Levesque.  They open the 2018 Holy Trinity Concert Season with their latest album “Danzas” of Spanish music by Paco de Lucia, and Manuel de Falla.  They already recorded six other albums, and will shortly record a sextet with The California Guitar Trio.  The MG3 trio has been playing for the past twenty years in prestigious halls around the world.  They also shared the stage with the Quebec Symphonic Orchestra, California Guitar Trio, and others.  They are known for their sense of humour and interaction with the audience.  $25 with reservation; $30 at the door! Cash only!


Sat. May 7, 8 pm, doors open 7:30 pm:  The Swoon Quartet + 2 - Plus two special guests:  on the cello and on the bass.  This Montreal-based combo offers a unique blend of traditional repertoire music, from the chansons of Quebec to Eastern Europe's Gypsies, from ancient Ladino and Italian songs to New Orleans jazz, and also features the music of Georges Brassens & Django Rheinhardt.






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

Until April 22:  Marie Lauzon exhibits her colourful Acrylic paintings.   





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

Sat. Apr. 7, 8 pm: Intakto is comprised of five musicians, who play Latin music - Alejandro Venegas, voice & guitar; Simon Claude, violin; Hugo Larenas, guitar; Sébastien Pellerin, contrabass; Éric Breton, percussions.  $31.50


Sat. Apr. 21, 8 pm: Louise Bessette, this award winning pianist will play Tchaikovsky’s “Les saisons.” During her thirty-year career Louise Bessette has played contemporary music of the 20th and 21st centuries.  $36.50


Sat. Apr. 28, 8 pm: A fund-raising Cello-Piano concert with Stéphane Tétreault & Marie-Ève Scarfone – the Prodigy Stéphane Tétreault has become well known internationally.   He plays the cello of “Bernard Greenhouse, the Stradivarius of the Countess de Stainlein, Ex-Paganini” of 1707 which was lent to him by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.  $75


Sat. May 12, 8 pm: Jazz Affair – Jazz Pop vocal group: Luce Bélanger, soprano; Marie-Pier Deschênes, mezzo-soprano; Camille Legault-Coulombe, alto; Jean-François Aubin, tenor; Louis Laprise, baritone; Christian B. Poulin, bass.  They sing from the Beatles to the Colocs, including Van Morrison, and Björk, quite a medley.  $36.50





Until May 8:  Saint Hippolyte Library presents an exhibition of large sized photographs by Marcel Cloutier.



St. Jerome

        21 & 22 April 2018 :  Salon Terroir & Découvertes - CEGEP  St-Jérôme, 455 Rue Fournier, Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme J7Z 4V2, Laurentides, QC  $10  

The first salon Terroir & Découvertes in St. Jerome features in addition to local produce, Chef Anne Desjardins, previously of restaurant  l’Eau à la Bouche that existed in Ste. Adèle fr 30 years and was the first to promote locaal produce.   eMrs. Desjardins will do culinary demonstrations using products of some of the fifty exhibitors.  For more information: & Facebook where you can wiu a pair of tickets to the Salon.


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. Apr. 12, to May 2:  Winners of the Young Artists Competition 2018.  Vernissage Apr. 11 5-7.


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


Fri. Apr. 6, 8 pm:  Geneviève Leclerc launched her first album Portfolio.  She already played in various stage musicals and has a powerful trained voice.  Recently she appeared on La Voix where she gave a memorable performance of the song “Je suis Malade.”   $34


Sat. Apr. 7, 8 pm: Cirque Éloize – Far West saloon - Cirque Éloize has been performing eleven different shows in the past twenty-three years it performed in fifty different countries.  In Îles de la Madeleine, Éloize is an Acadian way of saying a flash of heat, the essence of Cirque Éloize: heat and energy!  $58


Wed. & Thur. Apr. 11 & 12, Musical theatre by Michel Tremblay entitled “Demain matin, Montréal m’attend” describing Montreal night life of the 70s.  The twenty-one actors are directed by René-Richard Cyr, and music by François Dompierre.  Wed. Apr.11, 6:40 pm & Thur. Apr. 12, 7:10 to 7:40 – prior to the show there will be a special presentation by Local artist Éloi Amesse, violin.  $71


Sat. Apr. 14, 5 pm:  Loops - Lien(s) performed by the contemporary dance group "Destins croisés" choreographed by Ismaël Mouaraki. The music and noises of the city varies between sound of machinery, traffic and percussion, as well as some soft melodic pieces.   Life in the city of today.  $30


Thur. Apr. 19, 8 pm: The Musical Box – the only group that received the license to play the music of Genesis of the 1970s.  Selling England By The Pound – brings Genesis to life.  $ 50   


Fri. Apr. 20, 8 pm: Philippe Brach – after 150 shows around Canada Philippe Brach presents songs from his third album “Le silence des troupeaux’”.  Opening act by David Couture (there will be no intermission).  $20 this is a promotion.


Sun. Apr. 22, 3 pm: Christine Tassan et les Imposteures present a new show:  “Entre Félix et Django” - Jazz manouche, the best of Félix Leclerc, and Django Reinhadt.  They do it with audacity, virtuosity and humour.  Christine Tassan (guitar soloist, voice); Martine Gaumond (violin and voice); Lise-Anne Ross (rhythmic guitar, voice); and Blanche Baillargeon (contrabass, voice) $34


Wed. Apr. 25, 7:30 pm: Pygmalion – adapted from “My Fair Lady”.  Bernard Shaw’s story of Professor Higgins and Elisa:  This production is placed in Montreal in 1938.  A street flower girl wishes to become a Store saleslady, and Professor Higgins turns her into a princess.  $40, student $20


Fri. & Sat. May 4 & 5, 8 pm: Luc Langevin – Magic & Illusion a new show entitled Maintenant Demain the audience will be treated to a mind boggling show.  $59


Sun. May 6, 3 pm: The Chamber music orchestra La Sinfonnia de Lanaudière, with tenor singer Marc Hervieux who performs songs of Gilles Vigneault, Ginette Reno, Paul Daraîche, and Éric Lapointe. $55


Fri. May 11, 8 pm: Eclipse -Acoustic Floyd – after twenty five years touring with “The Pink Floyd Story”, and “Live at Pompeii/Animals”, the group presents a new tribute to Pink Floyd Acoustic version.  The eight musicians are: Peter Grant: acoustic guitar, principal voice; Chaz Butcher: Bass and contrabass, principal voice; Chris De Zordo: Piano/Organ, 2nd voice; Danny Legault: drums and percussions; Pascal Grand’Maison: Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo; Catherine Granger: choir; Stéphanie Laliberté: choir; Lola Mulligan: choir.  $43


Sat. May 12, 8 pm:  Magic and illusion Les FantastiX – a fusion of magic, illusion, hypnosis and circus. $52


Wed. May 16, 7:30:  Petula Clark celebrating sixty years in the music world started in the early 60s.  Petula Clark is coming with new material from famous Quebecois songs and French hits from her new album.    $60



Salle Antony-Lessard, 101, place du Curé-Labelle, St. Jerome, J7Z 1X6


Thur. May 3, 8 pm:  Dawn Tyler Watson show replaces the one of Feb. 9. Dawn Tyler Watson is back with a new recording entitled Jawbreaker!  Varied music from Soul, R&B, Swing, Blues, and Gospel.  $34 



St. Placid

Maison de la culture, 74, 2e Avenue, St. Placide (at the lake shore).  450 258-2305. 

Sun. Apr. 15, 2 pm:  A cheerful encounter with the Chant Choral – Minimum 12 a twelve-voices choir playing music from the Renaissance to current.  Doors open at 1 pm.  Seats are limited.  To reserve call: 450 412-0852, or City Hall 450 258-2305.  $15.

Sat. May, 5, 8 pm doors open at 7:15:  The first evening concert at the St. Placid Church will feature Vincent Vallières in duo.   Singer/song writer Vincent Vallières presents “Le temps des vivants” songs from his 7th album.  Call to reserve: 450 412-0852.  $35



 Beaconsfield Yacht Club, 26 Lakeshore Road, Beaconsfield H9W 4H3.  514 695-1272. 


Fri. Apr. 27 – Vernissage 6pm – 9pm (doors open in the afternoon); Art by the Water exhibit in aid of adolescent colon cancer.  April 28, 29th – 10am – 5pm.  Artist Wayne Larsen, of Val David is donating the Painting “Ancient Barn in the Laurentians”.   Directions:  From highway 20, exit #48, turn south on St. Charles, proceed to Beaconsfield Blvd, turn left.  At second stop sign, turn right. 

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