November’s first three weeks
offer lots of variety
Events range from film festivals to musicals and music acts, to plays, dance and comedy
By Byron Toben
November 2, 2023
Listed below by opening date are the events as the first snows arrive.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Segal Centre.
Continues until November 12.
Until November 12
Cinemania Film Festival
The 29th year of the festival of French films with English subtitles. At Cinema Imperial and a few other cinemas. Founded by Maidy Teitelbaum, it has grown with films from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and other French-speaking areas. Printed programs are back. Tickets are available individually, as a six-pack bundle or a passport for all films.
November 2 to 5
Guest production at the Segal Centre.
November 2 to 6
Presented by Imago Theatre at Bain Mathieu.
November 3 to 5
The Chronicles of Bowser and Blue
This popular duo mixes songs with social comments at Hudson Village Theatre.
Three one-night stands that all look good…
Guitar geniuses Israel Fernandez and Diego Del Morao visit from Spain courtesy of Gabriel Safdie. At Club Soda.
Klezmer music at Sala Rosa.
Go Well – A Journey Home
Maurice Podbrey’s memoir from South Africa to Montreal. At the Segal Centre.
November 15 to 26
RIDM – International Festival of Documentary Films
November 16 to 19
Beach and Other Stories
Sponsored by Danse-Cité, Maria Kefirova blends choreography with storytelling. This Bulgarian lady is a graduate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam and is truly unique. At Théâtre La Chapelle.
November 19 to December 10
Boy Falls From The Sky
“A Rousing Show Business Tell All” – Toronto Star
Featuring one actor, Jake Epstein, with three musicians. At the Segal Centre.
Feature image: Jake Epstein in Boy Falls From The Sky – Cylla von Tiedemann
Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been WestmountMag.ca’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated websites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner, and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.