October arrives with a mixed bag of entertainment

Poetry readings, Celtic and Indie music, and a Spanish-language classic

By Byron Toben

September 30, 2021

The first weekend in October opens with a mixed bag:

Friday, October 1

New York’s Red Bull Theater concludes its run of the Spanish-language classic, Love is the Greater Labyrinth, in English. This filmed streaming of its premiere on September 27 is free with no password required.


Saturday, October 2

The Stanstead Arts Centre (CAS) presents free readings by two poets, Marc Abley and Virginia Konchan, at 4 pm. Hosted by Shelly Pomerance, it is available live or streamed.


Osheaga festival

Osheaga Indie music festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau – Image: velkr0

Sunday, October 3

Bloomsday Montréal keeps its presence alive while waiting for its annual June 16 weekend with a selection of Celtic music by Bùmarang at the spacious Wheel Club at 2 pm. Free and can be attended live or viewed streamed.


October 1, 2 and 3

The entire weekend features the annual Osheaga outdoor concerts of Indie music at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Like the earlier Jazz and Franco festivals, COVID restrictions have limited this year to Canadian, mostly Quebec, performers.


Feature image: Bùmarang Celtic group, courtesy of BùmarangBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.ca

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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 web sites 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.

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