Second half of August
events to check out
Lots of entertainment happening before back to school
By Byron Toben
August 16, 2023
As things revert to normal post-COVID, here are a few theatre, film, and music events to consider during the second half of August.
This festival celebrating Italian music, food, movies, and culture, began on August 5 and continues at various locations until August 20.
International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
This summer favourite began on August 11 and resumes on August 17 until August 20.
A tribute to the genre, which began in early August, continues at the Cinémathèque Québécoise on August 16, 17, 19, 23 and 31.
Beginning by date are:
August 16 to 20
At the Hudson Village Theatre. Songs of famous crooners – Sinatra, Martin, Darin, Presley, etc. – who played Las Vegas, with a live quartet.
Noelle Hannibal – Ain’t a Tourist
Album launch of her songs by Noelle Hannibal at Casa del Popolo.
August 18 to 20
This annual West Island rib festival in Pierrefonds combines barbeque with lively music. Free admission. A fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters organizers.
Marie Chouinard – Rites of Spring
A free dance performance by the acclaimed dancer at the outdoor Theatre de Verdure in Parc La Fontaine.
Feature image: Nosferatu, courtesy of the Cinémathèque Québécoise
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.