Westmount Here & There
December 9, 2015

The Gallery at Victoria Hall presents

Davidson Roy TsukThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of John Davidson, Geneviève Roy and Elizabeth Tsuk till December 12.

Gallery hours for this exhibition: Monday to Friday – noon to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday – noon to 5 pm.
Information at 514 989-5521.

inuit artBetween Tradition and Innovation

The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, is hosting Between Tradition and Innovation till December 16.

This exhibition brings together two sculptors from Nunavik. Lucassie Echalook is originally from Inukjuak. His art follows in the Inuit artistic tradition as much through its themes and narratives as through its detailed workmanship. Mattiusi Iyaituk, from Ivujivik, pursues themes and techniques less conventional. The impact of his aesthetic is deeply poetic.

More information at visualartscentre.ca/mcclure-gallery

héma québec logoHéma-Québec Blood Clinic

On Wednesday, December 9, the Héma-Québec Blood Clinic will take place from 2 to 7:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

Give the gift of life.

Information: Victoria Hall 514 989-5226 or Héma-Québec.

chanukah menorahChanukah Celebration

On Thursday, December 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm, the City of Westmount, in collaboration with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom, invites the community to participate in this festival of lights at City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke W.

Friends from all backgrounds, faiths and religions are welcome! Reception to follow.
Information at 514 989-5226.

Image: via StockPholio.com

planet earthClimate Café

On Friday, December 11 from 7 to 10 pm, the Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, will host a Climate Café to celebrate the Paris Conference.

Come enjoy the company of like-minded concerned neighbours to mark this historic occasion for our global village in an informal friendly atmosphere. There will be three musical acts (blues-indie, country, jazz) and a selection of short films on climate, environmental and ecology themes. As well, there will be animated tables to register your interest and ideas for an ongoing Faith in Nature Centre through Westmount Park United Church. A choice of beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), baked goods and popcorn will be offered.

Free entrance.
More information at westmountparkuc.org

Image: woodleywonderworks via StockPholio.net

danceSoirée de danse

On Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 pm, Sheila Lawrence proudly presents choreographers and dancers from Westmount dance classes at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. The evening will include ballet, breakdance, jazz, modern and belly dancing.


Admission: $10 adults and $5 children
Information at 514 989-5393.

Image: via StockPholio.com

Orpheus Singers perform Alleluia!

orpheus singersCome join the Orpheus Singers on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 pm for Alleluia!, a concert of sacred music for Christmas at St. Matthias Church, 131 Côte-Saint-Antoine.

Palestrina’s famed Pope Marcellus Mass will be performed alongside with Armenian liturgical music by Komitas, sung in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide. Additional treats will include American composer Randall Thompson’s lush meditation on the word Alleluia and several popular carols.

Tickets are $18 / $20 at the door / students and seniors $12 / $15 at the door
Information: 514 693-1634

Image: courtesy of the Orpheus Singers.

Welsh Male ChoirThe Montreal Welsh Male Choir

In a return engagement, The Montreal Welsh Male Choir presents Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. The concert is filled with traditional Welsh and English carols along with the reading of this Christmas story with Brian Llewellyn-ap-Dafydd.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. Group rate available.
Tickets at the door or in advance at Victoria Hall.
Information : 514 989-5226
Reservations : 450 699-7013

Image: Montreal Welsh Male Choir

caroler dollsNeighbourhood Caroling

On Friday, December 18 from 6 to 9 pm, join in an evening of caroling at the Westmount Lawnbowling Club House, 401 Kensington. Mulled wine and soft drinks will be served. Please bring a sweet or savory treat. Donations will be accepted for Chez Doris, The Open Door and The Old Brewery Mission.

Information at 514 989-5226.

Image: Janet Beasley via StockPholio.net

photo: Westmount Library, Andrew BurloneEvents at Westmount Library

Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk, 4574 Sherbrooke W, or call 514 989-5299.

Wednesday, December 9 and 23 at 10:15 am – Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd. In the Boardroom.

Friday, December 11 at 2 pm – Film Club – Boychoir, directed by François Girard. View an award-winning film followed by a discussion. Tickets required. In the Westmount Room.

Monday, December 14 at 1 pm – French Book Club – Deon Meyer. In the Westmount Room.

photo: inside Westmount LibraryWednesday, December 16 at 7 pm – Reading Group for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Boaters and Sifters of ALP. Every third Wednesday of the month, join the circle skimming the surface or sifting through the layers of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book. In the Boardroom.

Tuesday, December 22 at 7 pm – English Book Club – The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai.
With Carly Vandergriendt. In the Westmount Room.

Images: Andrew Burlone

photo: Westmount Library mascotWestmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kids

Registration is required for all events. To register, present your child’s library card at the Children’s Desk. For more information, call 514 989-5229.

Wednesdays at 5 pm – Caring PawsOzzie, the child-certified therapy dog, can help children struggling to read. (7 to 12 year olds)

Wednesday, December 23 at 2 pm – Holiday Film. – Shaun the Sheep. In the Westmount Room.

And over at the Atwater Library…

photo: Atwater Library, WestmountThe Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features once-a-week presentations by leading writers, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and many more people sharing their knowledge and experience with the Atwater Library community. Lunchtime Series events usually take place on Thursdays (but sometimes are on other days), from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.

Thursday, December 10 at 12:30 pm
Veteran actor Barrie Baldaro does a dramatic reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

photo: Inside Atwater LibraryThe Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom. For her bio, see quebecbooks.qwf.org/authors/view/12

Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
Cain by José Saramago. The Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese novelist’s retelling of the Biblical story.

The Atwater Library is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to provide a monthly Alzheimer Café for Montrealers in the Library’s elegant Reading Room. Each session features socializing, refreshments, live music, and discussion about aspects of life with dementia. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Reilly MacDonald at reilly@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext. 206.

Tuesday, December 15 from 1 to 3 pm
Holiday time celebrations!

Images: Creative Commons

Photo d’entête : Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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