Westmount Here & There
November 17, 2016
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
2nd Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Episode, the second edition of the Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale. Curated by Linda Swanson, it features three emerging ceramic artists, Phoebe Cummings, Janet Macpherson and Benjamin DeMott, whose work expresses new practices in contemporary ceramic art, embracing both the conceptual and the perceptual.
Exhibition: Until November 26
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm
From Road to Path: The Greening of Summit Circle
On Thursday, November 17, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the Westmount Historical Association presents a talk by Cynthia Lulham, Westmount Councillor and Commissioner of Sustainability and Parks, with Nicolas Mory, arborist for Westmount, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W.
In 2009, Westmount closed the northern, uninhabited portion of Summit Circle to traffic. In fall 2016, a footpath will replace the asphalt, and in spring 2017, a large number of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials will be planted. Learn about the City’s plans for this transformation from Cynthia Lulham.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
More information at email@example.com
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
Perceptions: Environmental Essays
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents Perceptions: Environmental Essays, featuring the works of Philippe Laporta, Ann Pearson, Sylvia Rourke and Alain Roy from Thursday, November 17 until Saturday, December 10.
Meet the artists and gallery curator Victoria LeBlanc on Thursday, November 24 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Image: Ann Pearson
Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church
On Friday, November 18, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the public is invited to attend a Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 Maisonneuve W.
The Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!
This month the topic is Shopping Responsibly with tips from the local, eco, fair trade Coop La Maison Verte.
Entrance is free. Cash-bar with snacks (please bring cash, no cards accepted).
For more information contact Shelagh McNally at 514 937-1146 or go to westmountparkuc.org
Image : courtoisie de Coop La Maison Verte
Antique and Vintage Show Fundraiser
An Antique and Vintage Show Fundraiser for Westmount Park United Church will take place Saturday, November 19 from 9 am to 4 pm, at 4695 de Maisonneuve W.
Admission is $10, seniors $8, under 12 free.
More information available at montrealantiqueshow.com
Prince Albert Square Holiday Happening
On Thursday, November 24 at 6 pm there will be a tree lighting at Prince Albert Square (Prince Albert and Sherbrooke) with carolers, hot chocolate and more. Stores open until 7 pm with special offers and treats.
In collaboration with the Victoria Village Merchants Association.
More information at 514 989-5226.
On Saturday, November 26 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
FILM: The Human Scale
On Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm, in the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, there will be a screening of The Human Scale.
The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities for 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.
Presented by the Westmount Public Library and by the Westmount Healthy City Project. A discussion will follow the screening. Admission is free.
Image: © 2012 The Human Scale
Around the World in 80 Minutes
On Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm at Victoria Hal, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Montreal West-End Operatic Society presents Around the World in 80 Minutes featuring songs about travel from opera to Broadway, including selections from their Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire.
Tickets are $20 adults / $15 seniors / $10 students.
More information and tickets at 514 990-8813 or go to mwos.org
Image: courtesy of the Montreal West-End Operatic Society
Candlelight Christmas 2016
The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia’s beautiful Loyola Chapel, 7121 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, to present their highly anticipated Candlelight Christmas concerts from December 1 to 3. Musical director, Bob Bachelor, and the Singers present their delightful seasonal repertoire featuring a wide selection of holiday music from Brazilian, Celtic, and French melodies and gospel songs to traditional carols, Broadway medleys, and Chanukah favourites. With special guests, the EMSB Chorale Youth Choir.
Show dates and times: Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 at 8 pm ; Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 pm and 8 pm.
General admission seating – wheelchair accessible
Tickets: adults $28 / students and seniors $26 / children 12 and under $12
Parking $6 on Campus, adjacent to the Chapel
Box Office: call 514 743-3382 or go to lyrictheatrecompany.com
Image: Tam Lan Truong
On Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm, join City Council members around the Christmas Tree at City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke W, to sing carols, enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and spiced wine.
Suggested donation of non-perishable food items.
Information: 514 989-5226
Dramatis Personae’s Smoke & Mirrors
Dramatis Personae, Westmount’s community theatre, will be giving four performances of Smoke & Mirrors, six short plays directed by Christopher Moore, in the Lodge Room of Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Show times are:
Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm
Monday, December 5 at 8 pm.
Admission: suggested donation of $10.
Reservations and information at theatrewestmount.com and 514 484 2016.
Image: Michel Degré
Orpheus Singers perform Byrd et ses amis
Celebrate the coming season with beautiful music from the English Renaissance, from the glorious sacred music of motets and the Latin Mass to the festive music of carols, with works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Tomkins, and Orlando Gibbons. Accompanied by the resident organist, Federico Andreoni and a viol consort featuring Susie Napper, Margaret Little, Catherine Bahn, and Ryan Gallagher.
Tickets are $20 at the door / students and seniors $15 at the door
More information at 514 693-1634 or go to orpheusmontreal.org
Image: courtesy of the Orpheus Singers.
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, is a non-profit community centre that provides a welcoming, caring and safe place for autonomous seniors 60+, where a sense of community and social engagement can be fostered. The centre hosts various courses and interest groups that encompass the mind, body and soul.
For information on the Centre’s activities call 514 932-2326 or consult contactivitycentre.org
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, is host to a wide variety of activities for young and old, including a Caregiver’s Tea, Themed Activity Nights, Drop-in Daycare, After School Program, Kids’ Kitchen, Tumbling Tots Playgroup, Seniors’ Lunches, and more!
Treats and Treasures Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 19, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Empty Bowls, bake sale – a light lunch will be served.
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene