Westmount Here & There
February 16, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Ann McCall
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Ann McCall until Friday, February 24.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
The McClure Presents Conceived in Colour
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Conceived in Colour, featuring the works of Barry Allikas, Caroline Hart, Jennifer Lefort and Susannah Philipps.
Conceived in colour presents four completely different ways of painting in colour. Reserved contrasted with exuberant, fluid with formal, planned with improvised; this exhibition is a clash of harmonies. Contemporary painting, live and direct. Curated by Leopold Plotek.
Exhibition: Until Saturday, February 25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre.ca
Life-Story Interviews with Westmounters
On Thursday, February 16, from 7 to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter/Spring 2017 Lecture Series, guest speaker Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer.
As a professional oral historian, Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer has engaged in a range of oral history projects. These include a study of the St. Andrew and St. Paul Church for Laval University, an exploration of the once-vibrant life of 11 small Jewish communities for the Ontario Jewish Archives, a major study of Montreal Life Stories at Concordia University and video-biographies of private individuals including Westmounters and former Westmounters. Sharon’s talk will give an overview of her adventures in oral history and of the passion for oral history that animates her work.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non members.
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition NDG Presents Pop-Up Café
Every Monday until March, residents can warm up, cheer up and pick up new skills by popping into Coopérative de solidarité Transition NDG’s new Pop-Up Café.
The transitory café will be held at Café Zephyr, 5791 Sherbrooke W, a restaurant serving mainly local organic food and a valued partner in this endeavour.
Monday, February 20 at 1 pm – A presentation on Radical Resthomes with Janet Torge and a potluck dinner and discussion with Blake Poland on the Transition movement in Canada.
Monday, February 27 at 1 pm – Garbage audit with Nikki of Eco-Quartier NDG and a potluck dinner and discussion with Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture.
For more information, contact Kathryn Aitken at 514 743-6672, Jane Barr at 514 577-9718 or Sonya Girard at 514 677-2923.
Image: courtesy of Transition NDG
Kind of Blue: a Tribute to Miles Davis
On Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Doudou Boicel presents Kind of Blue, a Tribute to Miles Davis, featuring Maestro Ron Di Lauro and his renowned sextet: Ron Di Lauro on trumpet, Jean-Pierre Zanella on alto sax, André Leroux on tenor sax, Pierre Leduc on piano, Michel Donato on bass and Richard Provençal on drums. With opening act Deacon George.
Talented blues historian George Toufexis, accompanying himself on guitar, will present the history of the blues.
Tickets: $30. Available at Victoria Hall and the Library (cash or cheque), and online at Eventbrite.com
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy of Ron Di Lauro
Film: Hitler’s Mountain of Stolen Art
On Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a screening of the film Hitler’s Mountain of Stolen Art, directed by Petra Dorrmann and André Schaefer.
Duration time 52 minutes, in English and German, subtitled in French. A guest speaker and question period follows the screening. Presented by the Fine Arts Film Festival in collaboration with le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-729-0001-23 / Meister / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de
Nature in the City Series
Transition NDG, Sauvons la Falaise and Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook have teamed up to create a series of conferences entitled Nature in the City. The series will be held at Coop La Maison verte, 5785 Sherbrooke W, throughout February and March 2017.
The second conference on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 pm will be on two local green spaces: the Falaise St. Jacques, stretching 4 km along St. Jacques Boulevard from Montreal West to Westmount and Meadowbrook, a 57-hectare green space that straddles Cote St. Luc and Lachine. Participants will be invited to see both areas over the weekend of February 25 and 26.
For more information on the series, please visit the Transition NDG Facebook page or contact Kathryn Aitken, Coopérative de solidarité Transition NDG at 514 743-6672.
Image: Andy Riga
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal Lecture
On Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 pm, at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, The Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal presents Radical Resthomes: New Housing Choices for a New Age with Janet Torge, Producer and writer, Torge Ahead Inc.
A sandwich lunch is served at cost with tea/coffee from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal members free.
Annual membership $50, individual lecture $10.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
For more information contact Carolyn Roper (Publicity) at 514 932-4005 or Pamela Brydges (President) at 514 488-7891.
Image: theilr via StockPholio.com
Poetry, Prose and Music at the Visual Arts Centre
Co-hosted by Ilona Martonfi and Mike Di Sclafani, the event features the talents of Susan Elmslie, Jack Hannan, Klara du Plessis, Ilona Martonfi, H. Nigel Thomas, Ami Sands Brodoff, Blossom Thom, Mike Di Sclafani and Samantha Gibson (music).
Doors open at 7 pm and readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission at the door $6.
For more information contact Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or email@example.com
Image: courtesy of the Visual Arts Centre
World Cancer Day Public Forum
On Thursday, February 23 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, there will be a free public forum under the theme of I CAN Take Control of My Cancer Journey.
Hosted by the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre and Cedars Cancer Foundation.
The event takes place at the Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Room A6-105.
Register online at alumni.mcgill.ca/events/worldcancerday2017, by phone at 514 398-1248 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuit Blanche at Christ Church Cathedral
On Saturday, March 4 from 6 pm to 1:30 am, Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Ste-Catherine W, will host a must-see evening of music, film and history as part of the Montréal en lumières – Nuit blanche event.
A Montreal bicycle community exhibiton including photographs from the Notman archives, the film Ladies and Gentlemen, Leonard Cohen, the Choeur Gai and Groupe vocal Diverson singing ensembles, are but of a sampling of the evening’s entertainment.
Free and open to all. Free fair trade hot chocolate will be served!
For more information contact Ann Elbourne at 514 843-6577 ext. 236 or at email@example.com
Image: Martin New – Montreal in Pictures
Let’s Talk Opera!
On Sunday, March 5 at 10:30 am, the second in a 3-part series of opera talks will take place at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Opéra de Montréal is proud to offer opera lovers or newcomers a brand new series of in-depth discussion on each opera of the season right before the premiere. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer, style… everything you ever wanted to know to better prepare you to attend the performance, with musicologist Pierre Vachon (Ph.D.), a pianist and a singer. Duration: 90 minutes with coffee break.
March 5: Another Brick In The Wall – L’opéra
May 14: La bohème
Presented in English by L’Opéra de Montréal.
For more more information, and to RSVP, please visit their website.
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!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene