Westmount Here & There
March 2, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The McClure Presents Fragile
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Fragile, featuring the works of Sarah Stevenson.
Several light, insubstantial sculptures will be suspended from the ceiling and will appear to float within the space of the gallery, pivoting in reaction to the movements of the visitors. The surface of each shape will be covered by a network of fine lines made up of threads which form a fragile cage, suggesting transitory or imaginary dwellings and oneiric spaces. The sculptures will be accompanied by drawings of the same forms.
Exhibition: Friday, March 3 to Saturday, March 25
Vernissage: Thursday, March 2 at 6 pm
Artist’s Talk: Thursday, March 9 at 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre
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 à Montréal 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
Nuit Blanche at the CCA
On Saturday, March 4, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile, Montreal, will host two special activities as part of the Montréal en lumière – Nuit blanche à Montréal event.
Climavore – three interactive dinner performances by the London-based duo Cooking Sections, who will cook and serve edible reactions to climatic events. Shows are at 8 pm, 10:30 pm and 0:30 am in the Shaughnessy House. Admission is free but reservations are required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marathon of Optimism – ongoing rarely-screened NFB short films from the 40s until the 70s about Canada’s “heroic conquest” of nature. Free admission. From 8 pm to 2 am in the Paul Desmarais Theatre.
Image: from the Story of Oil (1946) National Film Board of Canada
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.
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, March 6 at 1 pm – Mosaïc workshop with Sonya Girard and a potluck dinner and discussion with Robyn Rees of The Hudson Food Collective.
Monday, March 13 at 1 pm – Visioning with Sonya Girard and end of Pop-Up series celebration.
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
Alana Barrell Exhibition
The first solo art exhibition of Alana Barrell, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who uses art to help her to maintain stability and increase autonomy. The exhibition, which runs from Tuesday, March 7 to Friday, March 31 will be at the Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle de Montréal (Le CAP), located at 4865, Saint-Laurent, Montreal, and is part of the Mental Health Ambassadors project, funded in part by l’Agence de la santé and the Fondation du Grand Montréal.
Originally from South Africa and having travelled extensively, Alana combines cross-cultural ideas with her unique point of view in a style known as naïve art, where the artist has not completed traditional formal education.
The gallery of the Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle de Montréal (Le CAP) is open from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Héma-Québec Blood Clinic
On Wednesday, March 8, from 2 pm until 7:30 pm, there will be a Héma-Québec Blood Clinic at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Give the gift of life.
More information at 514 989-5226 or hema-quebec.qc.ca
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Freeman and Macdougall
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Shelley Freeman and Alexandra Macdougall from Thursday, March 9 until Friday, April 7.
Vernissage: Wednesday, March 8 from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Meet the Artists and Gallery Curator: Monday, March 13 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.
Lectures Kola Readings
On Monday, March 13 at 6:30 pm, at Unia Hall, 2741 Notre-Dame W (Metro Lionel-Groulx), Brossard Bagel, the Black Theatre Workshop and the Jamaica Consulate of Montreal invite the public to a literary evening with avant-garde poet-novelist Kaie Kellough and literary laureates Olive Senior and Joël Desrosiers.
Free admission. Donations welcome. Refreshments served.
More information at email@example.com or at 450 465-5209.
Image: Pablo Riquelme
Ross Eveleigh Johnson: From Westmount to Eternity
On Thursday, March 16, from 7 pm 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 Nicolas Paquin, author & novelist.
Nicolas Paquin’s latest young adult novel, entitled Théâtre de guerre, was inspired by, and is dedicated to, the memory of Ross Eveleigh Johnson (1922-1944). The author will speak about the short life of this Westmounter, a flying officer and pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, who was killed during World War II. He will discuss how he found inspiration in Johnson’s short life, using mainly correspondence to further his knowledge.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non members.
Additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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