Westmount Here & There
October 26, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Desmond Senior
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Desmond Senior until Friday, November 3.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Bites of Life Theatre Series
Gleams Theatre presents a double bill production dedicated to Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Concept and direction by Ira Sokolova.
Episode 1 – The Introduction
Fridays at 8 pm until November 3.
Venue: Coiffure 3, 5256 Sherbrooke W, Montreal
Thursdays at 8 pm until November 30
Venue: Leonidas Culture Chocolate Café, 318 Victoria. Admission: $ 20
Tickets: on line at gleamstheatre.com or at the door, 15 minutes before curtains.
More information at 514 934-0535.
Image: courtesy of Gleems Theatre
For its 50th anniversary, Alexis Nihon introduces REFLEXIONS, an artistic and ephemeral journey throughout the floors of the mall.
The journey is a participative experience based on the theme of reflection, using the medium of mirrors to observe the environment surrounding us, as well as showcasing a look through past, present and future.
REFLEXIONS, an ephemeral artistic journey that will take place at Alexis Nihon from until November 16.
Westmount Municipal Elections 2017
The advance poll will take place on Sunday, October 29 from noon to 8 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Voting Day will be on Sunday, November 5 from 10 am to 8 pm.
As of October 10, notices were mailed out indicating, for every address, the names of the electors entered on the electoral list as well as the place, day and times to apply for revision of the list, also specifying the address of their polling stations and the names of the candidates.
For more information visit westmount.org/en/vote-en/
Haunted House – The Nightmare Before Winter
On Tuesday, October 31 at the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Avenue Kensington, the haunted house is back on Halloween night! The whole family is invited to this terrifying and fun evening hosted by Westmount Public Security Department. Join in for The Nightmare Before Winter from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Halloween tips and safety guide
More information at 514 989-5367.
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
Climate Change: Come join the conversation!
On Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Healthy City Project/Environment Committee (WHCP/EC) will host an open discussion with the public on the ever growing issue of climate change (CC).
A moderator will present a panel of three experts who will open the session with brief statements on CC, followed by answers to questions from the audience.
The event is free and all are cordially invited to attend.
Please register at eventbrite.ca
Serata d’Amore – Gino Quilico in Concert
On Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, world-renowned baritone Gino Quilico and his musicians take the stage in Serata d’Amore, a concert featuring famous love songs. From la canzonetta Italiana to la variété française, from Broadway tunes to opera, this unique event is presented by The Rotary Club of Westmount to commemorate The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial.
There will be a silent auction and a cash bar serving wine and beer.
Tickets: $40 general admission, available at eventbrite.com and at Victoria Hall.
More information at 514 935-3344 or consult rotarywestmount.org
Image: courtesy of the Rotary Club of Westmount
Let’s Talk Opera!
On Sunday, November 5 from 10:30 am to noon at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Rossini’s La Cenerentola with guest speaker Patrick Corrigan, general director, Opéra de Montréal and singers Lauren Margison and Rose Naggar Tremblay.
Opéra de Montréal is proud to offer a series of in-depth discussions on each opera of the season right before the premiere, with musicologist Pierre Vachon, Ph.D., a pianist and a singer. Duration: 90 minutes with coffee break. Presented in English.
The event is free. Reserve your place at 514 989-5226.
For more information visit operademontreal.com
The CLSC flu vaccination clinic in Westmount will take place on Wednesday, November 8 from 10 am to 7 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Remember to bring your medicare card and to wear short sleeves.
The CLSC Métro offers the influenza vaccine free to certain groups within its territory, including people 60 years of age and over, infants between 2 and 23 months of age and those with a chronic illness as well as their caregivers.
Consult ciusss-centreouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca/en or call 514 934-0354 for more information.
Image: via StockPholio.com
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Montreal Camera Club
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present a special exhibition for the 125th Anniversary of the Montreal Camera Club (1892-2017), Westmount in Images from November 9 to December 8.
Featuring 31 photographers: Petra Ackerman, Nahida El Assi, Elaine Bacal, Pat Borlace, Diana Bruno, Frances Cable, Harvey Corn, Carole Duhaime, Amir El Etr, Pam Fogarty, Michael Folinsbee, Tom Freiman, Kathy Grauer, Peter Grogono, Laurel Anne Holmes, Florence Jean, Sonja Klapper, Philippe Laporta, Normand Loiselle, Ellie McCrea, Brian McPhee, Jarka Miler, Joanne Patenaude, Ann Pearson, Sylvia Rourke, Alain Roy, Phillip Shapiro, David Suliteanu, Diane Vallée, Margaret White and John Zimmerman.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Image: Alain Roy
4th edition of the Beasts of Fashion Gala
On Thursday, November 9 from 6 pm at the Cirque Éloize, 417 Berri, Montreal, the Montreal SPCA and its distinguished guests invite you to a magical evening called Utopia. In an enchanting and entertaining setting, come watch our surprising canine models walk the runway while you enjoy vegan delights in the company of other animal lovers. A can’t-miss event in Montreal. Get your tickets today!
Regular tickets: $135 per person (tax receipt for $75)
VIP tickets: $250 per person (tax receipt for $125)
Purchase tickets or make a donation at beastsoffashion.com
Artisans Westmount Event
It’s the annual Artisans Westmount event on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, from 10:30 am to 5 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Choose from a wide range of quality handcrafted items made by local artisans, including wood products, jewelry, porcelains, pottery, dolls, soaps and candles, blown glass, greeting cards and stationery, sewn and knitted products and more. Find the perfect gift!
Centre Greene Activities
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!
NEW! Free fitness program for seniors!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene
Activities at Contactivity
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
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.
Tales and Travels
Registration begins Friday, October 27
Sessions: Fridays, November 10 to December 8 from 1 pm to 3 pm
The Tales and Travels Series is a weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Spots are limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Daniel Míguez de Luca at 514 989-5530 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 1 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd. The Westmount Poetry Group meets to compose poetry together. Members propose themes at the beginning of each session and every two weeks after that. Everyone is welcome! In the Boardroom.
Wednesday, November 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Documentary Film Club – The Road Forward (2017). This electrifying musical documentary links a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Discussions will be led by Katherine Kasirer, NFB librarian. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.
Monday, November 6 to Friday, November 10 from 10 am to 9 pm
Home Movie Clinic. The library is looking for your home movies! They can be films of family events, personal travelogues from trips, day excursions (Expo, anyone?), celebrity sightings, parades, even amateur dramas. The movie can be either something you or your family members filmed, or something you picked up at a flea market. As this is a family event, please be respectful of others who might attend when choosing which films to submit. If you have a film you’d like to share, you can submit it at the Home Movie Clinic Drop-Off (November 6 to November 10), along with your submission and release form. You can submit reels of 8mm, Super-8 and/or 16mm film. The films will be restored for projection at the Home Movie Show on Sunday, November 12 from 2 pm to 4 pm. More information at 514 989-5226 or visit bit.ly/homemovieWestmount
Wednesday, November 8 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Terry Mosher, author of Trudeau to Trudeau: 50 Years of Aislin. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.
Sunday, November 12 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Home Movie Show. See Home Movie Clinic.
Westmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kids
Please register in person at the Children’s Desk with your child’s Library card. For more information, call 514 989-5229.
Fall Story Times: until November 30
Baby Rhyme Time (6 to 13 months – in English)
Wednesdays from 10:35 am to 10:55 am
Books for Babies (14 to 24 months – in English)
Wednesdays, Group A: from 10:10 am to 10:30 am; Group B: from 11:10 am to 11:30 am
Tales for Toddlers (2 to 3 year olds – in English)
Tuesdays from 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Wednesdays from 3 pm to 3:30 pm
Storytime & Craft (3 to 6 year olds – in French)
Tuesdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Storytime & Craft (4 to 6 year olds – in English)
Wednesdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Caring Paws (7 to 13 year olds – bilingual)
Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds – bilingual)
Thursdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturday, October 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Halloween Extravaganza. Join in after hours for a magical night! Decorate a pumpkin at home (no carving please) and bring it to the Library between October until October 27 for the Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. When you bring in your decorated pumpkin, you will receive a free ticket to this event. Prizes will be awarded for the pumpkin contest. Be sure to wear your costume! A family event. (6 years +)
Monday, October 30 from 4 pm to 5 pm
French Book Club – L’enfant by Colas Gutman. Come discuss some wonderful books with other 9 to 13 year olds. This book club meets once a month.
Thursday, November 2 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)
Saturday, November 4
From 2 pm to 3 pm (4 to 6 year olds)
From 3 pm to 4 pm (7 to 12 year olds)
Friday, November 10 from 6:30 to 8:30
Movie and Craft: Beauty and the Beast. Special craft and showing of the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast. (5 years +)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
The 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 though donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.
Thursday, October 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Doug Bellevue, author of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile: A Neighborhood, presents excerpts from a film narrated by Andrew Carter based on the book.
Thursday, November 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Caitlin Bailey, Curator/Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for the Great War, gives a talk for Remembrance Day in conjunction with an exhibition of photographs at the Library commemorating the centennial of the Battle of Passchendaele, In the Mind’s Eye: Passchendaele and Public Memory.
Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Kathleen Vaughan, Concordia University Research Chair in Socially Engaged Art and Public Pedagogies and the Atwater Library Digital Literacy Project co host an Artist’s Talk for the public as well as Concordia graduate students in Art Education. Dyan Marie, artist, urban ecology animator and digital photography innovator, will showcase her work in sculpture, text, images and place-making through public art, curating, walking systems, community initiatives and more.
2017 BENEFIT COCKTAIL PARTY
Wednesday, November 1 from 6 pm to 8 pm
The Atwater Library 2017 benefit event takes place on in its beautiful heritage building. As in previous years, the party will include a fabulous silent auction and tasty smoked meat. Global Montreal anchor/reporter Amanda Jelowicki is emceeing and the fabulous Dave Turner Jazz Trio will provide entertainment.
This year’s Guest of Honour is Michael St. B. Harrison in recognition of his generous and effective community service as a volunteer, advocate and donor, as well as his important contributions to the economy of Montreal. Tickets priced at $150 are now available online through CanadaHelps ($125 tax receipt). For more information, email email@example.com
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)
Feature image: Andrew Burlone