Westmount Here & There
January 23, 2020

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – Dubreuil, Fretz and Hemami

Galerie du Victoria Hall - Victoria Hall Gallery – WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a a group exhibition featuring artists Heather Dubreuil, John Fretz and Mana Hemami until Saturday, February 15.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.

Image: Andrew Burlone


Westmount Park Church stained glass - WestmountMag.ca

On Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, presents English Wit, classical music performed by Montreal Music Collective.

An evening of witty classical music by composers: Johann Sebastian Bach’s, Bach Chaconne; Franz Joseph Haydn, Haydn Op. 77 No 1; Paul Wiancko’s American Haiku and Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No. 3 (1938). Performed by: Adam Jeffreys, violin; Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin; Emily Rekrut-Pressey, viola and Leah Plave, cello. Proceeds go to Westmount Park United Church.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Adults $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $10
At the Door: $35

Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church

James Joyce’s 138th Birthday Party

James Joyce - WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, February 2 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Bloomsday Festival will be celebrating James Joyce’s 138th birthday with a party. Enjoy readings, storytelling, and hobnobbing with other lovers of literary and Irish culture. Refreshments will be served including cake and cookies!

The event is free and open to the public. Please join in and bring your friends!

Image: Ben Ledbetter, Architect via StockPholio.net

Valentine’s Day Cabaret

logo Ouest End Theatre - WestmountMag.caOn Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve O, Théâtre Ouest End, the intergenerational women’s theatre collective, presents an evening of LOVE – readings eclectically and playfully interpreted by some of Montreal’s established and emerging writers and performers. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delightful evening of theatre in many forms along with a little bit of night music.

Admission is pay-what-you-think, and there will be snacks too!
For more information contact Laura Mitchell at 514-346-4695 or lauramitchell@sympatico.ca

Glasses from $9

Centre Greene Activities

Centre Greene westmountmag.caCentre 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!

For more information, call 514 931-6202 or visit centregreene.org 

Image: courtesy of Centre Greene

Activities at Contactivity

contactivity centreContactivity 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

Events at Westmount Public Library

Bibliothèque de Westmount library, Westmount QC _WestmountMag.ca4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount

The Westmount Public Library offers a variety of activities and events for all tastes and interests including Film Clubs, Poetry Workshops, Let’s Talk Opera, Knitting Club, Book Clubs and more!

photo: Meet the MascotWestmount Library’s events and programs for kids and teens

The Library also offers a host of activities for children and teens including Book Clubs, Gaming at the Library, Movies, Arts and Crafts, Storytimes and much more!

Visit westlib.org to view the events calendar.


And over at the Atwater Library…

Atwater Library - WestmountMag.ca

1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – Instagram (@feddomtl


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, January 23 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Veteran CJAD broadcaster Tommy Schnurmacher discusses his memoir Makeup Tips from Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother’s Life.

Thursday, January 30 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
A special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the library building. Consultant, teacher and author Nancy Dunton traces the building’s history and comments on its architectural significance. Architect Nathan Bonneville gives a short presentation on the current elevator-accessibility project and answers questions.

Friday, February 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
To celebrate Black History Month, the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features a concert by the IMANI Gospel Singers, directed by Marcia Bailey.


Mondays from noon to 3 pm
Internet Peer Café, a series of gatherings of seniors and young people working on digital media projects. Come and enjoy collaboratively creating digital stories, blogspots and podcasts for part or all of the afternoon. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca
With funding from the Government of Canada.

Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Digital Help Hub. A computer instructor will be in the main lobby to provide 20 to 30 minutes of FREE help with your cell phone, tablet or computer. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca
With funding from the Government of Canada.

Tuesday, January 28 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Benjamin Fung, PhD of McGill University, explains How hacking works, who profits from our private data, and what we can do to protect ourselves. Discussion with Q&A.


Wednesday, January 29 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Richard Goldman, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session on Powers of Attorney, Protection Mandates and Other Tools for Planning Ahead. Discussion with Q&A.

Wednesday, February 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Landlords and Tenants: Rights and ResponsibilitiesLeah Gardner, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session on rental housing. Presentation with Q&A.

Friday, January 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm

Bodies in Lyric – Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word. A co-presentation at Concordia University’s 4th Space, LB 103, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. This talk will examine some current states in spoken word and look at the work of artists Kaie Kellough, Moe Clark and Cat Kidd. With a live performance featuring Tanya Evanson on vocals, Jahsun on percussion and Jean-Michel Frédéric on keys.

Saturday, February 1 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Page with Ears Open – A Spoken Word Workshop, a co-presentation of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. Space is limited and ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Elise Moser at elise.m@videotron.ca

Feature image: Andrew BurloneBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.ca

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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