MONTRÉAL, August 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, August 31, at 4 p.m., The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden will present Pierre Lapointe in the closing event of the Centre Stage series. Following the release of his PUNKT album, the singer will lead his audience on a musical adventure featuring his characteristic takes on love, sex, joy, sorrow, death and life. It's sure to be an amazing show, in the enchanting setting of the Arboretum, everyone's favourite forest in the heart of the Montréal Botanical Garden. "On August 31 there will be an unusual and far too rare marriage between my songs and the magnificent surroundings of the Botanical Garden. I'm really looking forward to presenting PUNKT in this superb setting. I hope all nature and music lovers will come out and celebrate this magically inspiring moment with us!" adds Pierre Lapointe. That same Sunday, visitors can arrive early and kick back to the sounds of jazz with the Kite Trio in the Useful Plants Garden, admire the delightful moves of dancer Lucie Grégoire in the Perennial Garden or just relax quietly in the Shrub Garden.
The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden
This performance by Pierre Lapointe is the perfect way to wrap up the magnificent Centre Stage series season, following spectacular shows by Angèle Dubeau, Michel Faubert and Marie-Josée Lord. "This has been a wonderful summer at the Garden. I really hope our program has left visitors with indelible memories. We poured our hearts into preparing these Sunday shows, so that people could rediscover the Montréal Botanical Garden through artistic and cultural events. Judging by their smiles on all these special Sundays, I think we can say we succeeded!", concludes Charles Dauphinais, Artistic Director of The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden.
Taking it easy with Montréal Space for Life
As summer draws to a close, Montréal Space for Life continues to urge visitors to take the time to slow down and appreciate nature from a whole new perspective.
In the heart of the Botanical Garden, people can see nature in a very special way with the Gardens of Light. From September 5 to November 2, the Chinese Garden and the Japanese Garden will be illuminated starting at dusk, decked out in their vibrant fall colours to create an inspiring and magical nighttime adventure.
Until October 26, at the Biodôme, just before the official "cocooning season," it's the perfect time to say hello to the sloths, the stars of Nature's Slowpokes, in an event designed by Artistic Director Marie-Claire Lagacé. As the days grow shorter, we can all take some cues from their laid-back temporary habitat. Can we keep this languid pace going year round?
Starting November 4, two new shows will be making for a "stellar" season at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium: Vertiges, a visual, musical and poetic experience skilfully explores the philosophical, scientific and artistic aspects of the very notion of time. Tempo, meanwhile, takes audiences on a captivating tour of the planets and stars, in a Universe where everything is in constant motion and evolution.
Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.
For further information and to purchase tickets online, see our website montrealspaceforlife.ca
SOURCE: Espace pour la vie
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