Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations - Events for the month of March

MONTRÉAL, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Official March program


Festival d'hiver
Pointe-aux-Fêtes invites you to face winter with festive activities. Come experience this new festival in Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles. There will be an opening show on Friday evening, March 3rd and a family day full of activities awaits you on Saturday followed by an evening show.
March 3rd 6pm to 11pm and March 4th 11am to 11pmParc Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Nuit Blanche
A "Nuit blanche" in the colours of Expo 67 offers more than 200 free activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event. Celebrating the optimism, openness to the world and appeal of modernism that characterized Expo 67, the unique programming showcases the values and dynamism that transformed the city at the time. Infusing this 14th edition of "Nuit blanche" with a brand-new dose of innovation and daring, it will become yet another special way to celebrate the history of the city.
March 4th – Place des festivals

Archifête 375
"Archifête 375" is a cultural and festive project to celebrate the architecture of Ville-Marie's neighborhoods, where the architects and the citizens will have occasions to meet. Visits and workshops will take place in 2017 in Ville-Marie in preparation for an exhibition and architectural celebration!
March 4th – La Maison de l'architecture du Québec

The Outremont Yard: Railroad Memories
The Park Extension Historical Society and the Société d'histoire d'Outremont present a project in three parts (exhibition, screenings and walking tours) about the former Outremont rail yard's history. The SCREENING SERIES explores the thematic of trains. A program of short films on trains and the Expo 67 will be presented at L'Artère Coop, as part of "Nuit Blanche".
March 4th – L'Artère Coop

Pleine lumière sur les Filles du Roy
Actors portraying the King's Daughters will host various participatory activities that highlight life in the 17th century, including small scenes of everyday life depicting the peculiarities of the time: the objects used, food, working the land, clothing and particularly, the influence of contact with Aboriginal nations.
March 8th at 5pmMaison de la culture Mercier
(*RSVP at 514-493-1967)

Another Brick in The Wall - L'opéra
The Opéra de Montréal presents the world premiere of "Another Brick In The Wall – The Opera", based on the legendary work The Wall, by Roger Waters. This blockbuster production brings together eight soloists onstage, including celebrated Québec baritone Étienne Dupuis as well as 48 choral singers and 70 musicians. Creating this opera for a Montréal stage is particularly significant because Roger Waters first came up with the idea for the project following a concert at Montréal's Olympic Stadium in 1977.
March 11th to March 26thSalle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Cabane à sucre urbaine
This sugaring off season, the "Cabane à sucre urbaine" invites Montrealers to come and try some maple taffy in its old-fashioned mobile barn. To ensure the most sweet tooth possible get to enjoy this gooey goodness, it will be stopping off in several city boroughs. Musicians and storytellers will all be a part of this festive, family-friendly fun. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lots of other treats will also be served. All voluntary contributions will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
March 11th to April 30th – The 18 boroughs of Montréal

La guirlande du 375e
Creative workshops will be held at Centre culturel Georges-Vanier as part of the event "La guirlande du 375". Le Carrefour d'éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charle is offering the creation and collective decoration of a 1,400 m long garland that will dress the streets of the P-S-C neighbourhood. Several workshops on various techniques of painting and printing on canvas will be offered in different places of the district in a creative atmosphere where the participants will be able to develop their artistic talents. The garland will be hung in the neighbourhood during a vernissage gathering during the Montréal's 375th anniversary.
March 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th – Centre culturel Georges-Vanier

Aime comme Montréal at BAnQ
By publishing a book and mounting their exhibition in some of Montréal's most iconic places, "Aime comme Montréal" aims to celebrate diversity in the city we call home.
March 16th to April 16th – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

La langue de feu
Historical and theatrical events around an improvised campfire in various public spaces in the Peter-McGill district.
March 23rdPierce Street (between Sainte-Catherine Ouest and de la Police)

Improvised Neighbourhoods
"Improvised Neighbourhoods" are 13 happenings in public places featuring house-comedians and invited players from different improvisation troupes in the city. Under the direction of their leader, they will participate in various improvisational games using the history of the area where the event takes place as a theme. A fun way to learn more about the history of the different neighbourhoods in the Ville-Marie borough.
March 26th –  Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Cultivons nos racines ! Cultures et savoir-faire anciens : évolution de l'utilisation des ressources
Discover Native American gardening techniques and leave better equipped to have abundant harvests at the end of summer! A seeding activity will leave you with beautiful budding vegetables!
Mars 29th – Regroupement de Lachine


Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours - En route vers le Festival 
Country evenings: a reminder about the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Every Friday from February 3rd to July 28th at 8pm – Bistro Le Ste-Cath

Tomorrow People
The exhibition "Tomorrow" at OBORO opens a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from the nations that form the territory of current-day Canada. Skawennati tells stories in analog and digital form that take a close look at the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.
February 4th to March 18th, Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm – OBORO

The massive "Illuminart" project is a program of technological works launched as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the festivities of the 375th anniversary of Montréal. The installations, which are dotted throughout the Quartier des spectacles and elsewhere in the borough of Ville-Marie, feature illuminating, interactive and immersive cutting-edge creations.
February 23rd to March 11th – Downtown

Curling en lumière
Discover the magic of "Curling en lumière", a brand-new activity that's free for the whole family at the 375th Hivernales. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE sheds new light on curling by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique interactive experience, try your hand tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.
February 23rd to March 11th – Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles 

Once a month throughout 2017, "POSSIBLES" presents works by 12 emerging artists from 12 different disciplines, in collaboration with 12 partners, in 12 unique Montréal locations.
March 16th – École Paul-Gérin-Lajoie d'Outremont

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
As of December 21st – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert Street) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)

Cité Mémoire
Projected throughout Old Montréal and loosely inspired by city's history, "Cité Mémoire" invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Don't forget to download the application!
Every night – Old Montréal

To find out more about all of the events, go to the programming section of our web site download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Canada, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information:

For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual press room here.

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To learn more about the contribution of the Gouvernement du Québec to Montréal's 375th, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: Media Relations, Amélie Forcier,, 514-843-2307; Media Relations, Isabelle Pelletier,, 514-238-4178


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