Official program - Week of July 14 to 20, 2017

Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations


MONTREAL, July 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This week the street performance series À nous la rue continues its magical tour through the streets of Montreal! Take a seat under the stars and get swept away by the artistic imaginations of internationally renowned performance art troupes. This week alone no less than 23 performances will be held in Montreal's streets and open spaces! Also not to be missed Saturday, July 15, at 9:30 p.m. is the presentation of Veles e Vents. Moreover, from July 18 through to the 25, the television program National d'impro will be shooting 10 special episodes in the Alfred-Laliberté Studio of UQAM – a unique and unforgettable way to join in on the celebrations! Last – but certainly not least – do not forget to take advantage of À nous la scène, with five more theatre performances presented at venues across the city. Spectators can take advantage of a variety of plays ranging from classical drama to comedy theatre, as well as lyrical, over-the-top, interactive and creative performances, and more!

Meanwhile La Grande Tournée continues its tour through the city and this weekend will be making a stop at the Eugène-Dostie Park in Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève, giving lovers of the city – along with their families and neighbours – the opportunity to discover the borough's charms and secrets.


PARC BELMONT 2017 : Parc Belmont mobile (Volet 2)
Ahuntsic-Cartierville residents can create their own carnival in parks around the borough with the MOBILE BELMONT PARK: a peddler's truck of yesteryear decorated with carnival colors and full of bazaar games reminiscent of Belmont Park as well as outdoor cinema equipment. Le Centre d'action bénévole Bordeaux-Cartierville will be responsible for this second installment.

À nous la scène
11 plays that run the gamut from hilarious, touching, lyrical, over-the-top, interactive, creative and mime to circus, performed on many of Montréal's stages. Create your TRIO or QUATUOR PASSPORT and take advantage of an array of one-of-a-kind performances.
This summer, the stage is yours!
June 20 to August 6

Maligne by Noémie Caillault – A funny and touching one-woman show
July 7 to 29 – Monument National

What's in a name; A witty comedy full of surprises and searing banter
July 9 to 30 – Centre Segal

Vice & Vertu by Les 7 Doigts – A Montréal kind of experience
July 10 to August 6 – SAT
18 years and over

Dernier coup de ciseaux by Paul Pörter – An interactive police comedy
July 11 to 22 – Gesù

Imagine-toi by Julien Cottereau - mime artist and sound effects wizard
July 11 to 22 – Gesù

We're Acting Out!
This July, no less than 50 of some of the best street theatre troupes in the world will be converging in Montréal to present 800 free outdoor performances. Hundreds of artists from six countries, including over a dozen troupes from Québec, will take part in this massive street theatre event, the biggest of its kind ever in North America!
July 6 to 30

Les vitrines
From July 14 to 19 - Saint-Denis Street | Various places | 5 store windows

From July 15 to 20 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street 

Veles e Vents
July 15 at 9 :30pm - Place des Festivals | Quartier des spectacles

From July 15 to 20 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

From July 16 to 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Juste à temps
From July 16 to 25 - Saint-Denis Street | North of Émery Street

From July 17 to 25 | Saint-Denis Street

Le Wanabashow
From July 17 to 23 - PISTE VERTE | Saint-Denis Street

Intergalactic Creature Invasion Crew
From July 17 to 20 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

3-2-1 Coupez !
From July 17 to 22 - PISTE MAUVE | Émery Street

Le Quintette à vue
From July 17 to 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Gym chorégraphique urbain
From July 17 to 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Émery Street

Circuit D, visites guidées
From July 18 to 23 - PISTE FUSHIA | Saint-Denis Street

Mange ta rue
From July 18 to 25 - PISTE ROUGE | Saint-Denis Street

Joyeuse pagaille urbaine
From July 18 to 23 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Déplacer les idées
From July 18 to 23 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street LABOKRACBOOM (Québec)

Silent Disco Tours
From July 18 to 23 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Delinus 03
From July 19 to 24 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Slinkie Love, Familie, Big Mob
From July 19 to 24 - | Saint-Denis Street

Les tambours de feu
From July 19 to 24 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Maisonneuve

The Trip of Twiga & Samba
From July 20 to 24 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Les Zoubliettes
From July 20 to 24 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

From July 20 to 25 - Départ PISTE VERTE | Saint-Denis Street

La Grande Tournée - L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city's charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève – July 14 to 16 – Parc Eugène-Dostie

375 Lullabies for Montreal
375 LULLABIES FOR MONTREAL is a participatory sound installation inviting its visitors on a trip aboard a rocking chair. This project is nourished by encounters with citizens and their lullabies in a suspended space-time contrasting with the urban bustle. Settled in a few parks and city squares, this installation will allow collecting and sharing 375 songs to draw a portrait of today's Montreal through the collective heritage of its residents.
July 14 to August 20 - Five parks and squares on Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Goethe Institut

Promenades sur le Plateau : histoires et cultures
The Plateau-Mont-Royal Historical Society and Mile End Memories invite Plateau residents, Montrealers and tourists to explore the history and heritage of the Plateau. A program featuring 25 guided tours allows participants to stroll to the meeting places, events and communities that have shaped the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood we know today. Along the way, our experts will reveal all of the Plateau's secrets.
Mile End's Four Origins – July 16

Montreal, 375 years of art and culture
A huge family event taking place at Parc des Hirondelles featuring an exhibition of visual arts. Watercolor, oil, and pastel artists exhibit their paintings highlighting the architectural heritage of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. In the afternoon, residents will be invited to follow introductory courses in dance (belly dancing, flamenco, contemporary, etc.). Several family activities will be offered for free during the event. The festival closes with a colorful dance performance.
July 15 - Parc des Hirondelles

Le National d'impro
The National d'impro 2017 will be filmed before a live audience from July 18th to the 25th at the UQAM's Alfred-Laliberté studio for broadcast on Télé-Québec as of September 12th.
This will be an improv tournament unlike any you've ever seen!
This summer, the Just for Laughs Festival, in collaboration with Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations, will present the National d'impro 2017, a series of 10 one-hour special programs featuring a contemporary TV adaptation of revamped improvisation matches from the LNI.

Les Ruelles enchantées
A 15-minute entertainment program for children ages 4 to 11 and their parents. Different characters will tell a story one at a time for three consecutive evenings, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. These programs will be preceded by a presentation about one of Montréal's historical figures.
The culmination of this week will be the presentation of a play from the Théâtre de la botte trouée in the heart of a neighbouring park.
July 18, 19 and 20- Ruelle de Lorimier et des Érables

Also :
July 15 - Parc de Turin

To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montreal 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 Government of Canada, the Government of 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 Government of Quebec's contribution to Montréal's 375th anniversary, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: Isabelle Pelletier,, 514-238-4178


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