Official program - Week of July 21 to 27, 2017

Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations


MONTREAL, July 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Back again this week is À nous la rue!, a series of dozens of free outdoor theatrical performances put on by hundreds of artists throughout Montreal's streets and public spaces. Be sure not to miss the presentations of Plasticiens Volants on July 21 and 22, as well as The Color of Time, being held on July 22 and 23. À nous la scène continues its tour of Montreal theatres with the presentation of two additional theatrical performances this week: Baby-sitter, a comedic performance, as well as Lucrèce Borgia, the classic play from Victor Hugo presented by the renowned La Comédie-Française theatre troupe. Finally, don't miss out on a multidisciplinary and characteristically Montreal experience being held on July 22 at the Van Horne Viaduc – hosted by the Sessions 375 X Le Block Party Osheaga, the unique event is inspired by the "block party" tradition of New York neighbourhoods in the 70s and 80s.

La Grande Tournée continues its tour of the city's boroughs this weekend with a move to the Aimé-Léonard park in Montreal North. Join in on the fun and discover the neighbourhood's charms all the while making lifetime memories with family, friends and neighbours!


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

Baby-sitter; A dark comedy
July 25 to August 5 - Théâtre La Licorne

Victor Hugo's Lucrèce Borgia by La Comédie-Française
July 25 to August 4 - TNM

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

Plasticiens Volants
July 21 and 22 at 9 :00pm - Saint-Denis Street | Between Maisonneuve and Ontario

Les soeurs goudron
July 21 to 25 - Saint-Denis Street

The Color of Time
July 22 and 23 at 4pm - Starting at Beaudry Metro | Show on Saint-Catherine Street between Berri & Saint-Hubert

Click Ambulance
July 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

From July 25 to 30 - Place des Festivals

FierS à Cheval
From July 26 to 30 - Starting at Beaudry Metro | Show at Place Émilie-Gamelin

The Lift
From July 26 to 30 - Place des Festivals

Stand 2000
From July 24 to 30 - rue Sainte-Catherine Est | Quartier des Spectacles

Les Bigbrôzeurs
July 24 and 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

Rats !
July 25 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario Street

The Dinner Table
July 25 - PISTE FUSHIA | Saint-Denis Street

La Grande Tournée – Montréal-Nord
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.
Montréal-Nord – July 21 to 23 – Parc Aimé-Léonard

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.
July 23 - Sherbrooke Street from Park Avenue to Saint-Denis

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 25, 26 and 27 - Ruelle de Lorimier et des Érables

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July 22 - Parc Nicolas-Tillemont

Sessions 375 X Osheaga Block Party
For this totally unprecedented event, Osheaga is taking the city by storm with a free multidisciplinary Sessions 375 experience based on the traditional hip-hop block parties that were all the rage in New York neighbourhoods in the 1970s and 1980s.
July 22 - Van Horne Overpass

Famille Plein Air
Family outdoors is an urban campsite in a neighborhood park. Throughout the day families will have the pleasure of participating in a range of outdoor activities: kayak initiation, discovery trails, bike tour in which there will be a touch of history in Montreal. At the end of the day. They witness a diverse musical performances highlighting the cultural diversity of St. Leonard. A community meal will be in the program. Eventually, the family will gather around the fire to listen to the tales of old. Families spend the night at the park in tents.
July 25 - Parc PIE XII

Cultivons nos racines ! Cultures et savoir-faire anciens : évolution de l'utilisation des ressources
Introduction to Gardening and Ancestral Cultures
Come and admire vegetables planted by our gardeners using ancestral knowledge! Tips and tricks on vegetable garden maintenance will be shared as well as recipe ideas for cooking overripe fruits and vegetables to avoid wasting them. A return to our roots and to organic farming!
July 26 - Jardin du Regroupement de Lachine

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: Media relations, Isabelle Pelletier,, 514-238-4178


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