Official program - Week of July 7 to 13, 2017

Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations


MONTREAL, July 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This week, the theater itself is taking centre stage for Montreal's 375th Anniversary with 5 of À nous la scene's 11 plays showing on many of the city's stages. For a glimpse into the range of emotions and the unique characters in these performances, consult the festival's programming. The energy isn't only indoors though; step outside as we kick off We're Acting Out! Fifty-one of the planet's best street theater groups will be catching your eye and captivating your curiosity and imagination with their outdoor shows. This week, 11 performances will be transforming the streets and public spaces into outdoor stages. Not to be missed: Lâcher les violons (July 7 and 8) at Place Jacques-Cartier and Swoon! & The Spheres (July 12 to 18) on Sainte-Catherine.

Finally, La Grande Tournée is moving to its next stop at Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. It's time to enjoy the summer, celebrate with family and your community, and discover more of Montréal's many hidden charms.


À nous la scène
1 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

La vague parfaite; A futuristic surf opera
July 7, 9 and 10 - Théâtre D'aujourd'hui

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

Lâcher de violons
July 7 and 8 at 9PM - Place Jacques-Cartier

From July 8 to 17 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Le meilleur ami de l'homme
From July 8 to 13 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Les tambours
From July 9 to 12 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Jacqueline et Marcel, Au fil du trottoir
From July 9 to 15 - Starting Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Les chimères
From July 11 to 16 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Wegenstreits Guests
From July 11 to 14 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Quincaillerie Parpassanton
From July 11 to 16 - PISTE VERTE | Saint-Denis Street

Les facteurs
From July 11 to 16 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Les voeux migrateurs
From July 11 to 19 - Starting at Saint-Denis Street corner Ontario

Le petit cirque du Grand Bernardo
From July 12 to 25 - PISTE BLEUE | Saint-Denis Street

Swoon! & The Spheres
From July 12 to 18 - Sainte-Catherine Street between Berri & Saint-Hubert

La Grande Tournée - Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
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.
Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve – July 7 to 9 – Parc de la Promenade-Bellerive

Les Premiers Vendredis
First Fridays, the star event of Montréal's street food scene, is back at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life at the Olympic Park for a sixth consecutive year. Boasting more than 50 food trucks, it's the biggest gathering of its kind in Canada. Don't miss this open-air must, which happens on the first Friday of the month from May to October inclusively. Last year, more than 120,000 people showed up! First Fridays also features live music, wine and cold beer, activities for the whole family—in short, a place for mingling and entertainment. Over the years, the event has become the perfect place to meet for summer drinks with friends, a first date or a family outing. It's a one-of-a-kind get-together that offers a genuine feast for the senses. What are you waiting for? Say goodbye to downtown and head to the Stadium to party!
July 7 - Esplanade Financière Sun Life du Stade Olympique

My Bike Talks
The My Bike Talks series invites the public to embark on a vibrant, multifaceted journey that tells the story of our Montreal. In addition to the carnival-style bicycle parade, the lineup of activities will include a unique land and water sightseeing tour and festive street bazaars. Come celebrate the history, diversity, effervescence, creativity and natural beauty of the city, as seen through the lens of Montréal-Nord.
July 8 to August 27 - Montréal-Nord

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra Celebrates: Canada 150 & Montréal 375
In celebration of Montreal 375 and Canada 150, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra will be performing a special concert in Montreal at Maison Symphonique de Montréal. L'Orchestre de la Francophonie will be taking the stage. A highlight of the afternoon concert will be the performance of a specially commissioned Canada 150 piece. Created by Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore, and will be performed by renowned Soprano Measha Brueggergosman and the Canada 150 choir. The event is general admission and free of charge.
July 9 - Maison symphonique de Montréal

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 10, 11and 12 - Ruelle Chambord et de Normanville
lso : Pièce de théâtre jeunesse : Dans l'œil du corbeau
July 8 - Parc de Normanville

Montréal dans toutes ses couleurs
Association Haitiano-Canado-Québécoise d'aide aux démunis
This event will reflect the cultural diversity that is so rich in Montreal, particularly in Saint-Leonard. The programming will be varied and will include several components: musical, theatrical, gastronomical, and traditional. It will illustrate different facets of Haitian, African and Arabic cultures. The objective is to show the contribution that these cultures have made to Quebec society.
July 8 - Parc Wilfrid-Bastien

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:

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SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

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


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