News & upcoming events

BRAVO to Hans and Janet Black, who co-chaired the very successful McGill Chamber Orchestra‘s gala evening at Théâtre Maisonneuve on April 15. The performance by 13-year old pianist Jan Lisiecki under the affectionate direction of Boris Brott was brilliant and the entire evening was a triumph. The Orchestra is indeed fortunate to have Hans as its Chairman.
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Monday April 28
Deadline for completion of online consultation on the Mount Royal Master Protection and Enhancement Plan. Helen Fotopulos urges all to learn more about the Plan and to participate in the consultation process. The online form is available in French or English. The Mountain belongs to all of us, so have your say!
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Tuesday, April 29
RENDEZ-VOUS SUR LA MONTAGNE WITH DENYS ARCAND
The 2007-2008 season was Infinithéâtre’s fullest ever. With another incredible lineup on the horizon for the 2008-2009 season, we are sure to once more ‘wow’ Montréal audiences with great local talent.
As the snow melts away and the Habs continue to rule, Infinithéâtre is getting ready to celebrate spring with our very special guest, Academy Award winner Denys Arcand. Join us at the newly renovated Le Pavillon Restaurant at Beaver Lake.
And yes, it’s a 5 à 7, you will still be able to watch the hockey game. ; )
Best,
John Mavridis, President
Le Pavillon, 2000 Remembrance Road
Tuesday April 29, 5à7
Tickets: $125 (with tax receipt for $105)
Proceeds from this event will go towards Infinithéâtre’s development fund.
R.S.V.P.
[email protected]
514-987-1774 ext. 104
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Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Robert Landori advises
Get down and dirty with some real “arty” writers.
Crime Writers of Canada PresentsThe 25th Annual Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist Announcement Party
The Arthur Ellis Awards are given annually for excellence in Canadian Crime Writing in the following categories: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Short Story, Best Non-Fiction, Best Juvenile, Best French Language Book, and Best Unpublished First Novel (AKA “The Unhanged Arthur”).
I’ll be there, along with Louise Penny, winner of the 2006 Best First Novel Award for Still Life (McArthur & Co.), N.A.T. Grant (The Race Series), Michael Blair (The Dells, A Joe Shoe MysteryDundurn Press) and James Napier, book reviewer for the Sherbrooke Record.
Atwater Library Auditorium
1200 Atwater Ave.
Montreal, QC H3Z 1X4
514-935-7344
6:30 Meet and Greet
6:45 A (brief) word from the President of Crime Writers of Canada
7:00 Panel discussion/Q&A hosted by N.A.T. Grant
7:30 James Napier on the state of Crime Writing in Canada
7:45 Announcement of the 2008 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist
Refreshments will be served.
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And of course, Linda Leith’s Blue Met
April 30- May 4
10th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival
The world’s first multilingual literary festival – and the best 5-day literary party there is. In 2007, Blue Met gathered some 290 writers, literary translators, musicians, actors, journalists and publishers from Quebec and from all around the world for five days of literary events in English, French, Spanish and other languages. See programme
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Octet Plus Spring Concert performance , Saturday April 26th.
The choir includes David Oliver and Holly Jonas.
What: A spring Concert by Octet plus under the direction of Alan Daye
When: On Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m
Where: St. Thomas’ Church, 6897 Somerled Avenue, Montreal (corner of Rosedale)
Why: to raise money for the ministry of the Diocesan Book Room
A delightful programme of madrigals, classical and popular melodies in a variety of styles performed by Octet Plus, a semi-professional choir of about 17 voices, which brings together a small group of singers who perform for the enjoyment of singing and to raise money for various local charities. The singers of Octet Plus are drawn from a number of Montreal choirs.

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