The most multicultural city in Canada is turning 375 years old this year, which seems like the perfect occasion to celebrate all year long!

Since we want to make sure you make the best of the pretty extensive programming surrounding the celebrations, we’ve mapped out our favourites among activities organized to express our love for Montreal.

 

POSSIBLES 

Monthly pop-up events throughout the year, at different locations

Throughout the year, POSSIBLES will showcase the work of 12 artists from different disciplines in association with 12 creative partners in 12 unexpected Montreal venues. The main goal of the event(s) is to provide a platform for emergent artists, allowing them to interact with the community using their art as the medium. These artworks will be inspired by citizens’ reflections on the future and development of the city.

 

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: THE OPERA 

March 11 to March 26 at Place Des Arts, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters came up with the idea for this opera after a concert at the Olympic Stadium in 1977, which makes this Montreal production even more poignant. The opera showcases Pink, the Wall’s central character, slowly isolating himself from the rest of the world; his alienation and isolation epitomize the sadness and disillusionment of his generation. Brought to life by over 70 instrumentalists, this production is a must see for every music lover.

 

INTER CONNECT MTL

April 6 to November 12 at the Society of Arts and Technology

For Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the international electronic music festival MUTEK, has organized four events paying homage to the culture of trendy cities around the world, including Mexico, London, Berlin and Barcelona. Each event will be a varied mix of audio-visual performances, nocturnal events and films, as well as conferences focusing on music, design and culinary-arts, while always putting the prism of digital creativity at the forefront.

 

ELECTRO PARADE 

September 2 at Jeanne Mance Park

Yes, you have to wait a few months before the event takes place, but it’s a little sacrifice before enjoying what promises to be the biggest dance party of the year. Described as “a titanic, kilometres-long street party inspired by a European craze”, Electro Parade aims to bring together thousands of people in total dance freedom, using the world’s hottest electronic music as their playlist.

 

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