Here are some suggestions of events to give you a boost of energy this week.

Even if the only thing you might want to do with the start of the cold days is hide inside your home on the weekends, there are still plenty of activities going on in the city and it would be a shame to miss them!

 

Bjork Digital

I’ve always been fascinated by the way music can soothe your soul when you feel like everything is falling apart or simply when you are having a really shitty day. It’s like, the right song at the right time works even better than all the chemicals in the world to help heal the pain. I was in this kind of state when I decided, a few days ago, to attend the North American premiere of the Bjork Digital experience. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy and Phi Center, the not-to-be-missed exhibition is on view at DHC/ART in Montreal from October 15 to November 12, 2016. More than your regular art installation, it is a true virtual experience – I cannot sweat enough the word experience – that takes you on a journey into Bjork’s fantastic universe. You leave the exhibit feeling like you just shared a rare and private moment with the singer.

 

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal

I won’t lie. It’s hard for me to say no to a glass of wine, especially when it is a grand cru. When I learned that Montreal was hosting a gathering with more than 200 wine producers, distillers, and brewers over three days – the largest grape and wine gathering in Eastern Canada – I knew I had to cover the event. Taking place at Place Bonaventure, it is a unique occasion to interact with wine connoisseurs and producers from all around the world. This year’s highlights celebrate Argentina, Chile, Syrah and the whiskeys of the world.

 

Warhol Double Projections

From November 1st to November 7th, you can immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Andy Warhol experimental and underground movies at Montreal’s Cinematheque. It is also a rare occasion to watch on the big screen his first commercial success, Chelsea Girls, shot at the infamous Chelsea Hotel and focusing on the life of young socialites living there. The program also includes Lupe (which is mostly a documentary about the Factory’s superstar Edie Sedgwick) and Outer and Inner Space (also focusing on Miss Sedgwick).

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