From an incredible music festival to the bookstore of your dreams, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.
What: M For Montreal is back for the 11th year in a row. Welcoming over 200 musicians and artists, Montreal is about to overflow with incredible music and exciting business opportunities. The festival will run from November 16th until November 19th, starting with a performance by folk-rock artist Martha Wainwright at the Rialto. Day two will feature the third edition of the Special Sirius XM concert benefitting Garage à musique de la Fondation du Dr Julie at Club Soda. Other performances on November 17th include the beloved Busty and the Bass, Brown, and Heartstreets. In the mood for a little free music? Be sure to attend the FrancoM Sirius XM showcase with headliners Yann Perreau, Zen Bamboo, and I.D.A.L.G.
When: November 16-19
Where: Various locations
What: Place Bonaventure is about to become the bookstore of your dreams.
If a library is your paradise, then you have to check out Montreal’s 39th annual Salon du Livre. Salon du Livre will be held at Place Bonaventure, beginning on November 16th and ending on November 21st. During the six-day festival, Place Bonaventure will be filled to the brim with books. In addition to the thousands of books available for purchase, there will be author signings, book panels, trade shows, a teen lounge, and a book donation bin.
When: November 16-21
Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière Ouest
What: The Gravity Institute is proud to present their first event featuring one of Montreal’s own; photographer Mike Hitelman. Enjoy a few more moments of summer as he talks about capturing the standing wave on the Lachine Canal. Escape from the city’s bustle and come connect in person with amazing photographers and athletes. The seminar will take place in Montreal’s new hip Knox Taverne in Point Saint-Charles.
When: November 16
Where: Knox Tavern, 1871 rue Centre, Montreal
What: Check out a scintillating new musical created by an all-Canadian team. Prom Queen tells the incredible true story of Marc Hall, a small-town teenager who just wanted to take his boyfriend to prom, but ended up taking the Catholic School Board to court – all in the name of love! Date night anyone?
When: Until November 20
Where: Segal Centre, 5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
What: Musee Grevin just opened their brand new Nintendo-themed exhibition, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit. Running from October 7th until January 8th, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit welcomes some of Nintendo’s most iconic characters to the museum. Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems will be on display, as will classic Mario Bros. video games, and some that have yet to be released to the public. The show ultimately traces the Nintendo phenomenon, highlighting the past, present, and future of the gaming institution.
When: Monday to Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Where: Musee Grevin, Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O