Montreal is hosting a free underground arts festival

Oct 12 2016, 6:38 pm

Festival Phenomena, Montreal’s annual underground arts festival, kicks off today in Montreal. The festival has an exciting schedule with a multitude of unconventional performances happening all over the city from October 12th until the 21st.

The event we’re most excited about is Cirquantique: Animation des lieux, happening on Saturday, October 15th.

Not only does the show look ridiculously cool, it also happens to be free.

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Cirquantique: Animation des lieux is an eccentric and family-friendly event that will transform La Sala Rossa’s parking lot into a real live carnival.

This year’s program combines performance, circus acts, and burlesque for the carnival of the season.

More specifically, visitors can expect to see a master of ceremonies on stilts, a gypsy and her crystal ball, twin bearded ladies, a contortionist doll, and of course, lots and lots of cotton candy.

Come and celebrate the weird and quirky!

Festival Phenomena

Where: Various locations
When: Until October 21
Admission: Free