Weekly Fringe: Feast your eyes and ears on the abundance of entertainment options this week


It’s time to enjoy the events in person and experience Montreal’s artistry firsthand

Graphic Breea Kobernick

With movies to entertain, exhibits to walk around, and comedy to keep you laughing, this week is sure to be anything but boring.

Monday October 4

Quieter than the weekend, Monday is the perfect day to discover some local art exhibitions. FOFA Gallery reopens its doors by presenting GAP – GAP, a series of immersive photographs that examine how post-consumer waste has become part of the everyday landscapes around us. If you miss it this week, don’t worry! The exhibition will run throughout the month of October to November.

Tuesday, October 5

Laugh your way through the week with Tuesday evening live presented by Montreal Comedy Club. The newly created Tuesday Night Live is a weekly stand-up show hosted at the Stogies Cigar Lounge on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and features local comedians from all ranges. This popular event sells out fast, so be sure to get your tickets quick!

Wednesday October 6

New Cinema Festival celebrates an important milestone this year as its 50th edition kicks off on October 6. The festival will feature 143 films from around the world and in-person screenings will run through October 17 at locations around the city. Be sure to check out their extensive schedule and get tickets for movies that pique your interest.

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Thursday October 7

They go low, we will laugh is hosting its October variety show on October 7 at The Scaphandre Social Club. The show will feature artists of color and feature a variety of performances ranging from stand-up, improvisation, songs, poems and more. Don’t forget to buy your tickets!

Friday October 8

Friday calls for a movie night! The second film by Emmanuel Tardif, a Concordia graduate, Heritage, will see the light of day on October 8. The psychological drama looks at family troubles in a home and will be available to the public in some Quebec theaters. Keep an eye on Heritage‘release in Montreal theaters such as the Cinémathèque québécoise and the Cinema du Musée.

Saturday October 9

This weekend will be the last to take advantage of the Maison Molle / Softhouse Group exhibition hosted by Livart Gallery. The exhibition presents textile-fiber art as well as contemporary art and will run until October 10.

Sunday October 10

With the effects of the pandemic dragging on, the world needs a giant hug, or so Montreal artist Red Jay thinks. Red Jay’s latest project, Human weighted blanket, is a video and cuddle therapy project that hopes to combat the mental health effects caused by the pandemic. The project will launch on October 10, World Mental Health Day, at the WIP Gallery where the public can reserve a 10-15 minute time slot to experience the therapeutic relief of a “human weighted blanket.”


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