1709304508 Montreal en Lumiere 7 events not to be missed

Montréal en Lumière: 7 events not to be missed

Montreal Winter Festival cultural activities begin on Thursday, February 29, at Place des Festivals and surrounding areas. Here are some moments you shouldn't miss.

Life size Riopelle

From 29 February to 10th march

Les 7 Doigts de la main open their main studio, which is transformed into an immersive picture box thanks to 360 degree projections. Art installations and an exhibition of Riopelle's original works surround the experience area, including Espace Inuit, which highlights the richness of Inuit art, a major source of fascination for the artist. Interactive installations and cross-generational art workshops round off the offering.

Miro's return to Montreal

Thursday, 29th February at 8 p.m.

A festive evening with several guest artists is planned for the return of Quebec singer Miro, who released his album Géant on November 10th last. Created to be experienced in concert, Géant becomes even more popular thanks to the voices of Simon Kearney, Mike Clay, San James and Soraï. The first part is performed by singer-songwriter BéLi, whose music oscillates between gentle R&B and danceable choruses.

Miro is wearing overalls and a dark blue sweater.

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The young Quebec singer Miro.

Photo: Facebook/Miro

Skating with big names

Friday, 1st March at 5 p.m.

Several areas around the Place des Festivals are specially designed to fully enjoy Montréal en Lumière. Among these places there is a huge ice rink and ice skating track, intended for activities with family or friends. On Friday, the new television sensation, women's hockey, will come to life before our eyes. Some players from the Montreal team of the Professional Women's Hockey League (LPHF Montreal) will put on their skates to join in the action with festival goers.

Lisa Leblanc Symphonic

Friday, 1st March at 8 p.m.

Lisa Leblanc puts on her most shiny clothes to bring us back to life her widely praised album Chiac Disco, released two years ago. The Laval Symphony Orchestra has added its magic to the New Brunswick singer-songwriter's pieces to give them a new dimension. The ensemble will also be revisiting old hits, so it wouldn't be surprising if the show made our day when our lives suck.

Lisa LeBlanc sings and holds a guitar.

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Lisa Leblanc released “Chiac Disco” in March 2022.

Photo: Radio-Canada

Bruno Pelletier

Saturday 2 March at 8 p.m.

The Miserere 25th anniversary tour will stop in Montreal as part of Montreal en Lumière. Bruno Pelletier's album, which notably contains the hits “Aime” and “J'oubli ma Folie”, is played entirely with the accompaniment of five musicians, a backing singer and a string quartet.

Velvet Terrorism: The Russia of Pussy Riot

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)

Saturday 2 March from 6 p.m

The must-see Pussy Riot exhibition has been in full swing at the MAC for several months now, but will be open for free until 1am as part of Nuit Blanche. In Velvet Terrorism: Russia by Pussy Riot [Terrorisme de velours : la Russie des Pussy Riot]Since 2011, member Maria Alyochina has been documenting the group's artistic protests in Russia.

A woman wearing a balaclava sings into a microphone.

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Maria Alyokhina, member of the group Pussy Riot

Photo: Miguel Shincariol

Koala child

From 29 February to 3rd march

Kid Koala will be at the Cinquième Salle at Place-des-Arts for five performances of The Storyville Mosquito, the story of a mosquito. A team of 14 artists will bring this insect adventure to life on stage and screen. The production features miniature sets, live puppets, cinematography and music performed live by Kid Koala and a string trio.