Sick of the chilly weather? Looking for some innovative local art to help you escape your pre-winter woes? Make time this month for some of these fun and affordable upcoming events!
Fine Arts Faculty biennale at Dawson College.
All you ex-Dawsonites, check out what your past art profs are creating now! Vernissage is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. but the exhibition lasts till the 27th. Free.
Until Oct. 11
If you still can’t let go of summer 2007, take in its three biggest blockbusters – Transformers, Hairspray and Ratatouille – at the Dollar Cinema at 6900 Decarie. Tickets are $2.
Until Oct. 21
The 10th presentation of Mois de La Photo continues in the Saint-Henri district. The theme developed by guest curator Marie Fraser is ‘Replaying Narrative’. With thirty-eight bodies of work on display, there’s plenty of variety and best of all, no cover charge.
Oct. 10 – 21
Check out the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC for short) at Ex-Centris. Of note is Guy Maddin’s latest oeuvre My Winnipeg. Student tickets are $8 each.
Drop by Concordia’s own VAV gallery at 7pm for the vernissage of From a to A. This group show explores the use of text in art and runs until the 26th. Free.
The eighth edition of Studio XX’s cyberarts festival HTMlles launches at Gallery Yergeau at 3pm. The theme of ‘Crowd Control’ is explored through a variety of multi-media artworks, workshops and performances presented in many venues, till the 21st. Most events are free.
Soliloquies 11.1, Concordia’s creative writing bi-annual anthology launches at La Sala Rosa in conjunction with Art Matters’ Info Party. Along with the zine fair, djs, dancers and readers, expect to see Matrix, Conundrum Press, The Glomming, Blackheart, Lickety Split, as well as Les Fleurs du Mal magazine. Free; donations accepted.
The Old Port comes alive for the tourists and locals with its annual Grand Masquerade. The open-air event features costumes, performers and plenty of fun. Free.