Exams are almost over. Snow is falling. It’s holiday time. Oh Baby. You’d have to be a Grinch not to love it. In case you are, allow us to suggest a few inexpensive activities sure to make your gloomy holidays bright.
All Month Long – Drop by the Museum of Fine Arts for free and take in their collection of works by Dali, Monet, Picasso and Renoir. www.mbam.qc.ca/en/activites/gratuit.html
– Gallery Articule presents Bingle Jells, an electroacoustic exhibition that twists the well-known holiday tune into a bizarre sensory experience. www.articule.org
Dec. 5 – In honour of Walt Disney’s 106th Birthday, take in a screening of the film that’s renewing interest in his company, the family-friendly Enchanted. www.cineplex.com
Dec. 6 – Support Concordia’s own Theatre department by checking out their production of Titanica: The Great Battlegown at the Cazalet theatre. Performance begins at 8 p.m. http://theatre.concordia.ca
Dec. 8 – At 6:30 take to the streets for a Candlelit Christmas Procession. This communal event is part of a series of Joyeux Décembre activities leading up to the 24th. www.joyeuxdecembre.com
Dec. 10 – Hop on over to Cinéma Du Parc at 7 p.m. for the free Worldwide Short Film Festival. For more details, visit www.cinemaduparc.com
Dec. 18 – Once, arguably 2007’s best picture, hits DVD. Grab a copy and snuggle up with someone you love for a remarkable musical that will defy your expectations.
Dec. 21 – Get up close and personal for Slow Dance Night – a queer, kid and senior-friendly event all about dressing up and enjoying the long forgotten art of the sway. A $5-ticket entitles you to a dancecard, corsage and four hours of sweet surrender. 9 p.m. at the Le Cagibi on St. Laurent. http://slowdancenight.blogspot.com
Dec. 22 – For ten dollars, take in a Christmas Carol concert at the Botanical Gardens while admiring their display of poinsettias and Christmas trees. www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca