See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Montreal area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Fridays/Saturdays 10pm-3am at 950 rue Ottawa. 18+ dance party, concert/nightclub with terrace, DJs the likes of Thomas Gold, Steve Lawler, Mark Knight, Fedde LeGrand, Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez, Markus Schultz, Max Vangeli.
Summer Sundays at the Montréal men-only cruise bar: 5-8pm BBQ with $3.25 burgers; 5-10pm T-Dance with VDJ Goodpill; 10pm-3am Soirée Jetons chill-out nights with DJ Steeve Couture.
March 27-30, 2014. FRI: Sauna Bear Beach Party at GI Joe Sauna + Welcome BBQ followed by Gummy Bear at STUD. SAT: Sugar Shack country music + Official Reception and Maple Syrup Night at Stud. SUN: VIP pre-sale at Priape + Farewll Brunch at Le Planète, and Lumberjacks Dean at Stud.
April 17-21, 2014, 18+ parties culminating in Sunday night mega-event from 9pm at Palais des congrès de Montréal --one of the most important electronic dance music events in North America. See previous years' videos on the website.
April 24 - May 18, 2014, The newest touring show creation opens in Montreal. Perhaps the best-known Quebec export, the show without compare still plays under the Grand Chapiteau at Quays of the Old Port of Montreal. Performances in Toronto August 28 - September 28, 2014.
June 11-15, 2014. Open-air art show in the Village representing the works of hundreds of artists, along the pedestrian-only rue Ste-Catherine E, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau. See their website for more details.
June 21 through August 2, 2014. For nine summer Saturday nights the skies over Montreal are filled with fireworks displays each year from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène - pyrotechnics by the masters of the art from countries around the world, each based on a theme.
June 24, 2014. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the old rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it became their National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Montreal festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
June 27 -July 6, 2014. Gigantic summer music celebration with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years and the artist line-ups for 2014.
July 9-28, 2014, at 30+ venues around the city, most within walking distance of Metro stations Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM. The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting 1.25 million visitors every summer -- celebrating their 32nd anniversary in 2014!
July 28 - August 3, 2014 in Vieux-Port. Annual week-long community fair, queer arts & music festival celebrating diversity, sharing, solidarity & openness --music concerts, theater, drag performances, film, open air dance extravaganzas & performers.
August 2, 2014 at Espace des Arts, 9 Sainte-Catherine Est. The premiere girls’ night out returns to an indoor two room formula, with a twist! Showcasing the Montreal debute of vynil-spinning Whitney Day, (NYC) and knock-out local talents, Shaydakiss, Lana Moufraj and Sandy Duperval. House and Hip-Hop DJs all night.
August 11-17, 2014, annual festivities week: free shows/activities at Place Émilie-Gamelin, LGBT human rights conference, cultural/community events. SAT: Village Community Day, Ste-Catherine E. SUN Pride Parade, from 1pm on Blvd René-Lévesque, Guy to Sanguinet streets; outdoor Mega T-Dance - DJs Edil Hernandez (Orlando) + Aron (Tel Aviv), at Pl Émilie-Gamelin.
October 8-14, 2014, 24th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists + interactive art event. THU Jock Ball at Apollon; FRI Bal en Cuir at Usine C; SAT Black & Blue at Apollon; SUN T-Dance at SKY Pub, Pre-Black & Blue at Aigle noir, Main Event at Palais des congrès; MON Recovery at Apollon. More, see website:
October 11, 2014, 9pm-3am at Espace des Arts, 9 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, DJ MARK DEMARKO PRODUCER/BILLBOARD RECORDING ARTIST (NYC/Toronto); DJ/PRODUCER JOHN LEPAGE (San Francisco); LEGENDARY DJ/PRODUCER MORABITO (NYC). Bears, cubs, and friends bash.
November 20-30, 2014. 27th annual LGBT independent film festival, at Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Avenue, and other locations. A teenage boy finds a stack of gay porn In Adam Baran's short film 'Jackpot' and Mondo Homo explores French porn of the '70s. Also: The Circle (Der Kreis), Futuro Beach (Praia do futuro), and more. See website for details:
November 29, 2014, 10pm-3am at Cabaret Underground, 1403 rue Sainte-Elizabeth. Dance party for bear, cubs and friends with DJs Ron Hamelin, and Tomy Villacorta.. TESTOSTÉRONE Party - Montréal's first Bear edition, to take place during American Thanksgiving Weekend. Tickets online or at Priape.
December 13-28, 2014 at At the SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE, 309, rue Rachel Est, Montréal. The 75-minute CONCERT will pay tribute to the music of Cirque du Soleil over the past 30 years: featuring songs steeped in poetry and emotion from our 35 shows performed by a choir of 70 voices and 8 soloists, accompanied by 28 musicians.