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Gay Montreal

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec - CACTUS-Montréal
ASTTeQ Mondays

Every Monday except holidays at 1300 Sanguinet. Every Monday 2-7pm Drop in! + 7-9pm Discussion Group! Last Monday of the month 7-9pm Community Dinner! (open to friends and allies). First Monday of the month 7-9pm FTM/trans masculine drop in! For this year's annual ASTTeQ BBQ see: Facebook.
Beyond Couture
Thierry Mugler - Par-delà la couture

Ongoing through October 13, 2019. The first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler, the undeniably artistic figure - visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer - a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations. more than 130 outfits, most never shown before, created 1973 - 2001, as well as many unseen archive documents and photos.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

July 7 - August 8, 2019. For 8 summer nights each year the skies fill with fireworks displays from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène; pyrotechnics by masters of the art from around the world, each based on an international theme.
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival

July 10-28, 2019, 18 days 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 37th anniversary in 2019!
Hosted by Vendredis Branchés

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 4-10pm. DJs Pascale, R:CovrGrrl, Lady McCoy, or Franklyne take control of the dance floor with an explosion of colors. T-Dance for women and friends. Bring your gang to Happy Hour, have a pleasant cocktail in good company to the rhythms of Trendy Fridays. Come down to Vendredis Branchés - Tous les vendredis - Every Friday.
WoofMTL organise les soirées mensuelles... Hosted by PUP Montreal
Kink Académie WoofMTL

August 3, 2019, 9pm-3am at Opalace, Place des Arts. Montreal’s monthly play night organized for pups, Handlers, and those that love them. All experience levels are welcome as long as you're willing to respect the play of those around you. Open to all genders, sexualities, and body types! Pup play is for everyone! Woof! For venue address YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
Party for Lesbians - Back at Datcha for the August Party
L Nights - August

August 7, 2019, 6pm-3am at Datcha, 98 Laurier Ouest. LNights party cocktails are AMAZING - head bartender Asilex makes sure. Terrace open + early evening complimentary pizza. Free entry before 11pm/ $5 after. Party Music by resident DJ and L Nights co-founder L.O.D.
Gayer than Ever
5 à 7 Lancement du cocktail Le Village + Over the Rainbow

August 8, 2019, 5-7pm. The launch of Pride Week festivities in a unique atmosphere! Pride takes over the Maggie Oakes (426 pl Jacques-Cartier) with the sublime Drag Queen Miss Butterfly behind the decks as DJ this evening. Also a chance to win tickets for the drag show OVER THE RAINBOW - Gayer than Ever, at Cabaret Mado at 10:30pm w/ Rock Bière, Lavender May and Aizysse!
Fierté Montréal | Montréal Pride
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

August 8-10, 2019, 8pm (SAT 8 + 11pm). The rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by genderqueer, East German singer, Hedwig Robinson. From the book by John Cameron Mitchell w/ music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, the musical opened Off-Broadway in 1998, and won the Obie Awards and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
After one of the biggest productions during World Pride NYC
I Feel Love Festival Kickoff Party

August 10, 2019, 10pm-5am at Studio Notre Dame, 500 Rue Alphonse D Roy. Opening event w/ Alain Jackinsky - along with DJs Chris Mortagua + Kev J. Anticipates the I Feel Love Festival, Aug 15th-18th.
Hosted by Weekend Fusion Montréal
Parc Puppy-Play Fusion

August 11, 2019, 10:30pm-3:30am at Parc des Faubourgs, rue de Lorimier at rue Ontario, Montreal. Brunch in the Parc, prizes, Biggest pup mosh in Canada! Outdoor play area for human-pups + handlers (mats, balls, toys, etc), plus photo shoots!
A conference collaboration between LGBT in the City + W Montreal

August 14, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm. Why the Village/ Pride Festival in 2019?; What is LGBTQ+ reality internationally?; What is it to be an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur in the lesbian/ trans community?; What is the future of the Village and what directions should they take as a community? With Jason Noel, Julie Lemieux, Yannick Brouillette, Laurent Breault, Jordan Dupuis, Isabelle Corriveau, DJ Kayssy.
Hosted by Lez Spread The Word
Où sont les femmes? - August

August 14, 2019, 6pm-3am, sur la terrasse du Unity. Once a month event for women. Have a drink, share a meal - a come together meeting space w/ DJs GLOWZI + SUNSET (Melodie Wronski). Venez célébrer les lesbiennes durant Fierté! Come celebrate the queer community during Pride Montréal!
Fiérte | Pride Montréal 2019
I Feel Love Festival

August 15-18, 2019. THU 10pm-3am Welcome Party at Mme Lee w/ Karl Kay + Ashley Gauthier. FRI 10pm-3am Main Event at Théâtre L'Olympia w/ Mauro Mozart + Stephan Grondin. SAT 2-10pm Sunset Party w/ Chris Mortagua. SAT 10pm-8am WE Party at Studio Notre Dame w/ Danny Verde, Leo Blanco, Sergio Ramirez. SUN 10pm-10am ARENA at SND w/ Nacho Chapado, Oscar Velazquez, Paulo, KevJ.
Hosted by Love Festival
Love Festival 2019

August 16-18, 2019. FRI 10pm-3am Locker Room at Newspeak, 1403 Ste-Élisabeth, w/ DJs David Laguer + DAN SLATER (Sydney). SAT 3-8pm Cabana w/ DJ Manny Ward (SF) at Le Normandie, 1295 Amherst. SAT 10pm District - PAPA Party at MTelus, 59 Ste-Catherine E. SUN/MON 12-8am Revival w/ DJs Pagano (UK) + Tom Stephan (UK) at Stereo.
Hosted by Productions Bear House
Bear_Trap 2019

August 16, 2019, 10pm-6am at 500 rue Alphonse-D-Roy, Montréal. Bear House Productions in association with Festival Fierté MTL, invite you to celebrate with the biggest Gay Pride Weekend Bear + Friends Party. Come catch your bear and dance until 6am with two international DJs: J Warren (Boston) + Kev J (Montreal).
One of the most exciting and colourful Pride celebrations in North America!
Fierté Montréal Pride

August 17-18, 2019, annual festivities include: SAT Community Day, 11am-5pm on Ste-Catherine E, St-Hubert to Papineau. SUN noon Parade departs the former west end LGBTQ+ sector to the heart of the new Village. The parade follows its traditional route along René-Lévesque boulevard from Metcalfe, to Alexandre-DeSève. Also conferences and more events at various venues.
Pride Fierté Montréal Edition
District - PAPA Party

August 17, 2019, 10pm-3am at MTELUS, 59 rue Ste-Catherine E. Pride Edition party in the Quartier des spectacles, near the Gay Village. The space will be enhanced with stage sets as background for dance performances to the wild beat of the music. Come live the circuit experience w/ DJs Karsten Sollors, SURI, and Eddie Martinez. Live: Nikki Valentine.
Hosted by Productions KinkyKatz and Fierté Montréal / Montréal Pride

August 17, 2019, 10pm-5am. Les KinkyKatz, in collaboration with Kontak, invite you to the third edition of KODE: FIER, featuring queer and kink artists + DJs: OPEN | Diskommander; BEATS | Paskal Daze (Ibiza); and Manu G (Paris).
The 43rd Montreal World Film Festival
Festival des Films du Monde

August 22 -September 2, 2019, 12 days of screenings at: Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Ave; Cinéma Dollar, 6900 Décarie Sq. Cultural diversity and understanding between nations, quality cinema, innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents. facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
The 15th Annual
Montreal Fetish Weekend

August 29 - September 2, 2019 in the Montréal Gay Village. Five days/nights, fantasy-filled pan-sexual adventures/ fabulous international fetish holiday. Movie-themed events/ activities, after-parties, dining, shopping, performances, fashion show, street fair, Expo Kink + crazy fetish photo tour. Past year hosts: Hotel Gouverneurs, 1415 St-Hubert; Hotel Lord Berri, 1199 Berri.
Revient avec une édition tout en poils avec Daddies and Bears. WOOF!
Are You Invited? Daddies and Bears

August 31, 2019, 10pm-3am at Theatre Sainte-Catherine Café-Bar, 264 Ste-Catherine E. A hair-all-over edition with Daddies and Bears. WOOF! Daddies and Bears to be honored, along with puppies, leathermen and other fetishes. Techno music/ relaxed atmosphere. Dresscode: underwear, jocks, singlets, leather. For 200 guests only.
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2019

October 13, 2019, 29th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers, interactive art event. Main event on the Sunday at Theatre Olympia. Afterparty at Club Soda. BBCM Foundation has organized the festival for 29 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website:
The 22nd Annual
RIDM Festival

November 14-24, 2019. Eleven days to discover the best in documentary films. Also documentary screenings all year long - see website:
Exhibits, performances, discussion forums w/ directors & artisans, workshops...
Sommets du cinéma d’animation

Late November, 2019. International five-day festival dedicated to animation in all its forms, from heritage films to new media by way of current production. Over five days, Montreal moves to the rhythms of animation! A unique event in Quebec, the festival celebrates an art form that has long brought international recognition to Quebec and to Canada.
The 32nd annual LGBTQ independent film festival

Late November, 2019, 11 days of screenings at: Impérial, 1432 rue de Bleury; MBAM, 1379a rue Sherbrooke; laïka, 4040 boulevard St-Laurent; never apart, 7049 rue Saint-Urbain; L’un et L’autre, 1641 rue Amherst; Centre Phi, 407 rue Saint Pierre; Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve E + more locations. Website:
Bonjour Élévation - The 2nd Annual Québec Gay Ski Week
Élévation Tremblant 2020

January 30 - February 2, 2020. Four days of events, apres-ski and night-time parties with go-go dancers and DJs from Montreal, LA, and London. Past year's events: Beach Party and Onesie Apres-Ski events, Neon Party, Throwback Thursday, and Saturday GEAR party. Hundreds of sexy snowboarders and skiers from NYC, Montreal, Toronto + beyond. See updates:
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2020

Early April, 2020. Annual THU-SUN events for bears, cubs + friends: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Friday Mr.Bear MTL 2019 contest, Saturday bus to Sugar Shack Brunch w/ hot maple taffy on snow; Lumberjack Night + more. Sunday farewell brunch.
La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête nationale de la Saint-Jean 2020

June 24, 2020. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it is the National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Events take place over several days in different areas, with one main center of focus.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts - The 21st Edition

Late June, 2020. Six day annual weekend. Young and upcoming artists exhibit the first two days in booths and tents along Sainte-Catherine E in the Village (between St-Hubert and Papineau) - followed by exhibits by more established artists for the final three days of the event.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June - July, 2020. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 41st edition, with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years, the artist line-ups for 2020, along with more performances throughout the year.