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.
Ongoing through August 5, 2018, Hornstein Pavilion. Installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs by 14 contemporary artists from Quebec + Canada: Edmund Alleyn, Rebecca Belmore, Catherine Bolduc, Dan Brault, Jack Chambers, Pierre Dorion, Karel Funk, Manon Labrecque, Mathieu Lefèvre, Karine Payette, Michael Snow, Marion Wagschal, Kim Waldon and the N.E. Thing Co. collective.
February 16 - May 6, 2018, at McCord Museum. The Montreal Montreal photographer offers his perspective of the material culture of photography before digital. His pictures of darkrooms and his collections of anonymous photographs from the fifties pay tribute to the big family of amateur photographers, in which visitors will recognize themselves.
April 15, 2018, 10:15pm. Pride Montreal + Cabaret Mado announce the return of the largest drag race competition in Canada - of all types. The grand finale after eight weekly first rounds w/ 6-7 participants/ week, selected from February-March semi-finals. The 8 finalists appear before a panel of judges, to try for the $5,000 prize.
May 15 - June 10, 2018. Hosanna, aka Claude Lemieux, returns home in tears after betrayal by her lover and friends at a Halloween party. The tumultuous evening volleys dizzily between catty quips and gut-wrenching honesty as the Cleopatra impersonator faces her insecurities. Will her need for love and to be seen for who she truly is outweigh the dread of shedding masks and illusions?
May 23 - June 6, 2018. Presented at 20 different cultural venues, transforming springtime in Montreal - past year with 10 co-productions, 9 world premières and 11 North American premières. Dazzling/ memorable performances, artists from Montreal, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Grenoble, Lausanne, Lisbon, Paris, Quebec City, Seville, Tokyo, Vancouver and Wrocaw.
October 3, 2017, 6-8pm at Galerie Division. Readings of LGBT+ classics by local writers and artists at l’Arsenal, a dynamic contemporary art gallery located in Griffintown. Hosted by Miss Butterfly. Guests: Judith Lussier, Denis-Martin Chabot (journalist/ author/ comedian/ actor), Shannon Webb-Campbell, and Hubert Nigel Thomas.
June 7-16, 2018 at Métropolis, Théatre Maisoneuve, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Club Soda, Gesù, Centre Bell + more Quartier des Spectacles Montréal venues. Music en français, 60 shows music style variety; solo artist chansons/ hip-hop/ rock.
Early May - late September, 2018 along Ste-Catherine Est between Saint-Hubert and Papineau. Pedestrianization of these 14 blocks facilitates an artistic festival happening, inviting the general public to celebrate freedom of expression in the heart of The Village; space to mingle with artists and actors as you reflect on ephemeral art installations at sidewalk patios.
Mid-June, 2018 annual leather/rubber four-day weekend - M. Cuir Montréal, and M. Rubber Montréal contests and celebrations of Montréal's gay fetish environment featuring selections of the 27th M. Cuir Montréal, the 13th M. Rubber Montréal, and the third Pup Montréal.
June 24-25, 2018. 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 their National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Montreal festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
June 27 - July 1, 2018. Five day long 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.
June 28 - July 7, 2018. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 39th 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 2018, along with more performances throughout the year.
July - August, 2018. 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 a theme.
July 11-29, 2018, 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 36th anniversary in 2018!
August 9-19, 2018 (TBC), annual festivities typically include: SAT Community Day, 11am-5pm on Ste-Catherine E, St-Hubert to Papineau. SUN Parade, noon from Drummond, east on René-Lévesque, to Alexandre-DeSève in the Village. Then to Parc des Faubourgs to continue celebrations at the MEGA T-DANCE and closing show. Also conferences and more events at various venues.
August 17, 2018 (TBC), 11am- 9pm, at La Ronde, 22, chemin MacDonald, Île Sainte-Hélène. Jump on the rides/ feel the excitement! Shows at the Fort Edmonton Saloon.
August-September, 2018, 11 days of screenings at: Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Ave; and Cinéma Dollar, 6900 Décarie Sq. Cultural diversity + understanding between nations, quality cinema and innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents and facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
August 29 - September 3, 2018 (TBC), the Montréal Gay Village. Six 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.
Early October, 2018, 28th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers, interactive art event. Main event on the Sunday. BBCM Foundation has organized the festival for 28 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website:
Mid-November, 2018. Five days to discover the best in documentary films. Also documentary screenings all year long - see website:
Mid-November, 2018 (TBC), 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.
November - December, 2018, 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:
March, 2019. Annual Thu-Sun events for bears, cubs + friends: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Saturday bus to Sugar Shack Brunch w/ hot maple taffy on snow, Lumberjack Night +more. Sunday farewell brunch. Club venue: The STUD Bar. Guesthouse: La Conciergerie.