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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.
Galerie Trois Points presents David Gillanders’ most recent work
Album (Fare Thee Well)

November 3 - December 15, 2018. Featuring brilliant colored very intimate paintings more strongly anchored in representation than ever. Fueled by memory, grief and joy, paintings unfold like a family album; posed snapshots/ casual interactions/ family photos, old and new, rendered in hard edge sections of flat generous color. A visual language of joy portraying imagery of loss and love.
The 21st Annual
RIDM Festival

November 8-18, 2018. Eleven days to discover the best in documentary films. Also documentary screenings all year long - see website:
Produced by In The Wings Promotions in association with Cabaret Mado
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

November 14, 2018, 8pm. Rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by genderqueer East German singer, Hedwig Robinson - from the book by John Cameron Mitchell + Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask (in attendance). With Hedwig played by Andrew Morrisey, and Yitzhak by Noelle Hannibal.
Exhibits, performances, discussion forums w/ directors & artisans, workshops...
Sommets du cinéma d’animation

November 21-25, 2018. 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 31st annual LGBTQ independent film festival

November 22 - December 2, 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:
Bonjour Élévation - The 1st Annual Québec Gay Ski Week
Élévation Tremblant 2019

January 31 - February 3, 2019. Four days of events, apres-ski and night-time parties with go-go dancers and DJs from Montreal, LA, and London. Themed events to include the Beach Party and Onesie Apres-Ski events, the Neon Party, Throwback Thursday, and sexiest of all, the Saturday GEAR party w/ DJ Josh Peace. Hundreds of sexy snowboarders and skiers from NYC, Montreal, Toronto + beyond.
Beyond Couture
Thierry Mugler - Par-delà la couture

March 2 - October 13, 2019. The first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler, the undeniably artistic figure - visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer - in 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.
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2019

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.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts

Late June, 2019. 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.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June - July, 2019. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 40th 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 2019, along with more performances throughout the year.
La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête Nationale Du Québec 2019

June 22-24, 2019. 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.
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival

July, 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!
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

July - August, 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 a theme.
One of the most exciting and colourful Pride celebrations in North America!
Fierté Montréal Pride

August, 2019, ten-day 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.
The 43rd Montreal World Film Festival
Festival des Films du Monde

August -September, 2019 (TBC), 11 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 16th Annual
Montreal Fetish Weekend

August - September, 2019 (TBC) the Montréal Gay Village. Eight 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.
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2019

October 13, 2019 (TBC), 29th 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 29 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website: