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.
May 17, 2015 at Peopl, 390 Notre Dame West. May long-weekend. We sure do appreciate it, hun. Itching for a twirl on Sunday the 17th? Serving up some DQ freshness at Peopl. More space, sumptuous springtime vibez, and some real baddie bitches (DJs Marina Marina and Chris Mortagua) making big, sexiful noise all night long. Can you feel that, girl? God save the Queens.
May 23, 2015 at TRH-BAR, 3699 St-Laurent (gender-neutral bathrooms). 9pm PERDRIX- garage - quétaine - indie - rock; 10pm THE CASTAGNE'S - glam punk - trash pop; 11pm CHÂROGNE! - riotgrrrl - punk - rock. Followed by AFTERPARTY @ THE GIRLS' CLUB - TBA 3-6am - $5.
May 30, 2015, 10pm-3am at Studio Back Stage, 1661 Ste-Catherine E. "It's all about the music...and the men." Dance party for ALL types and ages 18-59+ guys -- twinks, bears, daddies, muscle boys, etc. DJs Ron Hamelin and Joey Hall. No remixes, no/ few female vocals, no fluff, no commercial music. 100% Testosterone men-only party. No dress restrictions or requirements.
June 12, 2015 at Bain Mathieu. Extraordinary experience of 15 varied musical scenes. A festive WORLD TRIP, gathering musicians, Dj's, multidisciplinary artists, dancers, and technicians in a great celebration to create a sense of unity among participants and audience - one city in a jungle of diversity - festiveplanete.
June 24, 2015. 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 Tues/Wed festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
June 26 -July 5, 2015. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 36th edition, 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 2015.
July 1-5, 2015. 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.
July 1 through August 1, 2015. For eight 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 (ENGLAND, ITALY, CANADA, HONG KONG, USA, FRANCE), each based on a theme. Wraps up on Aug 1st with a tribute to Madonna.
July 8-26, 2015, 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 33rd anniversary in 2015!
July/ August each year for 22 years, first in the Village, then in Vieux-Port. Ended after the 2014 edition? See our article: Has Montreal’s founding gay Pride group Divers/Cité folded?
August 12-16, 2015, annual festivities over 5 days: SAT: Village Community Day, Ste-Catherine E. SUN Pride Parade, from 1pm on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, from Guy to Sanguinet, in the heart of downtown Montréal; shows and activities will take place at Place Émilie-Gamelin, in addition to a conference, a mega T-dance, parties and a play at various venues.
August 27 - September 7, 2015 at: Théâtre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste-Catherine W; Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma Cineplex Odeon, 350 Emery. Cultural diversity and understanding between nations, quality cinema and innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents, and facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
October 7-13, 2015, 25th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers + interactive art event. For details, see website:
Late November, 2015 (to be confirmed). 28th annual LGBT independent film festival, at Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Avenue, and other locations. See website for details:
Week of March 27, 2016, Easter White Party Week - The Love Boat - five nights of celebrations, 18+ parties culminating in Sunday night mega-event --one of the most important electronic dance music events in North America + various activities related to new urban culture, music, fashion, dance and design. See previous years' videos on the website.
March 2016 (to be confirmed). Third edition of Edgy Redux, an ever fierce, feminist and considerably condensed incarnation of the Edgy Women Festival. In keeping with Edgy tradition, the program is imbued with a love of experimentation and a thrill for emerging practices in performance that will spark conversation and mesmerize audiences. See website for updates.
Late March, 2016 (to be confirmed). Thusday through Sunday events for bears, cubs and friends - typically include: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Sat/Sun brunch + more parties, Club venues include: STUD