Welcome to “Montreal’s Must Attend 48” – a curated guide to the city’s most exciting events from December 7th to 10th, 2023. Each day promises a unique experience, starting with Pierre Lapointe’s enchanting “Chansons Hivernales” at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. Then, immerse yourself in the cosmic art of Luminothérapie, lighting up the heart of Montreal. Get ready for a glamorous return at Bord’Elle with Val Silky Steel’s captivating performance. Join the festive spirit at the Andy Kim Christmas concert, supporting a noble cause. Finally, cap off the weekend with a blend of jazz and classical music at Maison Symphonique. This series of events showcases Montreal’s diverse cultural landscape, offering something magical for everyone.
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Thursday, December 7th
Pierre Lapointe Chanson Hivernal
On December 7th, 2023, Pierre Lapointe brings his “Chansons Hivernales” to the esteemed Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier following the success of his recent album. This concert, part of his winter-themed tour, promises an enchanting blend of bittersweet melodies and captivating performances. Lapointe, known for his unique artistry, will share the stage with notable guests Patrice Michaud, Mitsou, Laura Niquay, and Mélissa Laveaux, creating a memorable evening that showcases the talents of some of the leading musicians of this generation in a chic and warm ambiance.
Friday, December 8th
The 14th Luminothérapie edition, running from November 30th, 2023, to March 10th, 2024, infuses Montreal’s core with a celestial spectacle. Spearheaded by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, this magical event casts Sainte-Catherine Street West in a radiant light, featuring six awe-inspiring installations. Nightly, visitors are beckoned into a world of fantasy, encircled by mesmerizing pieces like the star-like “Planètes,” the dynamically vibrant “Astera,” and the imposing “Huge Reeds.” Beyond illuminating Montreal’s chilly evenings, these installations reflect the city’s distinctive cultural flair, weaving together artistic innovation and cosmic motifs to create a distinctively Nordic cityscape experience.
Saturday, December 9th
Bord’Elle, Long Live the Queen
Bord’Elle is proud to welcome back one of their most popular entertainers, the sultry and ever-so-talented Val Silky Steel. After seven months of dealing with some personal health issues, the Queen of Bord’Elle is back. You can expect Val, alongside the other beautiful performers, to provide a spellbinding evening of dance, acrobatics, and burlesque that will keep you partying into the wee hours of the night. Bord’Elle is one of Old Montreal’s marquis establishments, and with the Queen coming back, why not book a table and enjoy the show?
Andy Kim Christmas
On the evening of December 9th, 2023, Montreal’s Théâtre Beanfield will sparkle with the 10th iteration of the Andy Kim Christmas event, a festive and musical extravaganza. Andy Kim, a celebrated figure in the Canadian music scene and soon-to-be Order of Canada inductee, orchestrates this cherished event. This year’s show will feature a stellar lineup of Canada’s musical elite, including Men Without Hats and Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene. More than just a concert, this event is a testament to the power of music and community, with proceeds benefiting the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. This gathering reflects Andy Kim’s enduring legacy in music, marked by his multiple hits and prestigious awards, offering a night where melodies and generosity intertwine in Montreal’s cultural heart.
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Sunday, December 10th
The stage at Maison Symphonique on December 10th is set for an unforgettable musical feast where jazz and classical melodies blend seamlessly. The event features a stellar collaboration between the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal, Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Chœur Métropolitain. Highlighting the evening are acclaimed vocalists Laura Anglade, Ranee Lee, Kim Richardson, and Dawn Tyler Watson. The program spans from festive Christmas carols to jazz and pop standards, all uniquely reimagined by the talented Antoine Gratton. This concert perfectly harmonizes genres, offering a delightful experience for music lovers.