Ramblings about places and adventures from syndicated travel journalist Jim Fox
Monday, June 17, 2013
Montréal is a festival city for summer tourists
Summer is almost here, and with the
warm-weather season, Montréal is burgeoning with choices, like admiring
giant garden sculptures, taking in a tribute to a Hollywood princess and
seeing pop culture stars get a wax treatment.
Grévin Museum comes to Montréal
Meet Céline Dion and René Angelil -- maybe not in the flesh, but in astonishing likeness -- at the new Grévin Museum,
which opened its doors on April 19, 2013. An offshoot of Paris'
popular wax museum, Montréal's Grévin used the talents of companies like
Moment Factory to create interactive rooms and stunning visuals.
The Mariners' House: Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Opened on the occasion of the PàC's 20th anniversary, the new Mariners' House
at Place D'Youville, dedicated to history and archaeology, features
exhibitions, lectures and special activities. The new pavilion is also
the home to Archaeo-Space, a simulated archaeological dig designed for
kids and families.
VINTAGE -- the new show by Gregory Charles
The unstoppable stage man and his band rock another all-request repertoire of genre-spanning songs with VINTAGE,
premiering in the Old Port on May 29. Québec's undisputed cover king
keeps tempo with the times: fans can make their music requests online
when they purchase tickets. Charles also had a custom-made theater-to-go
built for his show that he packs up and takes with him!
The Museum of Costume and Textile of Québec
is setting up shop in the silver-domed Bonsecours Market, giving
fashion mavens the chance to feast on Québec's costume and textile
heritage -- past, present and future. With Tapis Rouge: Fashion at the Museum, until October 6, 2013 visitors can admire signature pieces from
collections by fashion's great names (Thierry Mugler, Arnold Scassi,
Christian Dior and more) as well as prominent Montréal designers.
The magnificent Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal
From June 22 to September 29 the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 competition will be showcasing its eye-popping plant-sculptures at the Botanical Garden. For the 2013 theme, Land of Hope, 250 horticultural artists from around the globe will be working their green thumb to dazzle visitors.
Grace Kelly at the McCord Museum
A star of the silver screen, Alfred Hitchcock's muse and
the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was utterly captivating. With From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon,
the McCord Museum premieres from June 6 to October 5, 2013, a
behind-the-scenes peek at this fascinating woman and her many roles,
through everything from photos to clothing to love letters.
March 29, 2013 to March 30, 2014
The Beatles in Montréal is an exhibition on the
Montréal stopover of this legendary British group that revolutionized
pop music around the world, and that also had a profound influence on
musical trends that took root right here in Montréal and throughout
August 14 to 18, 2013
The Omnivore Food Festival dedicates its activities to the world of gastronomy.
In Montréal, we've got
108 festivals to enjoy, 365 days a year! No matter the language or your
interests, we've got something for everyone. That's what Montréal is all
about! Discover our full festival calendar.