Montreal – meals, theater and enjoyable
With many local theater groups trying to bring audiences back to their venues during this upside-down time that is the COVID-19 pandemic, Centaur Theater has decided to kick off its 52nd season with its new theater “al fresco” Bring Portico Project.
The Portico Project, which runs through October 3, provides a fresh take on theatrical enjoyment as the Centaur is hosting a series of short productions that will be staged on the outdoor porch of the theater facilities at 453 St. Francois-Xavier Street in Old Montreal.
One of the productions that are part of the project’s program is “Is there anything else I can do for you?”, A new short solo game (running time between 12 and 15 minutes) that mixes movement and text, created by and Amy Blackmore, who is also Executive and Artistic Director of the MainLine Theater and the Montreal Fringe Festival, was developed.
Starring Maxine Segalowitz, who stole the show when she appeared as Columbia during MainLine’s annual production of The Rocky Horror Show last fall, the play tells of Amy’s own experiences dealing with a recent personal medical situation and how they had to find their way around the specifics of our healthcare system during the pandemic. And since Amy is still recovering from this health situation that has temporarily restricted her ability to speak, she has enlisted Emily Gualtieri of the Parts + Labor_Danse troupe to help direct the play and give instructions.
Show times for “Can I still do something for you?” Are at 4:00 pm (September 25th and October 1st), 2:00 pm (September 27th) and 3:00 pm (October 3rd). Admission is free; However, donations to the Centaur Theater are welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.centaurtheatre.com/portico-project.
The Intercultural Arts of Montreal
The Montreal arts interculturels (MAI), based in 3680 Jeanne Mance, are opening their 2020-2021 exhibition season with the current “Live in Palestine”, which runs until October 24th.
The exhibition emerged from an arts and resistance conference that was held in Bethlehem, Israel. Exhibition curator Rehab Nazzal traveled to Palestine together with co-curators Stefan St. Laurent and Anna Khimasia to talk to Palestinian activists, artists and scientists and to experience everyday life there firsthand.
With works by a number of well-known and emerging artists currently living and working in Palestine – many of which are on view for the first time in Montreal – the exhibition also focuses on works that combine performative practices with political engagement, such as addressing the problems and grapple with the complexity of life in occupied Palestine.
Admission to the exhibition is free, but reservations are required for the 45-minute tours, which will take place on September 25 (English) and October 2 (French). All visitors must wear a face mask when visiting the exhibition. Call 514-982-3386 for more information.
Pan-Caribbean cuisine at Kamuy
Friends of fine dining, take note. One of Montreal’s hippest new restaurants, Kamuy, located on Jeanne Mance Street in the heart of the city’s Quartier des Spectacles, recently announced that it will be serving its popular pan-Caribbean cuisine for lunch and brunch.
The lunch menu, offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, features express service and menu options that incorporate fresh ingredients from the Caribbean islands, as well as many of the flavor profiles and influences that have made Kamuy such a culinary hotspot. In addition to the brunch service, which is offered every Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. together with tapas from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there is a festive bagatelle brunch made famous by the head chef of the Paul Toussaint restaurant. During brunch time, guests are pampered with continuous music that enriches their unique dining experience and features musical styles such as reggae, jazz, bachata, merengue, troubadour and salsa, to name a few.
To reserve your spot for Kamuy’s international culinary adventure, call 514-447-7481 or email [email protected].
By: Stuart Nulman – [email protected]
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