Weekly Fringe: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Live the Last Week Before School to the Fullest with These Events!

Graphic By Nadine Abdel Latif

August is over. We'll soon enough be draping our shoulders in overcoats, crunching leaves under our Docs, and hiding our hair under the same unwashed toques. While we might now be aching for cooler air, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the last week of summer!

Monday, Aug. 29

Kick off the week by perusing the shelves of Argo Bookshop! By far the best independent bookshop within easy reach of SGW campus. The store’s new Saint-Catherine location has poetry, literature, classics, non-fiction and countless new releases. The owners’ proclivity for Japanese fiction means you might just encounter something entirely new. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

The Orchestre à vents Péri-Phonique will recommence their practice sessions this Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. Take a sneak peek at what sort of pieces the ensemble will be playing during its upcoming season, and maybe even submit your resume! The Orchestra is currently seeking high-level musicians to fill some spots if you think you’re qualified. 

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Casa Del Popolo will be hosting a post-punk concert night starting at 7:30 p.m. In the Plateau for the evening? Legitimize your indie experience by supporting acts Patti, Foyer and Fresh Wax as they take the stage.

Thursday, Sept. 1

September kicks off with the second edition of Festival du Nouveau Cinéma at Quartier des Spectacles. The Esplanade Tranquille pavilion will host a free screening of the documentary L’INFONIE INACHEVÉE. Presented in French with English subtitles, the film chronicles the exploits of an experimental art collective.


Friday, Sept. 2

August is over, so why not launch into full-blown Halloween mode? Minuit au Parc is hosting a screening of Misery—the terrifying movie adaptation of Stephen King’s eponymous novel–at Cinema du Parc. Detailing the woes of a writer imprisoned by one of his super-fans, this feature is a bone-shatteringly good time.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Head down to the Grand Quai of Montreal’s Old Port to see Le Marché Créole. This celebration of all things Martinique boasts dozens of free activities, including domino tournaments, tropical bouquet contests and traditional Martinican music and dance. Loads of Martician chefs will also be there, so be sure to show up with an empty stomach!

Sunday, Sept.4 

Tension will be hosting a Kinky Craft Fair in the Gay Village from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. A collaboration with the city’s Fetish Weekend, the market will display the works of local craftsmen who specialize in leather, rope and whatever else gets you going 😉