Fringe Arts

  • Concordia Students Bring Multi-Disciplinary Arts to Multiple Floors

    Performance and Visual Arts Explore Domesticity and Consumerism With ‘Common Uncommon’

    The house looked no different than any other. Tucked neatly, almost hidden in a residential area, is an alternative art space called Peripheral Hours. On May 17 and 18, they hosted their third show, Common Uncommon. Three Concordia students invited artists to explore alternative modes of domesticity at the multi-disciplinary exhibit.

  • The Address Calls Montrealers to Take Action Against Gentrification

    The Reality of Gentrification is Highlighted in CDN Ethno-Documentary Performance

    Last weekend, at the Centre d’éducation interculturelle et internationale, the collective VISIBLE presented The Address. The ethno-documentary performance was composed of eight citizens exploring topics like the Côte-Des-Neiges housing problems, and a current view of life in the neighbourhood.

  • Pin Patch Mtl Brings Art That Travels to Montreal

    The Sale Captured Montreal’s Booming Pin and Patch Craze

    In the mid-afternoon in Mile-Ex, the warehouse-turned-studio space boomed with electronic music. Guests shuffled in and out of the the Decade Building, buzzing with excitement.

  • Porchfest Got NDG in a Dancing Mood for the Fifth Year

    Residents Were Enchanted by the Local Arts

    On May 18, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce resident Sheindl Rothman and her husband were dancing to the Kim Beyea band. From the sultry “Song for My Father” to the lively “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” the couple swayed to the jazz trio’s rendition of classics at the NDG Porchfest.

  • Wicked Mmm Makes Lingerie on a Spectrum

    Montreal Couple’s Business Is Sexy and Comfortable for Everyone

    Masha Smushkevitch and Will Desjardins think that all bodies should get to wear nice panties. The partners are co-founders of Wicked Mmm, a Montreal-based lingerie brand bringing handmade underwear for everyone.

  • Milk & Bone Invites You to ‘Dive’ Into the Summer

    Montreal Pop Duo Releases New Retrowave EP

    Following the release of their sophomore album Deception Bay last year, Montreal duo Milk & Bone is back with four new songs on an extended play titled Dive, released May 24. This project marks a new collaboration between Milk & Bone and Alex Lustig, a producer from Antwerp, Belgium who has worked with artists such as Drake and Young Thug in the past.

  • XP Mtl and Outfit Mob Get McGill Station Grooving

    Artists Combine Music and Dance to Enliven a Busy City

    Last Thursday, metro passengers stumbled onto a pleasant surprise at McGill metro station. Amidst the regular hustle and bustle was a grooving group of dancers, singers, and musicians, injecting art and life into the city.

  • Sara Marie Barron Brought Bedroom Soul to Montreal’s Club Balattou

    The Evening Unfolded With Passion, Humour and a Pedal Loop

    Detroit singer-songwriter Sara Marie Barron concluded her first tour at the Club Balattou last Tuesday. She stepped onto the stage covered head-to-toe in glitter, yet her voice stole the focus.

  • The Rose Festival Celebrates Self-Love and the Queer Community

    The Third Edition Found Its Groove at the Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal

    “All of us who grapple with not being seen, or deal with intersectionality around our queerness—it felt like we had voices this year, and we were seen,” said Corrina Hodgson, co-founder of the Rose festival.

  • ‘Reaching for Starlight’ Shows Kids Asking the Tough Questions

    Geordie Productions’ Play Stages Ballet and Social Issues

    Have you ever wondered why the world can be so unfair at times? Who is to blame for misfortunes? Reaching for Starlight, a play inspired by Kristy Dempsey’s children’s book A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream, follows Reenie, played by Bria McLaughlin, an energetic and curious ballet dancer, through her journey in understanding where she stands in the world and who she wants to be.