Fringe Arts

  • Kafein Poetry Night’s Popularity Posing Some Good Problems

    75th Edition of Event Draws in Record Breaking Crowd

    At the base of the staircase to Kafein’s bar stands a small table with a donation jar, saying “feed the artists.”

  • Poems of the Week

    A Curated Selection of Verse, From Us to You

    A selection of poems from students in Montreal.


    How Social Media Breaks the Industry It Makes: a Tale From the Montreal Art Tattoo Show

    While social media has continued to make people increasingly at ease with tattoos by virtually inviting them into shops, it has also made it easier for people to steal artists’ work.

  • Forget Time, Just Dance

    An Independent Music Festival in Montreal’s Old Port

    Ribbons decorate nearly every surface; lights in hues of blue, red and green are scattered across the ground and bouncing from tree to tree. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you were in a real forest.

  • Zooming into World Issues

    First Prize for World Press Photo Competition Focuses on Refugee Crisis, Exhibited in Montreal

    On the border of Serbia and Hungary one August night last year, a Syrian man passed a baby underneath a barbed wire fence as they journeyed to find refuge in Europe.

  • Montreal, In Verse

    An Introduction to and Exploration of Local Poetry

    Walking down St. Laurent St. and Roy St., one may come across Leah Benetti, a local street poet. She earns her living with her typewriter, writing short poems for curious passersby on a pay-what-you-can basis.

  • Stylishly Underfunded

    Montreal’s Fashion Scene Declines Steadily as Young Designers Pack Up and Leave

    Kristina Spino, a concept designer at Dynamite Group who’s been involved in Montreal’s fashion industry for over a decade, says the influx of foreign giants like Zara and H&M have led to the demise of small retailers.

  • Cabaret Abnormal: All Kinds of Weird

    Sideshow-Style Cabaret Show in Montreal Guarantees You’ll Be Wriggling in your Seat

    On August 5, The Wiggle Room bar will be hosting a performance that is just downright weird. It’s called Cabaret Abnormal.

  • The Last Day: Being a Crybaby at Osheaga

    Melanie Martinez, St. Lucia, and How I Didn’t See Radiohead

    I found myself stressed out in a sea of people who were too fucked up having the time of their lives.

  • Montreal Band Caveboy Plays Debut Osheaga Show

    Trio Released First EP Last Year, Working on Full-Length Album

    It has been a wild year for the group as they released their first EP—titled _Caveboy_—last October and performed at Montreal’s annual summer music festival, Osheaga, this past weekend.