Fringe Arts

  • The Racial Spectrum

    Metachroma Seeks Colour Balance Onstage

    Theatre has an interesting idea of what’s normal. For centuries, women’s roles were played by men, and for the past few decades having one actor of colour in a cast was considered progressive.

  • Discount Glitz

    Opéra de Montréal opens its 33rd season with Verdi’s La traviata

    Romantic suspense, heartbreaking tragedy and the tale of one woman’s ultimate demise are the basis of Giuseppo Verdi’s La traviata, which opens Opéra de Montréal’s 2012-2013 season at Place des Arts on Friday.

  • Unresolved Trauma

    “Where the Blood Mixes” Tells the Story of Native Communities

    Residential schools, where Catholic priests and nuns educated First Nations youth about Christianity and European culture, left scars of abuse behind on the communities whose children they sought to fix. That reality is honored in the play Where the Blood Mixes, starting next week at the Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée.

  • Event Listings September 5 to 11

    The Link’s Event Picks for the Upcoming Week

    Music, performance, visual art and more happening in Montreal.

  • Vintage Made Easy

    No Musty Mazes to Navigate for Finds at Vintage POP

    Thrift shopping tends to be, more often than not, a needle-in-a-haystack sort of situation.

  • Gone in 60 Seconds

    Uniquely Montreal Short Film Fest M60 Makes Everyone a Filmmaker

    Many big promises have been made under the moon in a night sky, but when a group of friends were sitting on Mount Royal waiting for an eclipse in 2008, the idea of a new film festival actually stuck.

  • Getting Back to Music

    Concordia Alumni Mix and Mash their Sounds

    Their day jobs are in marketing, acting and research, but onstage at Le Piranha Bar this Sunday three Concordia grads are returning to their first love with 50 Shades of Music.

  • Education Interrupting Tradition

    Grand Comme le Baobab Features Organic Filmmaking in Senegal

    Cultural progress in Senegal has split the collective values of many villages and is explored in the film Grand comme le Baobab which has its world premiere at the Montreal World Film festival this week.

  • Bicycle Friends Forever

    Bike Film Fest Returns With Races, Parties and Fashion Contests

    The Bicycle Film Festival is not just about the films, despite an eclectic mix of movies from different bike subcultures.

  • All Systems Cleared for Some Mighty Fine Jazz

    Local Trio Cover Nirvana, Radiohead; Journey to the Moon

    The Jérôme Beaulieu Trio doesn’t quite fit the mold of traditional jazz musicians.