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Montreal Festivals: November 2013

Montreal Festivals: November 18 to November 24, 2013

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A Montreal Festivals November 2013 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in November 2013 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.

Through November 2013
Fall in the City
Your ultimate guide to Montreal in the fall. Includes information on the season's top events, activities, weather expectations and more.

Through November 2013
Go Apple Picking
Who doesn't like this activity? Find me a living breathing human being and I'll find you someone who will end up refreshed and happy after a day spent in an orchard surrounded by the forbidden fruit. Included in this guide are a comprehensive list of orchards within close proximity to Montreal as well as an apple picking solution for those of you who do not have a car. And... I even included recipes to help you figure out what to do with all those apples once you bring them home.

Through November 2013
Make Applesauce?
Well, since you went apple picking ...

Through November 2013
How About a Batch of My Fall-tastic Squash Soup
You know you want to ...

Through November 2013
Leaf Peeping
While you could pick any park for a taste of autumn, the following Montreal fall foliage destinations are particularly picturesque, if only for the variety of tree species they offer, a mix of shapes and colors you just can't find everywhere. But don;t wait too long. The season is often over by the first week of November, if not earlier. Details here.

Through November 2013
Have Fun For Free
On a tight budget but aching to do something? Anything? Then you're going to love your ultimate insider's guide to what to do in Montreal for free.

Through November 2013
Visit St. Joseph's Oratory
Founded by a humble orphan, the recently sainted Miracle Man of Montreal, countless unexplained phenomena have allegedly occurred on oratory grounds, a top Montreal attraction that welcomes up to two million visitors every year. Details here.

Through November 2013
Ongoing Family Events
Listed are ongoing events and activities perfect for families. A few community activities suitable for older ages are also included.

Through November 2013
Sales, Sales and More Sales
Find out how to save at least 50% on retail in Montreal.

Through November 2013
Montreal Concerts
Montreal concerts in November, from indie to big tickets, are included in your Montreal concerts listings. Details with clips.

Through November 2013
Montreal Museum Exhibits
A round up of current exhibits and IMAX film presentations at Montreal's leading museums and science centres. Details here.

Through November 2013
Ice Skating
Get a head start on the outdoor ice skating season with a little indoor fun at this icy hot spot.

Through November 2013
Christmas Shopping Guide
It's never too early to get started. Includes a hand-picked list of fairs & bazaars featuring unique and often affordable finds.

Through November 2013
Pick Your Own Christmas Tree
An annual point of contention, what's the better environmental choice? A real Christmas tree that lasts for a few weeks or a fake one that can be reused for years? Find out here.

Not in November 2013
CINARS: International Exchange for the Performing Arts
Held every two years (next one is in 2014), CINARS is a conference for performing arts professionals with shows open to the public in the form of performances covering music, theatre, dance and multidisciplinary events which are free on a first-come, first-reserved-online basis. Admission varies by event. Various venues.

Not in November 2013
Les Coups de Théâtre Festival
Held every two years, Les Coups de Théâtre is a festival specializing in theatre just for kids since 1990. Returns in 2014. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Through November 2013
Reader-Submitted Events
Have a Montreal event to propose? Submit event information here.

November 19 to November 22, 2013
Mundial Montreal
“Mundial Montreal is a world music conference and festival that celebrates Canada’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of showcases while creating an unprecedented network of world music presenters and professionals with a common goal: to develop professional opportunities.” Admission varies by event. At various venues.

November 20 to November 23, 2013
M for Montreal
Offering a four-day bird's eye view of who's who in Montreal's music scene. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

November 20 to November 25, 2013
Salon du livre
Meet your favorite French writers and find the perfect bookworm gift at North America's largest French literature gathering. Admission $8, $6 if purchased online, $6 seniors and students, free for kids 12 and under accompanied by a parent, $12 per full festival passport (photo required). At Place Bonaventure (map).

November 20 to December 7, 2013
Quotient Empirique
"While some might consider the sudden appearance of street dance on theatre stages as the last great dance revolution of the 20th century, Victor Quijada has managed to transcend the form to the point where he has created a whole new dance language. In this much anticipated new work, he refines his hybridization of classical, contemporary and urban styles with a new gang of hyperactive dancers as he explores identity, nostalgia and regret. Once again, the internationally renowned choreographer hits home with fierce and elegant dance that is not only impressive but stirring. A must." Admission $33 plus taxes/service/shipping/box office charge, 20% for youth ages 30 and under upon presentation of proof of age at the box office. At Place des Arts' Cinquième Salle (map).

November 21, 2013
Hip Hop Karaoke
Special edition: greatest hits. Details here.

November 21 to November 23, 2013
OldWIG Vintage Sale
"Treasures, cocktails, music, art and shopping meet in a unique place, [a] vintage pool from the 30’s. Men & Women Clothing + Home Décor & Furnitures!" Free admission. At Bain Mathieu (map).

November 23, 2013
Montreal Santa Claus Parade
Montreal's biggest Christmas event, the annual Santa Claus Parade is expecting crowds in the six figures to show up .Route details here.

November 23 and November 24, 2013
Le Noël des chats Cat Show
Hundreds of cats and kittens representing some 40 different breeds will take part in, according to organizers, the most important feline competition in Canada. Admission $10, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for kids 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and under, family rate $25 (2 adults, 2 kids). At Place Forzani (map).

November 23 to December 14, 2013
MMFA's Free Christmas Concerts
Each concert/live choir starts at 3 p.m. in the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion's Hall of Bronzes. Free admission. At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (map here).

Through November 24, 2013
Rencontres internationales du documentaire à Montréal
Montreal's top documentary film festival. Admission $11.50, student/senior $9.50, five screenings $50, student/senior $40, festival pass $100, student/senior $80. At various venues.

Through November 30, 2013
Rad Hourani Retrospective: Seamless – Five Years of Unisex
“On January 24, 2013, Rad Hourani entered the inner circle of Parisian haute couture with the presentation of the first unisex show in fashion history, becoming the first Canadian to stand among the fashion greats. His collections are currently present in 130 shops and galleries in 30 countries around the world. And this coming November 1, 2013, the Phi Centre will welcome him as guest curator of an event that will last all month long. At the request of Phoebe Greenberg, founder and curator of the Phi Centre, Rad Hourani will take us inside his seamless approach and his five years in unisex fashion, through his study of the human body, his patterns, his photography and his 20 collections.” Free admission. Special events extra. At Centre PHI (map).

Through December 7, 2013
Cirkopolis
“In the heart of a factory-city, acrobats and multidisciplinary artists defy the laws of gravity, virtuosity, and agility to challenge the limits imposed on them and rebuild their lives. “Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope,” explains Jeannot Painchaud, creative director of Cirque Éloize, who also co-directs the show with choreographer Dave Saint-Pierre.” Admission $36 to $67.50 plus taxes/service/shipping/box office charge. At Place des Arts' Théâtre Maisonneuve (map).

Through December 7, 2013
Montreal Bach Festival
Celebrating the German composer's contribution to Baroque music. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

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Ongoing
Restaurant Labo Culinaire / Foodlab
Discover new experimental dishes made by chefs Michelle Marek et Seth Gabriel. Menu changes theme every two weeks. Reasonable wine prices. Tuesdays to Fridays as of 5 p.m. Reservations can be made for groups of 8 and up. At the Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT) (map).

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