Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary – Official program – March 3rd to March 9th, 2017

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Montréal, the city that will not sleep

MONTRÉAL, March 3, 2017 – This week, for Montréal’s 375th anniversary, the proposed activities are going to keep Montrealers awake with the 14th “Nuit Blanche” of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, on Saturday, March 4th. The city’s history and architecture will also be featured with “Archifête 375”, a festive event dedicated to Ville-Marie’s neighbourhoods. In addition, the first phase of “Pleine lumière sur les Filles du Roy” will be introduced during a cocktail reception on the evening of March 8th – a unique way of showcasing the 17th century art of living!

New events

Festival d’hiver
Pointe-aux-Fêtes invites you to face winter with festive activities. Come experience this new festival in Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles. There will be an opening show on Friday evening, March 3rd and a family day full of activities awaits you on Saturday followed by an evening show.
March 3rd from 18:00 to 23:00 and Saturday March 4th from 11:00 to 23:00 – Parc Saint-Jean-Baptiste

The Outremont Yard: Railroad Memories
The Park Extension Historical Society and the Société d’histoire d’Outremont present a project in three parts (exhibition, screenings and walking tours) about the former Outremont rail yard’s history. The SCREENING SERIES explores the thematic of trains. A program of short films on trains and the Expo 67 will be presented as part of “Nuit Blanche”.
March 4th – L’Artère Coop

Nuit Blanche
A “Nuit Blanche” in the colours of Expo 67 offers more than 200 free activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event. Celebrating the optimism, openness to the world and appeal of modernism that characterized Expo 67, the unique programming showcases the values and dynamism that transformed the city at the time. Infusing this 14th edition of “Nuit Blanche” with a brand-new dose of innovation and daring, it will become yet another special way to celebrate the history of the city.
March 4th – Place des festivals

Archifête 375
“Archifête 375” is a cultural and festive project to celebrate the architecture of Ville-Marie‘s neighborhoods, where the architects and the citizens will have occasions to meet. Visits and workshops will take place in 2017 in Ville-Marie in preparation for an exhibition and architectural celebration!
March 4th and more dates to be confirmed – La Maison de l’architecture du Québec

Pleine lumière sur les Filles du Roy
Actors portraying the King’s Daughters will host various participatory activities that highlight life in the 17th century, including small scenes of everyday life depicting the peculiarities of the time: the objects used, food, working the land, clothing and particularly, the influence of contact with Aboriginal nations.
March 8th 2017 at 5 pmMaison de la culture Mercier: Cocktail reception to introduce the “King’s Daughters of Montréal” event. Work session on the challenges related to integration.
*RSVP at 514-493-1967

Ongoing events

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours – En route vers le Festival
A reminder about the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Country evenings every Friday from February 3rd to July 28th, starting at 8 pm – Bistro Le Ste-Cath

Tomorrow People
The exhibition “Tomorrow” at OBORO opens a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from the nations that form the territory of current-day Canada. Skawennati tells stories in analog and digital form that take a close look at the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.
February 4th to March 18th, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm – OBORO

Curling en lumière
Discover the magic of “Curling en lumière”, a brand-new activity that’s free for the whole family at the 375th Hivernales. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE sheds new light on curling by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique interactive experience, try your hand tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.
February 23rd to March 11th, 2017 – Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles

The massive “Illuminart” project is a program of technological works launched as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the festivities of the 375th anniversary of Montréal. The installations, which are dotted throughout the Quartier des spectacles and elsewhere in the borough of Ville-Marie, feature illuminating, interactive and immersive cutting-edge creations.
February 23rd to March 11th, 2017 – Downtown

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
As of December 21st – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert Street) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)

Cité Mémoire
Projected throughout Old Montréal and loosely inspired by city’s history, “Cité Mémoire” invites you to meet a host of characters who’ve witnessed the city’s evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Don’t forget to download the application!
Every night – Old Montréal

To find out more about all of the events, go to the programming section of our web site http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/ or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Canada, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com

For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual press room here.

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To learn more about the contribution of the Gouvernement du Québec to Montréal’s 375th, click here.

For further information: Media Relations: Amélie Forcier, aforcier@national.ca, 514-843-2307



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