Hello February! With Valentine’s just a few weeks ago we’re already getting into the spirit with three days that are all about chocolate. Also on the roster are amazing musical acts, homegrown dancers and an exploration of Montreal’s meat-free dining destinations.
This performer extraordinaire brings her Born this Way Ball tour to Montreal with special guests Lady Starlight and Madeon. While we do love her music we’ll be snapping up tickets to the show with the main motive of checking out her over-the-top costumes. Supposedly there are enough costume changes to make Cher proud!
When: February 11, 7p.m.
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 Ave. des Canadiens-de-Montreal, 514-790-2525, www.centrebell.ca
Just in time for Valentine’s this show is the ultimate for any chocolate lover. The festival features a chocolate market selling milk, dark and white delicacies from Point G, Morel Chocolatier, Petits Gateaux and more. There is also an Academie du Chocolat where guests can learn how to make all sorts of chocolate creations. We won’t miss the chocolate fashion show taking place on Saturday at 4:30pm where chocolatiers will be paired up with fashion designers like Melissa Bolduc and Yves Jean Lacasse to make a wearable chocolate creation.
When: February 8-10
Price: Free entry
Where: Marché Bonsecours, 350 St Paul E., 514-872-7730, www.marchebonsecours.qc.ca
Another dishcrawl is on the menu this week, with the destination being the heart of downtown. While the restaurants have not yet been announced we’re thinking Crudessence, La Panthere Verte and other vegan favourites will be on the itinerary.
When: February 5, 7p.m.
Where: Start location TBA
The Just for Kid’s Foundation is putting on its 7th annual dancing competition, with a “We Wanna Rock” theme. The evening will feature local celebrities like Tatiana Londono, Mark Bergman and more. The evening will include a cocktail dinatoire, open bar, raffle, live auction and, of course, the dance show.
When: February 5, 6:30p.m.
Where: Telus Theatre, 1280 St Denis St., 514-764-2680, www.theatretelus.com
This iconic Canadian band is heading east for a short Canadian tour that includes Montreal. The tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of the Outskirts album featuring hits like Try.
When: February 8, 8p.m.
Where: Place des Arts, 175 Ste Catherine St. W., 514-285-4200, www.laplacedesarts.com