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Community events- week of November 1, 2021

Updated: Nov 5, 2021


The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2021 Shortlist.

CBC is pleased to announce that Canadian actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and poet, artist, and performer Rupi Kaur will host the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on November 8, 2021. The broadcast will be presented commercial-free courtesy of Scotia Wealth Management.

Watch the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Monday, November 8 at 9 p.m. (11:30 p.m. AT, 12 midnight NT) on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service, with a livestream also available on Listeners can tune into a broadcast special on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.


Heritage consultant Sophie Lamarche tells host Sabrina (CBC Let’s Go) about the book “Westmount: A historical coloring book”.

The book:

Ce cahier est un hybride entre un livre d'histoire et un album de coloriage. Avec ses illustrations détaillées, il invite les petits et grands intéressés par l'histoire et l'architecture à découvrir et à s'approprier le riche patrimoine de Westmount.


Writer Rebecca Solnit:


From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest–a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery.

Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime trying to understand the secret societies of trees — how they work together, help each other and even how they speak to one another. Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. She tells us about her work, what it means for old-growth forests amid a climate emergency and her new book Finding the Mother Tree.



Paul Zizka is an award-winning mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Canada:

Photo - Dave Brosha

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies [HD] - YouTube


Artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton, the most recent winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, joined Tom Power to discuss her artistic practice and why it's important for her to create knowledge with her art.


From Coursera: This course is part of the Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization - Seeing Through Photographs

Taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us. Given our near-constant engagement with images this course will help you dig into the meaning of pictures and reconsider photography’s role in our visual culture. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at 100 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, going behind the scenes of the Museum and into artist studios through original films and audio interviews.

Seeing Through Photographs | Coursera



Arab World Festival of Montréal, October 29 - November 13, 2021.

Plenty of concerts to discover:


New mezzo soprano to watch out for:


Opera is making a comeback on stages around the world. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman spoke with Tom Power about her new piece, Angel, and the ways performers are reinventing the artform.

Angel - Opera Atelier tickets:


Jui-Sheng Li cordially invites you to attend his upcoming solo recital at the Kin Experience (397A, Rue St-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3B 1A4) on Monday, November 22nd, 2021, at 19h00. The concert will include a mixture of Western and Eastern music:

1) R. Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17

2) E. Wild: Etude No. 3 based on George Gershwin “The Man I Love”

3) K. Rathaus: Zwei Stücke aus dem Ballett “Der letzte Pierrot”

4) Ming-Hsiu Yen: Two Old Postcards from Formosa




From Place des arts / ESPACE GEORGES-ÉMILE-LAPALME, November 20 To 21, 2021.

Get better acquainted with various Indigenous cultures in Quebec over the course of this festive, pleasant, and people-centred weekend. On the program: workshops on the Atikamekw language and pow-wow dance with artist Catherine Boivin, a reading of youth fiction by author Dave Jenniss, a cooking workshop and tasting with Abenaki chef Lysanne O’Bomsawin, readings of tales by W8banaki storytellers Nicole O’Bomsawin and Élise Boucher-De Gonzague, as well as musical performances by the Kawandak quartet and Wendat artist Sandrine Masse who will transport the audience to faraway lands. Each day is divided into 3 distinct blocks of activities, each of which requires one reservation per person:

Micro ouvert autochtone - Espace Georges-Émile-Lapalme | Place des Arts


Also at Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme - Every day starting at 8 P.M., until November 19, 2021.

This is the theme that served to inspire 4 teams of UQAM visual and media arts students who created digital works you can see on our screen mosaic next time you visit: Transcendance by Elsa Lanoue-McEwen and Éloïse Vinet-Charland, Homescreen(s) by Nadya Aubrey-Robillard, Paul Dénommée, and Laura Double, Dyade by Lindsey Bégaud, Charles Brouillard, and Marie-Pier Lachance, and Diorama by Manuel Fleury and Antoine Roy Beauvais.

Have a look here: Vers un monde meilleur | Place des Arts


Remember these?

Welcome to the Montréal Signs Project, a permanent exhibition of commercial and civic signs in the CJ building on Concordia University’s Loyola campus. Since 2010, the MSP’s collection has provided fascinating insights into Montréal’s everyday cultural histories via its sign heritage. From personal memories of specific neighbourhoods to larger questions of migration and entrepreneurship, to the hidden stories of sign makers, the MSP attempts to address many of these questions through research and media creation.

Watch Professor Matt Soar, Communications Studies, Concordia University:


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