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March 8 - IWD

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Montréal women making a difference:

© Photo par Eva Blue - Mural by Meky Ottawa


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Remembering Eleanor Collins, Canada's First Lady of Jazz:


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For this last episode of the In Concert Hall of Fame for 2023, Paolo honours Canada’s first lady of jazz: Eleanor Collins. Eleanor Collins is remarkable, both as a musician and as a person. In November, she celebrated her 104th birthday. Not long ago, Canada Post dedicated a stamp to Eleanor. And she’s a member of the Order of Canada. And yet, relatively few Canadians know about Eleanor and even fewer people have heard her amazing recordings. Get to know all about the remarkable Eleanor Collins on the In Concert Hall of Fame.

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The Immersive Festival of Scandinavian / Nordic Kultur and Art – FIKA(S), is back from March 9 to 15 for its 5th edition.


The FIKA(S) "Hygge" House - What could be better than a warm and welcoming place to host our festivalgoers right in the heart of March? FIKA(S)' Hygge House is a headquarters located at the Monument-National, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. We aim to take advantage of the launch of the Hygge House to highlight local artists and craftsmen. On the program: an artisan market, children's shows, music, gatherings, conferences, workshops. Monument-National 1182 Boul. Saint-Laurent – Montréal. Open to everyone, this place will welcome you for mostly free activities* from Saturday, March 9th, to Sunday, March 10th, 2024. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Voluntary contribution.

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Concordia EPIC Used Book Fair - Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

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Spring at the Gardens:

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Everything is maple – March 26th, Atwater Market.

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Olivier Lemieux - JAPAN 4.0: THE COUNTRY THAT CHANGED ME FOREVER

Photographer and videographer, formerly a high school teacher, Olivier Lemieux is still driven by history and geography. Today, this passion takes him to the four corners of the planet, exploring and documenting his travels in images.

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Marton Perlaki’s experimental images explore the line between order and chaos. Considering an uncanny medium and how we understand it, the Hungarian’s new book blends the playfulness with a welcome loss of control.

C13 Ice Cube (Blue) 2018 © Marton Perlaki. All images from The Third Hand

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Papyrus: Exploring the Invention of the Book. The book may well be the greatest invention since the wheel, according to author Irene Vallejo. She traces the history of this miraculous invention with a book of her own, Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World.


In her book, Papyrus, philologist Irene Vallejo suggests that books are among the most influential inventions of all time.

(Knopf/Penguin Random House Canada/James Rajotte)

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