Auberge de la Fontaine Inn Montreal
1301 Rachel Est Street
Montreal Qc H2J 2K1
1(800) 597-0597
(514)597-0166

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September 13 to 16,  five Tall Ships® will wait for visitors to the Old Port: The Peacemaker, the Fair Jeanne, the Roter Sand, the Pathfinder and the St. Lawrence II

Ship tours
Thursday September 13 :6pm to 10pm / Pirate Cabaret 6pm to 11pm
Friday September 14: 12pm-5pm and  6pm-10 pm / Pirate Cabaret 6pm to 11pm
Saturday September 15: 12pm-5pm and 6pm-10 pm / Pirate Cabaret 6pm to 11pm
Sunday September 16: 12pm to 6pm

Place-des-Arts, Wilfrid-Pelletier room welcomes the musical comedy Wicked, the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz from August 1st to 26.

Wicked, the musical comedy directed by two-time Tony Award recipient Joe Mantello, with musical orchestration by Wayne Cilento, also a Tony Award holder, has won 35 presitgious awards, including a Grammy and three Tonys. The show tells the all-new story of the witches of Oz. Well before the arrival of Dorothy, two girls had met in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, was lively, radiant, and misunderstood, while the other was beautiful, ambitious, and popular. Wicked recounts their remarkable journey and reveals how these unlikely friends became respectively, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South.

Day-of-performance lottery: A limited number of orchestra seats will be held 2 1/2 hours prior to each performance. People who present themselves at the Place des Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

Read some lines of Anne Sutherland's review in The Gazette:  The strength of the musical Wicked lies in the two leads, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

For all the sumptuous costumes, fancy sets, dry ice, flying monkeys and production numbers, it all boils down to whether these two dames can belt it out.

Goodness knows, to borrow a line from the production, they certainly can.

To state the obvious, the two leads are wicked good.

If you like a catchy tune, the Wizard of Oz, some comedy and great vocals, then Wicked is the ticket.

Wicked, the touring version that just touched down at Place des Arts for almost the entire month of August, is blessed with the gifted pipes of Jeanna de Waal as the saintly sweet Glinda and the superb Christine Dwyer as the flawed but ultimately redeemed Elphaba, the witch of the title.

There will be heartbreak, some of those scary flying monkeys, a subplot with a Munchkin and some broomstick travel.

The costumes are quite brilliant, particularly the numerous hues of green in the Emerald City tableaus and the candy-coloured gowns sported by the good witch.

A more than passing familiarity with the movie comes in handy if you’re going to catch the numerous incidents of foreshadowing and play on words.

For all stays between September 17 to 20, obtain 20 % rebate on your online reservation.  Available online only and cannot be combined to any other promotion.

 

The Montreal Bike Fest 2012 will be taking place from May 27 to June 3.The Montreal Bike Fest attracts cyclists from here and abroad, to participate in this great cycling event that attracts tens of thousands of people on two wheels.

 

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- The Tour of the Island of Montreal | This famous tour now forms a 50 km loops around the city starting at Parc Jeanne-Mance, then visiting the northern part of the city, onwards to the posh Outremont borough, Ville Mont-Royal, St. Lawrence, St- Leonard, before joining the esplanade of the Olympic  Parkdowntown area and back to Parc Jeanne-Mance


- The Metropolitan Challenge| The first major cycling excursion of the season This Tour of the Island of Montreal allows you the pleasure of spinning at high speed or the leisure of taking you’re your time through the streets of Montreal
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- Un Tour la Nuit (the night tour)| To accommodate an increasing number of cyclists in the Tour la Nuitthe departure time has been moved up to 8:15pm from 8:40pm.  Activities at the site of arrival Jeanne Mance Parc, will continue until 12:30am.

- BIXI | Subscribers and non-subscribers of the self-service bike program, can book a BIXI bike at 10$ per event to participate in The Night Touror the Tour of the Island of Montreal. A 100% Montreal experience!


- Rendez-vous Cycle Chic| Following Montreal’s membership to the international Bloggers movement Cycle Chic , VéloQuébec launched the Go Cycle Chic.7

Bed and breackfast/Hotel Auberge de La Fontaine, is situated in front of Parc Lafontaine and a neighbor to Vélo Québec offers nature in the heart of Montreal through the lush vegetation of the park and 21 cozy rooms. A healthy breakfast will also meet cyclists in search of a high demande of energy. Several BIXI stations and bike paths are situated around the bed and breakfast /hotel.

 


 

  

 

Grand Prix du Canada, the famous canadian as every year will be held on June 8,9 and10, 2012, at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Parc Jean-DrapeauFans of Formula 1 (F1) will be found also on Crescent Street to celebrate this 12th edition of the Canadian Grand Prix.

 

Don't miss the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2012

 

Situated a few minutes from downtown Montreal, Auberge de la Fontaine bed and breakfast hotel is an excellent choice for your stay during theGrand Prix of Canada. Not will its location and various transportation methods take you to the different event sites, but the excellent service and room amenities offered will make your stay a memorable one.

Our attention to details includes prepare ice ahead of time for our guests coolers and frozen water bottles in preparation for a sunny and emotional day on l’île Notre-Dame.

Minimum of 3 nights (From June 8th to 10th, 2012) including our generous breakfast.

To plan your accommodation in Montreal during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada 2012, please contact:

- By phone: (514) 597-0166 or toll free at 1 (800) 597-0597

- By email at info@aubergedelafontaine.com

- Or book online

Please note that our Sweet Deal Package will not be available during this period

It’s no coincidence that the upcoming Grand Burlesque Show originated in the sexy city of Montreal- We guarantee that you won’t find saucier or more creative burlesque performers anywhere else…

The Grand Burlesque Show, March 29-31 at Club Soda, is produced by the simmering Scarlett James, Montreal’s premier burlesque performer and belle of the burlesque ball. The showgirl is an ambassador of retro glamour with a beauty reminiscent of early screen sirens, a venerated performer and a legend in Montreal’s burlesque scene. We’ve heard that Scarlett James sometimes performs in a 5 foot tall martini glass, which certainly sounds like something that needs to be seen in person.

At The Grand Burlesque Show, you can look forward to drinking champagne or wine while soaking up the lady likes of Lada Redstar (Germany), Jett Adore (Chicago), La Divina (Dallas) and tons of other cheeky performers, acrobats, comedians and actors. This year’s theme is Island Fever, so there’s also a good chance that you’ll see some coconut bikinis, if you’re lucky.

Montreal is such an audacious city that it’s no surprise that the burlesque scene is thriving. Consequently there are a myriad of burlesque shows and events to choose from, whatever your flavour.

The Blue Light Burlesque are a local troop that describe their shows as “classy, campy and sexy.” They perform a series of sketches (based on a theme) that take place in the bygone era of vaudeville and music halls. Their next show, The 4 Seasons, will be at Cafe Campus on April 14. Glitz and glamour is guaranteed.

If you’re looking for something edgier, check out the Blood Ballet Cabaret. They’re a troupe from Montreal featuring a bevy of babes (including the ravishing and devastatingly beautiful Fuhrious Nina) led by Miss Bloody Mary Anne. Their shows are titillating musical and acrobatics feats inspired by the circus arts, theatre and of course, the art of burlesque. If you’d like to spice things up with some smart and ribald entertainment, check out their next show on April 22 at the Belmont.

Located on the Plateau Mont-Royal, Fuchsia Épicerie Fleur is calling all of us who like something different when  in the market for a delicious and unique menu which puts health and originality at the center of our gastronomic experiences. Offering a trendy, warm and convivial setting, Fuchsia Épicerie Fleur is a one of a kind culinary destination.

Let yourself be tempted by  vegan and vegetarian cuisine that will have you rejoice in its originality! Moreover, they offer a unique concept which will have foodies celebrate an adventurous and environmentally conscious culinary experience. Attention is paid to allergies and dietary restrictions. They try to offer gluten-free alternatives to their plates.Furthermore, everything is made fresh from the best ingredients and produce and meals are topped off by delicious edible flowers such as roses, violets and lavender!  Flowers aren’t just pretty. They’re also delicious!  Have you ever tried a rosebud tea or café blanc? Remember this trendy spot!

 

Our suggestions for School Break in Québec
 
From March 3rd to 11th – Montréal international children's film festival at Cinema Beaubien
 
From March 5th to 11th – Circus Incognitus at La Tohu, 3 PM. One of the world’s best clowns, jugglers, hand-balancers and acrobats, Jamie Adkins creates an art that’s pure poetry in motion, whether he’s performing on a ladder or a slack rope. Jamie has earned the admiration of critics and the love of circus aficionados all over the world.
 
From March 6th to 9th – Family Break at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.  During school break, parents and children who visit the Museum are invited to follow a route through the archaeological remains, created especially for families, discover Pointe-à-Callière’s treasures. An accompanying document will make suggestions to help you in your search. Guaranteed fun for young explorers!
 
From March 7th to 11th – Disney on Ice:  Dare to dream at Bell Centre

Montreal ex-pat A-Trak is one busy monsieur. On top of his Fool’s Gold record label, its new Williamsburg shop and his own musical productions, the Montrealer-turned-New Yorker also maintains a hectic DJ tour schedule that includes a stop at the 2012 edition of Igloofest…To get an idea of how busy the 29-year-old is, check out his Fader magazine column, Around the World With A-Trak, which will no doubt be updated after his January 12 hometown gig at Igloofest.

 
“Montreal always feels like home to me,” said the DJ/producer, who was just nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy for his hit single Barbra Streisand with Armand Van Helden (the duo call themselves Duck Sauce). “When I go there, there’s a fondness and comfort. My parents are there, and it’s such a unique city – with active efforts to keep it that way. For me, it’s reassuring to still be able to get this hometown greeting when I go there.”
 
During these little hometown jaunts, the DJ formerly known as Alain Macklovitch spends most of his time hanging with family and old friends – call him A-Trak from the block. But he must satisfy his penchant for quality Chilean sandwiches, procured from a tiny shop on Rue Saint-Urbain called Barros Luco.
 
With its new storefront selling label merch and hosting in-store appearances and art openings, the Fool’s Gold brand has become a full-time lifestyle. “More and more people are doing it that way,” says A-Trak about the push towards merch and marketing. “It’s how the market is transforming — you can’t really rely on sales. Ever since the Myspace age, every artist has had to market themselves so much. Everybody’s got brands and logos, a full picture to present to fans. Fans expect it.”
 
In other escapades, Fool’s Gold signing Danny Brown was just named Rap Album of the Year by SPIN magazine. And Stingray, A-Trak’s new single with house music producer Zinc, is out now. 

From January 20 to May 13, 2012, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents the first retrospective in Canada devoted to Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956).  It is the first major retrospective of his work to be presented in North America in fifty years.  Lyonel Feininger:  From Manhattan to the Bauhaus will offer a comprehensive panorama of the oeuvre of this American painter who spent most of his life in Germany.  

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