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What do you see, what are you doing this week? These are the cultural suggestions of our journalists.

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International Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Hubert Lenoir, Salibaris, Charlotte Cardin, Correas accompanied by Foki, Mariana Mazza, Alicia Moffitt … There will be something for everyone on the main stage of the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. In fact, no less than 65 artists will perform during the event, which will run from August 13-21. And of course, about 80 hot air balloons will color the sky day and night. Also on site: family activities, horseback riding, gourmet alley, farmhouse…

Indigenous presence: Nikamotan MTL – New In the festival arena


Photos by Catherine Lefevre, archive special collaboration

Scott Bean Pickard

32e The First Peoples Festival, which celebrates various aspects of Indigenous art – music, film, theater, visual arts, dance, and circus – takes place in Montreal from August 9-18. Among the range of events offered is the grand show organized by the Musique Nomade Record Company this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Place des Festivals, Nikamotan MTL – New, will bring together dozens of emerging Indigenous singers from all walks of life and musical styles, from Scott-Pien Picard to Soleil Launière via Q052 and Buffalo Hat Singers, as well as allied artists, Naya Ali and Brown Family. A festive event not to be missed. Information on the First Peoples Festival website.

General Readings in Rideau Vert


Photo of Hugo Sebastian Hubert, Los Angeles Press Archives

Kokoum’s novel by Michel Jean (our picture) will be read on August 19 at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert.

As part of the Les Arts d’été event, Théâtre du Rideau Vert hosts many readings within its walls. On August 12, Roger LaRue will appear on stage to read Musical ShowsA text by Michel Tremblay on the place music occupied in his life. Reading by Monique Ducep. On August 19, put in kocomMichel Jean, read by actress Dominique Petain (in a reading by Michel Pourier). The Les Arts d’été event also features musical performances throughout Quebec, including a tribute to Sylvain Léliver and a concert inspired by the radio show. Al-Raqqa youthManaged by Jean-Sebastien Girard.

LNI takes off in the air


Photo by Alex Tran, provided by LNI

LNI offers impromptu mini-glimpses at the Place de la Création.

Every Thursday in August, the Ligue nationale d’improvisation (LNI) takes place at the Place de la création, a new gathering place on the corner of Parthenais and Ontario Est Streets, to offer free impromptu minute points for 90 minutes. On-site: two LNI improvised, judging, musician and imposing themes that generate different universes under the eyes of spectators. August 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 p.m. Always Place de la création, works of visual art are shown on two giant screens every day until the end of October.

backDare! solo


PHOTO DAVID CANNON, SUBMITTED BY DANCE K BY K.

Performer and choreographer Genevieve Duong is one of the artists featured in this edition of Osez! solo.

Fifteen original dance creations, born out of collaborations between 30 established or emerging artists in dance and music, and performed in different neighborhoods of Quebec City, at secret outdoor locations. This is what the event offers Dare! solo, an original draft by Danse K par K, for its third edition, August 16-27. Everything takes the form of ten-minute solos, designed for one or two spectators at a time, each wearing headphones for unique musical immersion and choreography.

The Montreal Children’s Literature Festival returns to Lachine


Photo by Alain Roberge, Press Archives

Simon Poliris

Young readers and their families will be able to meet the creators of some of their favorite books during the third edition of the Montreal Children’s Literature Festival. An array of activities will take place in the charming location of the Marina d’escale park, in Lachine, on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis. Meeting with Sarahmée, story time with Marianne Dubuque and the creation of a mural with Cara Carmina is notably scheduled. Once again Simon Poliris is the spokesperson for this free event which asserts that it “celebrates imagination, creativity, poetry and human commitment”.

Sunday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Marina Descal Park in Lachin. In case of heavy rain, the festival will take place at the Jay Descari Cultural Complex.

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