Community Art Listings

Planning a safe (online or socially distanced) art event this June? Apply to have it listed in our community art calendar. We’ll publish a list of events taking place from June 11 until June 30 as a way for artists to connect with new audiences. Email jordan@mainlinetheatre.ca!

 

ONGOING

Spencer Stays Inside – Daily at 7am

Comedy, Puppets, Solo, English

Things are pretty weird right now, huh? So Spencer Sparklestein is here every morning with a new episode of Spencer Stays Inside to help us cope with the new normal! Sing, dance, play games, and maybe even learn a few things.

 

At Home with James – Weekdays at 9pm

Comedy, Talk Show, English, 18+

Wrap up another busy day spent staring out the window with James McGee on At Home with James! 

James welcomes Montreal’s funniest and most intriguing guests on this comedy talk show, all from the comfort of his own home from Monday to Friday at 9:00pm on Instagram Live (@itsjamesmcgee)!

 

Citadel Theatre Online Classes – Weekdays

Theatre, Improv, Classes, Music, English

Since our students can’t come to class right now, the Citadel’s Foote Theatre School is bringing class to you! All through June, we’re offering a wide range of online classes for students aged 2-18 at reduced prices.

 

Le Festival international du film d’histoire de Montréal – until June 14

Film, French

For its 2020 edition, the FIFHM will welcome film buffs … online! From June 4 to 14, the festival will offer you a selection of history films that you can watch via a video on demand platform.

 

Festival Bloomsday Montréal – until June 16

Storytelling, Music, Film, Theatre, English

Festival Bloomsday Montréal unpacks the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal through walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations.

 

Suoni Per Il Popolo – until June 20

Music, Theatre, English

“Music that’s outside the norms of the music industry, music that’s testing boundaries or thought-provoking, or sometimes just pure joy.”

 

Foire Papier // Papier Art Fair – until June 21

Visual Arts, Panel discussion, Bilingual

A new augmented-reality phone app, Collecting — the App, allows users to see how artworks would look in their homes. There’s also an educational program of 10 talks and panel discussions, on Facebook Live or Zoom.

 

Mural Estival – from June 21

Visual Art, Non-verbal

To give ourselves some space. Space to move securely, create and bring a breath of fresh air to our beloved city. To emerge, and make the most of the summer, even with all the necessary restrictions.”

 

Dr. Sketchy Montréal

Visual Art, Non-verbal

Social distancing has never been easier. Pour yourself a glass of wine and come stroll the halls of our gallery from the comfort of your home.

 

Art Apart: Artworks Gallery 

Theatre, English

Art Apart is an initiative by the National Theatre School of Canada to provide grants of $750 to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

 

Queerly Festival

Storytelling, Dance, Music, Multidisciplinary, Comedy, Poetry, Theatre, Bilingual

Since 2014, the Queerly Festival has been a platform for LGBTQIAP+ indie artists to express their Pride. With the loss of the NYC Pride March, as well as many other commemorative and joyful events, we want the world to know that Queerly isn’t going anywhere – except online.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 11, 2020

The Distancing Effect

Storytelling, Bilingual

An art & life podcast.

 

Improv Fun – 2pm

Improv, English, Children

New for youth ages 10 to 12, come join us every Thursday at 2PM for some Improv Fun – let’s create together and explore new improv games online!

 

Sortie de résidence #4 – Nien Tzu Weng et Naoto Hiéda – 4pm

Panel discussion, Bilingual

Nien Tzu Weng and Naoto Hiéda, working in Montreal and Germany respectively, were the last artists to take part in a CCOV Residency at a distance. On Thursday, June 11, at 4PM (EDT), you are invited to join them in a Zoom room as they discuss the outcomes of their work, the difficulties met on the way, their strategies for creating remotely, and much more!

 

Infinite Playwright’s Chat Room – 5pm

Theatre, Dramaturgical Discussion, English

Join the dramaturgical process with Infinithéâtre by reading David Sherman’s new play, “Nickey’s Café: Stories of the Lost Valley”. A livestream discussion with the playwright will address suggestions, questions, and provide the writer with fresh inspiration.

The Chat Room streams June 11 at 5PM on Facebook and Zoom. To participate, email: atd@infinitheatre.com.

 

Fireworks Digital Showcase – 7:30pm

Theatre, English

The Fireworks Digital Showcase is a play reading series showcasing virtual readings of works written by playwrights as part of Teesri Duniya Theatre’s Fireworks Playwrights’ Development Program.

Actors and directors will take part in virtual round table rehearsals and readings of play scripts; a 20-30 minute portion of the play reading will be recorded then streamed on Teesri’ Duniya’s digital platforms.

 

As You Like It – 8:30pm

Theatre, English

Theatre Zed presents William Shakespeare’s As You Like It! This strange tale of exile is a romance for a distanced world.

Assembling a cast & crew from across the Americas, live-streaming on Zoom, June 11 & 12! Viewing is free but we are taking donations to support the Freestanding Room!

 

FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2020

Virtually AMP – 3pm

Mentorship, English

The Artist Mentorship Program is excited to share some of the work our ensemble has been developing for the past 7 months. Due to the current situation, we were unable to create our annual Industry Showcase. Instead, we are pleased to offer you a glimpse into our process. Please join us on Facebook Live @BlackTheatreWorkshop on June 12 at 3 PM for a live online event!

 

Assemblée générale annuelle 2020 (AQAD/SoQAD) – 7pm

Round table, French

Despite the distancing rules still in force, we decided to hold our annual general meeting anyway because we need to meet our members, know their needs and answer their questions. Times are difficult especially for the theatrical world and we want to hear you. This is why this assembly will take a particular form in the sense that we will shorten the formal part to leave more room for interaction.

 

Curtain Raisers – 7:30pm

Theatre, Comedy, English

Two hilarious plays from a by-gone era that still entertain today.

Box & Cox by John Morton – A clever woman rents 1 room to 2 strangers 

How He Lied To Her Husband – A raucous one-act by George Shaw

 

As You Like It – 9:30pm

Theatre, English

Theatre Zed presents William Shakespeare’s As You Like It! This strange tale of exile is a romance for a distanced world.

Assembling a cast & crew from across the Americas, live-streaming on Zoom, June 11 & 12! Viewing is free but we are taking donations to support the Freestanding Room!

 

Night Slime – 10:30pm

Music, Comedy, English

NIGHT SLIME is a weekly comedy and music video show compiled by The Commotion Theatre and inspired by late-night shows of the 80s and 90s. Filmed sketches from comics in MTL, TO, VAN, NYC, and L.A.! Live premier every Friday at 10:30pm on Facebook.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2020

Broadway Happy Hour – 5:30pm

Music, Theatre, Bilingual

You know and love him from Big Broadway Sing-Along, now join us on Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. as Nick Burgess takes over the Segal Centre’s Facebook and Instagram and covers your Broadway favourites.

 

Curtain Raisers – 7:30pm

Theatre, Comedy, English

Two hilarious plays from a by-gone era that still entertain today.

Box & Cox by John Morton – A clever woman rents 1 room to 2 strangers 

How He Lied To Her Husband – A raucous one-act by George Shaw

 

SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2020

Records//Ranked – 3pm

Storytelling, Music, English

Every Sunday at 3pm Jason Grimmer and a guest each rank one artist or band’s discography, discussing their reasons throughout the show. On instagram live @grimmertown.

 

The EXIT Theatre’s On-line Gala – 10pm

Burlesque, Cabaret, Storytelling, Magic, Comedy, English

Grab your favorite fancy drink and join us as we try to raise money for our future.  You will see exclusive interviews about postponed shows and festivals.  You will also see…Magic, Original work, Improve, and Burlesque.

 

MONDAY JUNE 15, 2020

 

TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020

Play Date – 10am

Improv, English, Children

Each week a new Play Date with a specific theatre focus is offered to excite and challenge your children! Play Dates are open to kids aged 6 to 9 years old, regardless of previous experience. You must sign up in advance in order to participate. Sign-ups happen on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Teen Tuesdays – 3:30pm

Improv, English

Bi-weekly gathering for teens on Tuesdays with a different focus each week. Join us for play reading, improv and more!

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 2020

Bedroom Broadway

Dance, English

Your weekly musical theatre karaoke fix!

 

ELAN X This Is Not a Fringe Festival Schmoozer! – 6pm

Schmoozer, English

Join us for a new interpretation of a classic ELAN Schmoozer – this time on Zoom! ELAN is excited to partner with This Is Not a Fringe Festival to bring you our first online networking event!

 

Broadway Super Awesome Fun Time – 7:30pm

Dance, Theatre, English

A new initiative to get you up and moving and put a smile on your face. This Facebook Livestream version of the Segal Centre’s Broadway Super Awesome Fun Time dance class taught by Debora Friedmann is a fun, no pressure, no judgment class to learn choreography for all levels. Think Zumba with showtunes!

 

Cinéma BINGO | En ligne ! – 7:30pm

Film, French

Taking place entirely on Zoom, the new people’s living room, this unique event guarantees a roller coaster of emotions while luck and cinematographic culture come together to finally form the ultimate game for moviegoers.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2020

The Distancing Effect

Storytelling, Bilingual

An art & life podcast.

 

Unveiling of the Machinery’s Toolbox – 10am

Roundtable, Bilingual

An English-language Toolbox to complement the Machinery’s Caisse à outils, a French-language toolbox containing more than a hundred tools for performing artists in Montreal. We are inviting you to attend the Toolbox Launch which is taking place as an online professional meeting (via Zoom) next Thursday, June 18th at 10:00am.

 

Improv Fun – 2pm

Improv, English, Children

New for youth ages 10 to 12, come join us every Thursday at 2PM for some Improv Fun – let’s create together and explore new improv games online!

 

Tea Dance Party – D’un océan à l’autre – 4pm

Music, Dance, Bilingual

With it being so long since there hasn’t been any rehearsals, theatre shows, or nightclub events, we miss dancing together!!  So, as a way to celebrate the end of our 19-20 season, the CCOV wants to offer the dance community a chance to get down together: from our living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms. 

 

Fireworks Digital Showcase – 7:30pm

Theatre, English

The Fireworks Digital Showcase is a play reading series showcasing virtual readings of works written by playwrights as part of Teesri Duniya Theatre’s Fireworks Playwrights’ Development Program.

Actors and directors will take part in virtual round table rehearsals and readings of play scripts; a 20-30 minute portion of the play reading will be recorded then streamed on Teesri’ Duniya’s digital platforms.

 

FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2020

Two one-act plays by A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh – 7:30pm

Theatre, English

Both of these comedies are fun and thoughtful.

We are not in the Hundred Acre Wood anymore!

Wurzel-Flummery – Classy folks will do anything for money 

The Boy Comes Home – Serious issues with a light-hearted twist

 

Night Slime – 10:30pm

Music, Comedy, English

NIGHT SLIME is a weekly comedy and music video show compiled by The Commotion Theatre and inspired by late-night shows of the 80s and 90s. Filmed sketches from comics in MTL, TO, VAN, NYC, and L.A.! Live premier every Friday at 10:30pm on Facebook.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2020

Two one-act plays by A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh – 7:30pm

Theatre, English

Both of these comedies are fun and thoughtful.

We are not in the Hundred Acre Wood anymore!

Wurzel-Flummery – Classy folks will do anything for money 

The Boy Comes Home – Serious issues with a light-hearted twist

 

10th Anniversary Celebration – 8pm

Music, Theatre, Bilingual

An online livestream event on Facebook and YouTube to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Broadway Café hosted by Brandon Schwartz and David Noel.

 

SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2020

Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe presents Online Comedy Hour

Comedy, Bilingual

An hour of stand up (and maybe sit down) comedy with two fantastic artists who would have been part of the Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival – D.B.Mcleod and Stephanie Pangowish, on Indigenous Peoples Day.

 

Records//Ranked – 3pm

Storytelling, Music, English

Every Sunday at 3pm Jason Grimmer and a guest each rank one artist or band’s discography, discussing their reasons throughout the show. On instagram live @grimmertown.

 

MONDAY JUNE 22, 2020

 

TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2020

Play Date – 10am

Improv, English, Children

Each week a new Play Date with a specific theatre focus is offered to excite and challenge your children! Play Dates are open to kids aged 6 to 9 years old, regardless of previous experience. You must sign up in advance in order to participate. Sign-ups happen on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Teen Tuesdays – 3:30pm

Improv, English

Bi-weekly gathering for teens on Tuesdays with a different focus each week. Join us for play reading, improv and more!

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2020

Bedroom Broadway

Dance, English

Your weekly musical theatre karaoke fix!

 

THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2020

The Distancing Effect

Storytelling, Bilingual

An art & life podcast.

 

Improv Fun – 2pm

Improv, English, Children

New for youth ages 10 to 12, come join us every Thursday at 2PM for some Improv Fun – let’s create together and explore new improv games online!

 

Fireworks Digital Showcase – 7:30pm

Theatre, English

The Fireworks Digital Showcase is a play reading series showcasing virtual readings of works written by playwrights as part of Teesri Duniya Theatre’s Fireworks Playwrights’ Development Program.

Actors and directors will take part in virtual round table rehearsals and readings of play scripts; a 20-30 minute portion of the play reading will be recorded then streamed on Teesri’ Duniya’s digital platforms.

 

FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2020

Ask Mike & Jess – 3pm

Panel, English

If you missed the first two then you don’t want to miss our final “Ask Mike” on June 26th at 3PM! This time with special guest Jessica, Geordie’s Artistic Associate – and GTS Director!

 

The 13th Chair by Bayard Veiller – 7:30pm

Theatre, Mystery, English

One of the first  locked room murder mystery plays. Can you decipher who the cold-blooded murder is before they are revealed?

A Governor, a Lady, a Socialite, a Gold Digger, a Medium, a Major, a Doctor, a Professor, a Secretary, A Sister and 5 others are locked in a room.

 

Night Slime – 10:30pm

Music, Comedy, English

NIGHT SLIME is a weekly comedy and music video show compiled by The Commotion Theatre and inspired by late-night shows of the 80s and 90s. Filmed sketches from comics in MTL, TO, VAN, NYC, and L.A.! Live premier every Friday at 10:30pm on Facebook.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2020

Broadway Happy Hour – 5:30pm

Music, Theatre, Bilingual

You know and love him from Big Broadway Sing-Along, now join us on Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. as Nick Burgess takes over the Segal Centre’s Facebook and Instagram and covers your Broadway favourites.

 

Saturday Night at the Hoovie: A Geordie Theatre Film Fundraiser – 6:45pm

Film, English

With scientists racing against the clock to find a vaccine to protect us against Covid-19, it is ever so timely to watch this film which introduces us to teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats.

 

The 13th Chair by Bayard Veiller – 7:30pm

Theatre, Mystery, English

One of the first  locked room murder mystery plays. Can you decipher who the cold-blooded murder is before they are revealed?

A Governor, a Lady, a Socialite, a Gold Digger, a Medium, a Major, a Doctor, a Professor, a Secretary, A Sister and 5 others are locked in a room.

 

SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2020

Records//Ranked – 3pm

Storytelling, Music, English

Every Sunday at 3pm Jason Grimmer and a guest each rank one artist or band’s discography, discussing their reasons throughout the show. On instagram live @grimmertown.

 

MONDAY JUNE 29, 2020

 

TUESDAY JUNE 30, 2020

Play Date – 10am

Improv, English, Children

Each week a new Play Date with a specific theatre focus is offered to excite and challenge your children! Play Dates are open to kids aged 6 to 9 years old, regardless of previous experience. You must sign up in advance in order to participate. Sign-ups happen on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Teen Tuesdays – 3:30pm

Improv, English

Bi-weekly gathering for teens on Tuesdays with a different focus each week. Join us for play reading, improv and more!