Russell Peters is back with a new act and world tour! He’s headed to Montreal on October 15th at the Bell Centre and will make you laugh your head off! If you have not seen anything from Russell Peters before then you want to check out this video from a few years back at the Comedy Now show in Toronto. He is certainly one of my favourite comedians and he’s canadian!
For tickets and more info check out: www.evenko.ca/RussellPeters
It’s coming quick and I cannot believe it is back again! Last year I went to check out LMFAO and Ke$ha at the Festival Internationale de Montgolfieres (Hot Air Balloons) and it was unbelievable! Starting this weekend, August 11th, until the 18th, be sure to visit St. Jean du Richelieu where there will be tons of family activities, cool spectacles such as the incredibly colourful hot air balloons and of course, great performances! Headlining this years concerts are: Carly Rae Jepson, B.o.B., T-Pain, Mika, Simple Plan, The Wanted and Cobra Starship! Don’t miss out!
For more information on the festival visit: www.ballooncanada.com
A good stand up comic is already an impressive thing, but someone who can get on stage with a puppet and have a conversation with themselves and make it look like their are two different people on stage are really impressive! I came across Nina Conti the other day who cracked me up with this short ventriloquist routine! She even gets people from the audience involved! Would love to see a longer show!
The harmonious blend of eastern and western acrobatics opens this coming weekend on Sunday December 18th, 2011 for 11 shows through December 30th at the Bell Centre. Cirque Du Soleil Dralion is said to revolve around the four elements that govern the natural order to take on a human form. Each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. The show is expected to leave you astounded by the incredible acts of flexibility, balance and highly dangerous stunts.
To mark its 20th anniversary, the Chinese Garden at the Montréal Botanical Garden is inviting Montrealers of all ages to enjoy the 19th edition of The Magic of The Lanterns, on the theme of “The First Emperor’s Procession”. The glittering spectacle has been going on since September 9th and will continue to take place until October 31st, 2011. With close to 200 thematic lanterns paying tribute to China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, and his impressive cavalry. Various elements inspired by this larger than life individual (a section of the Great Wall and several musical instruments) will introduce visitors to the story of this Emperor. The Botanical Garden will remain open until 9pm daily from September 9th to October 31st for the occasion.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend myself but it seem’s that, in the end, after 160,000 Montrealers and visitors had cheered for Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. under the 360 stage that this entire spectacle made sense for the city. Despite the massive displacements, the absurd Decarie ordeal and just the craziness of it all, U2 360 was most definitely a high point of this weekend’s U2 Montreal madness. In fact, the show was broadcasted all around the world on U2.com gaining Montreal a lot of exposure. On another note, according to some sources, Bono made an appearance to Rosalie’s Restaurant on friday night and spent a good part of his day on Saturday shopping at the Fairview Shopping Centre in Pointe Claire having made stops in the Apple Store and the newly opened Forever 21. This past weekend, the entire city of Montreal was about U2, the public transport system, the incredible 360 “Claw” stage and the sharing and passion for music! Well done U2.
Here’s an incredible picture of “The Claw” taken from my Uncle’s Apartment building in Cote St Luc. Just incredible! Look at the size!! Enjoy the slideshow below!