The cool weather has settled in and things to do to keep warm are numbered. When you’ve tired out all your options, just remember the theater and all the great shows you can catch during the month of November.
Arab World Festival of Montreal
This year marks the 16th edition of the Arab World Festival of Montreal. For the first half of the month of November, the festival will host a variety of shows around Place des Arts. There are both free and paid events, ranging from: dance, theater, and musical performances to debates, conferences, and film. The festival aims at bringing together both the Arabic and Western cultures.
Orchestre Métropolitain – In Remembrance: 70 Years Later
The month of November is for remembering, and the Orchestre Métropolitain is performing a special concert for the 70th year anniversary of the Second World War. A few days just before Remembrance Day, Orchestre Métropolitain is putting on a moving classical concert with performances of three classics: Fanfare for the Common Man, Symphony No. 100 “Military,” and Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”
We all know fear when we see a copy of Homer’s Iliad, but no need to panic with the Canadian premiere of Mainline Theater’s one-man show. A 90-minute, English only performance, Martin Law plays a poet who fights his demons by re-telling the story of the Trojan War in his performance of An Iliad.
The Taming of the Shrew on Screen
One of Shakespeare’s greats is back again at the CinemaSpace Theater, part of the Segal Center. This November, The Taming of the Shrew is on the big screen, and what better way to spend a chilly night than by watching a movie. A comedy often rewritten and remade, this is one of Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedies. The comedy is based on a couple that’s constantly trying to confuse and outwit one another. It is said that the ending of the story is both controversial and open to a lot of interpretation.