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Le Cercle

This very cool art space and show venue draws a hip crowd for its international DJs and underground bands, ranging from indie rock to electronica, blues to Cajun. It hosts numerous other events, including film, fash…
Theater in Old Montréal

Cirque du Soleil

Globally famous Cirque du Soleil, one of the city’s most famous exports, puts on a new production of acrobats and music in this marvelous tent complex roughly once every two years in summer. These shows rarely disap…
Cabaret in Quartier Latin & the Village

Cabaret Mado

Mado is a flamboyant celebrity who has been featured in Fugues, the gay entertainment mag. Her cabaret is a local institution, with drag shows featuring an assortment of hilariously sarcastic performers in eye-poppi…
Live Music in Québec City

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Ask any local between the ages of 18 and 35 to suggest a cool place for a drink and this is where they might send you. DJs and live bands serve up a potent musical mix, from heavy metal to hard rock to punk to rocka…
Live Music in Quartier Latin & the Village

Le 4e Mur

This bar is literally behind an unmarked door – look for a big intimidating bouncer or the beautiful folks walking past him. Follow on, into a basement bar where the cocktails are expertly mixed, live music pops off…
Live Music in Québec City

Fou-Bar

Laid-back and with an eclectic mix of bands, this bar is one of the town’s classics for good live music. It’s also popular for its reasonably priced food menu and its free pique-assiettes (appetizers) on Thursday an…
Classical Music in Downtown

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

This internationally renowned orchestra plays to packed audiences in its Place des Arts base, the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, a venue with spectacular acoustics that was inaugurated in 2011. The OSM’s Christmas …
Casino in Gatineau

Casino du Lac Leamy

This posh gambling hall has docking facilities and a helipad – just in case you were thinking about bringing your helicopter. The sizable casino complex comes complete with a towering hotel, dinner theater, glitzy s…
Live Music in Downtown

Foufounes Électriques

A one-time bastion of the alternafreak, this cavernous quintessential punk venue still stages some wild music nights (rockabilly, ska, metal), plus the odd one-off (a night of pro-wrestling or an indoor skateboardin…
Live Music in Plateau Mont-Royal

Dièse Onze

This downstairs jazz club has just the right vibe – with an intimate small stage so you can get close to the musicians. There are shows most nights, with an eclectic lineup of artists. You can have a bite while the …