Festival: POP Montreal’s Le Fun House

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In the summer without festivals, event organizers are finding creative ways to make sure that fun continues. POP Montreal, home to Montreal’s alt and indie music festival in September along with seasonal indie artist markets, is brining us Le Fun House, a three day free on-line event of music and art. Le Fun House combines all the branches of POP Montreal: music, art, film, fashion, crafts, and discussion.

As POP Montreal is best known for its music festival, this comes through mostly through live streamed shows. Transmission MTL, who has consistently kept the party going week after week through shelter-in-place brings Samito, Boogieman, Gayance, and Juju Le Moko on Tiwtch. The next night start with a concert by Lydia Kepinski in her studio, and then join Club Quarantine who has Suzi Analogue, TIKA, and Hua Li. On Sunday, Elizabeth Powell will perform live at Ursa. In the evening, YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN performs a live horror score to the film Night of the Living Dead. Follow it up with a concert featuring Leif Vollebekk at the Rialto.

Always striving to grow wiser and better in confinement, there’s plenty of opportunities to expand one’s mind. Cuarta Baby hosts a Spanish poetry class and Aya Avalon offers a VJing workshop. Sisi Superstar teaches drag makeup. Loop Sessions teaches a beatmakign workshop.

If listening to thinkers is more your festal style, each day also has a symposium. There’s a Q&A with Orphx. Brent Lin moderates a panel on virtual spaces for marginalized performances. And, certainly timely, there is a panel on Articulating Black Identities in Music hosted by Julie Richard.

Alongside these events, there are opportunities to check out fashion from the Fashion POP showroom, artisinal products from the Puces POP market, an online art gallery from Art POP and opportunities to meet all the artists.

If you miss the events, they’ll be maintained on the POP Montreal website after. Schedule and info below.

All Weekend

Art POP gallery: UQAM group show featuring Montreal-based artists Maria Hoyos and Vahmirè
Art POP gallery: Selected works by Kyle Alden Martens, Rah Eleh and Zinnia Naqvi showcased alongside interviews of the artists (curation and interviews done by HighT Podcast)
Art POP gallery workshop: Spanish Poetry Class with Cuarta Baby
Art POP gallery workshop: VJing workshop with Aya Avalon

Friday June 5

ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: selected works by Charline Bataille
ALL DAY: Film POP: Artist Connor Willumsen creates the poster for Film POP 2020, live from his studio!
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for all of your Zoom happy hour needs (5 à 7 sur Zoom)
12:00 – 1:00pm: Meet the Fashion POP designers: Charline Bataille on Instagram Live
1:00 – 2:00pm: Never Apart and POP Symposium host a Q&A with Orphx
2:00 – 3:00pm: P’tit Belliveau studio concert
3:30 – 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Patricia Méthot from La Pimbêche in conversation with Maia Faddoul on Instagram Live
5:00 – 6:00pm: Art POP and Céline Bureau Live workshop: Vida Beyer’s devotional friend fan drawings
8:00 – 11:00pm: Transmission MTL livestream with: Samito + Boogieman + DJs (Gayance + Juju Le Moko)

Saturday June 6

ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: Selected works by Olivia Bretheau
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for your spa day at home / “Spa Day Chez Vous”
1:00 – 2:00pm: Fashion POP workshop: Olivia Bretheau on Instagram Live
2:00 – 3:00pm: TEKE TEKE Live from Ursa
3:30 – 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Carl Cicerons & Veronica Renfigo of Cicerone on Instagram Live
4:30 – 5:30pm: POP Symposium Panel: Virtual Spaces for Marginalized Performances with Nika Danilova (Zola Jesus), Santiago Tamayo Soler, Brad Allen (Club Quarantine) and moderated by Brent Lin
6:00 – 7:00pm: Film POP: Mark Korven presents the Apprehension Engine followed by a performance and Q&A
7:00 – 8:00pm: Art POP and Céline Bureau Live workshop: Drag makeup in Franglais led by Sisi Superstar
8:00 – 8:40pm: Lydia Képinski studio concert
9:00 – 12:00am: POP Montreal x Club Quarantine featuring Suzi Analogue with TIKA and Hua Li 化力

Sunday June 7

ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: Selected works by Mort de Joie
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for those lazy Sundays (…or is it Monday?)
12:30 – 1:30pm: Meet the Fashion POP designers: Mort de Joie on Instagram Live
1:30 – 2:30pm: Camille Delean Live from Ursa
2:30 – 3:30pm: POP Symposium Panel: Articulating Black Identities in Music with Ari Swan, Laurie Torres and Stella Adjoke, moderated by Julie Richard
3:30 – 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Marie-Claude Marquis from Merci Bonsoir on Instagram Live
4:30 – 5:00pm: Elizabeth Powell (Land of Talk) Live from Ursa
5:30 – 7:30pm: POP Symposium workshop: Beatmaking w/ Loop Sessions
7:30 – 9:00pm: Film POP Screening: Night of the Living Dead with a live score with members from YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
9:00 – 10:00pm: Leif Vollebekk Live from The Rialto Theatre

Le Fun House takes place from June 5 to 7 on-line. The three day schedule for all events can be found HERE. Look here on Facebook for more information.

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