Your COVID-19 To Do List # 31 What To Do in Montreal Saturday April 18

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April 18 – Saturday

Virtual Book Launch — The Subtweet — 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Books get read in times of crisis, and continue to be launched, albeit virtually. Librarie Drawn and Quarterly launches Vivek Shraya’s novel, the Subtweet about social media and female friendships. Info HERE.

On the Line — 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Open mic night offers a chance for you to show off your latest.. anything you’ve been working on. To sign up, send them an email. To watch for free, find out more HERE.

Transmission — 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

DJ after DJ will keep the music going if you keep on moving. The SAT and Breakglass Studios and MTL 24/24 partner up for this one. Listen to Ponsolo, La Rama, RYAN Playground, and more. Free. Info HERE.

Passoverboard! — 8 p.m.

A live-Zoom coronabaret of music and drag with Peaches LePoz. Tips accepted. Zoom room revealed the day of, so click HERE for info.

The Sketch Republic — House Party Online! — 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Is it possible to do a sketch if the actors live in different houses? Mmmmmmaybe? The sketch republic is inviting you to turn your apartment into an exclusive covid-19 free nightclub. Get ready to party with them. Ja, das ist kostenlos (free). ja. Info HERE.

Tomalty Fam Jam : The Bed-In — 8 p.m.

And for even more music, tune into a live show Saturday night at 8 p.m. from the living room of Jonas Tomalty. Free. Information HERE.

Yoga Iyengar on Facebook — 10 a.m.

On Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday mornings, join the Sadhaka Schoolf of Iyengar yoga. Join in and feel good. Information on class types is HERE. In French.

Groove Dance! — 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Join the worldwide Groove movement with Diane Dupuis in a pwyc Zoom streamed class every Saturday morning until it’s no longer necessary. Dance your heart out. Get the info HERE.

Blissful Groove — 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Kim gives you the opportunity to dance every Monday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (10:30 a.m.), and Saturday (10:30 a.m.) on Zoom from your own home. Get those endorphins kicking and interact with others. Classes are by donation. Info HERE.

Live Streaming Twerk Classes — various

Get your booty moving in these live streaming twerk casses that include fitness, choreography, workout, and technique focuses. Classes are free and run Monday to Thursday For info click HERE.

Salsation Online — 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get ready to bouge, bouge, bouge in this online salsa-zumba class, brought to you by a Canada-French connection. On Zoom. Free, mais oui. For info click HERE.

ElleFITNESS Online — 11:15 and 5:15 p.m.

Want to keep up your morale as well as reduce stress. Join ElleFITNESS every day, Monday to Friday, at 5:15, and Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 for training with Nadi. Click HERE for details.

BalconyCircus for World Circus Day — 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Send in the clowns! And the acrobats! And the dog trainers! And dancers! And all the others who are movement-performance artists. At noon, in honor of WorldCircusDay, performers should step onto their balconies and porches and offer their performances to the world. Free. Info HERE.

Online Burlesk Fitness Class — 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Arabesque Burlesque keeps on offering classes to get your body moving in sexy ways with the every awesome Lady Josephine. Click HERE for info how to register and participate from Monday to Saturday.

QiGOng Guided en ligne — Le Ba Duan Jin — 10 p.m.

Every evening, join the Federation International de Quigong pour la Santé in a free online course taught by Zhang Ming Liang and Gao Yanying. Free. Offered daily at 10 p.m. Information can be found HERE.

Modo Yoga Live Streaming, All Day

Montreal’s many Modo Yoga studios are still offering up a few free classes on Instagram and Facebook all day. You can take scheduled classes for a low price on Zoom. Get ready for your flow, kundalini, yin, and community classes. All day. Keep up with them HERE.

Yoga Lounge Class — various

Join Yoga Lounge for free classes every day on Instagram. Schedule of streaming courses posted on Facebook. Info HERE.

7 Minute HIIT Workout — 6 p.m.

Kunal makes sure that you don’t turn into a puddle while staying at home. Join him for 15 minutes of HIIT every day at 6 p.m. Info HERE.

Live Dance and Fitness Classes with Latin Groove — 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Don’t salsa alone. Live stream with Montreal’s Latin Groove Dance School on Facebook, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Info HERE.

FemFolk UK Presents Naghmeh — 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FemFolk UK has a Canadian sister series and a livestream is happening Saturday night. Check out Naghmeh Shafiei, an Iranian Canadian singer songwriter, and front woman of the band Naghmeh and the Southern Shores. PWYC. Check out the livestream HERE.

Gaga Dance Classes for People and Dancers — various

Join this international dance movement and sensation class. Teachers from New York and Tel aviv will get you moving. Info HERE.

Upcoming

April 19 – Sunday

L’Extase du “Shake” Virtuel — 11 a.m.

Inner fire dance hosts an opportunity to get into your body and vibrate healthily. Donations accepted. Classes every Sunday at 11 a.m. and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Info HERE.

Dance Fitness Home Workout — 11 a.m.

Studio Balletvolution from Pt. Claire offers a floor barre class that can be done by all and includes a short choreography workshop in honor of international Dance Day taking place this month. Class on Sunday and Monday. For info, click HERE.

La Chasse Balcon Cabane a Sucre — 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Order in your Cabane a Sucre sugarshack goodness and participate in a Sunday brunch of maple at home. La Chasse Balcon promises to provide music for you. Info HERE.

The Quarantinopen Rock Show — 7:00 p.m.

Bar de Courcelle’s long running and much loved Open Mic night continues with a pre-approved line up, and 15 minutes per performer live streaming. Performers are….

Frisco Lee
Yair Cohen
Sam Schuette & Camille Boyes
Jamie Selin
Quentin Chisholm
Kue Varo
Bashu Naimi-Roy
Steven Lee Rachel
Bud Rice
Kayla Moran
Erik Fines
Jimmy Karamanis

Free. Yay. Info HERE.

Bistro en Ligne Literary Event — 8 p.m.

Normally, this open mic reading event takes place at Bistro de Paris. Now it takes place on line. Register ahead of time to read your work online with the rest. Info HERE.

D+Q Cooks Online Cookbook Club: Indian(ish) — 6 – 8 p.m.

Meet with your friends at the virtual Zoom version of the Librarie Drawn and Quarterly for an online bookclub about food. Yes, cook something from the book and come ready to discuss and eat from the book Indian(ish). Info HERE.

Live Screaming Sunday Story Hour — 8 p.m.

Festival de la Bete Noire makes sure to keep your horror loving heart chilled. Spoken word and stories will be shared, with donations being shared with the storytellers and a chosen venue. heck it out HERE.

Intro to Pranayama/Breath Work — 4 part intro – 8 p.m.

Studio SEED’s Esther is hosting a four week, virtual introduction to breath-work. Join in on Zoom and take part. Information HERE.

Muzique House Party — 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Every Sunday, the Muzique Industry Sundays present a live stream with DJs spinning and Richard D’Agostino hosting. Join for groups, requests, and to win prizes. Info HERE.

Sweetest Sundays Livestream with Claire — 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

If insomnia is your game, join Claire on her livestream on her Facebook page. She’ll be sharing some music well into the night. Info HERE.

April 20 — Monday

Liners Live with Julien Chidiac

From Monday to Friday, send your ideas to the right place on Instagram, and at 11 p.m. tune in to see Julien Chidiac and guests deliver jokes from what you send. Free. Info HERE.

Iyengar Yoga — 10 a.m.

Stream a free Iyengar Yoga class every Monday at 10 a.m., taught by Carla Ramirez. Information HERE.

C’est Juste Lundi! — 8 p.m.

Sally D, of the drag world, is hosting a virtual show on March 30 at 8 p.m. They’ll have their heels on! Info HERE.

April 21 — Tuesday

Service de prêt de livres féministes 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Verdun women’s centre is offering a borrowing service available from Tuesday to Thursday every week. They’re also hoping to add a reading club as well. For info, click HERE.

Live Streaming Dance Classes with Lea Robert — various

Join Lea Robert in Zumba, Contemporary, and Videostyle dance on youtube. Click HERE for details. Takes place Tuesday to Friday.

Cafés WWF Virtuels – Le Jour de la Terre de la Maison — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day, each on his own. Free. Info HERE, but you need to inscribe ahead of time to get the Zoom link.

Intersections X — Le Numérique à l’ère du coronavirus — 3 p.m.

The digital spring presents a new series of conferences every Thursday and Tuesday at 3 p.m. Emilie Vion will moderate discussions around Covid 19 with different guests. Info HERE.

Chanter sur les balcons de Montréal – Martha Wainwright — 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/574998446696423Every Tuesday from now until when this ends join Martha Wainwright and guests as they sing from their balconies. Montrealers are invited to sing along. Frannie Holder of Random Recipe/Dear Criminals will be singing “Pendant que les champs brûlent” by Niagara, and “Roads” by Portishead. Free. Info HERE.

The Good Drama: Virtual Imagination, art, and storytelling — 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sandy El-Bitar facilitates sessions inspired by drama therapy and therapeutic clown work. Art, movement, storytelling, and humor are used to help achieve a healthy, fun, creative goal. Information HERE.

Sacred Sounds with Elephant Stone — 9 p.m.

Promising to perform every Tuesday until the lockdown is over, Elephant Stone live streams performances on the sitar, ES tunes, covers, and more. Info HERE.

Cross Training with Titans Academy — 5:30 p.m.

If time is moving slowly at home, Titans Academy will get you moving on Tuesdays with some cross training. Free. Info HERE.

Live Streaming Hip Hop Fusion — 6 p.m.

The Scream Dance Academy offers a hip hop fusion class every Tuesday led by Lynsey Billing. Live stream only. Free. Check it out HERE.

April 22 – Wednesday

Ensemble à Distance :  Danse: le corps et le toucher après la distanciation — 11 a.m.

Andrew tay facilitates a discussion with dance artists and cultural workers about issues they face during COVID-19 on Zoom. This week’s discussion deals with physical touch and how COVID-19 may change the way artists practice. Free. Information HERE.

New Reads Book Club: Disappearing Earth — 7 – 9 p.m.

Meet with your friends at the virtual Zoom version of the Librarie Drawn and Quarterly for an online bookclub focusing on Disappearing Earth about two girls who go missing on the northeastern edge of Russia. by Julia Phillips Info HERE.

Virtual Yoga Lunch Break — 12:15- 12:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday, Nancy offers a yoga snack online. Free but you have to get a ticket from eventbrite to join. Info HERE.

Free Singing Lesson — 1:30-2:30

Wanted to learn how to sing? Only your neighbors will hear you! All styles and everyone is welcome. Join this Zoom meeting. Info can be found HERE. Takes place every Wednesday and Sunday.

Creatives in Confinement Live Interviews — 6 p.m.

The IPAF Festival Martinique isn’t happening in person, but interviews with artists confined in their homes and studios are. Info HERE.

Global Relations World Wide Web Party — 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

DJs, music industry workers from Montreal, Toronto, and Brussels with infinite love for music offer you a free concert every Wednesday. Come as you are and be free. Information HERE.

Online Acro Conditioning Classes — 7 p.m.

Every Wednesday, Sarah and Robert guide a weekly free online aero conditioning class. Stay strong, feel strong, and both partner and solo options are shared. Join in Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Info HERE.

The Love Doctor Live Stream (comedy) — 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

It’s entertainment and informative. Send your questions about love, sex, and relationships to The Love Doctor and he’ll answer them. On Facebook Live. Information HERE.

Service de prêt de livres féministes 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Verdun women’s centre is offering a borrowing service available from Tuesday to Thursday every week. They’re also hoping to add a reading club as well. For info, click HERE.

April 23 — Thursday

Entrainement Tabata — 5 p.m.

Every Thursday, join Kinesiologist Catherine Gagné in a 45 minute tabata class that includes warm-up, work, and cool down. info HERE.

Our Living Room — 6 p.m.

Why be alone in your living room when you can join up with another solitary living room. LIsten to Belle Tower perform soothing folk towns, Stephanie Krims improvise, and Ethan Cohn lead a sound meditation workshop. Rodney Plonker hosts the after party. Free, on Zoom. Info HERE.

Yoga sur chaise — 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Feels good just to twist and move in your chair, especially if you tend to just hunch over a laptop all day. Class is $5. Every Thursday. Info HERE.

Yoga-Danse — 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Every Thursday, get ready to move with Yoga-Danse. A great way to start your morning with Karine Ganga Cloutier. For info, click HERE.

April 24 — Friday

Santos United Live DJ Set Fundraiser — 9 p.m.

Tune in Friday night for a special edition of the Quarantine live Dj Set. Donations will go to Moisson Montreal to help people in need of basic food supplies. Info HERE.

Night Slime — 10:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Produced in the spirit of late night public access TV of the 80s and 90s, a massive cast of improv actors bring you Night Slime. Info HERE.

Creatives in Confinement Live Interviews — 6 p.m.

The IPAF Festival Martinique isn’t happening in person, but interviews with artists confined in their homes and studios are. Info HERE.

Alchemists Broadcast — 6:30 p.m.

Just a touch of night time groovy Psytrance to keep you moving. Bensolo at 6:30 on Friday and Exen on April 18. Free. Info HERE.

Montreal Balcony Drone — 9 p.m.

If the folksy guitar group sing isn’t for you, perhaps you’re more of a droner. Every Friday, let loose your groan in the key of C if you can from balconies and windows. Use whatever instrument you have handy. Info HERE. 9 – 9:15 p.m.

April 25 — Saturday

Service de prêt de livres féministes 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Verdun women’s centre is offering a borrowing service available from Tuesday to Thursday every week. They’re also hoping to add a reading club as well. For info, click HERE.

April 26 – Sunday

La Chasse Balcon Cabane a Sucre — 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Order in your Cabane a Sucre sugarshack goodness and participate in a Sunday brunch of maple at home. La Chasse Balcon promises to provide music for you. Info HERE.

Live Screaming Sunday Story Hour — 8 p.m.

Festival de la Bete Noire makes sure to keep your horror loving heart chilled. Spoken word and stories will be shared, with donations being shared with the storytellers and a chosen venue. heck it out HERE.

Intro to Pranayama/Breath Work — 4 part intro – 8 p.m.

Studio SEED’s Esther is hosting a four week, virtual introduction to breath-work. Join in on Zoom and take part. Information HERE.

Muzique House Party — 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Every Sunday, the Muzique Industry Sundays present a live stream with DJs spinning and Richard D’Agostino hosting. Join for groups, requests, and to win prizes. Info HERE.

April 27 — Monday

April 28 — Tuesday

Online Graphic Novel Book Club — Familiar Face by Michael Defoge — 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Meet with your friends at the virtual Zoom version of the Librarie Drawn and Quarterly for an online bookclub focusing on Familiar Face by Michael Deforge. Info HERE.

Concert Virtuel: Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano — 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

The Orchestre classique de Montreal is continuing virtually. Isabel Bayrakdarian, Armenian soprano performs at this streaming event. Free. Info HERE.

Montreal Rampage welcomes your suggestions for events that we can share with everyone that are streaming virtually. Get creative and create one! Send info to montrealrampage@gmail.com. xxoo and socially distance!

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