Things to do in Montréal in January 2021 – Entertainment

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Montréal's entertainment scene still thrills and inspires in creative virtual formats this January. Enjoy classical music concerts, theatre and dance, film and more from home.

Classical music – virtually!

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents live online concerts, including Vivaldi's Gloria and Handel's Messiah webcast from December 15 to January 5, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, webcast starting January 12. Hear the Orchestre Métropolitain at home as they perform concert From Berlin to Buenos Aires. Bourgie Hall presents virtual classical concerts, including A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Taurey Butler Trio until January 5.

Bring Tchaikovsky's timeless classic home this season with Bach Before Bedtime’s The Nutcracker, a Montréal virtual concert for all ages. Violinist Kerson Leong and pianist Pamela Reimer perform in the launch of Pro Musica’s Cartes Blanches Series, webcast starting January 10.

Dance to the beat

Montréal indie folk-pop artist Beyries performs concert Carte blanche colorée, webcast from January 15 to 28. Watch the eye-popping street dance of JOAT Battle, webcast from December 26 to January 10. And fill your home with music from Montréal's excellent vinyl stores.

On screen

Discover new art house films and more from Montréal indie cinemas' programming, including virtual screenings from Cinéma Moderne (holiday films, Sean Durkin’s The Nest, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma shorts and more), Cinéma du Parc (including a Wong Kar Wai series), Cinéma du Musée and Cinémathèque québécoise. Explore the city from a cinematic distance in these Hollywood movies made in Montréal.

Centaur Theatre pairs with La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines for this year’s wonderful Wildside Festival performances, online from January 11 to 23. Watch family-friendly adventure films and discover science activities online from the Montréal Science Centre. Travel throughout Québec and the world with virtual short-film festival Plein(s) Écran(s) from January 13 to 25. And the PHI Centre's VR TO GO delivers world-class VR content (and headsets) to your door until February 28.

Things to do in Montréal in January 2021

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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