FridayJune 22, 2018
The official opening of the Imagine Market, a giant street sale between Girouard Ave. and Harvard Ave. featuring local merchants, food trucks, artists and artisans.
Friday: 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Optical illusion creatures
Jason Wasserman’s signature style is easily recognizable as hand-drawn images rendered in a bold black and white aesthetic, inspired by a love of comics, tattoo art, vintage illustration, and typography. The Montrealer set foot in the street art scene in part due to his frequent collaboration with the EN MASSE project.
Mask making for kids
5 PM – 10 PM
DJ Opening Night |
To launch the festival we invite you to a 5@10 cocktail dance party featuring legendary Montreal-based international DJ and collector of rare musical gems Andy Williams (The Goods, Variations in Time, Jazz Amnesty Sound System) and futureboy, a local hood DJ who will bring some serious dance grooves.
5 PM – 10 PM
SaturdayJune 23, 2018
Gratefully serving the NDG community for almost 10 years, Moksha Yoga NDG is a locally owned studio committed to ethical, compassionate and environmentally conscious living. Classes will take place on -Monkland, corner Girouard. Accessible to all levels, we’ll explore various postures intended to open and strengthen the body while connecting breath and movement to relax the mind. *Bring your mat, towel & water! Find more informations here.
8 AM – 9AM
PAAL is an organization raising awareness on cultural diversity, fostering the exchange and multicultural integration. Through various objects from everywhere and when, a traveler comes to transmit the wisdom and traditions of people with whom he has shared this same pleasure. Should you listen with your soul, these riches could also be a little bit yours.
12 PM – 1 PM
(Sunday in case of rain) – The festival has a creature-themed parade! The parade will be launching from NDG Park at 2 PM and will feature Giant Puppets as well as the school bands from Côte-St-Luc and Marymount Academy. JOIN THE PARADE HERE.
STARTING POINT: NDG PARK
END POINT: MONKLAND
2 PM – 5 PM
Oliver Forest is an indie band from Montreal. They combine influences from multiple genres to create a unique sound using ambient sounds and colourful chords, along with rock and alternative vibes. Oliver Forest released their self-titled debut album in September 2017.
7 PM – 8 PM
Labo Krac Boom
LaboKracBoom was created in 2006, creating different shows and animations integrating circus, dance and theater in an innovative way. LaboKracBoom presents Chute libre an eye-popping display of parkour mixed with circus mixed with contemporary dance for a show as beautiful as it is breathtaking.
9 PM – 10 PM
THE FABULOUS FLASHBACKS
1 PM – 2 PM
Based out of Montreal, Austin McCarthy is in continuous pursuit of his musical dreams while completing his Finance degree at Concordia University. By blending soulful guitar playing with organic lyrics Austin creates an effortless mix of pop and blues on his debut EP ‘reverie’.
2 PM – 3 PM
Formed by Mexican multi-percussionist and singer Sergio Barrenechea, Impulso Flamenco is well known on Montreal’s world jazz scene in Montreal. The group presents a mixed repertoire of traditional Flamenco infused with Latino and Arab music, with Jazz accents.
3 PM – 4 PM
A concert night with up -and-coming rapper Sarahmée, an emerging artist from the Montreal Hip Hop scene. Not to be missed, an electric night for the festivities of Imagine Monkland.
8 PM – 9 PM
Tortue Berlue theatre is coming to you! Inside a bus converted into a performance space, this mobile professional theatre company offers entertaining and educational performances for children between 4 and 8 years of age.
11 AM – 12 PM
Ung-Nyeo’s Cave, the body that hums
Inspired by a popular Korean myth, the project, “Ung-nyeo’s Cave: The Body That Hums” is a colossal performative and transformable (fe)male statue which changes according to the public’s own participation. The body itself and the land surrounding it provide the materials by which the public shapes her ever-changing forms. For more information, click here.
2 PM – 6 PM
GypsY Kumbia Orchestra
GKO’s original flavour invites audiences to experience movement and freedom. Influenced by dance and music from Colombia and Eastern Europe, this eclectic band has been taking over dance floors across Canada, Europe and South America.
Welcoming the parade: 4PM
MAIN SHOW: 6 PM – 7 PM
Break City is the first and only dance school in Canada to specialize in breakin’. We pride ourselves in empowering todays’ youth through the elements of hip hop. Our goal is to show today’s youth a positive way to express themselves and find confidence through dance and its relationships.
8:40 PM – 9 PM
SundayJune 24, 2018
Fun for the whole family! Together we’ll learn basic yoga postures, breathing & meditation techniques to calm the body & mind. Deepening the connection to ourselves & our loved ones, we can bring about more peace in the world! All ages welcome. Classes will take place on Monkland, corner Girouard. *Bring your mat, towel & water!Find more informations here.
9 AM – 10 AM
High-intensity interval training using body-weight, free weights and resistance in a creatively designed circuit to tone, sculpt and empower your whole body. Get Sweaty. Get Strong. Get Woke.
1 PM – 2 PM
Las Mechas is collective of music from Montreal with a Mexican and Spanish background that revisit the Son Jarocho: Traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. With original compositions, Las Mechas use traditional instruments and demonstrate the traditional Zapateado dance.
2 PM – 3 PM
Based out of Montreal, Milla Thyme has been working on his crafts of emceeing, bass playing and songwriting each for over 10 years, this dedication and persistence is the essence of what his music embodies. Being influenced by so many different genres, musicians, and artists.
5 PM – 6 PM
lost & found puppet co.
Lost & Found Puppet Co. originally created in 2007 by Maggie Winston and based in Montreal since 2016. Lost & Found Puppet Co. explores puppetry in all its aspects, discovers stories of objects and our human relationships to them, and promotes puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.
11 AM – 12 PM
Stephanie Flowers loves and plays Old Time Appalachian style fiddle with the skill of someone twice her age. After being introduced to this style of fiddle playing at age 10, she was off and running. Her music is always fun and lively, so bring your dancing shoes.
3 PM – 4 PM
é.t.é – CLOSING SHOW
É.T.É., born from the meeting of three atypical musicians, this is the Québécois folk sound at its most original with jazz and progressive rock influences. Welcome the summer solstice by dancing to the sound of jigs, Irish bouzouki, violin and raise your glass to Québec’s b-day. Come celebrate the end of Imagine Monkland and dance on the music of Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux.
6 PM – 7 PM
Xania is an internationally-touring electronic musician and tap-dancer from Montreal. She fuses electronic beats, 80’s synth, flourishes of tap-dancing and interactive visual projections to create engaging live shows.
12 PM – 1 PM
Old Time Honey
Old Time Honey’s soulful singing and danceable rhythms make for an unforgettable live music experience. Whether playing a large festival stage or an impromptu street corner, this group knows how to captivate and animate a crowd.
4 PM – 5 PM
Rent a Kiosque
About Imagine Monkland
Imagine Monkland is a multidisciplinary festival presented by Arts Week, gathering local merchants, local artists, and the neighbourhood in an otherworldly experience of visual arts. The driving force behind Imagine Monkland resides in the participation of the residents that will build little and giant creatures, that will take centre stage during the festival, under the mentoring of professional artists. Why Monsters? Monsters and creatures form the bedrock of our society. They are a fun way to explore our alter-ego and a theme that resonates with all cultures by presenting mythical creatures derived from popular folktales.