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Shows for Everyone!

Published on
February 10, 2016
Why not take time out from snowball fights and mugs of hot chocolate to treat yourself to a dose of culture close to home?

The Maisons de la culture are scheduling an array of cultural outings for March Break, including 60 shows and movie screenings. Be sure to reserve your tickets soon: with such low prices, they’re bound to disappear quickly!


From February 27 to March 6, a host of concerts will be presented as part of the Semaine de la musique. This collaboration between the Accès culture network and Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) is now a highlight of March Break! Among the favourites:

Les puces de Stradivarius (Stradivarius' Secret) (ages 6 to 12)

This theatrical concert features lively solos, duos and string trios while revealing the magical process of making string instruments.

Centre des loisirs de Saint-Laurent
February 29, 1:30 p.m.

Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux (LaSalle)
March 1, 10 a.m.

Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
March 5, 2 p.m.


Recorders on the Run (ages 6 to 12)

Get set for a breathtaking athletic performance as these virtuosos walk, sprint and balance on stage as they nimbly finger their recorders.

École secondaire Anjou
February 29, 11 a.m.

Maison de la culture Maisonneuve (MHM)
March 2, 10 a.m. (ages 3 to 5, short program)

L’Entrepôt, complexe culturel Guy-Descary (Lachine)
March 2, 1:30 p.m

Maison de la culture Frontenac (Ville-Marie)
March 3, 1:30 p.m.


Children’s Films and Theatre

March Break also means movies and plays for the young and the young at heart. (Re)discover the Festival international des films pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) and enjoy youth theatre at its best for the entire family. Below are just a few suggestions.

Torben et Sylvia (ages 6 and up)

Torben wants only one thing in life: to be the most beautiful apple, as red and round as those on supermarket shelves. A film of self-discovery!

Maison de la culture Maisonneuve (MHM)
March 2, 1:30 p.m.


Charlot et le cinéma muet (ages 5 to 12)

Cinematic images help the audience discover Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and the early days of silent films, with piano accompaniment.

Maison de la culture Frontenac (Ville-Marie)
March 2, 1:30 p.m.


Ernest et Célestine (ages 3 and up)

Befriending a mouse is frowned upon in the conventional world of bears. This film is a reminder that friendship has no boundaries!

Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
March 4, 10:30 a.m.


Le Jardin de Babel (ages 4 to 8)

Everything is topsy-turvy in the Garden of Babel. Sheep graze on clouds and rabbits shoot up like carrots, and Signor Rapini tries his hand at fishing among the rutabagas in this delightful puppet show.

Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
February 27, 2 p.m.

Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
March 4, 1:30 p.m.

Maison de la culture Frontenac (Ville-Marie)
March 5, 2 p.m.


Les pourquoi 2 (ages 3 to 9)

Why do teens wear woolly hats in the summer? Why do we laugh? Why do we tell lies? Why do girls love to wear makeup? Benoit Archambault (groupe Mes Aïeux) finds comical answers to these and other questions.

Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay (Sud-Ouest)
March 6, 2 p.m.



For other suggestions, got to the "Jeune public" section and blogue on accesculture.com