In order to kick off the 2014 school year right, the federation of students' associations of Université de Montréal's campus (FAÉCUM) is throwing a free and open to public concert tomorrow - Sept 11th. A few bars will be set up around for y'all to quench your thirsts at that oh-so-affordable student price!
The concert will be held outdoors at UdeM's La Place de la Laurentienne, which is the campus' open spaced public square (closest entrance is 3200 rue Jean-Brillant).
You won't have a hard time finding the place that's for sure, because at 7PM, the place will be filled with students and all their friends ready to celebrate one last time before cramming with readings, group projects, and presentations. You can also follow the sounds and vibrations of the local performers that will be blasting!
La FAÉCUM always does an amazing job keeping student life active and fun with great activities allowing students to get to know each other and kick it while remaining on campus. In 2011, for their yearly "Party de la Rentrée" they had Bran Van 3000 and, last year, they had Les Trois Accords, aRTIST oF tHE yEAR and Loud Lary Ajust.
Date? Thursday,Septembre 11th 2014
Where? 3200 rue Jean-Brillant (Université de Montreal, Place De La Laurentienne)
Check out all the details on their Facebook event page HERE. We suggest that you get there early and smile for the MTL Blog photographer!
Pour bien débuter l'année scolaire 2014, comme à chaque année, la FAÉCUM vous organise un Party de la Rentrée de la malade! Ouvert à tous, étudiants ou non, dès 7PM demain soir, vous pouvez vous rendre à la Place de la Laurentienne de l'Université de Montreal (3200 rue Jean-Brillant) et vous laisser aller sur les beats electro/hip hop. Les artistes invités seront Radio Radio, Dead Obies, et le duo Beat Market! Avons nous mentionné que les boissons seront aux prix abordables d'étudiants?
Allez voir tous les détails sur leur page d'évènement Facebook ICI. Arrivez tôt et rendu là bas: souriez pour la caméra MTL Blog!
What's up party people? Last weekend you partied four days straight during the MURAL fest and your feet couldn't take it no more? We did too and we were dead by the end. But hey, that's no excuse not to party hard this weekend! Are you ready for another epic one? Hot spots and cool places, we got them all covered! Montreal, here is where you should be to party;
First of all, the FIFA world cup is on and there is always a celebration going on at pretty much every bar showing the games. Go there!
Thursday, June 19th
You should check out, Kongossa on Social Innovation at ECTO. It's an interesting event on how to solve social issues through the use of technology. A concert will be on towards the end. View event>
If you want to be in a circus atmosphere, there's Bohemia: Burlesque and Circus Cabaret at Bain Mathieu. Be assured to be entertained by all sorts of acts! View event>
Check out this video;
You can always count on the MELT crew if you feel like getting funky. Check out MELT015 at Blizzarts.View event>
There is another great night happening; PIPO Thursday with Noo-Bap at Salon Officiel.View event>
Listen to this track by The Celestics (Pipo & Kaytranada);
Friday, June 20th
Lunch at a parc with music and sun? Check out the Lunch Beat Montréal 7 at Parc Des Amériques. Poirier will play your favorite tunes! View event>
Fringe, food, and music fuse into one awesome event.
Every meal needs more music, so good think Lunch Beat MTL is here to bring the noise to our midday munch out. For the seventh edition of the eat-and-dance outdoor event, Lunch Beat is partnering up with the St. Ambroise Fringe Festival for a lunchtime dance party right on St. Laurent in the heart of the Plateau.
Going down at Parc des Ameriques (map) on Friday, June 20th from noon to 1:30pm, this is the Lunch Beat you simply need to attend. The intersection of St. Laurent and Rachel will have already been the hub for all things Fringe, so expect an incredibly eclectic cast of dancers and eaters. You may even get to share a bite or bust a move with your favourite performer.
Montreal DJ Poirier will be bringing the beats to this lunch, and he'll be keeping with the crazy Fringe-vibe. Known for having an incredibly varied cast of sounds, Poirier's rhythms will be sure to please everyone who makes it out to this edition of Lunch Beat MTL.
A combination of everything Montreal loves (food, music, and day drinking) Lunch Beat is a cultural experience, and we don't mean that in a pretentious way. If you've never attended, this special edition will be the best way to pop your Lunch Beat MTL cherry.
Watch a Fringe show, have some lunch, dance a bunch, what could be better?
Unless you're blowing smoke into the faces of infants, you're pretty much good to smoke a joint anywhere in Montreal. There are, however, prime pot-positive locales that are much more fitting.
Now that's it is nice to be outdoors don't restrict yourselves to sitting in your living room with your bong. Head on out into the sunny city and head to Montreal's best spots to smoke a joint.
10. Palais des Congres Complex
Right outside of the metro complex is a nice little area outfitted with benches, plants, and a view of Palais de Congres' entrances to people-watch. (map)
9. Parc des Amériques
A small oasis on the hustle of St. Lo, Parc des Amériques is the perfect pot-pit stop during your walk to or from the bar. (map)
8. Peace Park
There's usually a dealer around somewhere if you need them, and skateboarders are usally around to trip you out with some sweet tricks. (map)
7. Right In Front Of ScotiaBank Theatre
Go by the theatre on St. Cats and Metcalfe and you'll always smell the dank aroma of bud. What, like you're going to watch a movie sober? (map)
6. Mont-Royal Observatory
Get high while you're high above the city. It's almost poetic. (map)
5. A Friend's Basement In The West Island
Not quite outdoors but sometimes you need to live like you're in That '70s Show and smoke up in a friend's basement. For some reason, the friend in question always seems to live somewhere in the West Island. (no map, by invite only)
4. Old Port Boardwalk
If you're ballsy, head deep into Terrasse Bonsecours. If you're a little paranoid (which will probably only get worse once you've sparked) then the boardwalk is more than adequate. Patches of grass, benches, and a view of the water make for a solid spot for pot. (map)
3. Jean Talon Market
The open-air complex and many little alcoves mean you'll be able to find a secluded spot, but the real appeal comes from all of the food/munchies you'll have at your fingertips. For snacking, Jean-Talon is stoner heaven. (map)
2. Parc La Fontaine
Very much a no-brainer, Parc La Fontaine has tons of green grass, pretty people, a mystical fountain, and maybe best of all, the park is only a short walk to La Banquise. (map)
1. Tam Tams
Duh. No explanation needed here. Just get to Mont Royal park on Sunday if you don't know why. (map)
Where's your favourite spot to smoke up?
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