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FAR, the Festival des arts de ruelle, is back for a sixth edition, from August 29 to September 11. The eclectic and electric program this year includes percussion, circus wader, clown, street theatre and hula hoop performances. Whole troops will pass by Montrealers' very own backyards and take over neighbourhood squares.

Over 220 professional local and international artists will showcase their impressive skills in our city's alleys. The goal is to make the art world accessible to all Montrealers.

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On August 13, the Montreal Old Port's Holi festival will be back for its third edition, so Montrealers can add some colour to their lives... and their clothes!

Run by the organization Festival of India, which counts among its sponsors the High Commission of India in Canada, our local Holi is inspired by the well-known Hindu tradition usually celebrated in March. The colour-throwing festival — where participants throw pigmented water or powder at each other — welcomes the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

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From August 26 to 28, the Sudbest festival is back with a special edition featuring 30 merchants and a "culinary fair" in Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough. This time around, the event organizers thought big, as the upcoming market will take place at three different sites: the Atwater Market, Parc Sir-George-Etienne-Cartier and the Lien Nord site next to the Lachine Canal.

You can attend for free and easily navigate between the three locations by foot, by cycling along the canal, or by hopping on one of the "tuk-tuk" shuttles available for visitors throughout the weekend.

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Calling all astronomical aficionados! The Perseids meteor shower is about to hit its peak, so mark your calendars if you want to set your sights on this magical phenomenon.

According to expert cosmos and world site EarthSky, the Perseids will reach their peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13 — and this is one entrancing moment you won't want to miss.

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Good news cat people! An event entirely dedicated to cat videos is coming to Montreal this month.

The CatVideoFest is making a stop at the Cinéma du Parc on August 15 at 7 p.m.

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Is it August already? If you're bewildered with how fast the summer is passing by, then don't fret, 'cause we're just as puzzled. But if the end of summer scaries are starting to kick in, not to worry, as Montreal is still coming in hot (as hot as the weather that is) to bring you a jam-packed weekend.

With so many must-try activities to get up to from amazing festivals including ÎleSoniq, great food and drinks all the way to unbelievable memories in the making, this weekend will be nothing short of amazing.

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Little monsters, there is a Lady Gaga dance party happening at Ausgang Plaza on August 19, so you can keep the festivities going after the end of Montreal's Pride Week.

The event, entitled "Born This Gay," will be in the spirit of Gaga's current concert tour. After two years of postponing, the great Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has finally hit the road for her Chromatica Ball, with a stop at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Saturday, August 6.

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After two years of adapted programming, MUTEK, the International festival of electronic music and visual arts is back in town from August 23 to 28, and you can get a glimpse for free.

Now with editions in five cities worldwide, MUTEK promises 80 art performances with over 100 artists from 21 countries during its flagship Montreal event this year. Performances include the festival's A/Visions ("large-scale audiovisual creations that merge images, sound and technology") and "nocturnes" (a series "dedicated to electronic music’s more rhythmic and enthralling forms of expression" that "features original, immersive scenography").

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A trip to the mall is a fun way to hang out with friends, find new treasures and enjoy a meal or two.

This summer, Cadillac Fairview (CF) has opened a vibrant new terrasse at CF Marché des Promenades located at CF Promenades St-Bruno for guests to enjoy culinary delights while taking time to relax and socialize.

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Bravissimo! — the 29th edition of ItalfestMTL, formerly called Montreal's Italian Week, will take place from August 5 to 20.

The event is back in full swing with both virtual and in-person activities all around the island, including in Kirkland, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, LaSalle, Saint-Léonard, Little Italy and, for the first time ever, the Quartier des Spectacles.

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If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, how about you climb up a 55-foot wall without any rope or harness and only one way down: a long fall into the swimming pool below?

The Psicobloc Open Series, Montreal's extreme free solo climbing competition, is back at Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex from August 27 to 28.

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Pride is back, baby! Montreal's August pride week is reinvigorating the queer dance and drag scenes across the island, ringing in dance parties and shows all the way through August. But there are a lot of cool events out there — how can the harried partygoer possibly keep track of it all?

Through an organized list of all the best pride week parties gracing the streets this month, that's how! Scroll down for all the fast facts you need to make this month the best it can be.

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