If you live in Montreal’s NDG neighbourhood you’ve probably heard of NDG Arts Week. If you’re from outside NDG, you’re going to want to check it out.
Here are a few highlights from this weekend’s events:
Friday Aug. 28
NDG Off the Wall
There’s a lot of talent in NDG and the neighbourhood’s many artists include filmmakers with works showcased in NDG Off the Wall. Bring a blanket or a chair and sit down on the grass at NDG Park to enjoy an evening of short films and music videos that have an NDG connection, projected under the stars.
When: Tonight, Aug. 28, 9 p.m.
Where: NDG Park (locals call it Girouard Park), take the 105 bus from Vendôme metro
Saturday Aug. 29
NDG Park Art Hive Finnissage
Since early July children and their families have enjoyed free art workshops on Saturdays at the NDG Park Art Hive, an open art studio located in the park’s chalet. Now that summer’s nearly over and children are heading back to school, the art hive is holding an end-of-season “finissage” party. Expect to find food, music, an art exhibit and surprises.
When: Tomorrow, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Chalet in NDG Park
Sunday Aug. 30
Country en Ville
It’s hard to believe this festival is already in its ninth year. If you enjoy terrific live acoustic music (ranging from Americana to Zydeco), corn on the cob and watermelon, it’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Along with the music you’ll find activities for kids, yoga and dance sessions and “The Telling of the Bees,” the Cheap Art Collective’s Giant Puppet Show.
When: Sunday Aug. 30, 12-6 p.m.
Where: NDG Park
Cost: Free (donations appreciated)