Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Montreal

Happy Birthday Laura!


1. Picnic and hike on Mont Royal
Bring tasty beverages and lightweight, yet delicious snacks. Points for going on a Sunday at the Tam Tams or climbing to the top for great sunset and illuminated night city views. $0-$30

2. Chocolate themed meal at Juliet et Chocolat
This place has an amazing array of chocolate hot, cold and alcoholic drinks as well as truffles, cookies, cakes, puddings and even appetizers and main courses featuring chocolate components. $5- 25

3. Dinner out
My favourite vegetarian friendly restaurants include Aux Vivres (best vegan restaurant in town), Cafe Seraphim (organic gourmet dining in Old Port), ONoir (dining in the dark!) and Yuan (every type of veggie protein you can imagine.) $10-$40

4. Mini Road Trip
Within an hour of Montreal by car or bus you can reach amazing hiking spots, clean water spots for swimming, nordic outdoors spas, outdoor sport adventures and great camping. $5-$?

5. Wonders of Nature
Visit spots such as the Botanical Gardens, the Planetarium, The SAT for a video show (Society of Arts and Technology), The Concordia Greenhouse (September-April) or the other nature spots around the island of Montreal. $0 - $30

6. Bike Adventure!
Bike the Lachine Canal, check out one of Montreal`s many bike routes, old Montreal, cross the bridge to the island of Jean Drapeau, or bike to one of the epic nature reserves on the edges of the island. Bring a picnic, lots of water and some spliffs! $0

7. Go see some music
Some good venues to check out (look at their websites in advance for performance information):
Cagibi, Casa del Popolo, Divan Orange, Metropolis, Barfly, Touski and Grumpy`s. $0-$50

8. La Ronde
A huge amusement park in the city? I can actually see it from my neighbourhood! For $40 ish you can spend a day of childlike fun on rides and in the midway with friends. $40-$60

9. Game night at Sharx
This swanky gamers bar offers mini golf, bowling, pool and air hockey with a bar and restaurant in the middle. Located right downtown. $10-$50

10. Seasonal cultural Events
From Roller Derby to the Jazz festival, from Nuit Blanche to Pride, there is almost always a festival or special event happening in Montreal. Check this blog for weekly events listings, or the local newspapers. $0-$40

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

QPIRG McGill & SoMove Present: Research Justice!
Monday, May 26th, 6:00pm
3647 University, 3rd Floor
Join the Social Movements Oral History Tour and QPIRG-McGill for a workshop on using research in the pursuit of justice. Decode and demystify data like a boss. Learn to use public records to find your landlord’s or boss’ Social Security number (just kidding). Scour financial reports for DIY campaign research.
SoMove, or the Social Movements Oral History Tour, are a group of oral historians, independent journalists, artists, activists, organizers and media-makers who think that storytelling can be a political event and direct action. Stories honor past movements, teach and inspire current and future organizing. Stories can build community and help us to re-imagine what social movements are and can be. They can reveal patterns that point us toward transformative action.

Concert de casseroles ou autres, partout au Québec sur les balcons
May 26 at 8:00pm to Sep 25 at 8:30pm
Partout au Québec
Aidez-nous svp, PARTAGEZ CELA MASSIVEMENT PARTOUT OU TU PEUX AVEC TOUT TES CONTACTS TOUS LE MONDE A VOS CASSEROLES POUR 20H00 tous les SOIRS, FAITES DU BRUIT : : : PARTAGER MASSIVEMENT : : :
J'ai eu vent que tous les soirs à 20h00 les casseroles se feraient entendre, et résonneraient partout dans la province. Pour montrer au peuple qu'on n'a pas des mémoires de poissons, qu'on se soutient et surtout qu'on se souviens !!!!!
On tape sur nos balcons, dans nos cours et/ou stationnement pour du changement, pour annuler notre dette impayable, pour la gratuité scolaire, pour une meilleure répartition des richesses, pour des investissements ds les énergies renouvelables et/ou gratuites, pour la protection de la nature et l'agriculture urbaine et local bio avec les incroyables comestibles et de la permaculture en région !!!!
Fini de massacrer et polluer pour le faux Dieu dollar pour des banquiers et politiciens corrompus, avide et sans cœurs, on en a marre des conneries capitalistes !!!!
On fait du bruit tous les soirs à 20h00 partout tout le temps, faites des mantras, des prières, bruler de la sauge, envoyez vos intentions de guérison à notre mère Gaïa et demandez humblement de l'aide au Père céleste et ses compagnons éternels de nous aider et nous soutenir, le changement et le réveil, c'est maintenant.

Collective mosaic
Tuesday, May 27th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Come learn the basics of mosaics through making a nice collective art piece from salvaged tiles!
PWYC

Decolonize & Anti Oppression Workshop (Montreal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, &Haudenosaunee territory)
Tuesday, May 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Centre for Gender Advocacy, 2110 Mackay & 1500 de Maisonneuve W., Suite 404
Taking place on Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.
Hosted by QPIRG McGill
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.
Tami Starlight is traveling from Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory to Montréal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.
Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/
Cost: $5 - $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
- Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
- Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures
-Accessibility-
- The space is wheelchair accessible, but there is a steep ramp at the entrance into the building. The ramp is 42 inches wide.
- LSQ interpretation is not available at this event.
- ASL interpretation is not available at this event.
- Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
- This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.
- English to French interpretation will be available at this event.
website: http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet
for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

Art, anarchism & social movements
Wednesday, May 28, 6pm
Le Cagibi, 5490 St Laurent Blvd
Join Howl for a panel discussion that explores the intersections between artistic practice, social movements and anarchism.

Anti-oppressive Community Yoga! 
Wednesday, May 28th, 8:30pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
As part of the GrassRoots Yoga Populaire collective, I will be offering pay-what-you-can, drop-in classes Wednesdays at 8:30pm at the lovely Coop Le Milieu!! These will be gentle yoga and relaxation classes in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment. For this month, each class will have a theme. I'll update this event page each week with the new theme and some info :)
*Queer and Trans* friendly*
*Body positive*
*Welcome to people of all colours, ethnicities, religions and (sub-)cultural backgrounds*
*Bilingual*
*Non-gendered bathrooms or language*
*Come 15 minutes early if you have any special concerns or just want to chat*
*What to bring. Since these classes won't be happening in a yoga studio, please bring some things to replace the regular props:
- A yoga mat, or a large towel
- A blanket or bath towel
- A throw cushion or pillow
- Water!. Le Milieu has a tap (obvs), but since we'll be doing a lot of detoxifying breath work, it's good to bring extra water to cleanse your body
- Some cash, if you can, to support the service and this fantastic co-op that offers a free community space for artists, kids and everyone in between!

Gathering of the Dreadheads!
Sunday, June 1at 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mont Royal Tam Tams !
Come party with your dread community this June at the Tams!!
-Meet on the hill by the Gazebo, opposite side of the electronic stage between 12-6pm
-Vegetarian picnic (optional)
-Dread photoshoots!
-Meet other dreaddies! Admire the beauty!
-Share tips and dread information
Let`s make this the biggest gathering of dreadheads ever!!

SEED BALLS avec Les filles qui poussent
Sunday, June 1at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
1251 rue Robin
Hey friends, coordinators, campers, volunteers, leaders and families of Les filles qui poussent / Girls Can Grow camp!
With sunny days upon us, plants are itching to sprout, bloom, grow and make our city even more beautiful.
Join us for a fun afternoon of seed ball making, and add your own touch of green to your neighbourhood! This little act can go a long way in bringing colour to any patch of soil!
Open to all; kids of all ages are welcome :)
$5 suggested donation to support LFQP/GCG, FREE for (registered) campers, volunteers and families

Pro-choice rally
Sunday, May 25th from 11am-1pm 
Parc Émilie-Gamelin
There will be a press conference at 11:30am at the Parc.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair


The annual Anarchist Book fair this weekend!

I`m excited to announce that I`ll be tabling with Radical Montreal for my fifth year attending!
I`ll have a few new or newly formatted zines in the Radical Montreal Zine Distro for purchase this weekend such as:

Radical Montreal Zine Distro - Sheena
My Polyamorous Heart: Explorations into Open Relationships
64 pages of stories, facts, opinions and advice on non-monongamos relationships. $5

Sustainable Street Art: Guide to Green Graffiti
24 pages of non-toxic street art and guerilla gardening projects with recipes. Colour cover. $5

This too Shall Pass
A zine to help with grief and suffering. Meaningful and varied quotes on the process, with decorative vintage borders. 20 Pages $5

Urban Homesteader: Lessons from Depressions
60 page zine detailing some of the problems of capitalism related to economic hardship. Tips and projects for a sustainable lifestyle which challenges the corporate consumption model. $5

A Cluster of Cats
Quarter-page comic zine illustrating literal collective pro-nouns. $3

Come stop by table, say hi and support my distro if you can! 


THE BOOKFAIR

Two days: Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25, 10am-5pm on both days

The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
- Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman
- Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!
For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism.

ABOUT

-> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits and more!
-> Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy held throughout May 2014 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.
-> Tabling will take place over two days: May 24-25, between 10am-5pm.
-> Tabling will take place in the main auditoriums of both our locations: Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA) and the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier.

SUPPORT THE MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR (Postering, Flyering, Advertising, Volunteer): read more HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

Sight and Sound Festival 2014 : SCIENCE FACTION
May 20 - May 25, 12:00pm to May 25 at 9:00pm
Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark
This year, the theme is “Science Faction.” From May 20th to 25th, we will be exploring the world of science fiction – marginal legalities, mutating futures, human-machine meltdown, radical cyborgs, post-genetic interfaces, transformative bodies, insurgent futures...
Can we observe the power of the imaginary on our world? Can we conceptualize and give form to these upheavals of change? Science Faction will be a dizzying and multifaceted discovery of a world undergoing profound change. Science Faction is about fear of the unknown; but also, because, inarguably, the idea of communicating with otherworldly beings or robots overpowering humans in a dystopian futurist society are images forever embedded in the consciousness of everyday people, Science Faction is about the sheer power of the imaginary.
With Science Faction, we ask the artist to suggest their rendition of a mutant future, their idea of a radical cyborg, their interpretation of a human-machine meltdown. And, we ask the spectator to embrace the marginal legalities and othered ontologies of those visions put forth.
To read more about the theme :http://sightandsoundfestival.ca/en/more-info
All the tickets are on sale here : http://lavitrine.com/evenement/Sight___Sound

6 @ 10 Mercredi SWAP Party!
Wednesday, May 21st, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar Passeport, 2037 St-Denis
SWAP party, apportez-votre vieux linge goth et repartez avec du nouveaux! Arrivez tôt pour avoir une bonne table et le meilleur choix! Vous n'avez rien a échanger mais vous désirez de nouveaux vêtements pas cher? Il sera possible d'acheter et vendre! Pour participer à l'échange vous devez indiquer votre nom et un prix par tranche de 5$ sur chaque morceau (un morceau de collant fera l'affaire)!
Pour l'occasion Maïté sera votre barmaid dévouée, venez aussi juste pour prendre un verre!
Confirmez dans les messages de l’événement pour être rajouté dans la liste!
entrée gratuite!

Mushrooms
Wednesday, May 21st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
5200 Avenue Mayfair, NDG
Mushrooms (and mycelium) are essential in a garden and forest. We will discover why, and how to integrate them in our urban vegetable gardens. Its a practical workshop on mushroom culture.
Contribution: $15-$20

Prisoner Letter-Writing Night
Wednesday, May 21st, 7:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Join us for an update on the situation facing Amélie, Carlos, and Fallon. Afterwards, stick around for an informal dinner and write to them! or another prisoner of your choosing.
Amélie, Carlos, and Fallon are anarchists who were arrested on January 5, 2014 in the Distrito Federal of Mexico for allegedly firebombing a building that houses the Department of Communication and Transportation,
as well as a nearby car dealership. All three were detained for forty days without charges after which they were charged with obstructing the peace and conspiracy to commit mischief in a group. They remain in prison awaiting trial.
Freedom for Amélie, Carlos, and Fallon, and all prisoners!

Anti-oppressive Community Yoga! 
Wednesday, May 21st, 8:30pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
As part of the GrassRoots Yoga Populaire collective, I will be offering pay-what-you-can, drop-in classes Wednesdays at 8:30pm at the lovely Coop Le Milieu!! These will be gentle yoga and relaxation classes in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment. For this month, each class will have a theme. I'll update this event page each week with the new theme and some info :)
*Queer and Trans* friendly*
*Body positive*
*Welcome to people of all colours, ethnicities, religions and (sub-)cultural backgrounds*
*Bilingual*
*Non-gendered bathrooms or language*
*Come 15 minutes early if you have any special concerns or just want to chat*
*What to bring. Since these classes won't be happening in a yoga studio, please bring some things to replace the regular props:
- A yoga mat, or a large towel
- A blanket or bath towel
- A throw cushion or pillow
- Water!. Le Milieu has a tap (obvs), but since we'll be doing a lot of detoxifying breath work, it's good to bring extra water to cleanse your body
- Some cash, if you can, to support the service and this fantastic co-op that offers a free community space for artists, kids and everyone in between!

La Belle Epoque Final Spring BBQ
Thursday, May 21st, 6:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Help us celebrate the closing of La Belle Époque! Join us in the backyard for some food and conversation, with old friends and new. Bring some food to share if you like, as well vegan and meat options will be provided for
donations. Drinks will also be available.

Radical Skills: Demystifying Finances for Community Organizations and Informal Collectives
Thursday, May 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204
You have wonderful ideas - but you need money, and you need to know how to manage it? Unfortunately, your algebra teacher didn't include even the simplest budgeting skills in their curriculum. No fear - this workshop will teach you the basics and get you started, and will even include some cheat sheets for you to use in your current or upcoming projects!
This workshop will cover the basics of budgeting for ongoing collectives and/or one-time events. Amongst others, we'll learn to operate within a budget, and we'll talk about financial decision-making, and fundraising. We will be sharing skills and strategies, but we also want to have a discussion about how we deal with money while keeping our goals in sight-- particularly for community organizations and other informal collectives.
All are welcome - whether you are currently working on finances or not!

Under the Weather: Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction - Presentation by Mel Bazil
Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30pm
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, 2001 St-Laurent
Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction
featuring MEL BAZIL, indigenous Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en organizer, sovereigntist, and anarchist of the Unist'ot'en Action Camp
http://unistotencamp.com/
* and Clifton Nicholas. Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) from Kanehsatake. Clifton is active in his community as both an activist and as a defender of his people. Clifton was one of the people who defended the community of Kanehsatake in 1990, he has been a staunch advocate of Indigenous resistance throughout Canada and the Americas.
Admission is FREE, but we will be collecting donations in support of the Unist'ot'en Camp!
**The venue is wheelchair accessible. Whisper translation towards French will be provided.
http://undertheweather.ckut.ca/
This event is a part of Montreal's Festival of Anarchy
http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/

The Riot Grrrl Band Off - DRAW
Thursday, May 22nd, 8:00pm
Cabaret Playhouse, 5656 Du Parc Ave
We waited a whole year and now it's time to form the bands for the RIOT GRRRL BAND OFF - Round 4!!
Bring your friends, your sisters, your lovers and your kitties. let's riot!
How it works:
you put a paper with your name in a hat, as we draw the names we form 5 bands. after that, as a group we agree on the bands we are gonna cover. bands have a month to practice and on June 28th they play a show at Il Motore to raise funds for Rock Camp for Girls Montreal!
You don't have to know how to play an instrument nor have the instrument at home. We all help each other out and teach each other how to play the songs. This is a safe space to make mistakes, sing out of tune. It's a safe space to enjoy yourselves and have fun!
If you won't be there in person send an email to heycarolfernandes@gmail.com and I'll put your name in the hat. But be advised that there are only 30 spots and priority will be given to people who attend the draw in person, unless you CANNOT be present (you don't have to disclosure your reason as long as you tell me you have one). That's based on our experience on previous editions where people who didn't show up for the draw ended up not committing and leaving their bandmates in a shitty situation.
5$ - 10$ sliding scale (PWYC) an official Rock Camp for Girls fundraiser

Forest Gardening (Food Forest) Intensive
May 24 - May 25, 9:30am to May 25 at 4:30pm
City Farm School, Concordia University – Loyola Campus 7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Join us for first workshop in our newly launched Permaculture workshop series.
This one day workshop will provide students with an overview of growing fruit crops and forest gardening. Come learn how to plant, trellis, and care for fruit trees and shrubs including, grapes, blueberries, hazelnuts and more. You will also learn the basics of growing support
species and green manures as well as forest gardening. After a morning of theory, the afternoon will provide you with a hands-on learning experience: working to help improve and expand the second stage of our very own City Farm School forest garden/orchard system.
COST: $15 - 20 sliding scale (payment of the day of workshop)
TEACHER: Jonah Neumark
RSVP ticket is required, please sign up via our eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/forest-gardening-food-forest-intensive-tickets-11233097497

Autonomous Media Room
Saturday, May 24, 11:00am - 5:00pm
CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle
CKUT Radio presents:
The Autonomous Media Room at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
“Documenting, Disseminating, and Celebrating Anarchist Oral Histories
Saturday, May 24,
11am-5pm CEDA, 2515 Delisle street – métro Lionel-Groulx
Room #125 (wheelchair accessible)
The AUTONOMOUS MEDIA ROOM is dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of different mediums as deployed by anarchists – such as pirate radio, DIY digital editing, secure communication, and more. The theme of the room this year will be “Documenting, Disseminating, and Celebrating Anarchist Oral Histories”. As always, we will be doing a live broadcast from the bookfair on May 24 from 2-4pm on CKUT, 90.3 FM, and online at www.ckut.ca!
This year, we will be co-presenting the Autonomous Media Room with SoMove: The Social Movements Oral History Tour of North America. Read more about SoMove here: www.somove.org
Schedule:
11am-1pm - Digital recording and editing with audacity 101 with SoMove and CKUT (EN/FR)
12pm-4pm Live Radio: Workshop by CKUT 90.3fm (EN/FR)
This workshop will take place in the hall on the first floor. Noon-2:00pm will include training in live radio setup and production followed by alive radio show broadcast from the bookfair on CKUT from 2-4pm.
2pm-5pm FM Transmitter Building Workshop – with CKUT Radio (EN/FR)
** There will be a cost of $10 for each FM transmitter kit. This cost can be split among a few participants, and you can keep your transmitter after the workshop.
Pull back the veil on radio transmission and mass communication bybuilding your own FM radio transmitter. We will pull out our solderingirons and assemble all the parts necessary to start up a live broadcast.

And ongoing throughout the bookfair weekend:
May 24-25, 11am-5pm, CEDA 3rd floor
Recording Anarchist Oral Histories with SubMedia.TV and SoMove
We will be inviting anyone at the bookfair to come record their personal testimonies in the form of a 10-15 minute interview. Some of the questions we will ask are:
-What does anarchism mean to you?
-Who are some people/what are some books/films/other media that inspired your anarchism?
-Was there a particular moment or movement that shaped your experience as an anarchist?
Whether you've been an anarchist for a week, or a lifetime, come give your testimony! We especially encourage women, transgender folks, people of colour, Indigenous people, queer folks, and those often left out of anarchist discourse to come speak out.
For more info on the Autonomous Media Room, contact news@ckut.ca, or 514-448-4041 x.6788

Global March Against Monsanto - Marche Mondiale Contre Monsanto
START : Saturday, May 24th, 2pm Square Dorchester
END : Around 4 h Parc Jeanne Mance for picnik GMO FREE
While worldwide indignation shakes governments, let us unite to show that people refuse the dictates of a few multinationals that sell out our lives and nature. We, the citizens, call for the end of monopolies on our food, we refuse GMOs, and more want to give our support to those who offer alternatives, responsible and environmentally friendly.
The march against Monsanto is a friendly family event that seeks not to disturb the order or to challenge the authorities: it is only to draw attention to the threats to our food system, from our fields to our plates. The stranglehold of agribusiness companies like Monsanto on our agriculture is very worrying, especially as our governments are complicit in our loss of autonomy to these giants.
This event is LEGAL since it is a fundamental right of citizens to express their opinions.
The subject IS to raise awareness on the need to turn our agriculture in a sustainable direction and must denounce the practices and companies like Monsanto poisoning our health and environment.
Come many and many to this event FESTIVE, FAMILY AND SAFE .
END: THE MARCH WILL END at 4pm in Jeanne Mance Park for a GMO-free pic-nic to forge links between protesters and raise awareness and increase the movement!

Herbal First Aid For Sex Workers w Lroy: Info Session + Discussion
Saturday, May 24, 6:30pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
How we can use herbs as allies to protect ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually while on and off the job. Open to current and former sex workers and their allies. Lroy is a sex worker, sex worker rights advocate, Ho lover, and herbalist living in rural Vermont.
Currently, they are working to create an herbal first aid kit for sex workers that can be accessible to a larger population of people outside of the herbal community. Lroy can be contacted at lroym@vtherbcenter.org.

Storytelling Café
Saturday, May 24, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
University of the Streets Café wraps up another fabulous year with storytelling. Together, we celebrate 11 years of public conversations by unleashing our joys, sorrows, and memories. What happens when we meet, listen, and share the stories that define us? How do our identities and perceptions intersect to create this thing we call community? During this evening of public storytelling we invite you to join us in weaving together the lived and imagined stories we all carry. Come early and stay late to enjoy good company and tasty food.

Serre earthship à la Ferme Morgan + Gypsy kumbia Orchestra + DJ Élios
Saturday, May 24at 7:30pm
Ferme Morgan : 92 chemin Morgan, Montcalm
On est très heureux de vous annoncer la construction d’une serre solaire passive ici à la Ferme Morgan, au printemps 2014. Celle-ci sera fonctionnelle durant toute l’année et s’inspirera des principes Earthship.
Nous lançons donc une campagne de socio-financement (voir la vidéo)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/growing-a-greenhouse#home
qui permettra de récolter les fonds nécessaires à l’achat des matériaux de construction.
Les 24 et 25 mai prochain, il y aura un «party de pneus», journée au cours de laquelle nous avons besoin de plusieurs bénévoles pour le montage des murs de pneus, en les remplissant de terre (job physique) et qui se clôturera par la prestation du groupe de musique Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra suivi par le fabuleux Dj Élios (samedi soir)!!! Apportez une masse, si vous avez....
Le spectacle est gratuit pour les bénévoles et 10$ pour ceux qui viennent pour le spectacle seulement. Les fonds amassés serviront au financement du projet...
RÉSERVATION NÉCESSAIRE POUR LE BÉNÉVOLAT
COMMUNIQUER AVEC LYNNE OU JESSE : 514-601-7424 / 819-429-3445
yogateuse@gmail.com / unpneualafois@gmail.com
Les Earthship, constructions logiques, ont comme objectif d’appliquer des solutions concrètes face aux problèmes environnementaux auxquels nous faisons face de nos jours.
Depuis maintenant plus de 40 ans, le design earthship évolue pour inclure 6 principes fondamentaux :

Mandala Garden
Sunday, May 25, 10:00am - 4:00pm
5200 Mayfair Avenue, NDG
We'll spend the day designing a mandala garden and planting medicinal, edible flowers and herbs, to transform the front yard of a home in NDG.
Bring a picnic, it's a potluck :)
Contribution: $30-40

Tech Security for Sex Workers
Sunday, May 25, 6:30pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Facilitated discussion on the current issues of safety going around on the internet (surveillance, cyber stalking and hacking) and ways we can keep ourselves and each other safe. Open to current and former sex workers and their allies.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Homestead is seeking a summer sub-letter!!

Hello Montreal!

The Homestead is looking for a summer subletter!!
July 1st  to September OR October.

1 bedroom for rent on the 1st floor and basement of a 2-story house right beside metro Frontenac between the Plateau and HoMa.

The House and Perks!
  • Large sunny kitchen filled with plants!
  • Living room with pull-out couch for guests, office nook and library.
  • Extensive library featuring collections include Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jack Kerouac, Robert Jordan, Douglas Coupland, as well as vegetarian cookbooks, philosophy texts and classic works.
  • Zine library with over 100 zines, with a focus on D.I.Y. skills, food zines, gardening zines, queer zines and perzines galore.
  • Basement with project potential: Bike shop, Homebrewery, Preserves and more!
  • Large storage space in basement
  • Big sunny backyard! Compost systems – Bike racks – Fun decor.
  • Vegetable, herb and perennial gardens
  • Barbeque and Patio Lounge
  • Washer/Dryer/Clothesline
  • 3 affectionate cats
Your Room
  • A sunny room with a large window facing the backyard gardens on the first floor of the townhouse. 
  • Large, with closet and optionally semi-furnished.
  • Wood floors, freshly painted light green (you can repaint if you like!)
  • Independent heat control.
  • FULLY FURNISHED with double bed, desk, dresser and bedding.
The Neighbourhood (Saint-Marie)
  • 5 Minutes from the Metro (green line)
  • 2 Minutes to park
  • 2 Minutes to community centre with gym and pool
  • 2 Minutes to grocery, asian market, mini farmers market (in summer and fall), Fast food
  • 10 Minutes to Touski
  • 20 Minutes to downtown, 20 minutes to the Plateau by Metro
I am: 29 year old woman, working as a loctician (dread stylist) from home part time, and also in urban agriculture at the Concordia Greenhouse. I am vegan, creative and progressive in nature.
I enjoy board games, conversation, crafting and projects, cooking, gardening and DIY culture.

Ideally, you are:
Vegetarian
Social
A good communicator
Into doing projects!
Pretty clean
Open minded

Rental Details


  • $500 plus split hydro. Includes hi-speed wireless internet.
  • Split domestic supplies!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rad Events This Week!

DIY natural soap
Monday, May 12th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Learn ho to make your own natural soaps at home!
10$, materials included.

Giant Puppet Building
Tuesday, May 13th, 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Gardens without borders, 945 rue du couvent
Join us to make giant puppets together, that will take part in a flash mob for 100 in 1 day Montreal on June 7, and in a giant puppet parade across Montreal's neighbourhoods at the end of the summer!
Come with or without ideas, materials and skills to share, all you really need is curiosity and wanting to have fun making art together!
Drop in at any point between 1 and 8 pm.

KATACOMBES KARAOKE: BBQ & Bazaar!
Tuesday, May 13 at 5:00pm to May 14 at 3:00am
COOP KATACOMBES, 1635 Boul. Saint-Laurent
5pm BAZAAR! with everything from one of a kind clothing pieces, bath and beauty products, unique and chic jewellery, patches, fine art, printed/silk screened items, hand made magnets, to psychic readings and all the information you need to stay up to date with the latest technological trends!
7pm BBQ! Vegetarian, Vegan, Carnivore!
8:30pm Magic show by Matt Risk
9pm PUNK AND METAL KARAOKE!
Free entry!
FEATURING Live Body Painting by Sane (Sane's Corner) 5 to 9 pm

Board Games Night!
Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Over 20 games to discover! Come play, have fun and meet new people.
Suggested donation to support our cooperative space: 2$-5$.

Violin Skillshare
Wednesday, May 14th, 7:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
Interested in learning some violin basics or working on a specific technique? Want to get some advice on how to play a song or discover a new style? This skill-share will be an opportunity for us to share our knowledge of the violin and learn from each other in an anti-oppressive environment. No experience necessary! A brief overview of baroque, classical, jazz, and klezmer styles will be given. Participants are encouraged to bring sheet music if they so desire, and a violin if they have one. One violin and plenty of sheet music will be available for shared use.

Anti-oppressive Community Yoga! 
Wednesday, November 13th, 8:30pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
As part of the GrassRoots Yoga Populaire collective, I will be offering pay-what-you-can, drop-in classes Wednesdays at 8:30pm at the lovely Coop Le Milieu!! These will be gentle yoga and relaxation classes in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment. For this month, each class will have a theme. I'll update this event page each week with the new theme and some info :)
*Queer and Trans* friendly*
*Body positive*
*Welcome to people of all colours, ethnicities, religions and (sub-)cultural backgrounds*
*Bilingual*
*Non-gendered bathrooms or language*
*Come 15 minutes early if you have any special concerns or just want to chat*
*What to bring. Since these classes won't be happening in a yoga studio, please bring some things to replace the regular props:
- A yoga mat, or a large towel
- A blanket or bath towel
- A throw cushion or pillow
- Water!. Le Milieu has a tap (obvs), but since we'll be doing a lot of detoxifying breath work, it's good to bring extra water to cleanse your body
- Some cash, if you can, to support the service and this fantastic co-op that offers a free community space for artists, kids and everyone in between!

EPIC Seedling Sale
May 15 at 10:00am to May 16 at 7:00pm
Concordia Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
The annual Vert-ta-Ville spring seedling sale is coming up fast! We will have over 100 varieties of heirloom veggie, herb and flower seedlings, all those produced naturally and locally in the Concordia Greenhouse by our City Farm School Interns! And this year we've add a number of new "container" varieties for all you balcony gardeners out there. All flowers, veggies and herb seedlings will be priced at $2-3. We will also have a variety of seeds for direct sowing available during the sale.
For a complete list of available varieties please visit our website
http://concordiagreenhouse.com/projects/vert-ta-ville-2/

All Cardasians are Bastards: a Star Trek Anarchist Screening Series
Thursday, May 15th, 7:00pm
La Belle Époque, 1984 rue Wellington
A laid back screening of a Star Trek episode (you know, one of those 'political' ones) followed by discussion. Star Trek fans or newcomers are all welcome. Free popcorn!

PUBLIC PRIVATES
Thursday, May 15th, 8:00pm
Café Cléopatra, 1230 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Submit to your voyeuristic pleasures and join us to an evening of confessions, public indecency and pillow talk as The Slippery Slope Collective presents "Public Privates", exposing the divide between our private lives and our public reality.
Drag, burlesque, clown and performance art come together in a fun, sexy and fearless cabaret!
♥ Sliding scale $5-10 - No one turned away for lack of funds
♥ Taking place on the 2nd floor of Café Cléopatra, the venue is not wheelchair accessible
♥ Official afterparty: Jeudis POMPe Thursdays. Just down the street at Katacombs! Those coming from Public Privates show pay $2 less at the door.
https://www.facebook.com/events/624923404264200/

BIG GARAGE SALE!
Friday, May 16at 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
To raise some funds to support Coop Le Milieu and sister start-up space L'Atelier in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu!
We'll sell a variety of stuff at VERY GOOD PRICES, all reasonable offers accepted!
Kids and adults clothing, jewelry and accessories, books, house and kitchen wares, toys, fabric and art materials, ETC.!!
Homemade lemonade and treats too!

FORGET THE BOX 5th Anniversary Spectacular
Friday, May 16at 8:00pm
O Patro Vys, 356 ave du Mont-Royal Est
Forget the Box is turning five this year, and to celebrate we’re throwing a party at O’Patro Vys on May 16th. In collaboration with Indie Montreal, we’ve brought together an exciting line-up of Montreal acts that includes Po Lazarus, Eddie Paul, Seb Black, Ruff Talons and special guests.
For the past five years, Forget the Box has run completely on a volunteer basis. The goal of this fundraiser is not only to raise awareness of Forget the Box, but to ensure that our collective can continue to provide thought-provoking coverage of arts, culture, politics and more.
www.forgetthebox.net

Lancement - L'Attaque #7 - Spécial Guérilla Gardening
Saturday, May 17at 5:00pm
La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne
Le #7 de l’Attaque est tout chaud sorti des presses!
Venez célébrez ça avec nous et récupérer votre copie question de renouveler vos lectures de toilettes!
Au programme, expo, graffitis éphémères, seed-bombing, lecture et musique …
Cette nouvelle édition, c’est un peu le résultat de notre désir de rassembler des gens et des collectifs autour d’un projet commun et créatif pour briser l’isolement et unir les différentes “scènes” et les gens qui un peu comme nous vivent à contre-courant et essaient de propager des idées d’autosuffisance et de collectivité.
Ce numéro a un thème double : les groupe auto-gérés et le guerilla gardening - pour une réappropriation des terrains hostiles…
Entrée gratuite
Prix de lancement de l’Attaque #7 : 10$
Interprétation musicale des signes astrologiques, chantée par Félix de l’Étoile
A Sacred Cloud, musique de voyage - présenté par Jeunesse Cosmique
http://asacredcloud.bandcamp.com/

Color Me Rad 5K Montreal
Sunday, May 18at 9:00am
Montreal Olympic Park, 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin
Montreal we're coming into town and we've got even more RAD than ever. The most fun you can have while exercising.
http://www.colormerad.com/race.i?raceid=193&t=Montreal

PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK 2014 | PIKNIC DOUBLE
May 18 2:00pm to May 19 at 9:30pm
Piknic Électronik - Parc Jean Drapeau
La tradition se poursuit : la 12e saison du Piknic Électronik débutera par un doublé de les dimanche 18 et lundi 19 mai prochain!
DIMANCHE 18 MAI
> SCÈNE MOOG [Crewlove]
Soul Clap (US)
Wolf + Lamb (US)
Slow Hands (Live) (US)
> SCÈNE 2
Ostrich (QC)
Strange Town (QC)
LUNDI 19 MAI
[Astropolis @ Piknic]
> SCÈNE MOOG
Agoria (FR)
Oniris (FR)
Madben (FR)
VeroniKa & Oliver (QC)
> SCÈNE 2
Sonic Crew (FR)
BILLET INDIVIDUEL
Le coût d’entrée pour assister au Piknic Électronik est de 15$ tout inclus.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Rad Events This Week


Vigile à la mémoire de Mathilde Blais, en solidarité avec ses proches et pour la sécurité des cyclistes 
Monday, May 5th, 6:00pm
Entrée du viaduc de la rue des Carrières et St-Denis
« La mort d’une cycliste de 33 ans, heurtée par un camion sous un viaduc de la rue Saint-Denis, remet en question une fois de plus la sécurité des déplacements à vélo dans les quartiers centraux de Montréal.Les cyclistes craignent comme la peste le tunnel sombre, étroit et jalonné de nids-de-poule où l’accident s’est produit, dans l’arrondissement de Rosemont-La Petite Patrie. Mathilde Blais, orthophoniste à l’école Ludger-Duvernay, dans le quartier Saint-Henri, a péri écrasée sous les roues d’un gros camion de l’entreprise Grues Beauchamp, lundi matin vers 6 h 40. La cycliste, qui roulait en Bixi, est morte sur le coup.»
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/406818/en-finir-avec-les-tunnels-de-la-mort
Suite à ce tragique événement, une invitation à toute la population (clyclistes, automobilistes, piétons) à venir montrer leur solidarité envers la famille, les ami-e-s et les proches de Mathilde Blais, est nécessaire. Utilisons aussi cette occasion de rassemblement pour lancer un message clair :
Nous voulons une place sécuritaire pour les vélos pour que plus jamais un incident comme celui-ci se produise !!! Chaque année des cyclistes sont blessé-e-s par des portières de voitures stationnés ouvertes, des nids de poules, des voitures et des camions. Emmenez des chandelles, affiches, bannières, fleurs.. pour démontrer votre solidarité et venez en vélo si vous le souhaitez. Si la ville ne nous donne pas une place pour circuler en toute sécurité, ce sera à nous de prendre notre place!
Le rassemblement est prévu le lundi 5 mai 2014 (une semaine après) pour 18h et nous allumerons les bougies et garderons une minute de silence à 18h40 pour Mathilde Blais.

Braided rug Workshop 
Monday, May 5th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin
Learn how to make a pretty rug like this one using only old clothing and other fabric remnants, your fingers, a needle and thread! It's very easy!
Contr. Sugg. 10$

Accessibility, Disability and Resisting Austerity 
Thursday, May 8th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
2515 rue Delisie (métro Lionel-Groulx)
Speakers include:
- Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against the Cuts, United Kingdom (DPAC)
- John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Toronto (OCAP)
- Laurence Parent, Regroupement d’activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ)
Free. Welcome to all!
Free childcare on-site.
Whisper translation (English-French, French-English).
The venue is wheelchair accessible. The accessible entrance, with ramp, is at 2520 rue Lionel-Groulx, just after the parking lot. Please ring the doorbell if the door is closed. Please get in touch with any accessibility needs (514-848-7585; info@qpirgconcordia.org)

Amère Nature - Vernissage au Café Touski
Friday, May 9th, 6:00pm
Coop Café TOUSKI, 2361, Rue Ontario Est
Amére Nature - Une exposition collective sur le thème de la nature, avec des peintures, photos, dessins et sérigraphies de Mathieu Chartrand, Roxane De Koninck, Keenan Poloncsak, Nathalie Bonnerot et Ectoplasm. Vernissage le vendredi 9 Mai dès 18h, avec vente de serigraphies, zines et autres goodies handmade! L'exposition dure tout le mois de Mai.

Permaculture Community Potluck 
Saturday, May 10th, 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Jardins sans frontières / Gardens without borders, 945 rue du couvent
Gardens without Borders is organizing a potluck to gather those in Montreal and the surrounding area who are interested in one way or another, to Permaculture :) Bring some food to share (vegetarian or vegan), your ideas and your beautiful energy. Spread the word!