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Montreal Fringe Festival; Until June 19th

Posted by Amie / June 3, 2011

Being Earnest at the Montreal Fringe FestivalThe Montreal Fringe Fest is back its lineup of affordable lottery-chosen theatre, art, spoken word, sleep-away camp, beer, music, drag races, and dance parties. Here's a rundown on some of the best of the fest.

Lets Get Wilde

An updated Southern version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. I know a few people who could benefit from a lesson in earnestness...Maybe those people could use a pair of tickets to this show? Win-win since they get to go to an entertaining theatre production complete with cafe setting and art gallery, and you get treated better.

Being Earnest
When: 13 Jun @ 9 PM, 15 Jun @ 7 PM, 16 Jun @ 9 PM, 17 Jun @ 7:30 PM
How much: $10 + $2 service charge, Students: $7 + $2 service charge
Buy tickets online or 1 hour before the show
More info: or on Twitter:

"Robby Hoffman: Autobiography So What, You Think You're Better Than Me?"

All about being Jewish in Montreal. The blurb: Born in Brooklyn, Robby moved to Montréal in 1990's when plaid was the peak of fashion. She has since learned the joys and horrors of the great white north-turns out knowing Yiddish isn't exactly a transferable skill. Oh, and it turns out that there is something good about having 9 siblings: there's gotta be someone who F%&k-up more than you have. Robby's questionable sexual preference has nothing on her brother who knocked up a toothless girl from Charlemagne- talk about looking at the glass half full. It's no wonder Robby sees life somewhat differently- through a more neurotic, not quite pessimistic, hilariously charming point of view.

When: June 11, 12, 14, 17, 18 & 19
Where: Petit Campus
Same ticket deal. Online or 1 hour before
More info:

Head to Art Camp
Did you ever go to Camp Wiwaken. If you did, you can now head back for a quasi Nuit Blanche of Fringe that comes with accommodation and better public transport than the STM. The blurb: A smorgasbord of performance pieces, music and visual art staged in different locations around a summer camp.

How much: Bus and show: $50 + $2 service charge; Show only, BYO-transportation and get out: $20 + $2 service charge
Tickets: Online

Fringe POP
When: June 16-19
Who: Sean Nicholas Savage, Krista Muir & The Imaginary, Departures, UN, Bialystoker, Pop Winds, Honeyman and the Brothers Farr
Where: Fringe Park, Parc des Ameriques, St-Laurent and Rachel
How much: Free

Fringe Piknic:
When: June 11th, 1-6pm
Electronic music at Fringe Park (Parc des Ameriques - St-Laurent and Rachel)
BYO-piknic. There's usually also BBQ and beer for purchase.

Smut Slam: Open-mic 1st-person sex stories. Bring a friend because it's more embarrassing and hilarious that way.
When: June 8th, 9:30pm
Where: Cafe Souffle, 100 rue Marianne West

Crowd Karaoke: Like regular karaoke but less embarrassing since everyone sings along.
Where: Le Cagibi
When: June 7th, 8pm
How much: $5

Erin Lang & the Foundlings (Preceded by Matt Stern at 6pm and followed by the Franco Proietti Morph-tet at 8pm): Move from intimate singer-songwriter to folkpop and then into the funk, jazz, and hiphop for the low, low price of free.
Where: Parc des Ameriques (Rachel and St-Laurent)
When: June 11th, 7pm
How much: Free! Beer and BBQ extra

Montreal Fringe Festival
When: Now until June 19th
Where: All over the city and in Magog, QC
How much: Theatre and music $0 - $10, Artcamp is more expensive, see above.



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