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Cowboys Fringants, Kid Koala & Suzuki save the planet

Posted by Hannah / December 5, 2005

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Week of December 5

December 5
Too Hot to Handle
An evening of music and inspiration featuring a talk by environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki and "some of the coolest musical acts in the country," including Les Cowboys Fringants, The Stills, Kid Koala, celebrity MCs and other special guests.

Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
Place: Centre Pierre Peladeau, Salle Pierre Mercure, 300 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E.
Price: $40; reservations at (514) 790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595

December 5
Nanouk of the North (1922)
There will be a film screening and concert of 'Nanouk of the North', a 1922 documentary filmed in Canada’s Far North by Robert Flaherty. This historical document, now considered emblematic of a bygone era, depicts a people’s ability to adapt and find solutions to life’s problems in an often hostile environment. Gabriel Thibodeau will provide musical accompaniment for this silent film classic.

Time : 8 p.m.
Place: Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 de Maisonneuve Boulevard E (Berri-UQAM metro)

Until December 8
Expo Green Building Challenge 2005
An exhibition of the buildings representing Canada in the World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo last September.

Place: TOHU's Espace SSQ, 2345 Jarry St. E.

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Until December 8
The Climate Group, in partnership with the British Council, have put together this thought-provoking exhibition of images by major photographers depicting the impact of climate change on different parts of the planet. Accompanied by messages from political leaders and famous personalities.

Place: Central passageway of the Palais des Congrès, 159 St. Antoine St. West, Montreal
Price: Free
Info: A production of The Climate Group

Until December 8
Natural Disasters
Free exhibit focusing on natural disasters, including Quebec's ice storm, and how living organisms cope with extreme living conditions.

Time: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Montreal city hall, hall of honour, 275 Notre-Dame St. E.
Price: Free
Info: City of Montreal website

Art Exhibit
Until December 9
Edward Burtynsky Photographic Exhibition on Landscapes and Actions on Nature
Works by Edward Burtynsky, a Canadian artist living in Toronto, showcasing landscapes permanently altered by human activity.

Time: Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Agora of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 185 St. Catherine St. W. (Place-des-Arts Metro)

Until December 9
Climate Village in Action
Exhibit at Guy Favreau Complex will bring together ideas on climate change from governments, cities, industry, universities, non-governmental organizations and youth groups.

Place: Guy Favreau Complex
Price: Free

Until January 8, 2006
Urban Territories
A photo and video exposition by six Quebec artists that explores the urban environment from its most recent mutations, such as homelessness, consumerism, surveillance and human impact on the environment.

Place : Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185, Sainte-Catherine Ouest (514) 847-6226

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