Dec. 4 – MARGARET ATWOOD: in conversation with Sheila Heti to celebrate Atwood’s latest novel Maddaddam. Hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. Discounts on books at event. 7:30pm. $10 in advance & at the door. Call 514-279-2224 or visit www.drawnandquarterly.com
Dec. 11 – SPEED DATING & WINE TASTING: A first at Rialto in the upstairs Hall (5711 av. du Parc). $95 includes wine and canapés. Must register online in advance atwww.elitespeeddating.com/Speed-Dating-Singles-Events 7:30pm; doors open at6:30pm.
Dec. 15 – A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: The Lyric Theatre Singers perform seasonal songs to raise money for the Montreal Children’s Library. $12 to $25 for reserved seating. 2pm. Contact Lyric Theatre for tickets at 514-743-3382 or http://lyrictheatrecompany.com/a-holiday-celebration/. Video here.
Dec. 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Party includes cocktails & canapés, 4-course meal, champagne at midnight, hat & noisemakers and valet parking. Open bar. Live music by Paul Chacra’s 1945. Doors open at 7:30pm. $175. Contact Rialto for tickets (see below).
(Dinner at 6:30pm; Show at 8:30pm)
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Dec. 9 – BOBBY NEWBERRY MASTER CLASS: ‘Killah’ choreographer for Pussycat Dolls, Eminem, Girlicious, Porcelain Black, Taylor Dane, Missy Elliot, Jody Watley, Aaron Kwok & more. $25 (in advance ONLY); spectators $10. 6:30pm. Video
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