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The British are coming to the Plains of Abraham!

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Photo: from the CARVAQ Web site

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Rendez-Vous British Quebec will take place on the charming site of the Plains of Abraham. This is the 13th edition of this British car show, a gathering of people who share their passion for these Lil Brit’ Beauties. The public are most welcome to come and view the entries. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 25, 2011

May 25, 26, and 27, 8:00 p.m.: Maestro Yoav Talmi’s final concert as artistic director of the OSQ at the Grand Theatre. Le Cadeau d’Adieu de Maestro Talmi will include Beethoven’s Coriolan, ouverture, De Profundis, a creation by Yoav Talmi for the orchestra and choir, and finishing with Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony, with soloists and choir. Billetech (418) 643-8131.

An evening of insight, inspiration and entertainment at the Morrin Centre

Finding Balance: personally, relationally, and vocationally is the theme of the evening with Gregory Schroeder of IntegroWellness who asks, “If you could find your balance anywhere in life, where would it be? Balance within, in relationships and at work, is better when we strengthen our vision, character and skill.”

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 18, 2011

May, 2011, to January 29, 2012 - the Musée de la civilisation (rue Dalhousie, Québec) is hosting a bold new exhibit - ROME. From the Origins to Italy’s Capital - that showcases invaluable treasures from Roman culture, treasures that bear witness to 2,600 years of history in a city whose every artifact and stone exudes the glory of history!

Maestro Talmi’s farewell gift

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Photo: Courtesy of l’OSQ

The final three concerts of the season presented by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) will be unlike any other this season. In fact, the evenings of May 25, 26 and 27 will mark the end of Maestro Yoav Talmi’s artistic direction.

Robert Lepage to take Wendake by Storm—or rather, by Tempest!

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Photo: Pointcom

Internationally acclaimed Robert Lepage has chosen to stage his latest production of William Shakespeare’s classic play this July at the outdoor amphitheatre in charming Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat nation. At the press conference in the village’s Hotel-Musée last week, Lepage spoke about the upcoming event.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City week of May 11, 2011

If you know of any exhibits, concerts or performances that you would like our readers to know about, please sent the information to [email protected]

Cultural Interlude

A delightful day of art, music and high tea

You are cordially invited to a Cultural Interlude, a delightful day of art, music and high tea. The event will take place Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Domaine Cataraqui, 2141, Chemin Saint-Louis, Sillery, G1T 1P9. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m with the Art Symposium. You can wander the beautiful grounds of Domaine Catarqui and observe several artists at work.

Cegep Champlain-St.Lawrence’s dynamic musical group What the Heck performs final show of the year

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

"What the Heck was initially started five years ago by members of the faculty to find a way to raise money for different activities being organized at the school," explained Émile Beauchemin, one of the student organizers along with Lauriane Rochon.

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Marc-Aurel Fortin was a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism. He is thus seen as a transition artist.