Author Archives: Elise Eisenkraft Klein

Orkestar Kriminal formed three days before Pop Montréal 2012, so that Gigi French’s former orchestra could scam free passes to the festival. Gutsy and adventurous, these improv performers do inspired renditions of slum-based “world music” from a dangerously forgotten era. Promises to be a high-energy danceable 5 à 7!

When Jews immigrated to Montreal in the 20th century, they fought for fair working conditions in the shmata (clothing) factories, and struggled to sustain their families. Today, other cultural-ethnic groups, such as Filipino-Canadians, are struggling to establish themselves in Montreal. Many Filipina women arrive to Canada through the Live-in Care Giver Program (LCP). This has often resulted in close ties between Filipino and Jewish communities. Come to this Le Mood workshop to learn more!

MemorySpace: private memories, public histories is a multimedia exhibition produced and curated with seniors which aims to ask questions about space, neighbourhoods histories, cities, and the intersections of public and private space.

Lecturer Musa Schwartz (Ph.D) will be introducing the award-winning Polish film “Little Rose” before its screening at the Jewish Public Library. This foreign thriller promises intrigue and an interesting delve into lesser-known Eastern European histories from the ’60s.

Jewish-American writer and activist Daniel Sieradski explores psychedelics in Jewish text at Le Mood! His event will examine allusions to mind-altering substances in the Torah and Hasidic literature, which may just explain some of our tradition’s greatest mysteries, while providing a framework for sensible drug policy.

Jonathan Goldstein, host of CBC’s “Wiretap”, celebrates the launch of his new book “I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow” at Sala Rossa – Thursday, October 9th.

Ben Harper plays an acoustic show at Maison Symphonique (Place des Arts), on Monday, October 1st at 7:30.

Montreal-based (and partially Israeli-bred) eclectic rock band The Damn Truth will be holding a CD release party (for “Dear in the Headlights”) – Monday, Oct. 1st. Doors at 7 PM / show at 8 PM. Cabaret du Mile End. $10 ticket includes copy of the new album.

Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre presents The Bacchae, by Euripides- Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks selection for 2012. October 12 – 20.

World-renowned Russian-Jewish songstress and songwriter Regina Spektor plays Metropolis October 9th.