⚡ Ladyfest 2017 ⚡


Good times await at Ladyfest Montreal 2017! Our full line-ups will be announced later this month but for now get yourself hyped for the narwhalian invasion taking place Sept 4 – 10! 

A very limited number of festival passes are available HERE

MON SEPT 4 

9PM :  THERE’S SOMETHING FUNNY GOING ON BLUE DOG AJAR MIC

The long running weekly stand up show “There’s Something Funny Going on at Blue Dog” is joining forces with Ladyfest to combine local lady power with fresh faces on the same stage. Limited spots available for new comics to schmooze, laugh, and test their grits with the funniest females in town. One love, no jerks! Newcomers: **THIS AJAR MIC IS FULL!** Email ladyfestmtl@gmail.com to sign-up for future opportunities to try stand-up with the Ladyfest gang!

LINE-UP TBA!


Blue Dog, 3958 Boul. Saint Laurent. This show is PWYC


TUES SEPT 5

5 à 7 STUDIO BÉLUGA E(É)S VISUAL ART EXPOSITION VERNISSAGE @ THÉÂTRE SAINTE-CATHERINE CAFÉ-BAR. 

A dozen young women from Montreal’s visual arts community – all from various fields : tattooing, street art, embroidery, etc. – gather together to offer the fruit of their creativity.

The mandate of E(É)S was to have women react visually to original poetic texts. They were given complete freedom of interpretation. Each illustrator was first called upon to represent a text personally attributed to them. They then interpreted a second and common text, depicting the various perspectives possible from a same and single point of departure.

1 author
12 illustrators
13 texts
24 artworks

Wishing to generate a dialogue between writing and drawing, the É(E)S project aims to pay tribute to the power of creative feminine association as well as to the potential of genre hybridization.

Vernissage Tuesday Sept 5 @ Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine East. FREE. 

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Exhibition runs Sept 5th – Nov 5th

8:30PM LA BELLE IMPROV LADYFEST EDITION @ COMEDYWORKS

 

For it’s 1-year anniversary edition, La Belle Improv joins Ladyfest!

La Belle Improv is a bi-weekly improv show happening every other Tuesday at the Comedyworks. It presents a brand new line up of troupes performing various forms of improv every other week to showcase Montreal’s diverse improv talent.

Line-up TBA!

$8, Comedyworks, 1238 rue Bishop


THURS SEPT 7

8PM MONTRÉAL SKETCHFEST DOES LADYFEST @ THEATRE SAINTE-CATHERINE

Montreal & Toronto’s finest sketch troupes presenting a soirée of characters, beat-poetry and lots of other weird stuff! Sketch comedy at it’s finest. Hosted by Narnie the Narwhal!

Featuring:

Katie Leggitt (MTL export to Toronto), Definition of Knowledge (Toronto) & Tracy + Alison [Friends] (MTL)

$12, Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine est 

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10PM LADYFEST STANDUP SHOWCASE

One of the flagship shows of Ladyfest, the Stand-Up Showcase is a spotlight on the most hilarious jokes coming from female and female-enthusiastic voices in Montreal, with a exciting out-of-town guest or two. From undiscovered rarities to acts with country-wide recognition, this showcase is a powerhouse of top-notch silliness guaranteed to have you flapping your fins and crying those good old laughter tears. Special appearance by Narnie the Narwhal!

Featuring: Just for Laugh’s Homegrown 2017 Winner D.J. Mausner (MTL), Nancy Webb (MTL), Amanda McQueen (MTL) + much more TBA!

$12, Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine est

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FRI SEPT 8

8:30PM COLOUR OUTSIDE THE LINES @ MONTREAL IMPROV 

An exciting new addition to Ladyfest, Colour Outside the Lines features an ensemble of improvisers from diverse backgrounds to create an incredible night of comedy! This month showcases a phenomenal female cast, with special guest performers from Montreal and Toronto!  Come on out for an improv show inspired by stories of family, moving to new places, and blending traditions! 

Featuring sets by: Coko & Daphney (TO) & Colour Outside the Lines (Sara Meleika, Stacy Gagnidze, Sehar Manji, Joy Ross Jones & Kadi D) (MTL)

Hosted by Aliya Kanani (TO)

$12, Montreal Improv Theatre, 3697 St-Laurent Blvd

 


SATURDAY SEPT 9

8PM JOKETOWN @ THEATRE SAINTE-CATHERINE

For the two years Joketown has run amok, most mayors using the town hall as if it had a revolving door and never staying longer than two terms in a row! Our current Queen, Deirdre Trudeau, has been good and benevolent (and most of all, very very funny). But her rule has been called into question- for it is too good to be true! The citizens of Joketown have begged- and we have listened. It is time to elect a new MATRIARCH. And what better candidates than our former mayor-ladies!

This Ladyfest some of the greatest artist-comedian-actors of Montreal have gathered to build the cast of Joketown, a short comedy show wherein these Pun Politicians™ will write, produce, and perform FIVE BRAND NEW COMEDIES in LESS THAN A WEEK to stake their claims for Queen of Joketown. Come exercise your democratic right to vote- the winner IS brought into power by audience applause after all

Featuring: Deirdre Trudeau, Tatyana Olal, Kelly Kay, Tracy Hurren, Sehar Manji, Lar Simms, Sandi Armstrong, Alex Brown, Martha Graham, Nicky Fournier, Alison Natural, Sijia Li, Erin Hall, Dana El-saleh & Laura Buchanan

$12, Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine est

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10PM  THE DOWNSTAIRS MIXUP @ THEATRE SAINT-CATHERINE

Do ya love me? Weirdness abounds, absurdity thrives, and audiences roar in this monthly show that is teaming up with Ladyfest to close down Saturday night with a bang.

The Downstairs Mix-Up is a show where comedians, improvisors, story-tellers and beyond are invited to share their talents in ways that they came up with maybe in a dream and that break down barriers of what can make people laugh! This is a full-on OPEN-CONCEPT comedy show. Poems? Short plays? Characters? Straight up absurdity? As long as it counts as funny, we are your (wo)man(s)!

Hosted by Rachel Gendron and Emma Wilkie

LINE-UP TBA

$12, Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine est

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SUN SEPT 10

5-7PM FREE DROP-IN IMPROV WORKSHOP *ABSOLUTELY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL*

8PM SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV @ THEATRE SAINTE-CATHERINE

$8, Theatre Sainte-Catherine, 264 rue Sainte-Catherine est

 

PLUS MUCH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!