May is the month of refreshing new shows to catch! – Mountain Lake PBS

After two years of hosting online performances, it’s time to get back to the live audience and celebrate the arrival of spring!

This week there is an incredible line-up of shows and events to see in and around Montreal ranging from dance, music, theatre, art and even cooking workshops!

Keep reading to learn more:

Festival Accès Asie – 27th anniversary edition!
May 5 to 29, 2022

May is Asian Heritage Month in Montreal. the Asia Access Festival offers a golden opportunity to discover artists of Asian origin or to promote Asian arts and culture in general.

This Montreal arts festival celebrates its 27th anniversary and features artists of Asian descent and which showcases a variety of Asian arts, cultures and histories across a multitude of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts.

The Festival also offers cultural mediation activities, conferences and training workshops as part of its recently launched educational component.

After a wonderful opening cocktail which took place at the Conseil des Arts de Montréal with special presentations by: Chloe Barshee – Actress, Nahka Bertrand – Storyteller, Trinh Tra My – Circus artist and Chittakone Baccam – DJ artist, the festival is now in its second week with a full line-up of interesting shows and events to attend:

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Duo Ventapane (Martin Karlicek on piano and Mana Shiraishi on violin)

Classical music lovers, this Thursday a superb classical music concert: 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐮𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫, with the duo Ventapane (presented above) and the charming mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Beliveau. 🎻🎹🎶 will take place at 8 p.m. at Jeunesses Musicales Canada on the Plateau Mont-Royal.

You can buy tickets here:

Asian Horror & Cynicism – Presented at the Maison de la Culture Janine-Sutto

For art lovers, Festival Accès Asie and curator Sara say invite you into the world of the morbid with the collective exhibition Asian horror and cynicism ~ an introduction to a dark and macabre alternate world.

its world embraces us and draws us to the things we avoid in the daytime in groups, but which inspire us to satisfy our curiosity alone at night; we refuse to admit being fascinated by horror, for fear of being judged by those around us….

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Viviane Tran-Le – Visual artist

Xin Ting Zhou – Visual artist

Zidi Zhu – Visual artist

The exhibition is free from May 7 to 29 at Janine-Sutto House of Culture

Treat your taste buds: Mongolian cuisine

Festival Accès Asie presents a culinary mediation session on Mongolian cuisine. In this workshop, Zolzaya BoldDirector of Association Mongolia Canada, will present Mongolian culture through its cuisine and gastronomy.

In-person event May 15, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Doors: 1:30 p.m.

4382, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada


To discover the complete program of Festival activities, go to:


The Chapel Contemporary Scenes has established itself as the theater of reference for new creations… which are often new faces!

This 100-seat theater located rue Holy Dominica(former place of worship) has over the years found its place, today essential in the microcosm of the performing arts scene in Montreal.

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La Chapelle is proud to present the director by Simon Portugal first complete collective creation in collaboration with three Montreal artists : Justin de Luna, Louise Michael Jackson and Emile Pineault.

FRAGILE & USELESS as an iterative dance-performance, it is also a meditative piece on social constructions of isolation, digitization, and our personal self-image.

Expect moments of trance where bodies collide, repel and attract to the rhythms of trendy electronic music.

organic: Originally from Alberta, Simon Portugal is an English-speaking artist in contemporary dance and experimental choreography. Through a practice playing on the concepts of to exchange, interdependence and play a role, with this show, he gives sensual body to our collective technologies through the act of dancing together.

Presented in English
May 9 + 10 → 7 p.m.
May 12 + 13 → 8 p.m.

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