Tuesday, Jan. 1

* Botanical Gardens
* Jello Bar reunion party
* C’est Extra à La Tulipe

The Best of MTL contest

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Sunday, Feb. 8

* Seedy Weekend at the Botanical Gardens
* Chocolate extravaganza at Bonsecours Market
* Owen Pallett with opener Jennifer Castle plays Laval
* Open Michelle at Comedy Nest with Women in Comedy Montreal
* Syngja plays Casa with openers Year of Glad, Holobody and Caro Diaro

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Among the bonsai

Heading to this year’s bonsai expo, I expected to meet a few eccentrics. Bonsai, after all, is an art that combines horticulture with heightened aesthetic sensibilities and obsessive compulsiveness.

I was, put simply, hoping for weirdos I could write the shit out of.

Monday, Sept. 17

* Sample live previews of the season’s local theatre scene
* See The Magic of Lanterns light up the Botanical Gardens
* Check out roller derby doc Derby, Baby
* See metal and jazz meet at la Sala Rossa

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