Saturday, April 13

* Record Store Day!
* Double vernissage at Oboro
* Spiritualized at Corona
* Acquired Tastes at Phi Centre
* Full Metal Jacket at Cinéma du Parc
* Homegrown Harvest after-hours

Saturday, Sept. 8

* Live music and DJs, sculpture, artisan market and food at Le bruit des arbres festival
* Food, drink, fashion and traditional music at the Ukrainian Festival
* Confabulation begins with “Awakenings” at the Phi Centre
* Let’s Eat Grandma with Boniface and Odette Hartman at Bar le Ritz
* Tour de Manège DJ collective at Maison 2109
* Homegrown.Union afterhours event with anabasine, Daura and others

Saturday, Nov. 24

* Expovente @ Art Lab
* Beatboxer X-WAM
* Julie Morstad book launch
* Jai Bhim Comrade @ Cinema Politica
* Disappeared @ Infinithéâtre
* Cult MTL DJs Atomic Applebaum
* No More Radio podcast network launch
* Elevator DJ night @ CFC

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Thursday, Aug. 30

* Read the Rant Line™!
* Let the Bullets Fly at Ciné-Asie
* Walk Away Renée at Excentris
* Dragonslayer as part of Skate or Die series
* Montreal Improv takes you to edge of the city
* Pressure Drop at Casa
* CJLO guest DJs at Salon Officiel

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Confabulation reinvents urban storytelling

Storytelling has urbanized. Cafés and bars have replaced campfires. True stories drawn from everyday life have elbowed out ambiguous moral fables with talking rabbits. Thanks to podcasts, target audiences have democratized from the private courts of the elite to anyone with access to the Internet. It’s no surprise that storytelling events are popular from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Thanks to the efforts of local actor, comedian, and teacher Matt Goldberg, Montreal is home to its own successful storytelling series, Confabulation. Every month, at a different venue in the city, six people tell true stories based on a pre-chosen theme.