Saturday, Dec. 9

* Mini-Comiccon
* Outdoor screening of It’s a Wonderful Life
* The Waiting Room opening vernissage
* A Very Precinct Christmas
* Leif Vollebekk with Little Scream
* Spice World Girl Power Dance Party

PHOTOS: POP Montreal 2016

Music legends, emerging locals, late-night parties, daytime BBQs, rooftop gigs and more exciting views from POP.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

* A talk at McGill about Egypt post-Arab Spring
* Studio Beluga vernissage & live music
* Résonance Reading Series poetry & live music
* The Weeknd plays the Bell Centre
* Trivia Tuesday at Blue Dog
* Leif Vollebekk and Harris Shper play l’Escogriffe

Sunday, July 7

* The Korean Film Festival continues
* Piknic Électronik
* Cinéma du Parc screens La Dolce Vita
* Cinéma 17 screens Beyoncé vehicle Obsessed
* Closing night of the Jazz Fest

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Talking technique with an old-school songwriter

Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk crafts a kind of dusty folk that seems lost in time and space. But as easy as he makes it sound on his long-awaited LP, North Americana, inspiration is fleeting, each song is laborious and, he says, dodging the blue halo to reach the golden shimmer is a real bitch.