Community Calendar of Events for June 2 to June 23

Quebec Art Company QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter. On May 30, the theatre ensemble lifted the lid on The Corpse, in “witch” we learn that burning someone at the stake can have grave consequences. For more information, visit quebecartcompany.com.

Tempêtes et Passions is back with Verdi, le triangle d’or on June 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The concert will feature excerpts from three of Verdi’s most popular operas – Rigoletto, Il Trovatore and La Traviata – presented by six lyrical artists from the Quebec City region. You can watch the program online from the comfort of your home ($15) or in person at the Cathedral ($35). Tickets are available online at lepointdevente.com, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 418-476-8199.

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) presents a four-week series of virtual Tech Talk Tuesdays from April 20 to June 8. Borrow a tablet for free and learn how to stay connected with family and friends. For more information, and to sign up, contact Catherine Baboudjian at 418-683-2366, ext. 224 or [email protected], or visit veq.ca.

We’re All In This Together is a web series and community collaboration between the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and Seniors Action Quebec, with a mission to connect with and inspire isolated English-speaking seniors across Quebec during the pandemic. Visit the We’re All In This Together page at quebec-elan.org/were-all-in-this-together or follow the Facebook page.

Saturdays, from May 29 to June 19, at 10:10 a.m. – Free VEQ Newcomers Yoga Dance sessions are taking place at the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge (June 5 and 19) and Domaine de Maizerets (May 29 and June 12). For more information and to register, contact newcomers co-ordinator María Castro at [email protected] or 418-683-2366, ext. 225.

Opéra de Québec presented The Barber of Seville (in Italian with French subtitles) at the Grand Théâtre in virtual concert format on May 29. It and many other opera productions can be seen online free of charge at any time at operadequebec.com. Donations are most welcome to help support our local opera, singers and musicians. 

The Aquarium de Québec reopened to visitors on May 13. For information and to reserve your time slot, visit sepaq.com/ct/paq.

From May 29 to June 13, the Malmö Opera in Sweden is staging the world première of the new opera by Philip Glass – Circus Days and Nights – which will be live streamed worldwide in English (with English subtitles). This never before seen fusion of opera and contemporary circus will take audiences on a spectacular adventure into the world of the circus and the performers who dedicate their lives to this art, capturing a day in their lives as a spiritual ceremony which honours the cycle of life and death. For more information and to choose your time slot (note: there is a six-hour time difference, e.g. 7 p.m. in Sweden = 1 p.m. in Quebec) and order tickets (100 Swedish krona = $15 CAD), visit malmoopera.se/circus-days-and-nights-in-english. 

The Musée des beaux-arts du Québec reopened on May 14. To celebrate, the museum administration has decided to offer a gift to the public: access to the museum will be free until June 6. Two greatly anticipated summer exhibitions will open on June 12: Picasso.Figuresand its complement, Opening a Dialogue about Body Liberation. For information and to reserve your time slot, visit mnbaq.org. 

The Musée de la civilisation reopened on May 20 and features a new exhibit: MAYA. Discover the mystery, the heritage and the resilience of the Maya people of Central America, one of the world’s great ancient civilizations. MAYA can be seen until Oct. 3. To reserve tickets, visit mcq.org.

The Annual Meeting of the Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s Users’ Committee will be held June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. To attend the meeting, please register by June 4 so that documents may be sent to you. Email the committee at [email protected] or call 418-684-2252, ext. 1454 and leave a message.

Imagine Picasso will spend the summer at the Quebec City Convention Centre from June 16 to Sept. 6. This huge immersive exhibit offers a fresh perspective on the Spanish artist’s work. Spectators will view more than 200 of his paintings projected in a constantly changing format on floor-to-ceiling screens. Order your tickets at imagine-picasso.com.

The Morrin Centre has planned several new events that will be held both online and in person:

- On June 7 at 7 p.m., British author Edward Rutherfurd presents his latest book, CHINA: The Novel, which paints a thrilling portrait of one of the most singular and remarkable countries in the world (online).

   - On June 18 at 7:30 p.m. enjoy Some Enchanted Evening 2 with songs from South Pacific, Hit the Deck, Oklahoma and many more! Seven singers and a pianist will bring you back to the era of Doris Day, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth and Audrey Hepburn. Please note that this event will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (31 Rue des Jardins).

   - On June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Bernard Crustin will give an online demonstration of traditional Québécois storytelling, followed by a workshop. To register for these events, visit morrin.org/en/event.

Note: If there is a community event you would like to have publicized, please let us know by email at least two weeks in advance ([email protected]).

It will also be placed on our online event calendar (qctonline.com/event).