“It’s a Wonderful Life”
Montrealers who are in the mood for a nice family oriented Holiday theatre should flock to the DB Clarke Theatre at the Sir George Williams Campus to take in Geordie Productions “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the Holiday classic.
This Montreal presentation, which is directed by Mike Payette is made special by the appearance of this city’s most accomplished and celebrated law, business and media personalities performing on stage including CBC’s newsman Sean Henry and former CJAD broadcaster Tracey McKee.
Also in the cast are Ali T. Argun, Juliette Arsenault, Phil Arsenault, Trevor Botkin, Owen Bruemmer, Jean-François Buffoni, Pepita Capriolo, Morgan Doke, Nicholas Doyon, Brian Edgar, Robert Gervais, Angèle Knight, Maika Lafrance, Curtis Legault, Patricia Manessy, Sterling Mawhinney, Peter McCusker, Madelaine McTavish, Lindsay Milner, David Morris, Andre Morris, Lesley Pahl, Neil Peden, Aidan Raza, Clive Raza, John Raza, Brian Riordan, and Aline Zafirian.
The play tells the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. It runs from December 9-10. Tickets and info (514) 845-9810 or Geordie.ca/fundraiser.
Culture Sundays: Dan Fyah Beats and Blessed
Two of Canada’s biggest names on the cultural reggae scene, Dan Fyah Beats of Montreal and Toronto’s Blessed are set to take to the stage at Club Ujo, 3701 Jean Talon for a massive show as part of the Culture Sundays promotion.
The two heavyweights are highly accomplished musicians who have stayed true to the genre and have garnered widespread followings.
Blessed earned a JUNO in 2002 and was nominated in 2003 and 2004.
Dan Fyah Beats have played with big names such as Everton Blender, Sugar Minott and the Mighty Diamonds.
Skits, Singers and musicians will color the evening
Entertainment Galore at Westmount SDA Banquet
On Sunday, December 11, the social committee of the Westmount Seventh Day Church calls on all Montrealers to join them at the Holiday Inn on Cote des Leisse for their annual Christmas Banquet.
They promise an evening of not only fine dining but also an event packed with entertainment, headlined by Stephan Noel, one of our community’s most exciting soloists.
He will be joined on stage by other young and exciting artists such as Shanni Theodora, Janet Jackson and an ensemble from the ever-popular Joybells. Saxophonist Dexter Johnson will also make an appearance.
And because the event is going on to its 20th anniversary, organizers Patricia Beckford and Antoinette Spence have a super show planned that will provoke laughter and a fun-filled evening for all.
They promise that the Christmas spirit will be in full flow on December 11.
Dinner is at 7:00 PM. All money raised will go towards renovations on the church kitchen.
Tickets can be obtained from Pat Beckford at 514- 236-3127.
JOY TO THE WORLD
The spirit of the Holidays comes alive at Caribbean paradise Lounge in LaSalle on Sunday, December 4, when Black Moses Promotions present a Christmas concert flavored with some parang music.
The show, which promises to be uplifting, spiritual and entertaining, will feature performers of all ages representing a variety of musical genres:
Christmas carols, parang, drumming, and some originals…
Several top-notch performers are carded to appear on this fourth anniversary blockbuster show, including Julian McIntosh, Skippy, Caribbean Voices, Loveman Kent, Sweetz and Sugarman. They will be joined by a line-up of emerging stars such as Ushana (aka Makeba), Brea Marie, Ezra, Kemi and Timara. The ACD Drummers are also set to appear.
Black and White
Lady D with Nadine will be hosting their 14th annual “The Ballers Ball” Black and White. It’s a Canadian Connection at Royal Alexandra Ballroom, 875 Notre Dame, Lachine, on Saturday, December 3. Live from Toronto, Nitro Da CD Sound, Ring Ding & Fyah Blacks with DJ Dutch & Fyahking with Montreal’s DJ James Bond. Black or white attire strictly in effect.
For info (514) 815-6116, (438) 765-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAWKS INTERNATIONAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL
Saturday, December 31st 2016 will be special. It’s Hawks 24th annual All-inclusive New Year’s Ball. All about Changes, transitioning into 2017. A night of fun to ring in the New Year will be in store. The Caribbean Thunderbolts will provide the entertainment, with more music to dance in the New Year supplied by DJ 610 and DJ Elvin. At Evagreen Reception Hall, 5011 Buchan. Reserved tickets $75 per person (includes open bar, buffet dinner and much more). Part of the proceeds goes to our annual seniors luncheon. Tickets available at Curry House, 514-733-0828, Princessa 514-595-5553, Brenda, 514-365-8668, Raphael 514-293-3488, Lister 514-684-9487.
New Years Event With Lodge Brothers
With a new change of location, Montreal Lodge Brothers will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, December 31 at St. John Brebeuf Parish Hall, 855 Bishop Power, LaSalle. Admission $65 with cocktail at 6:30 p.m., then buffet and open bar. Ample parking available. Music by DJ Cupid Love. For info. Kenny (514) 813-7439, Fitzroy (514) 975-6251 and Anthony (450) 466-7287.
2017 New Years Eve Ball
B&B Promotions & SVG Association of Montreal presents the 2017 New Year’s Eve Ball: A Red Carpet Affair. Ring in the New Year’s on December 31st with an open bar, 3-station international menu (West Indian, Asian, European) and music from Dr. Shaker from New York, Phoenix and many more. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Listen to CKUT for a chance to win a free stay at the hosting hotel, The Hampton Inn & Suites located at 1900 TransCanada Highway W. Dorval. Tickets are $65. To get yours and more info. contact Ghost at (514) 731-6362. Harry Vasco Travel (514) 360-3939, Caribbean Curry House (514) 733-0828.
In a Rub a Dub Style on New Years Day
CY & Friends present Inn a Rub a Dub Style, the very first dance of the year. DJ Smokey, James Bond and Little Thunder are sure to kick off the year on the right track. The best-dressed couple wins a bottle of champagne, so dress to impress. Tune into the “Mash Time Show” on CKUT, Wednesdays from 2 a.m.-4 a.m. for your chance to win free tickets. MCSO members pay $15 and can get your tickets by calling (514) 364-5113 and for non-members, tickets are $20 at Triple AAA Records, Caribbean Curry House, Princessa, or by texting (438) 321-2757. Event takes place on January 1st at the MCSO on 7410 Newman in LaSalle.
NYE Affair 2017
Lady Reta and Dougie proudly present their 7th annual New Year’s Eve Affair at Jamaica Association, 4065 Jean Talon West, on Saturday, December 31, with a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets $20, more at the door. DJ Thomas and DJ Storm will supply the music.