Exhibitions, concerts and sport
People of Quebec… Then and Now
Reference Exhibition. Location : Musée de la Civilisation
The result of an extensive consultation with historians, specialists, academics and communicators in the study of the past and its stories, People of Québec…Then and Now is a must-see exhibition of synthesis and reference reviving the major events that built today’s Québec.
Don’t Miss This Holiday Season: Rock Story
From December 5th Till 14th 2019. Location : Le Capitole de Québec
Christmas will rock with Jean Ravel and Élyzabeth Diaga, who will once again make Le Capitole resonate with their Rock Story show. The duo and their five musicians will bring some of the biggest hits of the 70s and 80s back to life on stage. The inevitable songs by U2, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Heart, Queen, Styx and many other legends will be revisited for a party that you will not soon forget!
Observe. More than meets the eye!
Reference Exhibition. Location : Museum of Civilisation
Use all your senses and put your curiosity to work in this exhibition specially designed for children and families. Outwit traps and illusions to find your way and discover all there is to see. From a city to the woods and from the sky to the attic (or the other way around!), get ready to test your powers of observation! Looking closely at the world helps us make sense of it, the better to orient ourselves and adapt. It’s never too early to develop our observational skills – and never too late to sharpen them! This exhibition invites you to choose your own path through a variety of settings that challenge your senses.
Festi Lumières at the Aquarium of Quebec
December 26th to 29th 2019, every evening
December 31 st 2019 till January 5th 2020, every evening
January 11th till February 29th 2020, Saturday evenings
Description: night entrance to the park. Rates from December 26th 2019 till January 5th 2020, every evening and on Saturdays from January 11th till February 29th 2020.
From December 26th 2019 till January 5th 2020, every evening from 6pm to 9pm (closed December 24th & 25th).
From January 11th till February 29th 2020, Saturday evenings only, from 6pm to 9pm.
* Family: 2 adults & 2 children under 17 years of age.
This is Our Story: The First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century
Reference Exhibition. Location : Museum of Civilisation
Québec’s Aboriginal population is approaching 90,000. These are the men and women of This Is Our Story, re-examining their past, sharing their present, and dreaming their future. The story I want to tell you is to fill in the blanks—it’s not all just white space. The story takes place on the land and sea, and inside people. There’s a point to it of course, a very simple point; it’s not an idealistic story. The point is to arrive at the point of looking at who we are and accepting where we come from.
Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament
February 12th to 23rd 2020. Location: Videotron Centre, Quebec
The best 11 and 12-year-old hockey players from Canada, United States and Europe face off.
A Poisonous World
From April 25th 2019 To March 8th 2020. Location : Museum of Civilization
Poisons frighten and fascinate us, whether they are a means of defense or power, a targeted or biological weapon, an environmental threat or a potential medical breakthrough. They have played many roles in history and culture, science and beliefs, medicine and criminology.
March 12th to 17th 2020. Locations: Stoneham & Old-Quebec
After 16 years of FIS World Cup, a World Championship and 10 editions of the famous snowboard festival, the Jamboree presented by Vidéotron Mobile undergoes a makeover! The organizers of the event have decided to focus on the urban appeal of the sport by hosting the whole event in downtown Québec. The Jamboree will feature the famous Big Air World Cup where athletes will gain FIS as well as TTR points since the Jamboree is once again this years a sanctioned event on the World Snowboard Tour.
Recipient of the third MNBAQ Cintemporary Art Award
June 20th 2019 till February 16th 2020. Location : Museum Of Fine Arts of Quebec – Gérard-Morisset Pavilion
Discover work that displays a magnetic precision combining a skillful blend of figurative abstractions and optical illusions. While it appears to result from digital manipulations, Numa Amun’s painting owes nothing to digital technology. The rendering of his work stems from extraordinary meticulousness and creates contemplative meditations and questioning by viewers subjugated by so much precision.
His work focuses on themes such as the life cycle, love and solitude. Numa Amun’s artistic research is spiritual in that it focuses on the separate spirit of the palpable experience of the physical body or the recognition of a soul emanating from the beyond.
Quebec City Snow Pentathlon
February 22nd to March 1st 2020. Location: Plaines of Abraham, Quebec
Winter multisports event accessible to everyone. Skate, St. Lawrence River at your feet, on the new and spectacular skating rink on the Plains of Abraham. Multiple races, animations and exhibitions.
Doyon-Rivest – Pavlova: Ephemeral Artwork
October 25th 2019 till October 31st 2020. Location : Museum Of Fine Arts of Quebec – Pierre-Lassonde Pavilion
Doyon-Rivest’s work explores the principle of the reward pathway: activities that trigger the release of dopamine in our body induce a state of euphoria and generate seeking of immediate pleasure. Pavlova militates for a regaining of control, deceleration and re-appropriation of simple happiness, far removed from addictions.
Canoe Race on Ice
February 9th 2020. Location: Bassin Louise, Old Port of Quebec
Canoe race over the icy St. Lawrence River. Grand finale of the Québec ice canoe race circuit.
Salon des Artisans et des Métiers d’Art
November 29th to December 8th 2019. Location : Fair Centre of Quebec
The Salon des artisans de Québec craft fair attracts all kinds of artisans under one roof, offering a wide variety of high-quality and original products, including artwork and crafts, as well as food products. The perfect place to find a truly unique gift!
Quebec City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
On March 21st 2020 at 1h30pm. Location: Old-Quebec
Come and celebrate historical Irish presence in Québec in a lively and colourful family atmosphere at the third edition of our parade. Music, dance, entertainment, along with many other surprises promise to delight young and old.
Not to Miss This Holiday Season
December 31st 2019.
Location: Grand Théâtre de Québec
Start the New Year with a flamboyant show filled with songs and dances that will delight all your senses. Tribute to Vienna– the New Year’s concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden age and its elegance will charm audiences of all ages. This tradition has existed for 9 years in Quebec.
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun, 5000 years of Renaissance, depicts an extraordinary array of celestial kingdoms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. His astonishing beauty and powerful energy exalt and inspire the audience.
International Book Fair in Quebec
April 17th to 19th 2020. Location: Quebec Congress Centre
An exhibition to seek interest in reading books and discovering Quebec and international writers.
Quebec Open / international Karate Tournament
In April 2020. Location: Peps, University Laval, Quebec
The Québec Open draws thousands of spectators and over 1,500 competitors from around the globe.