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Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo Centaur Theatre September 24-29 2018 What words can I use to critique a show that has no spoken words? The play is performed by Luciano Rosso and Nicolas Poggi entirely in mime. The laughs abound throughout the entire performance which takes place in a gym locker room where two men vie for […]

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La Villetta

Restaurant Trattoria La Villetta 1898 Thimens Ville St. Laurent, QC Sunday was Shirley’s sister’s birthday and a group of ladies organized a surprise birthday party at the above-mentioned establishment. Naturally, I accepted the invitation to be the only man in the group. Apparently the restaurant is normally closed on Sunday, but because of some smooth-talking […]

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Mad Monk Cafe

Mad Monk Café “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry” Madison Baptist Church Friday Sept. 20, 2019 Another Mad Monk Café event took place this evening at 7:30 P.M. in front of, as always, a packed house. Deacon George performed a medley of songs about trains on guitar and vocals […]

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Spun

Spun By Rabiah Hussain A Silk Road Institute Production Sept. 19 – 22      25 – 28 Centaur Theatre Another opening, but not just another show. This is an amazing tale of two friends, second-generation immigrants coming of age in an era right out of today’s headlines. Playwright Rabiah Hussain doesn’t miss a beat in her […]

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Mad Monk Cafe

Mad Monk Café takes place this Friday SEPTEMBER 20th at 7:30 pm. Deacon George and Phil Peters will present “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry”, songs about, you guessed it… Trains – and yes, we’ll do the title song.  Doors open at 7:00 pm. As always, admission and refreshments are free of charge. Mad […]

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Diz Bagels

6160 De La Cote-Saint-Luc Montreal Most days I leave home without eating breakfast. I stop for a bagel with cream cheese and a medium coffee at Diz. What a treat at $3.00 tax incl. (I remember when it was $2.00) I used to think it was only between 7:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. then I […]

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Shimmering Lights Presented

On Wednesday night September 11, 2019 at approximately 7:00 P.M. an overflow crowd of people gathered in the basement of Le Centre Du Sablon in Chomedy, Laval. The common factor that brought these people together was that they all suffered pain in their daily routines. They were here to attend a lecture on pain management […]

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Marathon Souvlaki

Here is further proof that some things never change.Established in 1977, Marathon Souvlaki has been serving the best souvlaki for 42 years and is proud to remain a family-owned business. With three locations, Montreal, Dollard des Ormeaux, and Laval I have eaten on occasion in Dollard, on many occasions at the Decarie Boulevard location in […]

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A & W Restaurants

While visiting my daughter in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, I wandered over to the commercial area and discovered an A & W restaurant that serves breakfast 24 hours a day. Tailor-made for a sleep late guy like me. They make a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a bun that makes the competitors’ version pale by […]

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Blinded By The Light

If you are looking for “feel good” entertainment, this is it. Directed by Gurinder Chadha and starring Viveik Kalra this coming-of-age flick, part real-life story of British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, part fantastic musical set in 1987 to the music of Bruce Springsteen should not be missed.  In January the film, entered at the Sundance Film […]

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