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Last week, in collaboration with the One Drop organization, the partnership announced that Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, will hold a special outdoor exhibition of photos from his recent trip aboard the international space station. Beginning 1 September,  65 large scale photos will be shown on the Promenade des Artistes. 

Corresponding with Montréal Complètement Cirque’s performances at different venues throughout Montreal, from 7 to 24 July, passersby walking on a giant chessboard in the Quartier will trigger video projections that preview upcoming shows. And 50 circus artists will perform a variety of free mini shows in the Quartier. (The daily schedule will be posted on their Facebook page.)

“The real end is to have people smile and be happy in Montreal. That’s our mission,” Fortin said.

Upcoming festivals include:
The Montreal International Jazz Festival
through 4 July
Festival International Nuits D’Afrique
from 12 to 24 July
Just for Laughs
from 5 to 31 July
Divers/Cité
, a LGBT arts and culture festival, from 25 to 31 July
The First Peoples’ Festival
from 2 to 9 August

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