Get ready for POP Montreal’s FUNHOUSE, a new online festival taking place the weekend of June 5-7. Dive into the wacky backstage corridors of POP’s musical programming and five segments: Art POP, Film POP, POP Montreal Symposium, Puces POP & Fashion POP.
Dive into the wacky backstage corridors of POP’s musical programming and five segments: Art POP, Film POP, POP Montreal Symposium, Puces POP & Fashion POP. Enter a virtual Rialto Theatre and find live interactive events hosted throughout the weekend, bringing you together with emerging Montreal-based artists, musicians and makers! All events are free!
Walk through the hall of mirrors to a film scoring workshop with Canadian horror film composer Mark Korven and then attend a screening of Night of the Living Dead with members of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan as they perform their own live score for the duration of the movie! Learn how to VJ with Aya Avalon in a video masterclass, attend a beat making workshop with Loop Sessions Toronto, or join fashion designer Olivia Bretheau for a live guided creation of one of her pieces. Move between Lydia Kepinski’s studio to the virtual realms of Club Quarantine, and don’t miss Leif Vollebeck, streamed live from the main stage of the Rialto Theatre.
Keep your eyes peeled for the website link on our socials, ‘cause we’re bringing the party to you! POP Montreal’s Funhouse will go live at 11am on Friday, June 5th.
Weekend Long Events
Art POP gallery: UQAM group show featuring Montreal-based artists Maria Hoyos and Vahmirè
Art POP gallery: Selected works by Rah Eleh and Zinnia Naqvi showcased alongside interviews of the artists (curation and interviews done by HighT Podcast)
Art POP gallery workshop: Spanish Poetry Class with Cuarta Baby
Art POP gallery workshop: VJing workshop with Aya Avalon
Friday June 5
ALL DAY: Film POP: Artist Connor Willumsen creates the poster for Film POP 2020, live from his studio!
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for all of your Zoom happy hour needs (5 à 7 sur Zoom)
1:00 - 2:00pm: POSTPONED Never Apart and POP Symposium host a Q&A with Orphx
3:30 - 4:30pm: P'tit Belliveau studio concert
5:00 - 6:00pm: Art POP and Céline Bureau Live workshop: Jalen Frizzell presents Choreopoetry: pillow talk for people who dun cried too many tears for years
8:00 - 11:00pm: Transmission MTL livestream on Twitch: Samito + Boogieman + DJs (Gayance + Juju Le Moko)
Saturday June 6
ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: Selected works by Olivia Bretheau
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for your spa day at home / "Spa Day Chez Vous"
1:00 - 2:00pm Meet the Fashion POP designers: Olivia Bretheau on Instagram Live
2:00 - 3:00pm: TEKE TEKE Live from Ursa
3:30 - 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Carl Cicerone & Veronica Renfigo of Cicerone on Instagram Live
4:30 - 5:30pm: POP Symposium Panel: Virtual Spaces for Marginalized Performances with Myst Milano, Santiago Tamayo Soler, Brad Allen (Club Quarantine) and moderated by Brent Lin
6:00 - 7:00pm: Film POP workshop: Mark Korven for a live scoring demonstration
7:00 - 8:00pm: Art POP and Céline Bureau Live workshop: Drag makeup in Franglais led by Sisi Superstar
8:00 - 8:40pm: Lydia Képinski studio concert
9:00 - 12:00am: POP Montreal x Club Quarantine featuring Suzi Analogue with TIKA and Hua Li
Sunday June 7
ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: Selected works by Mort de Joie
ALL DAY: Puces POP market: Artisanal products for those lazy Sundays (...or is it Monday?)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Meet the Fashion POP designers: Mort de Joie on Instagram Live
1:30 - 2:30pm: Camille Delean Live from Ursa
2:30 - 3:30pm: POP Symposium Panel: Articulating Black Identities in Music with Ari Swan, Laurie Torres and Stella Adjoke, moderated by Julie Richard
3:30 - 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Marie-Claude Marquis from Merci Bonsoir on Instagram Live
4:30 - 5:00pm: Elizabeth Powell (Land of Talk) Live from Ursa
5:30 - 7:30pm: POP Symposium workshop: Beatmaking w/ Loop Sessions
7:30 - 9:00pm: Film POP Screening: Night of the Living Dead with a live score with members from YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, followed by a discussion between POP Montreal team members on anti-black violence in the film
9:00 - 10:00pm: Leif Vollebekk Live from The Rialto Theatre
The entirety of POP Montreal’s Funhouse website will be available to browse after the initial weekend is over, and will include recordings of all live performances, workshops & events!
Thanks to our partners at Exclaim!, Cult MTL, Théâtre Rialto and URSA mtl.