Oct 30, 2009

Bodies...The Exhibition and UK's Florence and the Machine in Montreal this weekend

by Fiona O'Connor
This Halloween weekend it looks like Montreal has its bases covered in the eerie-activity department. Being the culturally well-rounded city it is, these range from the entertaining to the educational to the absolutely enchanting. You can find a link to the Mirror's Halloween Party Guide on this website, but here are two highly-recommended items that didn't make it into yesterday's post:

They have arrived...The historic exhibition Bodies...The Exhibition, The Science Inside You is in Montreal, presented at the Montreal Exhibition Centre on the 5th floor of the Montreal Eaton Centre. While the ethics of this touring collection of cadavers has been debated (there are claims that the bodies were made using the remains of Chinese prisoners), the show offers an unprecedented scientific and educational experience. For admission details and directions to the Montreal Exhibition Centre (705 St-Catherine St. West), click here.

For those prefering to witness the heart (and soul) of a very much living specimen, I suggest checking out one of my (and the BBC's) current faves, UK's Florence and the Machine. The intensity of frontwoman Florence Welch's singing will bring you to the brink of emotional overdose with each epic tune. Between their songwriting and art direction you might think the band (or perhaps just Ms. Welch) was born out of some kind of gothic fairy tale- a suspicion I hope to have confirmed when I see them play at the Just For Laughs Cabaret on Sunday night. For ticket information click here.

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