Please note that all of the events listed are below are currently suspended until further notice; on March 17, we announced Time Out Market Montréal is temporarily closed.
Things are starting to get a little warmer in the city, so all Time Out Market Montréal events feel the need to heat things up. Throughout March, you can expect DJ sets every week that feed on the caliente vibes of afrobeat and Caribbean Carnivale-influenced styles, some hot jazz to accompany killer brunch offerings, and a huge all-day forum focusing on women in the arts, food industry and beyond. Whatever you’re interested in, expect the market’s 16 eateries and demo kitchen ready to serve you some amazing food as you enjoy the shows and extravaganzas planned throughout the month.
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What's happening at the market this month?
When is it: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm
Why go: It's our second full month of weekend brunch services we’ve got on the menu at the market. Each of the 16 stellar restaurants representing the best of the city are serving up absolutely delectable delights based on the specialty—chilaquiles from Grumman ’78, panettone French toast from Hof SuCrée, classic Japanese teishoku platters from Marusan, and much more—that you can dive into again, again and again. The Time Out Bar’s also serving up some sexy cocktails like micheladas and mimosas to make it a boozy one, so gather the brunch squad and we’ll see you there.
When is it: March 5th, March 6th and March 21st, 6pm to midnight
Why go: A pioneer of the underground and mainstream scenes in Montreal, DJ Chevy Van’s accomplished background as a DJ is immediately apparent when you listen to his eclectic sets, mixes and diverse samples from a variety of sources. A long-time DJ at the market, we can confirm that this is sure-fire artist that gets you up, vibing and grooving.
When is it: March 7th and March 13th, 6pm to midnight
Why go: Bring your glowsticks to this one, Montreal. Mercutio will make you dance to his story through music. At a very young age, the artist fell into music starting with funk, jazz, afro film music and house to build a repertoire that activates the dancefloor like no other. Living in an intercultural musical environment, his sets have grown in include techno, deep tech, deep house, melody house and much more.
When is it: March 8th, 11am to 3pm
Why go: Take a trip around the world as you much on brunch with this band, interpreting songs from various folklores and sources and bringing them together into one swinging set. The group’s musicians come together to bring warmth to the prettiest vocal classics, mostly from France and Québec but also from Brazil, Spain and from the Great American Songbook. This one’s gonna be soulful, folks.
When is it: March 12th, 6pm to midnight
Why go: Walla P is recognized as one of funk’s modern ambassadors, thanks to his expertly-curated selections and passionate demeanor. The Montreal native stands behind Voyage Funktastique, a global brand that encompasses a monthly live event, a monthly radio show and a record label.Armed with a profound love of all things funky, Walla shares his passion through rare grooves and dance moves, as he journeys effortlessly from boogie/disco to modern funk.
When is it: March 14th, 6pm to midnight
Why go: We’re super stoked to have Juju Le Moko in the house later this month, a DJ whose unbridled sound has been brewing across the city's clubs and events. You might have heard him spin at places like PY1 or Piknic Electonic, where he exhibited a style that blends electronic rave sounds and Afro Caribbean grooves mixed along with a super upbeat 808 cadence.
When is it: March 15th and March 29th, from 11am to 3pm
Why go: March marks the second month of weekend brunch services we’ve got on the menu at the market. Each of the 16 stellar restaurants, plus the demo kitchen from Laurent Godbout, are serving up their specialties—chilaquiles from Grumman ’78, panettone French toast from Hof SuCrée, classic Japanese teishoku platters from Marusan, and much more—that you can dive into again, again and again. The Time Out Bar’s also serving up some sexy cocktails like micheladas and mimosas to make it a boozy one, so gather the brunch squad and we’ll see you there. On Sundays, drop in any time during brunch to hear live jazz by the Montreal-based troupe Max Marlowe Music.
When is it: March 19th, from 6pm to midnight
Why go: Nana Zen is a rising star in the musical scene of her native Montreal, quickly proving to be more than meets the eye. The unique mixing of early Hip Hop, meticulously curated RnB classics and various underground and experimental sounds make her nights not only interesting but truly unforgettable. Taking inspiration from her diverse cultural background, Nana Zen also explores Afro-Caribbean sounds as well as rhythmic Brazilian tunes. Nana Zen is ultimately bringing the party with her as her uniques live mixes are adaptable to various crowds while remaining true to herself and her sound.
When is it: March 21st, 6pm to midnight
Why go: A veteran DJ who began his career in the early 90s, at a time when the local house scene was still in the making, Phil Larochelle is an amazing local record collector and artist. What we love about his sets is that he takes an empty dancefloor as a challenge, and what we find is that it doesn’t take long for people to start dancing once he starts spinning.
When is it: March 22nd, 11am to 3pm
Why go: A Montreal-born singer-songwriter and a staple of the underground Blues and Folk community for a decade, Frisco Lee will be bringing influences from Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, country blues and modern psychedelia. While armed with an extensive selection of cover material from his inspirations, Frisco has original music to bring a bigger sound to the stage, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and joining up with his trusty piano player Patrick Kilcullen.
When is it: March 27th and March 28th, from 6pm to midnight
Why go: Grab a drink, a couple snacks, and groove along to this masterful DJ and music programmer of POP Montreal’s 2019 edition. She’s opened for the likes of Kaytranada, Arcade Fire, Coeur de Pirate, Pierre Kwenders, DJ Windows 98, Awesome Tapes of Africa, Roméo Elvis and many, many more; her sets have been heard around the world from Brooklyn to Brussels, best described as a full-blown pleasure cruise with a killer selection of Caribbean Carnival tracks and UK garage, with influences ranging from broken beats to Detroit house. Hot damn!
When is it: March 28th, from 11:30am to 7pm
Why go: We’re opening the floor of Time Out Market to create an all-day conference that celebrates local women and non-binary folk who are making this city cooler by the minute. Everyone is welcome to drop in and out at their leisure to experience the physical space we’re creating for marginalized gender and communities: From a morning of guided meditation to DJ sets, all-stars of the restaurant industry like chef Fisun Ecran to talk about her stellar performance on Iron Chef Canada, a comedy showcase, literary readings, and a discussion on natural wine with Deserteur founder Asma Ben Tanfous? This is where you want to be on the last Saturday of March.