POP Montreal’s Le Funhouse is a 3-day festival taking place on June 5th, 6th & 7th, which will broadcast from a virtual Rialto Theatre. Expect concerts, as well as fashion, contemporary art, artisans, films, panel discussions, workshops, and the best of 2020’s online clubs featuring Club Quarantine and Transmission!
Le Funhouse is POP Montreal’s digital party, and will take place on June 5th, 6th & 7th. It will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at POP Montreal’s musical programming as well as its five segments: Art POP, Fashion POP, Film POP, Puces POP, and POP Symposium.
In collaboration with Exclaim!, Le Funhouse will allow you to enter the various rooms of a virtual Rialto complex to attend concerts – in an online concert hall designed by Dominique Pétrin: a session with Leif Vollebekk on the main stage of the Rialto Theatre, Lydia Képinski from her virtual studio, TEKE::TEKE’s Japanese-psych inspired post-rock live from the Ursa stage, the new Acadian sensation P’tit Belliveau, a solo concert by Elizabeth Powell from Land Of Talk, and Camille Delean’s folk Americana. There will also be two nights of clubbing: featuring next level American producer Suzi Analogue alongside TiKA and Hua Li who will take over Club Quarantine (Toronto’s buzzy queer online club that emerged at the start of social distancing), and a night with Montreal’s top Twitch dance platform Transmission Montreal DJ Gayance, DJ Julio Mendy, Samito and Boogieman who are launching two new singles.
Throughout each day, starting at noon, wander through the mysterious rooms of Le Funhouse and discover Art POP’s multimedia gallery, featuring the works of young artists from UQAM, poetry classes, and a drag makeup workshop. Step out outside to explore a virtual Puces POP artisanal market, showcasing patches and accessories from La Pimbêche, streetwear by Cicerone, stationery and household objects Merci Bonsoir, thematic shopping guides. Get lost in the showrooms of Fashion POP’s designers Charline Bataille, Olivia Bretheau and Mort de Joie.
At Film POP, learn about film poster creation, attend a virtual workshop with film composer Mark Korven (The Witch, The Lighthouse), and take in a live-stream performance by members of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan as they debut an original score alongside a screening of Night of the Living Dead. In the POP Symposium room, peruse beat-making workshops, discussions on virtual performances and black identity in music creation, and an interview with the experimental techno duo Orphx in collaboration with Never Apart.
The entire Le Funhouse website will be available for browsing after its inaugural weekend, and will include recordings of all live events.
Check out the full program below!
Art POP gallery: UQAM group show featuring Montreal-based artists Maria Hoyos et Vahmirè
Art POP gallery workshop: Spanish Poetry Class with Cuarta Baby
Art POP gallery workshop: VJing workshop with Aya Avalon
Friday June 5 ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: selected works by Charline Bataille
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 on Zoom)
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Meet the Fashion POP designers: Charline Bataille sur Instagram Live
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Never Apart and POP Symposium host a Q&A with Orphx
2:00 – 2:40pm: P’tit Belliveau studio concert
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Patricia Méthot from La Pimbêche on Instagram Live
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Art POP et Céline Bureau live workshop: Vida Beyer’s devotional friend fan drawings
8:00 – 11:00 pm: Transmissions livestream: Samito + Boogieman + DJs Gayance + Julio Mendy
Saturday June 6
ALL DAY: Fashion POP showroom: Selected works by Olivia Bretheau
ALL DAY: Puces POP Artisanal products for your spa day at home / “Spa Day Chez Vous”
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Meet the Fashion POP : Olivia Bretheau on Instagram Live
2:00 – 2:45 pm: TEKE::TEKE live from Ursa
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Meet the Puces POP artisans: Carl Cicerons & Veronica Renfigo of Cicerone on Instagram Live
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Film POP workshop: Mark Korven for a live scoring demonstration
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Art POP and Céline Bureau Live workshop: Drag makeup in Franglais led by Sissy Superstar
8:00 – 8:40 pm: Lydia Képinski studio concert
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 : Mort de Joie on Instagram Live
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Camille Delean live from Ursa
Ari Swan, Laurie Torres and Stella Adjokê present a commissioned piece made remotely exploring black identity making through music. In a conversation led by multi-instrumentalist and music educator, Julie Richard, these artists discuss the trials of collaborating remotely as well as techniques and strategies for expressing their differing experiences as Black women and NB folk.
3:30 – 4:30pm: Meet the Puces POP : Marie-Claude Marquis from Merci Bonsoir on Instagram Live
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Elizabeth Powell (Land of Talk) Live from Ursa
5:30 – 7:30pm: POP Symposium workshop: Beatmaking w/ Loop Sessions
7:30 – 9:00 pm: Film POP Screening: Night Of The Living Dead with a live score with members from Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
9:00 – 10:00 pm: Leif Vollebekk Live from The Rialto Theatre