April 4: Wine, Women and…

In this educational wine experience, our speaker, Jonathan Cercone, will share his understanding and evaluation of conventional, organic, natural and biodynamic winemaking techniques and highlight the unique barriers women face beyond the challenges that already exist in a generally male dominated industry. His exposé encourages us to be more aware of broader industry practices, additives in winemaking and the growing contribution of women in the wine industry.

This year our wine event will be held in conjunction with the Royal Montreal Curling Club. They are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Ladies Montreal Curling Club in 1894.

Admission for members of the SJLS, RMCC and guests $25.00 tax incl. Reservations are essential.

April 4, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM @ The Royal Montreal Curling Club

March 31: Fact and Fiction: The Making of a Political Roman à Clef

Based on his transatlantic white collar crime thriller, Acqua Sacra, novelist Keith Henderson will discuss the relationship between news, political research and the making of fiction. Key examples will include SNC-Lavalin, Heenan-Blaikie and Montreal’s infamous “Sixth Family” Mafia bosses.

March 31, 7:30 PM @ Westmount Park United Church

March 10: The Captive Viewer: Glamour and Desire in the Hollywood Musical

Don’t miss the first event of 2020!

Glamour is addictive. Hollywood stylists and music arrangers developed a fund of enhancement techniques so that visual, tactile and sonic surfaces could arouse inner desires. If we want to understand this experience better, how do we give in to its spell without letting our rational faculties drift off to sleep?

Our speaker, Lloyd Whitesell, will use musical production numbers from the classical studio era to illustrate how sound and image were shaped and styled to generate allure, encouraging particular frames of mind in the viewer.

March 10, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Schulich School of Music