These hot humid Montréal days make us feel all sweaty and sleazy – who has time for “yoga”? Our feet are too dirty for our yoga mats, so get out your dancing shoes, roller skates and meditation cushion, and do summer properly in La Belle Ville!

Celebrate one love! The Montréal International Jazz Festival is going the way of this blog (ie,  “it’s all jazz, baby”) and this year’s line-up features some excursions into the rasta life. And we all know reggae is about the one love, right? So’s yoga! Heck yeah, Jah. Learn more about the “golden age” of Jamaican music in Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, which will be showing 4 times daily throughout the festival. Otherwise, I will be avoiding downtown Montréal for the next week.

July 4 – 12, Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, Musée d’art contemporain; check website for showtimes & tickets

Root for your hometeam! Wait a second, they’re both hometeams! Cheer on Montréal Roller Derby teams La Racaille (which translates into “The Scum”) and Les Filles du Roi (which translates into “The Girls of the King,” and which has some Quebecois historical significance) as they duke it out on the roller rink. Perhaps you wonder: C’est quoi, “roller derby”? Well, check out this bitchin’ video for the perfect roller derby primer…

July 4, 7:00pm, La Racaille vs Les Filles du Roi, Arena St Louis.

Meditate like a rockstar! The Montréal chapter of Dharma Punx have a new location on the Plateau, which is much more accessible than that obscure yoga studio out in St Henri. Cut off your shirt sleeves and bare your tattoos for this regular meditation session and dharma talk, which meets every Sunday evening at Studio Bliss. The crew is gearing up for a Noah Levine visit in September, stay tuned for more details.

July 5, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Studio Bliss, 3841 St Laurent Blvd.

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