10 Cultural Outings to Offer

Are you looking for original gift ideas? Why not offer a little bit of culture? Here are 10 outing suggestions that should inspire you in your quest for the perfect gift.

By Marie-Claude Masse


Tickets for the Cabaret

Homage à Led Zeppelin, Lynda Lemay, Alex Perron, Brian Tyler, Manon Bédard… Do any of these ring a bell when you think of some of your loved ones’ tastes? If your answer is yes, well then hurry to get tickets for the performance of your choice at the Cabaret d’Eastman. A welcoming performance venue, located just beside the restaurant Le Côte (practical!) in Eastman, a certified Cœur villageois, which your happy gift recipient will also have the opportunity to visit when they head out to attend their show.

For Louise Penny Fans

Do you have Louise Penny fans in your entourage? Offer them tickets for the Three Pines Tour! They’ll be thrilled, and this, even if they have to wait until May to participate. They’ll discover places—in Knowlton, Sutton, North Hatley, etc.—that served as inspiration for the popular author’s novels. Full-day, half-day and two-hour packages are available. The tour includes a guide, transport, access to the sights and tastings.

A Tea Time Invitation, My Dear!

Established in a magnificent heritage home, in Lennoxville, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre welcomes fine exhibitions, but also invites you to come for tea, in the English tradition, cucumber sandwiches and all! A very unique outing that will certainly delight your friend, your mom, or your favourite niece, why not! You can purchase a gift certificate directly at the Centre. However, please note that it will be closed during the Holidays and the entire month of January.

Spend Some Time at the MBAS

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has had a strong impact with its permanent exhibit Couleurs manifestes. The exhibit presents the works of more than fifty important artists. Through their art, you’ll witness the powerful resonance, sense transmission and symbolism colours can offer. This exhibit can also be discovered

A Gift-Card that Always Pleases!

Where? At the University of Sherbrooke’s Centre culturel Maurice O’Bready. All you need to do is fill in the amount you wish to give, and the card can be applied to any upcoming shows. Marie-Mai for your godchild? Les Grands Explorateurs for your dad? The play Garçon! for your best friend? There are also shows for teens, and even for smaller children, perfect for family outings!

Attend a Dinner Concert and a Classical Performance

Is there a fan of string instruments and classical music in your entourage? And a gourmet as well? Offer them this perfect outing: On January 25, the string quartet Andara, a young, much talked about popular, Montreal group, will be performing at the bistro Rondo of the Orford Musique academy. Listening to Mozart and Beethoven being interpreted by true virtuosos, while savouring a delicious meal… It makes our mouth water with envy!

Listening to Groovy Aardvark

The cultural café Beat & Betterave, in the town of Frelighsburg, is where you’ll send your favourite rock fans, to attend a performance by the mythical group, Groovy Aardvark, very popular on the alternative rock scene. A rare visit to this charming small performance hall. February 1, 2020.

A Summer Theatre Outing This Winter

Kilimanjaro, a comedy by Mario Jean with, among others, Valérie Blais and Pierre Verville, will be presented at the Théâtre de la Marjolaine, in Eastman, starting June 18, until August 22, 2020. Until Christmas you can purchase coupons, you’ll be able to exchange for the date of your choice. Simply ideal!

An Amazing Card!

A card that will allow your loved ones to buy tickets for a show at the Théâtre Granada 24 hours before anyone else, to sometimes receive a 15% discount on these shows, and to benefit from discounts in certain stores? All this for $23? Don’t wait any longer! Slip one inside someone’s Christmas stocking!

Offer some True Happiness!

At the P’tit Bonheur in Saint-Camille! In this small, very charming performance venue, many interesting things are happening. The group Boogat, singer-songwriters Pascale Picard and Roxane Bruneau, and many others, will be taking the stage to offer intimate performances. And, for $15, a supper is offered before the show begins.


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