By STEVEN HOWELL
Time to fall for the Montreal stage.
Here are a few suggestions.
The Broadway Tony Award-winning musical "The Lion King" is currently enjoying a Place des Arts run now through Sept. 4. Tickets range from $28 to $134. At 175 Ste. Catherine St. W.
The Montreal World Film Festival takes to the big screen with a milestone 35th-anniversary edition beginning today through Aug. 28. Call (514) 848-3883 or www.ffm-montreal.org.
Rap and soul diva Lauryn Hill performs at the Bell Centre Sept. 6. Tickets range from $62 to $98. At de la Gauchetiere W. and de la Montagne streets.
Nineties grunge icons Pearl Jam play the Bell Centre the following day, Sept. 7. Tickets cost $83.
The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts opens its 2011-12 season with the stage psychodrama "Equus" by Peter Shaffer, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2. At 5170 cote St. Catherine. Call (514) 739-7944 or visit www.segalcentre.org.
THE MOODY BLUES
Celtic Thunder Heritage offers their brand of Irish at Theatre St. Denis Sept. 12. Tickets cost $57 and $77. At 1594 St. Denis St.
Opera de Montreal debuts its 2011-12 season with Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" Sept. 17, 20, 22 and 24 at Place des Arts. Tickets range from $54 to $146.
Wilco and guest Nick Lowe perform at Metropolis Sept. 18. Tickets cost $41.50 and $46. At 59 Ste. Catherine St. E.
The Moody Blues brings vintage rock to Theatre St. Denis Sept. 19. Tickets range from $57 to $82.
Electronica DJ duo Chromeo plays Metropolis Sept. 24. Tickets cost $32 and $37.
The soulful Ben Harper performs at Metropolis Sept. 27. Tickets cost $55 and up.
La Tohu presents "Chi of Shaolin: Tale of the Dragon," where martial arts meets the circus Sept. 27 through Oct. 6. Tickets cost $45 for adults and $21.50 for children 12 and under. At 2345 Jarry St. E. (at the corner of Iberville Street). Call (514) 376-8648 or visit www.tohu.com.
Indy act Deadmau5 play Metropolis Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Tickets cost $50.
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour takes inspiration from the famed pop singer, complete with a Cirque du Soleil-esque production, at the Bell Centre Oct. 2 and 3. Tickets range from $56 to $191.
The Centaur Theatre begins its 43rd season with "True nature" by Colleen Curran Oct. 4 through Nov. 6. Adult tickets cost $44.50. At 453 St. François Xavier St. Call (514) 288-3161 or visit www.cen taurtheatre.com.
The Disney on Ice production "Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey" skates into the Bell Centre with English performances 7 p.m. Oct. 6, and 3 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets range from $25 to $93.
Kings of Leon grace the Bell Centre stage Oct. 14. Tickets cost $69 and $84.
Moby plays Metropolis Oct. 23. Tickets cost $37 and $42.
Eighties icons Duran Duran play the Bell Centre Oct. 23. Tickets range from $73 to $138.50.
Canadian pop songstress Avril Lavigne performs at the Bell Centre Oct. 25. Tickets cost $53 and $63.
Goth pop rockers Evanescence play Metropolis Oct. 27. Tickets start at $39.50.
Beatles Story covers the Fab Four at Theatre St. Denis Nov. 11. Tickets range from $42.50 to $62.50.
Yes alum Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman play Theatre St. Denis Nov. 12. Tickets range from $57 to $72.
Jay-Z and Kanye West double bill the Bell Centre Nov. 22. Tickets range from $72.50 to $270.50.
Judas Priest headlines the Bell Centre Nov. 24; opening band is Thin Lizzy. Tickets cost $63 and $78.
Legendary guitarist John Mayall performs at Metropolis Nov. 26. Tickets start at $42.
Canadian indy singer/songwriter Feist plays Metropolis Dec. 3. General admission starts at $42; balcony seating starts at $52.
Prices are in Canadian dollars (some prices rounded to nearest dollar; add service charges to each ticket ordered). Bell Centre tickets are available through Evenko at (877) 668-8269 or at www.evenko.ca. Some tickets also available through Admission Ticket Network at www.admission.com, and Ticket Pro Canada at (514) 908-9090 or www.ticketpro.ca.
Steven Howell is the author of Montreal Essential Guide, a Sutro Media iPhone travel app available at iTunes.com.