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5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 10

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DH Montreal Staff Aug 09, 2017 10:00 pm 198

Thursday has arrived, which means we are a bit closer to the weekend! Pride festivities kick off today so get out there in your best rainbow colours and celebrate!

Pride festivities 

Montreal’s Pride festivities kick off today and there are so many events to check out! From Drag Queen Races to Nelly Furtado, be sure to show your Pride!

When: August 10 to 20
Where: Various locations check website for details 

 

 

Italian Week Montreal 

Montreal’s Italian Week festival is set to pack streets around the city from August 4 to 13.

The week-long event will feature a number of activities including an outdoor opera, a fashion show under the stars, classical and popular music concerts, FIAT 500 cars exhibit, and Italian films.

When: August 4 to 13
Where: Various locations around the city. Check website for details. 

Under Pressure 2017

The 2017 Under Pressure Graffiti festival is taking place from August 9 to 13. The Festival was founded in 1996 right here in Montreal by graffiti writers Seaz and Flow. The event is the oldest festival of urban cultures still active in the world.

This year, join over 400 local and international artists who will be creating murals and artwork.

The festival also showcases the hip-hop culture so be prepared for some pretty epic DJ competitions and performances.

When: August 9 to 13
Where: Downtown Montreal, St. Catherine Street East, between St. Dominic and St. Elizabeth.

Aura at the Notre Dame Basilica

An immersive and luminous experience is happening right now at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. Owing to the city’s 375th anniversary, Montreal’s most famous landmark is putting on a mesmerizing light show for the rest of 2017. Created by Moment FactoryAura is a two-act multimedia show featuring both music and special lighting effects. According to the official description, “AURA will help visitors discover one of Canada’s greatest heritage monuments in a whole new way and will move them with its portrayal of its treasures.”
When: Everyday except Sundays
Where: Notre Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame St W

 

Grab drinks at a Game of Thrones themed bar 

If you’re one of those people who geek out on shows like Game of Thrones, ancient castles and secret orders, then you’re going to want to check out this bar.

Recently opened on St. Hubert in the little Italy/Petit Patrie area, Idole is a cool new concept bar that takes you back to the dark ages. Inspired by ancient places of worship and fabled secret societies, the bar’s cozy, dimly lit medieval vibe is refreshingly different from the rest of the scene. Lined with real stone walls and thematic décor, its rich textures and dark corners make it the ultimate date spot.

Where: 6388, rue Saint-Hubert
Website: Facebook


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