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17 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 26 to November 27

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DH Montreal Staff Nov 25, 2016 4:06 am 652

From Sunday brunch parties to holiday markets, here is everything you need on your weekend social calendar!

Saturday, November 26

Matinee Brunch

What: Matinee Brunch is collaborating with Montreal’s renown Flyjin for their second edition of BURANCHI a Japanese inspired brunch party. This will be exclusive to patrons with table reservations or limited guest list. Get ready to have an a culinary experience like no other surrounded by Montreal’s finest. Sounds by no other than Matinee’s resident Dj’s Danny Torrence and Toddy Flores spinning a mixed flavor of house, hip hop, and a little something for everyone.
When: November 27
Where: Flyjin, 417 Rue St-Pierre, Montreal

A Simple Space

What: The young Australian troupe Gravity & Other Myths captured the hearts of critics and audiences in Montréal with their non-stop feats of exhilarating acrobatic ability.  The eight acrobats draw spectators in with their technical gifts combined with mad frenzy, and a light-hearted mix of brute strength, boldness and creative prowess. Flung around, piled up, walking upside down, becoming a human skipping rope, or involving their audience, these Australians put on a daring show!
When: Until November 27
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier

A Victorian Christmas

Step into a Charles Dickens novel thanks to the Sir George Etienne Cartier National Historic Site’s annual “A Victorian Christmas.” This unique holiday exhibition will allow Montrealers to be transported back in time and learn about the customs and traditions of Christmas in the Victorian era. There will be a beautifully laid table, historically accurate Christmas tree, and even Santa Claus.
When: November 19-December 30
Where: Sir George Etienne Cartier National Historic Site, 458 Rue Notre-Dame E

The Nutcracker Market

Hosted by Les Grands Ballets, the Nutcracker Market is a fun and festive Christmas shopping market that will take over Palais des Congres starting November 26th. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be participating at this year’s market, all of which have agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds to the Nutcracker Fund for Children. If you’re in a need of a gift for the foodie in your life, look no further. There will be a whole gourmet foods section selling everything from French macarons and candy to olive oil and popcorn.
When: November 26-December 6
Where: Palais des Congres

Holiday Market – Inspired By Africa

Montrealers are invited to attend the second annual Holiday Market – Inspired By Africa event. The unique market exclusively features gifts designed by Montreal-based Africans. There will be a variety of handmade products including scarves, jewelry, headwraps, cushion covers, accessories, and wooden decor. Head on over to Sainte Catherine West on November 26th for a delightful shopping experience.
When: November 26
Where: 1117 Sainte Catherine West

Machine Gun Kelly Concert

With a plethora of past heart-breaking experiences combined with many new exciting adventures crafting his journey along the way, this Cleveland rapper is known for his energetic live shows. If you’ve never seen a hiphop show live, we strongly suggest this.
When: November 26
Where: Olympia de Montréal, 1004 Ste-Catherine Est.

The Montreal Bach Festival

Calling all classical music lovers! The Montreal Bach Festival returns for the 10th year in a row. In honour of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, the Bach Festival attracts some of the greatest artists in the world. The Bach Festival will be happening over a two-week period from November 18th until December 4th. During this time, there will be 12 conferences, 123,000 visitors, and 193 concerts held in 36 different venues. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be doing a special 10th anniversary gala performance at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal on December 2nd.
When: Nov 18- Dec 4
Where: Various locations

The Montreal Antique Show

The Montreal Antique Show is back for two weekends in November.
The antique festival will be comprised of two shows, the first in Westmount on November 19th and the second in Longueuil on November 26th. On the Saturday only, both locations will be filled to the brim with collectible antiques. Last year’s show included everything from furniture and jewelry to paintings and decor.
When: November 26th 8 am-3 pm in Longueuil
Where: Place Desaulniers, 1023 Boulevard Taschereau

Head to a cabin in Quebec

Escape the city and surround yourself with wilderness. What better way to do that then to book yourself a cozy cabin in the woods? Whether you’re after a romantic getaway or a fun weekend with friends, we’ve compiled a list of picturesque cabins that are all located less than 2 hours from Montreal.
When: Anytime
Where: Various locations

The Montreal Bach Festival

Calling all classical music lovers! The Montreal Bach Festival returns for the 10th year in a row. In honour of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, the Bach Festival attracts some of the greatest artists in the world. The Bach Festival will be happening over a two-week period from November 18th until December 4th. During this time, there will be 12 conferences, 123,000 visitors, and 193 concerts held in 36 different venues. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be doing a special 10th anniversary gala performance at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal on December 2nd.
When: Nov 18- Dec 4
Where: Various locations

Sunday, November 27

History, Legends, and Christmas Decorations Guided Tour

Join a holiday-themed guided tour from Kaleidoscope Tours and learn everything there is to know about Christmas in Montreal. There are three walking tours available, one in downtown, one in Old Port, and one that combines the two. Prices vary but tours will be running on Saturday and Sunday between November 26 and December 17
When: November 26-December 17
Where: Old Port and downtown

Stare at La Maison Ogilvy’s Christmas window display

Montreal’s very own Macy’s, La Maison Ogilvy always has an incredible CHristmas window display. Opened on November 11th, be sure to stop by the historic department store on Sainte Catherine the next time you’re walking downtown. This year’s display features bunnies and other adorable furry friends.
When: Anytime
Where: 1307 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Santas Are Taking Over the Stewart Museum

The Stewart Museum’s magical Christmas exhibit opens on November 16th. The exhibition will showcase 30 Santa figurines and a Szalasi doll castle that comes to life when music plays. Admission to the museum and the special holiday exhibit are free.
When: November 16, 2016-January 8, 0217
Where: 20 Chemin du Tour de l’isle

Check out the new Nintendo Exhibition at Musee Grevin

Musee Grevin just opened their brand new Nintendo-themed exhibition, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit. Running from October 7th until January 8th, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit welcomes some of Nintendo’s most iconic characters to the museum. Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems will be on display, as will classic Mario Bros. video games, and some that have yet to be released to the public. The show ultimately traces the Nintendo phenomenon, highlighting the past, present, and future of the gaming institution.
When: Monday to Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Where: Musee Grevin, Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O

Borrow A Musical Instrument Program At The Montreal Public Library

The Montreal Public Library has just announced their new borrow a musical instrument program, meaning you can now play an instrument at no cost! Available at select branches of the Montreal Public Library, the public is now able to sign out musical instruments from the library, and thanks to the Sun Life Financial Musical Instruments loan program, it’s completely free! Instruments include guitars, basses, violins, keyboards, ukuleles, drums, and xylophones.
When: Anytime!
Where: Click here for a full list of participating branches

Future Memories Exhibition at the HTMLLES Festival

Future Memories is a unique exhibition reflecting on technology as a narrative and shared space. Lead by four artists, this interactive exhibit will feature different forms of media to demonstrate what separates the private from the public. The event is part of the HTMLLS festival and will be running from November 5th until December 4th.
When: November 5-December 4
Where: Articule, 262 Rue Fairmount Ouest.

H2O Canada Photography Exhibit

Presented by Hera Bell, H2O Canada is a photographic journey of Canada’s water sources in all their forms. Known for her edgy photos, Bell’s exhibit will be featured all month long at the Centaur Theatre. Head on over to this free art installation and marvel at Canada’s natural beauty.
When: November 6-30
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier

 


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