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10 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, May 19

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Tyler Jadah May 18, 2018 5:00 am

That highly anticipated long weekend is here, Montreal!

Whether you’re aiming to spend it indoors or outside, with the family or with friends, we’ve got plenty of events to keep you going all Saturday long.

Pablo Picasso Exhibition

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts latest exhibit explores Pablo Picasso’s influences in African art with “From Africa to the Americas: Picasso Face-to-Face, Past and Present.” The major exhibition offers a new perspective and an interesting rereading of modern art history. The exhibition features still life, paintings, portraits and structural pieces. Keep this exhibit in mind if the weather on Saturday and Sunday isn’t in your favor.

When: May 19

Time: 10 am-5 pm

Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke

Admission: Available at the door and online

Concordia Greenhouse Seedling Sale

Concordia’s annual seedling sale is happening now. Whether you’re a gardening guru or just starting to discover your green thumb, this massive sale is a once-a-year chance to access more than 150 varieties of seeds. The sale offers a wide range of vegetables, herbs and flowers, house plants, organic seeds, and fruit trees.

When: May 19

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Concordia University, 1455 Boulevard Maisonneuve Ouest

LaRonde

If the weather holds up, check out Quebec’s only amusement park is back for the summer starting today! Test your bravery on the Goliath, Le Monstre, Ednör or Le Demon. Check out this season’s newly expanded Splash area and the new ride, Le Tourbillon. Forget lunch and supper, fill up on popcorn and cotton candy – it’s cheat day.

When: May 19

Time: 10:30 am – 8 pm

Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald

Admission: Available online or at the box office

Parc Safari Zoo

Get your animal fix by heading to Parc Safari, an easy 40-minute drive off the island. The parc offers an optional Safari Adventure upon entering where you can drive up and see a variety of exotic animals from your car including zebras, ostriches, buffalo, llamas, and camels. Inside the park, take a walk down the Forest Trail where you have an amazing vantage point view of monkeys, cheetahs, hyenas, and bears. Don’t forget the lions, but we didn’t have to tell you that.

When: May 19 – October 8

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford

Admission: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

Rage: Axe Throwing

Blow off some steam (or prepare for a zombie apocalypse) by tossing some axes. The indoor range has 11 lanes where you can comfortably throw a variety of axes monitored by supervisors and instructors. The facility can host up to 60 people so bring your friends, a lot of them. You get an hour worth of axe throwing so make sure to stretch beforehand!

When: May 19

Time: 10am – 11:30pm

Where: 1436 Rue Amherst

Admission: $40-$55 per target, per hour. Tickets available online.

Free Flower Market

This event features a variety of beautiful fresh flowers for sale as well as a magical butterfly show. It’s also completely free to attend. Get into the spring spirit by surrounding yourself amongst gorgeous arrays of flowers and plants.

When: May 19 – May 21

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Where: Place Simon- Valois

Amaze Escape Room

You already escaped work for the long weekend, now try your luck at escaping from a prison, a military facility, a lost temple, or a laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: May 19

Time: 2pm – 10:30pm

Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques

Admission: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.

Musée Grévin Montreal

You may not be able to sneak off to Hollywood or New York City to see your favourite celebrities, athletes, and artists this weekend, but you can still see them, in wax form. If the rain’s too much today, check out Montreal’s only wax museum. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the 4-floor museum and it admittedly gets kind of creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes.

When: May 19

Time: 10am-6pm

Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)

Admission: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors available online and at the door.

iSaute Kirkland

Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you. iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing, and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do, and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Jump around a bit today and forget about the rainy weather!

When: May 19
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
 Admission: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door.

Foonzo Arcade Bar

Foonzo is a retro arcade bar that features hundreds of old school games and consoles. This nostalgic little basement bar will make you feel like you’re jamming out in a buddy’s basement in the 90s, except with booze. Everything is free to play too. Grab a drink and beat your friends at a variety of classics on everything from N64, Playstation, Super Nintendo, Sega, and Xbox. Duck Hunt and a rum and coke anyone?

When: May 19

Time: 5 pm – 3 am

Where: 1245 Rue Drummond

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