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13 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, March 11

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DH Montreal Staff Mar 09, 2018 5:30 am 450

Sunday is finally here and the city is filled with exciting weekend events. From checking out a giant vintage sale to film festivals, get ready to make this weekend a good one!

Boules de Neige et Chocolat – Projection spéciale

Get out your tuques and mitts for a snow-themed family day at the Museum! See the Quebec film classic “La guerre des tuques” (English: The Dog Who Stopped the War), go on a treasure hunt, make some crafts and enjoy complimentary chocolate. Each screening will end with an indoor snowball fight.

Where: McCord Museum Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West
When: Sunday, March 11
Time: Screenings at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

MÉGA liquidation VINTAGE de la relâche

A huge vintage sale is taking place at Marche Underground this weekend. From clothing, decor, and furniture, grab some fabulous finds for great prices.

Where: Underground Market, 3731 Notre Dame W.
When: Until March 11, 2018
Time: 12 to 5 pm

Filminst Festival

Continue celebrating International Women’s Day at the Filminst Festival. The Festival has been bringing together feminism through film in Montreal since 2015.

Where: Artgang Plaza, 6524 St Hubert St.
When: Until March 11, 2018

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro

Interweaving history, fantasy, and horror, Pan’s Labyrinth solicits all facets of Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro. Enjoy this magical film presented at presented at Midnight Park.

Where: Minuit au Parc, 3575 Ave. du Parc
When: Until March 11, 2018
Time: March 9/10 at 11:30 pm, March 11 at 2:30 pm

International Festival of Films On Art

Montreal is hosting yet another exciting art festival this month, the International Festival of Films on Art (or FIFA). A unique festival that recognizes the films created on art and media arts. FIFA seeks to promote the work of artists, increase knowledge of art among the public, and encourage the film community to produce more films based on the subject.
When: Until March 18, 2018
Where: Various locations, check website for details 

Art Matters

Art lovers will be getting a treat next month as North America’s largest undergraduate arts festival will be coming to Montreal.

Art Matters will take place from March 3 to 27 at various galleries and creative spaces around the city.

When: March 3 to 27, 2018
Where: Various locations

Art Souterrain

Taking art out of the galleries and integrating them into daily life, Art Souterrain is hands down one of the coolest art festivals Montreal has ever hosted.

Each installation will be set in a different underground tunnel in Montreal. Art Souterrain will take over several kilometres of underground space, as well as 9 satellite spaces in the city

Where: Various locations around the city. Check website for details.
When: March 3 to 25, 2018

Montreal Botanical Garden Butterflies Go Free

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another year. Taking over the Main Exhibition Greenhouse from February 22 until April 29, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until April 29, 2018

Cabane d’à côté

Sugarbush season is fast approaching and per annual tradition, reservations are open for Au Pied de Cochon’s Cabane à Sucre, as well as a new venue (right next door) open for its inaugural maple sugar season in 2018: Cabane d’à Côté.

Where: 3595 montée Robillard, Mirabel, Quebec
When: Opens for the 2018 sugar season February 15, Wednesday to Sunday
Price: $56 per person

Free Snow Yoga

For a fourth year, Snow Yoga classes are taking place in our beautiful snowy Montreal parks. POP Spirit and the Borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal invite you to take the time to immerse yourself in the sublime white landscape offered by our winter in Quebec!
Bring your own rug and or a small blanket.

Where: Parc Lafontaine: every Saturday, from January 13 to March 17 (meeting point: facing the La Fontaine space)
Laurier Park: every Sunday, until March 18
(meeting point: facing the chalet ( by the pool) of Laurier Park)
When: Various dates until March. Check Facebook page for details.
Time: Various times. Check Facebook page for details.
Price: Free!

Go skating at the Old Port skating rink 

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Until March 18, 2018
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port

Check out the winter village at Olympic Park 

The traditional winter village at Montreal’s Olympic Park has officially returned for 2017 and 2018. From now until March 25, 2018, you can enjoy outdoor skating on a brand new frozen trail, browse the pop-up shops and discover artisanal products, and take part in plenty of other fun winter activities.

Where: Olympic Park, 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave
When: Until March 25, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
There are also special hours during the holidays. Check website for details.

Visit a Sugar Shack

Although the bustling urban city of Montreal is not home to any sugar shacks, you won’t have to travel far to get an authentic Quebec experience. Whether you love the horse-drawn carriage rides or the plethora of maple treats, there are plenty of reasons to visit a shack this winter.

Typically open from late February to April, some of the best (and closest) sugar shacks to Montreal include Sucrerie de la Montagne, Cabane à Sucre Au Pied Cochon, and Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette.
When: End of February to mid April
Where: Various locations

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