11 things to do in Montreal this weekend

Jun 24 2016, 3:40 am

From the Escapade Music Festival to eating at a new Cuban hotspot, here are 11 things you need on your social calendar this weekend:

Saturday, June 25

Escapade Music Festival

What: The Escapade Music Festival will be returning to the Rideau Carleton Raceway
for the third year in a row. Escapade is the National Capital Region’s largest electronic music festival of the year. Montreal’s very own Drysdale Group and Brahm Mauer Bar Services, are staffing, helping design, managing, and promoting the VIP section at the festival so you know it’s going to be epic.
When: June 25 to 26
Where: Rideau Carleton Raceway, Ottawa

Back to Disalvio’s

What: A night dedicated to the history of St-Laurent when it was just the ‘Main’ and a movement that began changing the Montreal nightlife in the late 1980s. The night is dedicated to the movers and shakers that built the nightlife scene. With music by JoJoFlores and Cesar, this night will be a serious Montreal-style party!
When: June 25
Where: Wunderbar, 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1

Le Grand PoutineFest

What: Come and discover decadent poutines from macaroni and cheese poutine to duck confit and foie gras poutine! The festival has something for everyone including giant games, kiosks, and live music.
When: June 23 to 26
Where: Clock Tower Quay, Old Montreal

Canada Mud Hero

What: 6 km, 16+ obstacles, 10,000-watt after party – Mud Hero Montreal is a mud run at the gorgeous Mont Saint-Bruno overlooking Montreal. Time to get dirty!
June 25
Mont Saint-Bruno, Quebec

Montreal Baroque Festival

What: Classical music has never sounded better! Whether you’re a fan of this genre or not, attending at least one of these beautiful shows should be mandatory.
When: June 23 to 26
Where: Various locations

Amnesia Rock Fest

What: The 11th edition of this rock festival brings an insane lineup once again. It’s a small town that gets completely taken over and becomes a giant party for one weekend. Featuring Blink 182, Ice Cube, Janes Addiction, Twisted Sister, and many more.
When: June 23 to 26
Where: 111, Laurier Street, Montebello

Eat at Habanera

What: The highly anticipated Cuban eatery from the team behind biiru and Escondite is finally open. Housing only 30 seats set amongst a mojito/rum bar, funky and eclectic Cuban décor, and music that will make you feel like you’re on vacation, this place is set to be the new foodie hotspot.
When: Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 pm to 10 pm and Friday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1216 Union street, Montreal

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Sunday, June 26

Marché des Possibles

What: The Marché des Possibles is a public open-air space featuring a free socio-cultural programming that includes musical performances, screenings of films, and activities for children. The location also features a bar and a biergarten, a market with artists and artisan creations, food trucks, and pop-up restaurants.
When: June 17 to August 7
Where: Corner of Bernard & St-Dominique

The Producers

What: Mel Brooks’ record-breaking, laugh-out-loud spectacle makes its premiere! The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre recreates this hysterically funny musical comedy, winner of 12 Tony Awards, in a new production that captures the Golden Age of Yiddish humour.
Until July 10
5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal

Piknic Electronik

What: The weekly music festival is back throughout the month at Parc Jean Drapeau. Artists this Sunday include Wolf+ Lamb, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco and more. The $11.50 is worth it.
When: June 26
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal


What: Soak up the splendour and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment.
When: Until September 5
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380, Sherbrook Street O, Montreal

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