5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, July 6

Jul 6 2016, 12:50 pm

From the Montreal fireworks to a leading R&B artist in concert, here is everything you need on you social calendar today.

Watch the Fireworks

What: There is nothing more magical than fireworks on a summer night. Take a stroll down to Old Port or ride the metro all the way to the source: Parc Jean Drapeau. This year the national competitors are Chile, Switzerland, USA, Spain, Sweden, and of course, Canada.
When: Until July 30 on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 pm
Where: La Ronde, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal

Watch Bilal in Concert

What: A leading contemporary R&B artist and immensely talented singer, Bilal treats us to his first solo visit to the Montreal Jazz Festival.
When: July 6
Where: Club Soda, 1225 St. Laurent Blvd

Step back in time at the Redpath Museum

What: Spend the afternoon at McGill University’s Redpath Museum, a small natural history museum that is fun for all ages. All exhibits are free and range from the dinosaur era to Quebec’s biodiversity.
When: Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 859 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

Ride a Bike at Parc Jean-Drapeau

What: Go off island and explore the beautiful Jean Drapeau Park. If you don’t want to pay for a Bixi rental, take your own bike or just borrow your neighbour’s, the ride is truly worth it.
When: Any day of the week!
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau

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


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