5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, July 28

Jul 28 2017, 1:29 pm

It’s finally Friday, Montreal! Get out there and start your weekend the right way by checking out these events happening around town.


Musée National du Tim Hortons

In celebration of the iconic Canadian chain, a Montreal couple decided to open a museum dedicated to Tim Hortons. Officially called the Musée National du Tim Hortons, this incredible act of Canadian pride was cultivated by two individuals: Lorie-Anne Chamberland and Alexandre Contant. The museum is located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal and has all sorts of Tim Hortons paraphernalia.  We’re talking about Tim Hortons frisbees, yo-yos, a limited edition Yahtzee game, water bottles, cowboy hats, coffee makers, visors, gift cards, bottled ice caps, mugs, tables, plastic bags and cups, and much more!
When: By appointment only
Where: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Marche des Possibles

Pop Montreal’s Marche des Possibles returns for yet another year! Taking over the Mile End until August 13, this public open-air market has become a local favourite in recent years owing to its incredible lineup of activities. Founded in 2014, the market’s “diversified socio-cultural programming” includes everything from musical performances and film screenings to food trucks, pop up restaurants, a beer garden, and an artisanal market. The market is located at the corner of Rue St. Dominique and Bernard and opens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Whether you want to go grocery shopping, take in some live music, bargain hunt for a new wardrobe, grab lunch, or relax in a beer garden, Marche des Possibles is the place to be!
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 13, 2017
Where: 5635 Rue St. Dominique

Aura at the Notre Dame Basilica

An immersive and luminous experience is happening right now at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. Owing to the city’s 375th anniversary, Montreal’s most famous landmark is putting on a mesmerizing light show for the rest of 2017. Created by Moment FactoryAura is a two-act multimedia show featuring both music and special lighting effects. According to the official description, “AURA will help visitors discover one of Canada’s greatest heritage monuments in a whole new way and will move them with its portrayal of its treasures.”
When: Everyday except Sundays
Where: Notre Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame St W

La Ronde

Montreal’s resident amusement park is open for the summer – and they’ve got amazing deals on passes! For a little more incentive, check out 11 rides at La Ronde you have to try. Alternatively, you can read all about La Ronde’s insane new ride, Titan, here.
When: Until October 2017
Where: La Ronde, 22 Chemin Macdonald

Trevor Noah at JFL 

Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award winning The Daily Show and his 9th comedy special Afraid of the Dark was released on Netflix in February.

In Conversation with Trevor Noah is a rare opportunity to get a little closer to one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking comedians in the world. Join Trevor and moderator Richard Crouse (CTV’s CP24 News Channel, The Richard Crouse Show) for a free flowing conversation touching on Trevor’s life and experiences, the world today, and whatever else comes to mind of this brilliant comedian

When: July 28 at 7:00 pm
Where: Montreal Symphony House,1600 St Urbain St.  


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