It’s the start of the week and there is plenty to do around town today. From Wikimania to Shakespeare in the Park, be sure to check out these events.
Calling all Internet nerds! An international Wikipedia conference is coming to Montreal this week.Wikimania 2017 celebrates Wikipedia, the giant public online encyclopedia.
Nearly 1,000 volunteers and free knowledge leaders from around the globe will be coming together to discuss issues related to the Wikimedia movement, and report on new projects and ideas.
Attendees will be able to take part in a two-day hackathon, training sessions, workshops, and presentations, in order to learn more about free knowledge projects and digital rights.
Where: Centre Sheraton Montréal, 1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
When: August 11 to 13
A rare variety performance event showcasing the excellence of QTBIPOC (Queer and/or Trans Black Indigenous People of Colour) artists.
Where: Parc des Faubourgs
When: August 14 at 9 pm
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 Factory, Aura 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
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
Repercussion Theatre’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park returns to Montreal for yet another year of summer theatre fun. This year, the troupe will be performing Much Ado About Nothing. As per usual, the company will travel all around Montreal, performing live outdoors in parks all over the city, from Westmount to Dorval. Whether you’re a Shakespeare buff, English major, or you just love being outside, Shakespeare-in-the-Park is for you!
When: July 13-August 15
Where: Various parks in Montreal, for a full list of locations click here