It’s the start of the week and there is plenty to do around town today. Make this last day of July a good one.
As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Sherbrooke Street has been temporarily turned into an open-air museum. According to the website, it gives Montrealers “the chance to soak up a spectacular world-class public art exhibition.” Coordinated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the project marks the 375th anniversary of the city, the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, and the 150th anniversary of Canada. In honour of these important dates, this pop-up museum features 67 original works of Canadian art that “convey a message of peace and reflect the universal values of humanism, tolerance and openness that inspired Expo 67.” Finally, flags from each of the 13 provinces and territories, and from over 200 countries have been flown above the exhibition on Sherbrooke.
When: May 29 – October 2, 2017
Where: Sherbrooke Street West between the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Grey Goose Terrace
Quebec’s first-ever Grey Goose Terrace will be open all summer long. Located at the Old Montreal hot spot Sea Salt & Ceviche (led by chef Kimberly Lallouz) be ready to savour oysters & martinis, pop-tails, in addition to Grey Goose punch, food and cocktail pairings in a fun and festive ambience.
Where: Sea Salt and Ceviche, 351 Place Royale
When: Every day as of July 11th
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