5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 8

Aug 8 2017, 7:34 am

There’s a lot happening around town today, Montreal. Get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer on this sunny Tuesday.

The Great Montreal PoutineFest

There is nothing better or more satisfying than a hot plate of poutine. From August 8 to 13, the Great Montreal PoutineFest will be back for another year at the Old Port to celebrate the great Canadian dish.

This festival is going to have every type of poutine imaginable. There will also be live entertainment, music, and craft vendors on site, in case you need a break from eating.

But we really don’t think you’ll get tired of the festival’s food selection. From tater tot poutine to frois gras, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

When: August 8  to 13
Where: Quai de l’Horloge.

Sherbrooke’s Open Air Museum

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

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


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 NothingAs 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


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