5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, August 22

Aug 22 2016, 11:56 am

From a free salsa class to a virtual reality exhibit, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Free Salsa Class at Club 6/49

What: Club 6/49 has been offering free salsa lessons to Montrealers for over 30 years. If this is your first time, head over to this downtown club on Monday nights at 9:30 pm. If, however, you are a seasoned salsa expert, Club 6/49 also offers free classes for advanced dancers on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm.
When: Mondays at 9:30 pm
Where: 1112 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest

Virtual Reality Garden

What: Following the success of its Virtual Reality Garden’s inaugural exhibition, the Phi Centre is proud to announce its Garden’s programming: a series of works created by The New York Times Magazine and Within and presented by Phi. This programming consists of four works exploring topics ranging from cinema performers to street art installations.
When: Until August 24
PHI Centre, 407 Rue Saint Pierre, Montreal

Les Boules Roses

What: Spend time under one of Montreal’s most famous art installations, the pink balls. New and improved for 2016, this year’s design features over 170,000 pink balls suspended over an entire kilometre of Sainte Catherine Street Est.
When: Any time!
Where: Sainte Catherine Street Est

Barbie Expo

What: Barbie Expo is the largest permanent collection of Barbie dolls in the world – and guess what? It’s currently in Montreal! With over 1,000 one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls, you can relive your childhood (whether you enjoyed dressing them up or tearing their heads off). The exhibit is located on Rue Peel and admission is totally free.
Where: 1455 Rue Peel
When: Open Monday to Wednesday from 10 am-6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 pm-9 pm, Saturday from 10 am-6 pm, Sundays from noon-5 pm.

Take Advantage of Montreal’s Picnic Law

What: There’s only one month of summer left so it’s time to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather! Thanks to Montreal’s infamous “picnic law,” spending time outside has never been more enjoyable. Seriously, you have no excuse not to head on over to your favourite park with a beer in hand and a box of crackers. What are you waiting for?
When: Any time!
Where: Any of Montreal’s beautiful parks

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