5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, February 20

Feb 20 2017, 7:09 am

From a murder mystery to a special Museum exhibit, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Chagall: Colour and Music

Starting January 28th, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will open a brand new special exhibition on world-renowned painter, Marc Chagall. The exhibit, titled “Chagall: Colour and Music,” explores the importance of music in Chagall’s life. It will be multidisciplinary, featuring over 400 works ranging from sculptures and paintings to photographs and films. In addition, puppets, costumes, stained glass windows, maquettes, and gouaches will be on display. According to the official site, “Music was a constant source of inspiration” for the Russian-French artist. “A favourite subject for his creations, it served as an internal rhythm and driving force for his compositions, and a key to the intensity and range of colour in his work.”
When: Until June 11, 2017
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Murder At Sea ~ A Murder Mystery Game

Welcome aboard! Murder At Sea is a murder mystery game where participants take on a character and intermingle to solve the case of the Captain’s murder. Will you form alliances with the other crews, or will you use them to your advantage? Join this evening of fun and drinks!
When: February 20 at 6:30 pm
Where: Gerts Bar, 3480 McTavish, Montreal

Virtual Reality Garden: Animation Series

The Phi Centre has yet another cool exhibit happening right now. Titled Virtual Reality Garden: Animation Series, the exhibition showcases a collection of internationally-acclaimed short films including Henry, Eagle Flight, and Minotaur. The programme “juxtaposes animated film and virtual reality,” thus making it one of the most innovative and exploratory art exhibits on display in Montreal.
When: Until March 12
Where: Phi Centre

Visit Parc Lafontaine’s Love Lock Fence

It’s true! Parc Lafontaine now has a Love Lock Fence just like the ones seen in Paris, Berlin, and nearly every major city around the world. Check it out solo or solidify your love with your partner by purchasing a lock (you can even get them at Dollarama), writing your initials on them in permanent marker, and attaching it to this fence in Parc Lafontaine. This activity is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
When: Anytime
Where: Parc Lafontaine

Barbie Expo

In case you hadn’t heard, Montreal is currently home to the Barbie Expo, the largest permanent collection of Barbie dolls in the world. Montrealers have the chance to see and Instagram over 1,000 one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls. The Barbie dolls on display are not your average Barbie dolls, however. Rather, Barbie Expo is an exhibition of haute couture with Barbie as the model. As the website states, “This is Barbie seen at her fashionable best, a stunningly beautiful collection chicly modeled by the 11½-inch fashion icon.”
When: Open Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays from noon to 5 pm.
Where: 1455 Rue Peel

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