5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 22
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We’re inching closer to the weekend, so why not celebrate by getting out there and doing something fun!? From Montréal en Lumière to winter events, here’s how to keep your Thursday exciting.
Montréal en Lumière
Montréal en Lumière is back for its 19th year. The celebration is one of the biggest winter festivals in the world and invites visitors to take part in a multitude of events that revolve around performing arts, gastronomy, and outdoors activities.
Where: Quartier des Spectacles and various other locations check website for details
When: February 22 to March 4, 2018
Montreal Botanical Garden Butterflies Go Free
The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another year. Taking over the Main Exhibition Greenhouse from February 22 until April 29, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter.
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: February 22 to April 29, 2018
Cabane d’à côté
Sugarbush season is fast approaching and per annual tradition, reservations are open for Au Pied de Cochon’s Cabane à Sucre, as well as a new venue (right next door) open for its inaugural maple sugar season in 2018: Cabane d’à Côté.
Where: 3595 montée Robillard, Mirabel, Quebec
When: Opens for the 2018 sugar season February 15, Wednesday to Sunday
Price: $56 per person
The 6th edition of the LeChop culinary festival is back next month.
And this year LeChop MTL wants to give back to the community. The organization has partnered with Share the Warmth to offer a delicious 2-course table d’hote menu at participating restaurants to help fight the battle against food insecurity.
When: Now until February 28, 2018
Where: Weinstein & Gavinos (1434 Rue Crescent), L’Atelier d’Argentine (1458 Rue Crescent and 355 Marguerite D’Youville), and Decca 77 (1077 Rue Drummond)
Visit the Prince exhibit at Place des Arts
One of the greatest music stars of all time is being celebrated at Montreal’s Place des Arts in honour of Black History Month. Prince: His Purple Majesty is an exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist. Prince’s life and musical career is explored by musicologist Duke Eatmon.
Where: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts