5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 23
DJ On Ice
The Old Port of Montreal’s Natrel Skating Rink has decided to host themed skating nights throughout the week. While the “Workout on Ice” Tuesdays and the “Comfort on Ice” Wednesdays sound pretty cool, it’s the “DJ on Ice” Thursdays that have our attention. After all, the DJ on Ice themed nights are basically like a party on skates and what could be more fun than that? Described as “Happy Hour on ice,” DJ on Ice is the official event for nordic Thirstdays. Every week, there will be hot mixes and killer beats, light shows, and magnificent backdrops. Get ready to skate, dance, or a combination of both if you’re really talented, and head on over to Old Port’s Natrel Skating Rink every Thursday night all winter long.
When: Until March 9, 2017, 6 pm-10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port
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 23rd until April 30th, 2017, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter. As you take in the fragrant flowers and diverse greenery, hundreds of stunning butterflies will fly around you. Feel them as they lightly brush your arm mid-air or examine them up close while perched on a flower.
When: February 23-April 30, 2017
Where: The Montreal Botanical Garden
Animals Inside Out
The Montreal Science Centre is currently hosting an insane exhibition that allows the public to see exactly what lies inside the body of an animal. The Body Worlds exhibit, aptly titled Animals Inside Out, “sheds light on what lies beneath the skin of more than 50 animals.” Through a technique called plastination, experts have removed the skin from various animals, providing a never-before-seen glimpse of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, and digestive systems, as well as the blood vessels and internal organs of different animals.
When: Until March 12, 2017
Where: Montreal Science Centre, 2 Rue de la Commune O
Montreal En Lumiere
One of the largest winter festivals in the world, 2017 marks the 18th edition of Montreal En Lumiere. The festival showcases everything that a Montreal wintertime has to offer, from the performing arts to gastronomy to outdoor activities.
When: February 23-March 12, 2017
Where: Various Locations
After seven years, three kids and collaborations with superstars like Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar and Pink, Canadian-born singer and songwriter Chantal Krevizauk will be gracing the Montreal stage tonight as part of Montreal en Lumiere.
When: February 23 at 8 pm
Where: Le Gesù – Theatre, 12oo Bleury