From the Montreal Auto Show to foodie events, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.
Calling all car buffs! A massive auto show is happening at Palais des Congres this month. Happening for ten whole days between January 20th and January 29th, 2017, The Auto Show will showcase more than 75 exhibitors. Both car manufacturers and car product and service providers will be present. In addition there will be test drives, an Accelerator Contest, a performance zone, and much more. Some of this year’s top exhibitors include Maserati, Ferrari, Lexus, BMW, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Bentley, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, and Aston-Martin.
When: January 20-29, 2017
Where: Palais des Congres, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
It may be cold out, but at least you can eat well for next to nothing in Montreal! Participating restaurants in this year’s 4th edition of LeChop MTL will be offering three course meals for just $25 and will be putting their own spin on a specific dish each week of the festival. The festival is going on until February 11th, 2017 and features four incredible restaurants, Newtown, Weinstein & Gavino’s, L’Atelier d’Argentine, and Decca 77.
When: January 4-February 11, 2017
Where: Weinstein & Gavinos (1434 Rue Crescent), L’Atelier d’Argentine (1458 Rue Crescent and 355 Marguerite D’Youville), Newtown (1476 Rue Crescent), and Decca 77 (1077 Rue Drummond)
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
Ice skating on top of Mount Royal is simply magical. Each year, Beaver Lake freezes over and Montrealers are invited to skate on this iconic pond. If you have your own skates, this activity is totally free. If not, you can rent skates from the chalet for $9.
When: December 3-March 12, 2017
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal
Table d’hote at reduced prices? Yes, please. Eat like a king for less courtesy of Happening Gourmand, one of Montreal’s best culinary festivals. Taking place in Old Montreal between January 5th and February 5th, the festival has partnered with top-notch Montreal restaurants to deliver high quality meals at a fixed price (ranging from $23 to $30). Some of this year’s participating restaurants including Suite 701, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria, Modavie Bistro, and Kyo Bar Japonais.
When: January 5-February 5, 2017
Where: Various locations