5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 25

Jan 25 2017, 11:16 pm

From the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to a lecture on gastronomy, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Stories of Eco-Gastronomy

What: University of Gastronomic Sciences’ professor David Szanto presents “Stories of Eco-Gastronomy: Foodways from around the World.” This is the final event of the 2015–17 Eco-Gastronomy Project, a 14-country research and knowledge-exchange initiative about food and food systems. The presentation will focus on distinctive elements of food culture from a range of different countries, including Ecuador, Scotland, Singapore, Mexico, Korea, and Norway. Tickets are required and can be picked up from the Library’s front desk.
When: January 25, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Bibliothèque publique de Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke West

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

What: As part of the 2016-2017 season, the TSO visits the Maison symphonique de Montréal, and the OSM reciprocates with a concert in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall in December: a tradition dating back to 1966!
When: January 25, 8 pm
Where: Maison symphonique de Montréal

Snow Tubing on Mount Royal

What: Slide down the snow atop Mount Royal on the designated snow tubing trails near Beaver Lake. Rent an inflatable inner tube or bring your own, and enjoy an afternoon of gliding down the mountain at high speeds. Rentals are $9 for adults and $5 for kids, however snow tubing is free for those who bring their own gear.
When: December 17-March 6, 2017
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal

Skating at Beaver Lake

What: 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

Check out 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


Think of Luminotherapie as the 21 Balancoires of the winter months. Set up in Place des Festivals every year, Luminotherapie is an interactive art installation with featuring bright and twinkly holiday lights. Comprised of mesmerizing loops that light up and play music, the event invites Montrealers to take part in their very own winter playground.
When: December 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Where: Place des Festivals

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