5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, February 3

Feb 3 2020, 5:00 am

As the new month welcomes its first full week, here is what’s going on around Montreal today, this Monday, February 3.

La Poutine Week Montreal

Hopefully that 2020 diet is working out because the world’s largest poutine festival is about to kick off and you might want to find the stretchiest pants you have.

The eighth edition of La Poutine Week returns to Montreal from February 1 to 7 as a variety of Montreal restaurants will create their own signature poutine-dish, vying to become the city-wide champion, voted by restaurant patrons.

So yes, things are about to get greasy. Ranging from $7 to $25.95, check out this list of all of this year’s greasy pooters and the restaurants that are dishing them out.

When: From now until February 7
Time: Varying hours per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal

$5 Comedy Show – The Comedy Nest

The Nest hosts their “Monday Mix” on – you guessed it – Mondays and this week’s show features Steve Patrick Adams, Ben Cardilli, Shawn Stenhouse, Mason Terry, and Paul Ash, along with musical comedy from Kate Hammer, and a short film by Quinn Lague.

Starting off your week with some laughs might be a wise choice.

When: Monday, February 3
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Comedy Nest
Price: $5

Dollar Cinema

Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show second-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix. They’re currently highlighted by Uncut Gems, The Two Popes, The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Lion King, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, and The Addams Family to name a few, but check out the website for complete listing.

Oh yeah, snacks are $1.

When: Monday, February 3
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission

Zero Latency VR Games

Start the week off in the virtual world.

Put on a VR headset, strap into a backpack, pickup a controller and dive into the VR world.

Once inside, guests can move around just like you do in the real world without any wires or walls to get in the way of your virtual reality adventures.

From preventing a zombie outbreak, to saving humanity from a deadly disease, and getting launched into space, each game takes 45 min and can feature one to eight players.

When: Monday, February 3
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: 910 Jean Talon Street East
Price: $44.99, available online

Bleu, Blanc et Bouge

The Montreal Canadiens foundation has six outdoor, refrigerated rinks around the island. The professional-level rinks provide the opportunity for hockey players to develop their skating skills on exceptional quality ice.

The program is divided into six sessions of approximately 45 minutes each.

The rink is free to use but has rather strict schedules so the shinny hockey players don’t hit the ice at the same time as the little skaters.

Rinks can be found at the following spots around Montreal:

  • Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension : François-Perrault Park
  • Montréal Nord : Carignan Park
  • Verdun : Willibrord Park
  • LaSalle : Hayward Park
  • Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : Confederation Park
  • Ahuntsic-Cartierville : Mésy Park
When: Monday, February 3
Time: Varies per rink
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Free