5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, March 2

Mar 2 2020, 5:00 am

As both the new month and the workweek get going, here are a few things worth checking out around town today, March 2.

Dermot Kennedy

What: Dermot Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 2019 single “Outnumbered”and is celebrating his latest studio album, Without Fear, which was released in October 2019.

He’ll be getting your week started by rocking out at Place des Arts tonight.

When: Monday, March 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Price: $54.65. available online

The Incas, Treasures of Peru

What: Going on an Old Montreal adventure? Alpaca lunch.

For the third year in a row, the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal will be hosting a range of indoor and outdoor activities during the first week of March including creative workshops, history, musical performances, and the chance to meet and pet alpacas.

The alpacas are part of the museum’s The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, which showcases the beauty, history, and stories of the Inca civilization which rose from the Peruvian highlands in the early 13th century.

When: From now until March 7
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where: Pointe-à-Callière — 350 Place Royal Old Montréal
Price: $13 – $21


What: If you’ve ever wanted to be like Charlie Bucker from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, now is your chance (to fly at least, not the whole candy eating thing.)

SkyVenture in Laval offers guests the first recirculating indoor free-fall simulator in Canada. Dive in solo or with a group and you actually fly.

“Anyone who is in good health can fly in the wind tunnel,” reads the SkyVenture terms and conditions. “After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!”

Guests are lifted into the air through the flight chamber’s airflow and an instructor is on-site to ensure 100% safety.

When: Monday, March 2
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
 Centropolis — 2700 avenue du Cosmodôme, Laval
Price: $58 – $93.93, available online

$5 Comedy Show – The Comedy Nest

What: The Nest hosts their “Monday Mix” on – you guessed it – Mondays and this week’s show features writer/comedian/comic-book enthusiast Matt Shury, comedians Emil Khoury, Alex Wood, musical comedy by Jennifer June Chapman, and improv by The Explainer.

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

When: Monday, March 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Comedy Nest
Price: $5

Journey to Space

What: How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: Monday, March 2
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 – $23, available online