5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, March 4

Mar 1 2019, 7:47 pm

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As the first full week of the new month gets underway, we’re hoping the calendar flipping brings with it some springtime weather. We’ve also put together five eventful things to check out today, March 4, to get you through Monday.

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Mumford & Sons Concert

After the release date for their long-awaited forthcoming album, Delta, Mumford & Sons have embarked on a hefty world tour.

The massive global trek started in the UK in November and they’re touching down at the Bell Centre today.

Following the release of Sigh No More in 2009, Babel in 2012 and Wilder Mind in 2015, this is the fourth studio album for Mumford & Sons and the band’s first new music since the release of their EP Johannesburg in early 2016.

When: Monday, March 4
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: $60.75 – $158, available online

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM)

This children’s film festival showcases the best international cinema for kids and families.

When: March 2 to 10
Time: Various times per selection
Where: Cinéma Beaubien, du Parc, du Musée and Musée des beaux-arts
Price: $9.50 per film, available online

Montreal Botanical Garden – Butterflies Go Free

The weather may not be all butterflies and rainbows but(terfly) the Montreal Botanical Garden is.

The annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another year.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features “thousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,” as per the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Get a chance to see butterfly’s shimmering colours up close in a humid, tropical oasis, not to mention ample gorgeous photo opportunities.

When: Monday, March 4
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online

Natrel Skating Rink

A skating rink with Montreal’s Old Port as the backdrop – talk about picturesque.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

The chilled 2,500 square metre rink features a cozy village right in front of the ice and is a puck’s throw away from Bistro Bonsecours for a little post-game refresher.

Natrel’s Skating Rink plays rock, classical and jazz music on large outdoor speakers to add to your soundtrack of whizzing down the ice.

When: Monday, March 4
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 – 12, free for children under

The Cat Empire Concert

The Cat Empire is an Australian rock band that’s been performing since 1999.

They’re currently on a North American tour, celebrating the release of their new album, “Stolen Diamonds,” which dropped in February.

They’ll be rocking out the timeless MTELUS Theatre tonight, playing new tunes and old favourites.

When: Monday, March 4
Time: 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $33 – $78, available online

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