The weather is finally starting to cooperate in Montreal. So don’t waste this April 13 — get outside and soak up as much as you can before planting yourself in front of a TV for tomorrow’s Game of Thrones premiere.
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Here are 10 things to get up to in the city today.
Spring won’t be the only thing in the air as Montreal’s musical swing exhibition has returned to the Quartier des Spectacles.
The interactive, music art installation, 21 Swings, will have Montrealers feeling like kids again as guests can swing back and forth, creating musical melodies.
The 21 Swings (or Balançoires) installation was custom-made for the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles. The work was created by Daily tous les jours, in collaboration with animal behaviourist Luc-Alain Giraldeau from UQAM and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the installation’s composer.
When: From now until May 28
Time: 10 am – 11 pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 10 am – 12 am (Thursday to Saturday)
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles
Suspended in mid-air, the double helix of a DNA molecule aims to remind on-lookers that our differences, put together, make up our collective identity.
When: April 8 – May 28
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Tinder Tales returns to Montreal with their “Spring Fling” edition. Comics and storytellers get together to tell tales of mistakes, awkward hookups, and unexpected endings from the online dating world.
The show will be hosted by Monica Hamburg. With dating stories and comedy from: Elspeth Wright, John Cotroc, Kathy Slamen, Callie Mathieson, Josh Shapiro, Viveth Kanagaratnam and Kate Hammer.
Full food and beverage service will be available.
When: Saturday, April 13
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Lord William Pub, 65 rue des Seigneurs
Price: $20, at the door
More than 25 vendors will be selling some hot vintage finds in a giant 5000 square foot boutique on St Denis, formerly Urban Outfitters, for both men and women.
When: April 13 and 14
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: 4301 rue Saint Denis (formerly Urban Outfitters)
Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you.
iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages (and a great workout).
When: Satruday, April 13
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door
If you’re not in the mood for clothes, how about some old-school video games?
Over 50 tables will be selling retro video games, VHS, DVDs, records, toys, and comic books for you to check out.
When: Saturday, April 13
Time: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Centre Communautaire Ste. Catherine, 1700 rue Amherst
Price: $2, at the door