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11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, April 20

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DH Montreal Staff Apr 18, 2019 10:00 am

It’s the first 4/20 celebration since cannabis legalization around the country and Montreal is celebrating with a bundle of cannabis-related parties today, April 20.

If that’s not really up your alley, the city is oozing with great events worthy of checking out as well.

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Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert

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A galaxy far, far away is coming to Place des Arts.

The Quebec entertainment company, GFN Productions, has announced that the world tour of Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert is coming to Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier for two dates this month.

Montreal’s Orchestre FILMharmonique will be performing the 1977’s film iconic soundtrack, bringing John William’s Oscar-winning score to life as the original film plays on the big screen.

Experience the power of the force like never before.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Price: $63.24 – $143.27, available online

420 Mount Royal

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Take part in a seriously laid back 4/20 gathering in the shadow of the Mount Royal monument. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and whatever else you might need as this is less an organized event and more a beautiful and sporadic joining together of the MTL cannabis community.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: No set time, but the best time to arrive is 4:20 pm
Where: Mount Royal Park
Price: Free

Vintage Bazaar Sale

From vintage home decor, retro objects, clothes, jewellery, retro accessories, books, vinyl records, toys, and furniture, the Église St-Jean Berchmans is hosting a whopper of a bazar sale on Saturday.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
When: Église St-Jean-Berchmans, 1871 Boulevard Rosemont

iSaute Kirkland

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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: Saturday, April 20
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

The Therapists, HYRE & Lightmares 420 showdown

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The Therapists will be bringing all the medicinal therapy needed for Canada’s first legal 420 celebrations with non-stop, interactive, circus party punk metal from the dirty mining town of Sudbury, Ontario. Local heroes HYRE will also be there to rock your socks off and set the mood for dancing and drinking with some good dirty grunge! Then enjoy the Lightmares, three sweet boys who like making loud noises. They’ve been doing this together for over a decade and the way they play a set together really shows it.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Barfly, 4062A St Laurent
Price: Free admission

Coup Sûr

With baseball/softball season right around the corner, head to the cages and get your swing timing down.

Coup Sûr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you’re looking for some gear.

Their pro shop, Baseball Town, is offering 25% on selected items on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming season.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00

Space Out 420

Experience the creation of the universe with Montreal’s finest local artists and collectives joining forces. For the first time ever, celebrate 420 and the day of the earth in a multi-sensory immersive experience amongst an incredible community.

Enjoy 10+ hours of music, two stages, 17 DJs (TBC), workshops, food, live instruments, projections, dancers, body painting, and live visuals.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 7 pm to 3 am
Where: Bain Mathieu, 2915 Ontario Est
Tickets: Available online, $22.50

Thierry Mugler at the MMFA

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The world premiere of the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibition which was christened by Kim Kardashian is at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Set against a spectacular backdrop, the exhibition brings together more than 140 garments made between 1973 and 2001, most of which have never been shown before.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $16 – $24, available online

Chezannabis: Two years anniversary 4/20

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Chez Ann is turning two years old but according to them “it totally feels like four hundred and twenty years.” Join them for a 420 Chez Annabis celebration, that will feature what is sure to be an impressive selection of Chez Ann’s homemade bread, pastries, and pasta. Come for snacks, stay for the drinks, and dance to the tunes.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 4:20 pm
Where: Chez Ann, 6568 rue St-Laurent
Price: free

Sucrerie de la Montagne

It’s not really springtime until you’re sugar shacking.

Sucrerie de la Montagne lets guests experience real Quebec traditions. Maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way on site – the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap is collected in a pail and transported to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it is transformed into maple syrup.

And guess what? You can have it.

There’s also horse-drawn sleighs, wagons, and an all-you-can-eat sugaring-off feast.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Where: 300, Chemin St-Georges, Rigaud
Price:$14 – $34, available online

Smoke2Def

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The eighth annual Smoke 2 Def is coming to Montreal for April 20. With acts from as far as the UK, with the dubstep of Trampa, LA’s TrollPhace, Crowell from Detroit, and numerous other acts. It’s going to be loud. Get out there. Held at Circus, the party keeps going till 6 am.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9:30 pm to 6 am
Where: Circus, 917 Ste-Catherine Est
Tickets: Available online, $30 to $50

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

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The IMAX Telus Theatre at the Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a “very hot immersive experience.” Volcanoes 3D will take patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, Volcanoes 3D will offer viewers a thrilling experience, exposing them to the lava erupting at over 700ÂşC.

The documentary will plunge daringly into the heart of various volcanoes from around the globe, exploiting IMAX with new laser technology.

When: Saturday, April 20
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12

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