11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, April 27

Apr 27 2019, 12:57 am

As we bid farewell to the last Saturday of the month, here are 11 happenings around the city today, April 27, to keep you busy.

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Festival Gueule D’érable

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Things are going to get sappy this weekend, in a good way, as the the Quai Jacques-Cartier will transform into a giant platform that celebrates everything maple.

The third edition of the Festival Gueule D’érable will feature taffy tasting, live music, syrup-making workshops, food trucks, axe throwing, pop-up shops and beer (for the older crowd).

Ain’t no party like a sugar shack party.

When: April 26 to 28
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm on Friday, 1 pm – 11 pm on Saturday & Sunday
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier
Tickets: Available online

21 Swings


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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 – 12 am
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles
Price: Free

Bonnie & Clyde Musical

The MainLine Theatre premiered the debut of their musical take about the bold and reckless love life of Bonnie and Clyde on Thursday and they’ll continue the original take on the infamous duo all weekend.

When: April 26 to 28
Time: 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Where: MainLine Theatre, 3997 boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $24, available online

Alice in Chains Concert


Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who later recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.

The popular band will be playing a relatively smaller venue and tickets will be a hot commodity.

When: Saturday, April 27
Time: 8 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $55.75 – $82, available online

Sucrerie de la Montagne

How about a little Saturday at a sugar shack? It’s not really spring until you’re shackin’.

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


Quartier des Spectacles

A centrepiece of Montreal’s architectural heritage, this spiral staircase, created by local artist, Patrick Pérubé embodies “neighbourly culture and friendly back alleys.”

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: From now until May 28
Time: 24/7
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

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 27
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

Yoko Ono’s Arising

Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono’s new art exhibition debut this past week.

As part of the Japanese multimedia artist’s ongoing installation called “Arising,” Ono is asking women to share stories of harm that has been brought on as a result of being a woman. Participants are asked to also send in a photo of their eyes as part of the project.

The installation will be shown accompanied by other interactive works by Ono in which specific instructions will be given to visitors.

When: From now to September 15
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, 451 rue St-Jean
Price: Free

Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal

The sixth edition of Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal is taking over Locoshop Angus all weekend to celebrate its annual spring market.

The event celebrates locally handmade products by Montreal crafters and artisans.

Collectif Créatif Etsy will feature over 100 designers, makers, and artists as well as DIY workshops, food, drinks, entertainment, and swag bags.

When: April 27 and 28
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am – 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Locoshop Angus
Price: Free

Thierry Mugler at the MMFA


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 27
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $16 – $24, available online

Musée Grévin Montreal

wax museum

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Say hello to this weekend by saying hello to some wax figurines.

Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the four-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts blinking.

When: Saturday, April 27
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Price: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

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