18 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, August 18

Aug 17 2018, 6:28 pm

This week’s Saturday is loaded with stuff to do. From ribs to an Asian market, Batman and a massive yoga session, August 18 is bringing you a variety of options to make your Saturday as enjoyable as possible.

Without further ado, here are 18 things to do in Montreal today.

Lolë White Tour

Lolë White Tour

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The Lolë White Tour returns to Montreal today for one day of yoga fun in the sun.

The annual event takes over Old Port for one day and invites hundreds of Montrealers to join in one massive yoga session.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 8 am – 10 pm
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier – Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $54 – $144

Asian Night Market

A giant all-Asian night market cooked up a storm last night and is firing up the woks again today.

The market will be hosted by Foodfest MTL and will feature more than 60 authentic Asian restaurant outlets on site.

Concerts, special performances and activities will be included in the night market.

The majority of food is in the $3 to $5 range so try to show up hungry.

When: August 17 – 19
Time: 11 am – 11 pm on Saturday
Where: Clock Tower Beach – Montreal’s Old Port
Price: Free admission

Jackalope 2018

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Jackalope is an adrenaline-based festival, the entire event is staged outside at the Olympic Stadium. The event hosts a slew of activities that include: skateboarding, BMX, bouldering, motocross, slacklining and water gun fights.

There will also be a Jackalope pop-up shop on sight, food trucks, live music and the legendary Tony Hawk will be there.

According to the Jackalope website, the three-day festival is “an international showcase of raw talent, outdoor fun and stimulating exchanges at a unique event.”

When: From now until August 19
Time:  1 pm – 10 pm
Where: Montreal Olympic Park, 4549 Avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin
Price: $25-$200, tickets available online

Literary Pride Open Air Book Fair at Montreal Pride

The Montreal Literary Pride Open Air Book Fair has become a Pride tradition. It gives opportunities for people to discover great new books from LGBTQ authors who write pieces about people and issues.

Though books are purchased on site, free meet and greets, Q&A and autographs are available.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Where: 1700 Rue Amherst
Price: Free admission

Haïti au Pied-du-Courant

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Montreal’s urban beachside village is celebrating Haïti on Saturday with 6 different DJs, food trucks, cocktails, hammocks, volleyball and of course, the beach.

DJs include DJ Rocksteady, Fresco Klub, Aurée Danse-Création, Rara Soley and DJ S’tuba.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 4 pm – 11:59 pm
Where: Village au Pied-du-Courant – 2100 Rue Notre-Dame Est
Price: Free admission

Hook at Cinema du Parc

Cinema du Parc is hosting a morning, family-friendly movie today as they screen Steven Spielberg’s 1991 classic, Hook.

The film stars Robin Williams as an adult Peter Pan who’s lost touch with his Neverland routes and must return to the magical island to thwart Captain Hook’s plans after kidnapping his children.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Cinema du Parc – 3575 Avenue du Parc
Price: $12.50

RibFest Montreal

Ribfest

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RibFest is a three-day celebration of rock and roll music and BBQs, specializing in, you guessed it, ribs.

The festival welcomes over 30,000 attendees, has live bands, a massive kid’s zone and local grillers from respected Montreal steakhouses.

Meal prices vary per selected meal and a word of advice, don’t forget paper towels, things get greasy.

When: From now until August 19
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: 13665 Boul de Pierrefonds
Price: Free admission

Walking Figures

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts just unveiled their newest exhibition as the ‘Walking Figures’ stroll to the museum’s third-floor Path of Peace section.

The three monumental sculptures weigh just under a ton each and stand at 9’3″. They were sculpted by the late Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz and the headless humanoids represent humanity’s desire to survive.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: $23 for general museum admission

Kaskade at Beachclub

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The American DJ, record producer and remixer is spinning tunes at Beachclub today. As North America’s biggest outdoor club gears up for its final few weeks, they’ve intensified their weekends.

Besides the music, Beachclub has a massive pool, wave boarding, food trucks and plenty of booze to go along with all the beaches.

$50 VIP passes are available to get up close with the DJ.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 701, 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet
Price: $25 – $50

Vintage Car Exhibition

The South Shore district of Beloeil is hosting a massive vintage car exhibition today. From old school cars to motorbikes, Parc des Loisirs will have a slew of vehicles for fans to look at.

The venue will also host a BBQ and live music.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Parc des Loisirs, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil
Price: Free

Cavalia’s Odysseo

Cavalia

Cavalia

Cavalia is a massive Canadian-owned company that specializes in live shows mixing equestrian performances with theatre, acrobatics and stagecraft.

Since 2003, the event has travelled to perform in front of more than 8 million spectators worldwide throughout over 70 destinations including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Renowned for being hosted at the world’s largest big-top tent, the spectacle returns to Rue St. Catherine this weekend, right at the foot of the Jacques Cartier Bridge with over 70 horses.

When: From now until August 19
Time: 2 pm, 7:30 pm and 8 pm (varies per selected show)
Where: At the entrance of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
Price: $49.50 – $289.50

Art in Sky at Montreal Pride

The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Peter the Apostle celebrates daily music and art performances in celebration of our ancestors and the dignity and pride of every one.

The church, constructed in 1853, is subtly, powerfully and beautifully decorated to show its support to the community.

When: From now until August 19
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Where: Church of Saint-Pierre-Apotre
Price: Free

International Balloon Festival

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The International Balloon Festival of Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu is the largest gathering of balloons in Canada. The week-long event caters to the entire family and is an easy 40-minute drive off the island of Montreal.

In what started off as a balloon festival, the event has grown to host food vendors, bar outlets, live bands, theatre performances, activities and has garnered a reputation on an international scale. Plus, Justin Trudeau was even there.

This year’s outdoor party will feature hot air balloons from Canada, the United States, France and Brazil.

When: From now until August 19
Time: Weekdays from 2:30 pm – the end of the show, weekends from 12 pm – the end of the show
Where: 5 Chemin de l’Aéroport, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Price: $10-$30

Holy Musical Batman

This superhero musical follows Batman as he dances and sings his way to cleaning up the mean streets of Gotham City. The comedy-based script is written by Nick and Matt Lang and features a big and impressive professional cast of actors from all over Montreal.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 8 pm
Where: Howard S. Billings High School – 210 Rue McLeod, Chateauguay
Price: $15 at the door, $10 reserved

Station F-MR Vegan Pop-Up Shop

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Station F-MR is hosting a vegan pop-up shop which is selling a variety of local vegan products. From bagels, teas, soaps, milk and sweets, the urban park has it all.

The venue also hosts food trucks, music and a comfortable place to relax.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Where: La Station F-MR – Allée des Barges
Price: Free admission

NDG’s Colourful Saturdays

Swing by NDG’s Benny Library and de-stress by colouring and/or painting a variety of different scenes. The library provides coloured markers, pencils, crayons and colouring canvas, and books. Just show up and let your creativity run wild the rest of your afternoon.

When: Saturdays
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Benny’s Library, 6400 Avenue de Monkland
Price: Free

Climbing Day at Bloc Shop

Bloc Shop Chabanel is inviting everyone to take part in free rock climbing. As if that’s not enticing enough, there will be beer and resident DJs. Because nothing will get your blood pumping like beer and rock climbing.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Where: 1370 Rue Chabanel Ouest
Price: Free

Ivan Decker at Comedy Nest

As seen on Conan, The Comedy Network and Just For Laughs, Ivan Decker is a stand-up comedian who specializes in a sharp and clever delivery with witty punchlines. He’s been at the Nest all weekend and sums up his stay in Montreal tonight.

When: Saturday, August 18
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: Pepsi Forum – 2313 Rue Ste. Catherine (3rd floor)
Price: $15

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