10 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, August 24

Aug 23 2019, 5:00 am

If you’re looking for something to do today, August 24, we’ve got you covered with these 10 happenings around town.

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RU – Mont Royal Street Fair

Mont Royal street fair


As the days in August start to dwindle down, Mont-Royal Avenue will be hosting an eventful, free urban street fair to remind Montrealers that summer isn’t yet over.

The annual open-air market, RU, will play host to a wide range of artists, murals, concerts, DJs, art installations, digital art, contemporary dance, and even a modern zoo.

During the four-day festival, RU will close Mont-Royal Avenue to vehicular traffic from Boulevard Saint- Laurent to Rue Fullum, giving Montrealers a 2 km of an outdoor street fair.

When: From now until August 25
Time: 10 am Р6 pm
Where: Avenue Mont-Royal
Price: Free

Concordia Community Bookstore: Eat. Sleep. Read. Book Sale

books Concordia

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore/Facebook

Digging into a stack of books just got a lot cheaper.

All weekend, the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore will be having their “Eat. Sleep. Read.” used book sale.

The co-op bookstore boasts a wide assortment of genres like classic literature, business, math, arts, philosophy, and gender studies, to name a few.

More than 600 books will be up for grabs at the event, including new, used, and free books.

All used books at the sale will be 50% off and newly priced books for a buck. New books will also be for sale at a discounted price.

When: From now until August 25
Time: 10 am Р6 pm
Where: Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore Р2150 Bishop Street

MUTEK Montreal

The 20th edition of MUTEK started on Tuesday and runs until Sunday. The festival promotes audiovisual performances, live electronic music, and a full theatre of experiences that “push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.”

When: From now until August 25
Time: 9 am Р3 am
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: $27 Р$320, available online

Festival StreetFood Montreal

Festival StreetFood Montréal/Facebook

Peel Street is being transformed into a giant tasty Asian street food festival all weekend.

The first edition of Festival Streetfood Montreal¬†will play host to 30 of the city’s Asian restaurants, aiming to “seamlessly blend the best¬†qualities of food festivals and traditional Asian night markets.”

The theme of the inaugural event will be centred around South East Asian cuisine and will feature other delectable creations from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and China.

“Our goal is to promote local Asian cuisine while offering our take on what a Montreal night market experience should be,” reads the festival’s Facebook page.

Check out all the tasty participating spots right here.

When; From now until August 25
Time: 5 pm Р12 am (Friday), 11 am Р12 am (Saturday), 11 am Р10 pm (Sunday)
Where: 600 Peel Street
Price: $2 admission

Psicobloc Open Series Montreal

rock climbing competition


A rock-climbing competition, the Psicobloc Open Series, is coming to Parc Jean-Drapeau this weekend to get your adrenaline pumping.

Psicobloc, or deep water soloing, is a form of climbing that involves scaling a giant wall, rope-less, above a deep body of water.

The competition will involve two climbers at a time racing up a 55-foot wall, overhanging a deep pool. Any mistake will result in a free fall into the water.

The climbing duel merges speed, agility, endurance, and bravery with an essence of the California beach-vibe culture.

It’s too late to qualify as a competitor but watching people fall into pools is more fun anyway.

When: August 24 Р25
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: Complex Aquatic РParc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $35 for spectators

Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue



Verdun’s¬†Promenade Wellington is preparing for a giant puppet festival this weekend.

Please understand, the festival will be big, but the puppets will be giant.

The ninth edition of the Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue celebrates marionettes, street theatre, magic shows, stop motion animation, and human-sized puppets.

Seventeen companies from Quebec will perform on the promenade’s 1.3 km route and the festival will also include over 60 performances in places and parks across Verdun.

When: August 24 and 25
Time: 11 am Р5 pm
Where: Promenade Wellington
Price: Free admission

iSaute Kirkland



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, August 24
Time:¬†10:00 am ‚Äď 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door

Volcanoes 3D ‚Äď IMAX


Old Port of Montreal

The IMAX¬†Telus¬†Theatre at the¬†Montreal Science Centre¬†invites guests to a ‚Äúvery hot immersive experience.‚Ä̬†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 700¬ļC.

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

When: Saturday, August 24
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price:¬†$10.50 ‚Äď $12, available online

Through the Echoes


The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and ‚Äúa unique playground‚ÄĚ for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Saturday, August 24
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 ‚Äď $51, available online

Cité Mémoire


Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world‚Äôs largest projection circuits. Montreal‚Äôs history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port. Download the free ‚ÄúMontreal en Histoires‚ÄĚ app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Saturday, August 24
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

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