11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, February 15

Feb 14 2020, 12:35 pm

Snow and cold aside, we’re more than halfway through February which means those toasty spring months are getting closer. Here are a few things worth checking out around Montreal today, February 15, to make it seem like we get there faster.

Jeff Caldwell – The Comedy Nest

The Comedy Nest will heat up a bit tonight as Jeff Caldwell brings his comedic insights of tortilla chips, smartphones, marriage, and the metric system to the Forum’s comedy club.

He’s appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,¬†and will be joined by a slew of local comics.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 8 pm and 10 pm
Where:¬†The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $12 Р$15

Atrium Le 1000

February 15

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If the weather is too chilly today but you feel like hitting the ice with your boo, check out Atrium Le 1000, an indoor ice rink located inside Montreal’s tallest building.

The Atrium has a glass ceiling, perfect to be part of the weather without actually being part of it.

Plus, the skating rink plays music so you can glide to some tunes.

You can bring your own skates or rent equipment on site.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Price: $8.26

Imagine Van Gogh

Van Gogh

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Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online

Förena Cité Thermale Spa

thermal spa

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What better way to dive into the Valentine’s Day weekend than Saint-Bruno‚Äôs gorgeous new thermal spa?

The thermal spa centre, Förena Cité thermale, set at the base of Mont Saint-Bruno, opened to the public at the end of January and this weekend might be the right time to take a relaxing dip.

Inspired by Scandinavian culture, the Förena Cité Thermale is spread over 60,000 square meters at the base of a mountain offering its guests thermotherapy, massages, beauty care, and restoration.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9 am to 11 pm
Where:
 250 Rang des Vingt Cinq E, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Price: $65 – $125, available online

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Dallas Stars

February 15

NHL

The Canadiens welcome the high-octane Dallas Stars to the Bell Centre tonight for a rare tilt against the Stars and old pal Alexander Radulov.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Bell Centre — 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

Les Jardineries

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Head over the Olympic Stadium every weekend in February for some free outdoor fun including bowling, skating, sledding, sliding, hot drinks, and a heated chalet.

When: February 15 and 16
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, L’Esplanade du Parc Olympique
Price: Free admission

Journey to Space

Montreal Science Center

How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: February 15 to September 7
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

Pente à Neige

ski hill Montreal

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No offence Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

The third edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people along with a mini slope that can accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders of any age and features a cozy heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and music. Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

The slope is 300 metres long and has professionals on site to teach people proper skiing/snowboarding/falling down techniques.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online

Gr√©vin Montr√©al ‚Äď Chocolats Favoris

chocolate museum

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It’s not exactly Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but it’ll have to do.

Grévin Montreal is hosting a chocolate museum all winter, offering guests tastings, workshops, and the delicious history of everything cocoa.

The choco-museum is in association with Chocolats Favoris, a Quebec-based chocolate maker.

The museum features a fake ‚Äúchocolate river,‚ÄĚ where guests can navigate a boat through a ‚Äúcocoa-coloured river,‚ÄĚ but don‚Äôt get too greedy; just remember what happened to¬†Augustus Gloop.

When: From now until April 13
Time: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 
Montreal Eaton Centre (2nd floor), 705 Ste. Catherine Ouest
Price: $15 Р$21.75, available online

Roller Skate Valentine Party

Glide over to Centre Bruxelles for a night of roller skating, music, dancing, and some drinks.

The party has a $10 cover charge and skate rentals cost $5 a pair.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 7 pm to 1 am
Where:¬†Centre Bruxelles — 10015 avenue des Bruxelles
Price: $10

Coup S√Ľr

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It may not look like it, but baseball/softball season is right around the corner.

How about taking some cuts at the batting cage?

Coup¬†S√Ľr 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.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: One token (20 pitches): $5.75; five token special (100 pitches): $23.00

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