12 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, January 12

Jan 11 2019, 6:42 pm

It’s a chill weekend in Montreal, in more ways than one.

If you’re looking to stay inside today, or brave the cold, we’ve got you covered today, January 12, with 12 things worthy of checking out in the city on this bone-chilling Saturday.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring – in Concert

You shall not pass… on this opportunity to see 250 musicians on stage performing the epic soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.

Experience Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score performed live to the epic motion picture in HD. The musicians on stage from MTL Film Music Orchestra/Choir will transport you to the heart of Middle-Earth in the quest of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Original film will be shown with French subtitles.

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Place des Arts, 175 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $115 – $163, available online

Coup Sûr Batting Cage

Just because baseball/softball season is a ways away, doesn’t mean you can’t hone your swing for the 2019 season.

Plus, swinging a bat when it’s -20 outside is pretty wild.

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.

They offer stellar deals at both the pro shop and the batting cages since it’s low-season.

When: Friday, January 11
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

SAT Fest

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An immersive light, sound and visual art show inside a dome has taken over Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

To use scientific language to describe the event, we’d say it’s totally trippy.

Trajectories, positions, distances, scales and speed are all interwoven in a show with music, fusing audiovisual and “infinite tridimensional space” in a complex and dynamic ecosystem.

Exactly, trippy.

Artists from Japan, Brazil, Bulgaria Australia and Canada will be presenting inside the dome tonight.

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17.25 – $22.25, available online

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.

The emo rockers will be rockin’ out at Place Bell tonight (you don’t actually have to panic, though).

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell Laval, 1950 Claude Gagné, Laval
Price: $46-$179, available online

POP Yoga Neige

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Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting a series of outdoor snow yoga sessions this winter.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place every Saturday and Sunday from January 12 to March 24 at Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin, respectively.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly (and we mean, really warm).

When: January 12 to March 24
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens

Fresh off of a 4-1 loss in St.Louis, the Habs return home tonight to face off against the Avalanche at the Bell Centre.

This will conclude a pretty busy week for the Canadiens in which they played against Minnesota, Detroit, St.Louis and Colorado.

Expect a pretty vibrant atmosphere as Price as the boys take on Nathan MacKinnon and the Avs.

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Various prices

Atrium Le 1000

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If the weather’s too cold to hit the ice, lace up the skates and glide to the lively beat of music at the Atrium inside one of the tallest buildings in Montreal.

The rink is covered under an immense glass dome so you can feel like you’re outside without having to deal with the pesky weather. Plus, it’s gorgeously decorated for the winter season.

When: Saturday, January 5
Time: 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: 1000 De La Gauchetière
Price: $5 – $7.50 (equipment rentals range from $1 – $7)

Vintage Clothing Pop-Up

There’s a massive vintage clothing sale happening on Prince-Arthur this weekend, with old-school clothes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s up for grabs.

Organizers urge people to show up early as “the good stuff goes quick.”

The pop-up shop accepts both cash and cards.

When: January 12 and 13
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: 115 rue Prince-Arthur Est
Price: Free

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

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Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it.

Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake.

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: $5 for 4 – 11-year-olds, $9 for 12 years old and up

Musée Grévin Montreal

Sneak away from the winter cold and spend a few hours in a warm room while staring at wax celebrity figures.

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: Sunday, January 12
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

Station 16 Art Gallery

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Station 16 Gallery is a contemporary urban art gallery that features an international roster of artists who are influenced primarily by street art and graffiti.

The gallery constantly reinvents itself and breathes life into the Montreal art scene, exhibiting works of art that challenge the traditional white cube gallery space.

It’ll be toasty alternative to that frigid outdoor temperature.

When: Saturday, January 12
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: 3523 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: Free admission

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques

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The City of Montreal wants you to see more of this gorgeous province this winter by checking out the city’s biggest national park – for free.

So, pack a lunch, hop on a shuttle bus and spend the day in the great Canadian outdoors!

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is offering free shuttle services from downtown Montreal this weekend (and six days afterwards).

With 330 hectares of land, the Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is the largest park in Montreal. It’s bordered by Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies, offering magnificent views of icy, snowy, land.

The park is also boarded by ecological farms that include cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, ponies and pigs as well as a rustic sugar shack where guest can enjoy locally produced maple syrup.

When: Saturday, January 13
Time: 9 am – 4:15 pm
Where: Shuttle pick up Dorchester Square
Price: Free

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