13 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, June 1

May 31 2019, 4:12 am

Even though summer only officially kicks off on June 21, it’s still nice to see the words “June 1” on a calendar.

Here’s what’s going on around town today.

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PY1 – Through the Echoes


The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté is ready to kick off tonight.

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 is slated to make its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid, on June 1, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: June 1 to September 19
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price:¬†$28.50 ‚Äď $51, available¬†online

La Grand PoutineFest – West Island


Le Grand Poutinefest has fried its way to the West Island this weekend, for the first time ever.

A dozen food trucks are on site at the Plaza Pointe-Claire where guests can gobble up over 30 varieties of poutine for varying prices.

Sweatpants might be a smart choice.

When: June 1 and 2
Time: 11 am Р9 pm
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire, 269 Boulevard St- Jean
Price: Free admission

Montreal Clock Tower

Clock Tower

Old Port of Montreal

The Montreal Clock Tower (Tour de l’Horloge)¬†has opened to the general public this weekend so get ready to climb some steps to get your¬†Instagram¬†game buzzing.

The 45-metre-high tower, built in 1922, marks the entrance to the Old Port and pays tribute to the sailors lost at sea in wartime.

According to the Vieux-Port de Montreal website, the clock mechanism was made in England and is a replica of London’s Big Ben. “Like Big Ben,” reads the page, “its accuracy is legendary, and sailors would set their own timepieces by it.”

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 9 am Р10 pm
Where:¬†Quai de l’Horloge, Old Montreal
Price: Free

Oasis 05: Flux Pavilion & Zomboy

As part of Beachclub’s Oasis series, the English DJ Flux Pavilion and songwriter Zomboy will be performing at Parc Olympique all day.

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 2 pm Р1o pm
Where: Parc Olympic, 4549 Pierre-du-Courbetin
Price: $30 Р$54, available online

Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria


Alegria by Cirque du Soleil

The world-renowned Cirque du Soleil production will be at the Big Top all weekend.

Alegria, which was first performed by Cirque in 1994, stole the eyes and ears of more than 14 million spectators. Performed under a traditional Big Top tent, the show made its way to 255 different cities over 19 years of touring, until its last performance in 2013.

The show mixes the high energy acrobatics which Cirque du Soleil is famous for with a ‚Äúrallying theme for change, hope, and optimistic renewal.‚ÄĚ The cast is made up of more than 50 performers and musicians, all renowned internationally for their craft.

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†Big Top, Old Port ‚Äď Jacques-Cartier Quay, de la Commune Street Est
Price:¬†$150 ‚Äď $412, available¬†online

Kate Davis at the Comedy Nest

As seen on The Comedy Network, Kate Davis, a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and a 12-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee will be getting people chuckling at the Nest tonight.

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: 2312 Rue Saint Catherine
Price: $12 general, $6 students. Tickets available at the door or online

U-Pick Tulip Field

Abbotsford Tulip Festival


Flower fans can get a whiff of springtime in Laval as the city is boasting fields-worth of the plant, featuring half a million tulips.

Yes, half a million.

And you can pick them, purchase them, and picture them.

When: From now until June 2
Time: 9 am Р6 pm
Where: 1270 rue Principale, Laval
Price: $8 ‚Äď $10 admission

OFFTA – Live Art Festival

This art festival features a multidisciplinary program centred on contemporary pieces showcased through various art forms, with a focus on experimentation.

When: From now until June 2
Time: Various times
Where: 1182, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: Free admission

La Ronde

la ronde

La Ronde ‚Äď PAGE OFFICIELLE/Facebook

Quebec’s biggest amusement park opened last month and it’s sure to be busy on the first day of June.

Try battling The Goliath, get rocked on Le Ednor or check out the park’s newest ride, Chaos.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When:¬†10:30 am ‚Äď 8 pm (11:30 pm during the fireworks)
Price: Available online or at the box office

Montreal Glow Party 2019

Mix high-energy music, blacklighting, laser lights, LED sticks, glow sticks, music, and dark clothes and you’ve got yourself a wild night.

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 10 pm Р3 am
Where: Jet Night Club
Price: $25

La Grande Roue de Montréal


Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city, during the weekend. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Saturday, June 1
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price:¬†$14.79 ‚Äď $25

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, June 1
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 doo

Yoko Ono’s Arising

Yoko Ono

Vigfus Birgisson/Reykjavik Art Museum

Yoko Ono’s new art exhibition debut in Montreal at the end of April.

As part of the¬†Japanese multimedia artist‚Äôs ongoing installation called ‚ÄúArising,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď 7 pm
Where: Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, 451 rue St-Jean
Price: Free