14 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, March 2

Mar 1 2019, 7:03 pm

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Montreal’s bustling today, March 2. It’s the first Saturday of the month and the entire city will be celebrating Nuit Blanche¬†into the wee hours of the morning.

Besides the city-wide party, there’s a slew of other great events going on around town and we’ve got you covered (click here for a full Nuit Blanche guide).

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Mondial des Ciders

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Just what we needed, a little bit of hooch to take off some of the wintery stress.

Montréal en Lumière, has confirmed that SAQ will be hosting their 12th annual cider festival this weekend. Known as Mondial des Cidres, the event promotes cider in sparkling, still, ice, effervescent and rosé forms.

The cider festival will host tastings (obviously) from twenty local artisans, paired with mixologists and cheese-makers from Quebec to teach guests how to properly pair cider and culinary creations.

When: From now until March 3
Time:¬†12 pm ‚Äď 12 am on Saturday and 11 pm ‚Äď 4 pm on Sunday
Where: Complexe Desjardins, Quartier des Spectacles
Price:¬†$20 ‚Äď $65, available¬†online

The Last Wife

In this play written by Kate Hennig, the story follows the relationship between the notorious King Henry VIII and Katherine Parr. Not only did Henry meet his match in wit and negotiation, he gained a formidable ally worthy of ruling the country.

When: March 2 and 3
Time: 2 pm (March 2) and 8 pm (March 1 and 3)
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 St Francois Xavier
Price: $55, available online

The Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens welcome Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Bell Centre tonight, a day after a tilt with the Rangers in New York.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM)

This children’s film festival showcases the best international cinema for kids and families.

When: March 2 to 10
Time: Various times per selection
Where: Cinéma Beaubien, du Parc, du Musée and Musée des beaux-arts
Price: $9.50 per film, available online

Nuit Blanche at the MMFA

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Be the first to check out the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibition which was christened this week by Kim Kardashian.

From 5 pm to midnight, take advantage of special price admission ($11.50) and discover the first retrospective ever dedicated to Thierry Mugler ‚Äď visionary creator, couturier, director, photographer and perfumer.

Set against a spectacular backdrop, the exhibition brings together more than 140 garments made between 1973 and 2001, most of which have never been shown before.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 5 pm Р12 am
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $11.50

POP Yoga Neige

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 now until 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: March 2 and 3
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Karaoké On Ice

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Experience a memorable night by showcasing your voice on the gorgeously lit outdoor skating rink accompanied by the event’s emcee,¬†Chouchoune.

Because skating isn’t tough enough, try singing while doing it.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 9 pm Р1 am
Where:¬†Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $6.95

MNM Festival

For its 50th anniversary, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is  presenting the 8th annual  festival Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques (MNM).

The festival hosts more than 20 concerts, orchestras, solo shows and conferences as a celebration of contemporary music for 10 days.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Various prices

Les Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma

This weekend, cinema buffs can gather to see nearly 300 films and 100 premiers from Quebec’s film industry.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Varying prices, available online

Nomadic Massive

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Nomadic Massive is a unique crowd-rocking, multilingual hip-hop crew based out of Montreal.

Known for their explosive shows and sharp socially conscious lyrics, the band has captivated audiences worldwide with their own mix of global beats, based on live instrumentation and the art of sampling.

They’ll be rocking out l’Astal during Nuit Blanche until the wee hours of the morning.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 11:55 pm Р1:30 am
Where:¬†L’Astral, 305 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Price: Free

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive

Jeffrey Dunham is an American ventriloquist and comedian who will be in Laval tonight. His characters, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin the Superhero Guy, will also be joining him.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 5 pm Р8 pm
Where: Place Bell, 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval
Price: $79.75, available online

Illuminart

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Get arried away by the Illuminart course; illuminated works by local and international at the Place des Arts and the Promenade des Artistes.

Ten pieces mixing new technologies, art and light will amaze young and old alike, in the dead of winter.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 2 pm Р3 am
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Trance Unity Rave 2019

Circus is hosting a massive rave on Saturday featuring a slew of local and international artists and DJs for a party that rages from 10 pm until 11 am.

When: Saturday, March 2
Time: 10 pm Р11 am
Where: Circus, 917 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $65 Р$115, available online

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