9 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, March 30

Mar 29 2019, 5:33 pm

The next time you’ll be enjoying a Saturday in March, it’ll be 2020. As the month really starts to dwindle down, here are 9 things happening in the city today, March 30.

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Jurassic Park Live in Concert

Jurassic Park


Welcome to Jurassic Park… sort of.

There will be dinosaurs, a giant screen (roughly the size of a T-Rex) and a live orchestra playing you through the movie without the whole “dinosaurs escape and chase you” deal. It’s the best of both worlds, really.

The soundtrack to the 1993 classic film will be performed by Attila Glatz Concert Productions, an international orchestra that has already produced numerous film concerts in Montreal including Harry Potter, Gladiator The Godfather and ET – The Extra-Terrestrial.

Conductor Evan Mitchell will conduct a large 77-piece orchestra who will perform the iconic soundtrack of famous composer John Williams throughout the projection of the entire film.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Tickets: From $49.44 – $121.08, available online

MUSE Concert

The English rock band, Muse, released their latest album “Simulation Theory” in November and have since embarked on a massive world tour.

The trio swings by the Bell Centre tonight at what’s sure to be a packed Bell Centre.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: $65 – $350 available online

Ariana Grande, Céline Dion, Mariah Carey – Dance Party

Bar Le Ritz is hosting a giant dance party that’s based around Ariana Grande, Céline Dion and Mariah Carey.

Tough to top that trio.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time:  pm – 11 pm
Where: Bar Le Ritz PDB, 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest
Price: $10

Montreal Botanical Garden – Butterflies Go Free


Montreal Botanical Garden (alice.tsybenko/Instagram)

It may not all be butterflies and rainbows in Montreal right now, but(terfly) it will be soon.

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit has returned for another year.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features “thousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,” as per the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Get a chance to see butterfly’s shimmering colours up close in a humid, tropical oasis, not to mention ample gorgeous photo opportunities.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online

Rose Bowl Bowling

The Rose Bowl is a Montreal landmark.

The 72-lane bowling alley offers both 10-pin and five-pin bowling and opening hours that appeal to everyone.

The Rose also hosts a casse-croute, a bar and an arcade room.

Strike some bowling off the list for this weekend.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 8 am – 3 am
Where: 6510 rue St-Jacques Ouest
Price: $5 per game plus $2.39 shoe rental (mandatory)

Polish Bazaar

The Committee for Relief to Polish Children invites guests to their traditional bi-annual Polish Bazaar.

The two-day fest will feature a slew of Polish food, drinks, and activities.

When: March 30 and 31
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 4920 Avenue Coolbrook
Price: Free admission

The Horrifically Real Virtuality at Centre Phi

A collective immersive experience combining virtual reality, cinema and interactivity by filmmaker Ed Wood.

The event allows viewers to watch the film in a virtual environment while interacting physically and in real time with characters and material objects.

When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 10:30 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407, rue Saint-Pierre
Price: $46 – $55, available online

Hockey History Exhibit

The Hockey Cup History travelling exhibit has touched down at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage.

Hockey fans can take a look at trophies, rings, hockey sticks, archival footage and over 50 hockey-related artifacts. Visitors are also invited to play a hockey tabletop game as well as a ‘design your own goalie mask’ workshop.

When: From now until April 17
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Where: 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval
Price: Free

Atrium Le 1000


With this week’s warm weather, the outdoor hockey rinks are done for the season. If you still want to lace up the skates, glide over 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, March 30
Time: 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: 1000 De La Gauchetière
Price: $5 – $7.50 (equipment rentals range from $1 – $7)

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