9 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, March 7

Mar 6 2020, 12:41 pm

As the new month continues to chug along, here are a few things worth checking out across the island this Saturday, March 7.

Robin Schulz – New City Gas

What: Robin Schulz, the German musician, DJ, and record producer will be spinning beats at New City Gas tonight with fellow DJ Black Caviar.

The show is reserved for guests aged 18 years old and older.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 pm
Where: New City Gas — 98 rue Ann
Price: $18 to $36, available online

The Incas, Treasures of Peru

Montreal alpacas

La Vie en Alpaga

What: Going on an Old Montreal adventure? Alpaca lunch.

For the third year in a row, the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal will be hosting a range of indoor and outdoor activities during the first week of March including creative workshops, history, musical performances, and the chance to meet and pet alpacas.

The alpacas are part of the museum’s The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, which showcases the beauty, history, and stories of the Inca civilization which rose from the Peruvian highlands in the early 13th century.

Saturday is the last day to snuggle up next to these wooly little guys.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where: Pointe-à-Callière — 350 Place Royal Old Montréal
Price: $13 to $21

Imagine Van Gogh

Van Gogh

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What: 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, March 7
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online

Sean Donnelly – The Comedy Nest

What: Sean Donnelly, as seen on Broad City and Last Comic Standing, is cozying up to the Nest all weekend, bringing his self-deprecating jokes and hilarious insights to the comfy Comedy Nest stage.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $10 to $15

Natrel Skating Rink

Old Montreal skating Old Port

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What: A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop – talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink is summing up its season-long stay in the Old Port this weekend, offering some really nice ice until next year.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22, kids six to 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City

Échappe-toi

What: For the second consecutive weekend, escape roomers can experience the history of Montreal’s underground city in an all new game titled, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City.”

In collaboration with the Art Souterrain festival, Échappe-Toi hosts their newest escape room throughout 4 km of Montreal’s underground city as gamers will be required to answer different riddles throughout their journey in order to escape with the treasure of “the forgotten city.”

When: March 7 and 8
Time: Times vary
Where: Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Price: $25 plus tax, available online

Montreal Robotics Festival

Festival de robotique

What: The ninth edition of the Montreal Robotics Festival, presented by Bombardier, Hydro-Québec, and the Government of Quebec, is being held at the Université de Sherbrooke this weekend (and then at the Olympic Stadium in April.)

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Université de Sherbrooke
Price: Free admission

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice

What: Mickey, Minnie, and a slew of other Disney characters are hitting the ice in Laval this weekend.

See stars from Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, Frozen, The Lion King, Incredibles 2, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, and your favourite Disney Princesses, Donald, and Goofy for a “fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks.”

When: From now until March 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price: $29 to $52, available online