11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, April 6

Apr 5 2019, 5:46 pm

Montreal’s starting to feel a bit toastier these days and the city is boasting an impressive collection of events to keep you busy today, Saturday, April 6.

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Thierry Mugler at the MMFA


The world premiere of the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibition which was christened by Kim Kardashian is at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts.

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: From now until September 8
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $16 – $24, available online

The Shoplifters – Centaur Theatre

Centaur Theatre

At Montreal’s timeless Centaur Theatre, “The Shoplifters,” written by Morris Panych, follows the story of Alma, a feisty career shoplifter with serious street cred who spends her time helping her less fortunate neighbours and sticking it to the man.

The dramedy stars Ellen David, Michel Perron, Marie-Ève Perron, and Laurent Pitre.

When: From now until April 7
Time: Varying times
Where: 453 rue St Francois Xavier
Price:$49, available online

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Toronto Maple Leafs

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This one’s going to be a doozy.

The Canadiens lost a tough one in Washington on Thursday and tonight’s tilt against their rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, could be a big one, depending how Columbus fairs.

The Habs are skating on real thin ice in the hopes of making the NHL playoffs but regardless, tonight is the last regular season game in Montreal for the year.

When: Saturday, April 6
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

FC Bayern vs Dortmund – McKibbin’s Irish Pub

McKibbin’s is hosting what is likely the title-decider match between arch-rivals Dortmund and FC Bayern at what’s sure to be a busy atmosphere at the cozy pub.

McKibbin’s asks soccer fans to arrive early and reminds guests that children are also welcome.

When: Saturday, April 6
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: McKibbins Irish Pub, 1426 Bishop
Price: Free admission

Monster Spectacular

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Fresh off hosting a couple of Major League Baseball games, the ‘Big O’ is transforming itself into a monster truck course tonight.

Talk about versatility.

Monster trucks, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes will be revving their engines and getting dirty in a stadium guzzling with people.

Things will get loud.

When: Saturday, April 6
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Stade olympique de Montréal, 4545, avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin
Price: $35.50 – $95.50, available online

Another Brick in the Wall 2019

Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band is performing a show at Place des Arts in what they’re calling their most “ambitious and best production yet” in honour of The Wall’s 40th anniversary.

When: Saturday, April 6
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Price: $54.85 – $81.35 available online

Sucrerie de la Montagne

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It’s not really springtime until you’re sugar shacking.

Sucrerie de la Montagne lets guests experience real Quebec traditions. Maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way on site – the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap is collected in a pail and transported to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it is transformed into maple syrup.

And guess what? You can have it.

There’s also horse-drawn sleighs, wagons, and an all-you-can-eat sugaring-off feast.

When: From now until April 22
Time: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Where: 300, Chemin St-Georges, Rigaud
Price:$14 – $34, available online

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, April 6
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 5-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, April 6
Time: 8 am – 3 am
Where: 6510 rue St-Jacques Ouest
Price: $5 per game plus $2.39 shoe rental (mandatory)

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, April 6
Time: 10:30 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407, rue Saint-Pierre
Price: $46 – $55, available online




The first-ever GEEK-IT convention is on its way to Old Montreal this weekend.The convention aims to promote video games, anime, comic books, eSports, cosplay, K-Pop and general “geek culture” to a wider public, according to a press release.

GEEK-IT will be hosted across 40,000-sq-ft at the Old Port’s Grand Quai. The main stage will feature “geek community” activities such as a Cosplay Contest, eSport
Tournaments and two headlining K-pop dance groups: 2K Squad and East2West.

When: April 6 and 7
Time: 10 am – 10 pm (until 7 pm on Sunday)
Where: Grand Quai, Old Montreal
Price: $20 – $65, available online

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