11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 16

Feb 14 2020, 1:00 pm

From Post Malone to a haunted pub crawl and a chili cook off, here are a few things to cap off your weekend in style today, February 16.

Post Malone ‚Äď Bell Centre

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Last weekend was post-snowstorm and this weekend is Post Malone.

After announcing the extension of his North American ‚ÄúRunaway Tour‚ÄĚ in November, the¬†multi-platinum-selling rapper will swing by the Bell Centre on Sunday as part of his tour which is promoting his recently released third album,¬†Hollywood‚Äôs Bleeding.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $236.34 Р$1,048.32, available online

Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl

February 16

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If you thought Montreal’s weather this winter was scary, you’ve got another thing coming.

After doing studies in Savannah, Georgia (dubbed ‚ÄúAmerica‚Äôs most haunted city‚ÄĚ), the paranormal research crew has jumped over to Montreal for the first-ever Haunted Pub Crawl in the city.

Led by a professional ghost storyteller, the Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl will visit three of the city’s most haunted bars, because mixing ghosts and booze is the only smart way to deal with the paranormal.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 3 pm for English, 4 pm for French
Where:¬†The tour starts at McKibbin‚Äôs Irish Pub — 1426 Bishop
Price: $21.30, available online

Natrel Skating Rink

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A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop ‚Äď talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink in Old Montreal is open to the public every day this month, offering some really nice ice.

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: Sunday, February 16
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.

Les Jardineries

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Head over the Olympic Stadium every weekend in February for some free outdoor fun including bowling, skating, sledding, sliding, hot drinks, and a heated chalet.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, L’Esplanade du Parc Olympique
Price: Free admission

POP Yoga Neige

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Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting another edition of outdoor snow yoga today.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place from 10:30 am to 11:15 am every Sunday all month.

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: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Turbo Ha√ľs Chili Cook Off

The second annual Turbo Ha√ľs chili cook off takes place today where a $10 cover gets you all the chili you could need (both meat and veggie options).

The chili will be judged on five different criteria, from 1-10 based on aroma, consistency, appearance, taste, and after taste

A pretty tasty set of rules apply. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Turbo Ha√ľs — 2040 rue Saint-Denis
Price: $10

Sketch Writing 101

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If you’re itching to start writing sketches, this two-hour workshop will give you some resources you need to get started.

The course talks about game, heightening in beats, premise, timing, character, live vs film, editing, and how to get on stage.

Guests are asked to bring a pen, notebook, or laptop and the course is run by¬†Kate Hammer, the Editor-in-Chief of Hindwing Press – Montreal’s Comedy Journal.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Le P’tit Impro — 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent #202
Price: $15

Förena Cité Thermale Spa

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What better way to dive into the Valentine’s Day weekend than Saint-Bruno‚Äôs gorgeous new thermal spa?

The thermal spa centre, Förena Cité thermale, set at the base of Mont Saint-Bruno, opened to the public at the end of January and this weekend might be the right time to take a relaxing dip.

Inspired by Scandinavian culture, the Förena Cité Thermale is spread over 60,000 square meters at the base of a mountain offering its guests thermotherapy, massages, beauty care, and restoration.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 9 am – 11pm
Where:
 250 Rang des Vingt Cinq E, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Price: $65 – $125, available online

Gr√©vin Montr√©al ‚Äď Chocolats Favoris

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It’s not exactly Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but it’ll have to do.

Grévin Montreal is hosting a chocolate museum all winter, offering guests tastings, workshops, and the delicious history of everything cocoa.

The choco-museum is in association with Chocolats Favoris, a Quebec-based chocolate maker.

The museum features a fake ‚Äúchocolate river,‚ÄĚ where guests can navigate a boat through a ‚Äúcocoa-coloured river,‚ÄĚ but don‚Äôt get too greedy; just remember what happened to¬†Augustus Gloop.

When: From now until April 13
Time: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 
Montreal Eaton Centre (2nd floor), 705 Ste. Catherine Ouest
Price:¬†$15 ‚Äď $21.75, available¬†online

Journey to Space

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How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: From now until September 7
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

Imagine Van Gogh

Van Gogh

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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: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain ‚ÄĒ 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online