16 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, February 24

Feb 22 2019, 6:37 pm

Don’t worry if you’re not pressing your tuxedo or most fashionable garb for the Oscars, Montreal is full of exciting activities today, February 24, to cap your weekend off in style.

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The Oscars Screening

Oscars

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Cinéma du Parc is inviting guests to watch the 91st Academy Awards on a big screen.

Two of their theatres will be dedicated to the event, which is free to attend. The theatre will also be drawing prizes and selling goodies and treats.

(Tuxedo optional).

When: Sunday, February 24
Time: 7 pm Р12 am
Where: Cinéma du Parc, 3575 avenue du Parc
Price: Free

Jessica Moss and Julia Holter Concert

Jessica Moss is best known for playing violin and singing backing vocals in the Canadian post-rock band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band and is a founding member of Black Ox Orkestar.

She’ll join forces with Julia Holter, an American singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and artist, based in Los Angeles, today at La Sala Rossa.
When: Sunday, February 24
Time: 8 pm Р11:30 pm
Where: La Sala Rossa, 4848 boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $23, available online

Quebec Maple Ferris Wheel –¬†Montreal en Lumi√®re

free ferris Wheel

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Montrealers will have the chance to ride the fairest Ferris wheel of them all this weekend.

As part of the city’s week-long Montréal en Lumière festival, the giant, neon wheel will stand out among the Quartier des Spectacles’ outdoor activities, food, music and performances.

The festival aims to light up the city during the dark days of winter and the top of the wheel will give guests a spectacular vantage point of Montreal.

When:¬†Sunday, February¬†24, 28 and March 1 ‚Äď 3
Time: 5 pm -11 pm
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Alan Parsons Live Project

The Alan Parsons Project were an English rock band active between 1975 and 1990, whose core membership consisted of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

The band is back together on tour and will be at the gorgeous¬†Th√©√Ętre Maisonneuve tonight.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time: 8 pm Р11 pm
Where:¬†Th√©√Ętre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
Price: Various prices, available online

Les Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma

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

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

Milk Urban Slide РMontréal en Lumière

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The Milk Urban Slide returns to the Quartier des Spectacles tomorrow, zigzagging its way across the outdoor party site of Montréal en Lumière.

The 110 metre-long slide starts at the illuminated launch tower and zooms its way around the site, at full speed, screaming with photo opportunities.

When:¬†Sunday, February 24, 28, March 1 ‚Äď 3
Time:¬†5 pm ‚Äď 11 pm (from 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Quartier des Spectacles, corner of rue Ontario and Jeanne-Mance
Price: Free

Montreal Bicycle and Triathlon Show

Over 250 exhibitors will be on site showing off and selling bicycles, equipment, accessories, and bike seminars.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time:¬†12 pm ‚Äď 9 pm (Friday), 10 am ‚Äď 6 pm (Saturday) 10 am ‚Äď 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Place Bonvaenture, 800 de la Gauchetière
Price: $11, available online

Festival de la Bête Noire Horror Theatre Festival

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If Quebec cinema doesn’t do it for you, how about some horror?

The film festival focuses on horror cinema and features everything from comedy, thrillers, horror and gore films.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time: Varies per selected film
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent
Price: Varies per selection, available online

MNM Festival

For its 50th anniversary, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is presenting the eighth 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: From now until March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Various prices

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: Sunday, February 24
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Sucrerie de la Montagne

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Sucrerie de la Montagne lets guests experience real Quebec traditions. Maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way on site ‚Äď the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap 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 March 10
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 7:30 pm
Where: 300, Chemin St-Georges, Rigaud
Price:¬†online$14 ‚Äď $34, available

Salon de la Moto

With mere weeks until the weather gets toasty, a motorcycle exhibition has wheeled in to Montreal all weekend and it concludes today.

From Harleys to sport bikes and accessories, the Salon de la Moto has got you covered if you’re a fan of the two wheels.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 9 pm
Where: Palais de Congres, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle
Price: $16.50, available online

Pente à Neige

man-made ski hill

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No offence, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

If you’re up to braving the cold, the second edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people and there‚Äôs also a mini slope on site to accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers and sledders of any age and features a cozily heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate and music.

Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

Volcanoes 3D ‚Äď IMAX

The Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a ‚Äúvery hot immersive experience” as Volcanoes 3D takes over the IMAX screen for its second weekend, taking patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

When: From now until June
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 ‚Äď $12, available online

Mont Avila Snow Tubing

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If you haven’t gone snow tubing yet, it’s not really winter.

This weekend might be perfect for some snow tubing on Mont Avila. 12 of the mountain’s 13 trails are open and the snow surface is “solid,” as per the website, which means you can zoom down the hill real fast.

Nobody will blame you if you knock back some taffy on a snow stick either.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time: 8:30 am Р10 pm
Where: 500 Chemin Avila, Piedmont
Price: $32 Р$38

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

warm weather montreal

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Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it.

Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake.

When: Sunday, February 24
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price:¬†$5 for 4 ‚Äď 11-year-olds, $9 for 12 years old and up