Here are five happenings around Montreal today, Thursday, August 22, as you set your sights towards the weekend.
- XFL announces names and logos of 8 new franchises
- An international tattoo convention is coming to Montreal next month
- The only Papa John’s Pizza joint in the province just opened in Laval
For 4 days, starting today, the Old Port will welcome the Festival Orientalys, which includes performances, workshops, animation, exhibitions and activities for children and adults all centred around Oriental Medina.
“Every year in summer, the Old-Port moves to the beat of bold fusions and original shows crossing three continents from North Africa to China, by way of Spain, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Cambodia, India and Japan as well as many other Eastern countries,” reads the festival’s website.
When: August 22 – 25
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier, Old Montreal
Price: Free admission
The 20th edition of MUTEK started on Tuesday and runs until August 25. The festival promotes audiovisual performances, live electronic music, and a full theatre of experiences that “push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.”
When: From now until August 25
Time: 9 am – 3 am
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: online$27 – $320, available
The St-Lawrence River is a gorgeous sight to look at today, it could be a gorgeous sight to stand on as well.
Lasalle KSF is a store that specializes in surfing, kayak, and paddleboarding and they are teaming up with Parc Jean-Drapeau to get you stand-up paddleboarding this summer.
This great way to stay active, and to be part of the historic River is offered in three different varieties: SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), SUP Yoga, and SUP Fitness.
When: Thursday, August 22
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: 350 Circuit Gilles Villesneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $20 – $56.50, based on activity chosen
Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show second-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix.
The dive theatre is currently highlighted by Crawl, The Art of Self-Defence, John Wick Chapter 3, The Dead Don’t Die, Avengers: Endgame, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and Wonder Park to name a few, but check out the website for complete listing.
Oh yeah, snacks are $1.
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.
The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.
The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.
When: Thursday, August 22
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online