5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 8

Aug 8 2019, 5:00 am

Here is what’s going on around Montreal today, Thursday, August 8, as we set our sights towards the weekend.

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Montreal Pride

From August 8 to 18, Montreal will welcome over 225 artists, 250 activities, and 20 free large-scale productions as the city celebrates the Montréal Pride (Fierté Montreal) for 11 days, starting today.

The festival is the ‚Äúlargest gathering of the sexual and gender diversity (SGD) communities in the Francophone world and in Canada,‚ÄĚ reads the festival’s¬†press release.

This year’s fest comes with a little bit more weight as Montréal prepares to compete to host the WorldPride event in 2023, according to event organizers.

The festival’s full program, dates, times, and location can be found on the Fierté Montreal website.

When: August 8 Р18
Time: Varies
Where:¬†Montreal’s Gay Village
Price: Varies per selection

Coupe Rogers Montreal

The Rogers Cup has returned to Montreal for the 139th edition of the tournament and the 128th of the Canadian Open.

When: From now until August 11
Time: Varies
Where: IGA Stadium, 285 Rue Gary-Carter
Price: Varies, available online

Le Grand Poutinefest

It seems like all that hard work to maintain your summer body is about to go down the tubes.

The Old Port’s week-long poutine festival,¬†Le Grand Poutinefest, is making a greasy return to Montreal for a week, which started yesterday.

More than 45 different types of the Quebec specialty dish will be on-site, ranging from the traditional (obviously) to a gourmet foie gras dish, a duck confit poutine, a decadent macaroni and cheese combo, vegan options, and dozens of other takes on the popular trifecta.

When: From now until August 11
Time: 5 pm Р11 pm (on August 6), 11 am Р11 pm (August 7-11)
Where: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal
Price: Free admission, poutines have varying prices

Cité Mémoire

Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world‚Äôs largest projection circuits. Montreal‚Äôs history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port. Download the free ‚ÄúMontreal en Histoires‚ÄĚ app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Thursday, August 8
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Thursday, August 8
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

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