5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 14

Feb 13 2019, 5:43 pm

Yesterday was all about the snow but today is all about love.

Whether you’re single or coupled, there are a slew of great events today, February 14, to take your mind off the recent pummeling of snow.

Don Juan – Maison symphonique de Montréal

Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea (more than 600,000 spectators in total) the Don Juan musical returns in a symphonic version.

Presented by the OSM, right in time for Valentine’s Day, these symphonies feature Marie-Eve Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat.

Music and libretto by Félix Gray, in an orchestration by musical director Simon Leclerc.

When: From now until February 16
Time: 8 pm (2:30 pm on February 16)
Where: Maison symphonique de Montreal
Price: $50 – $220, available online

Natrel Skating Rink

Thursday nights at the Natrel Skating Rink welcomes a different Montreal DJ every week who’ll provide the tunes to you skating, sliding, spinning and gliding around the city’s 2,500 square metre rink.

Tonight, enjoy the outdoors with your boyfriend, girlfriend or friends under the stars in the Old Port.

The rink’s bistro corner and terrace will also offer cozy spots where attendees can engage in conversation, all couched in a festive atmosphere courtesy of a DJ.

When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Old Port of Montreal, Natrel Skating Rink
Price: $6.95 general admission, $4.90 for kids aged six – 12, free for children under six

Shred Your Ex – The NextDoor Pub

If you’re still hung up on an ex that broke your heart, Nextdoor Pub & Grill has got some tasty closure for you in the forms of free chicken wings.

The cozy basement bar will be supplying a paper shredder and patrons who show up with a picture of an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend will receive ten free wings to shred the pic.

However, wing-hopefuls need to purchase a minimum of ten wings beforehand in order to be eligible for the freebies.

It’s a great way to stuff your face on Valentine’s Day and forget about that jerk who broke your heart. Plus, the promo also falls on the pub’s $5.95 Martini night.

When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 11 am – 3 am
Where: 5175 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free admission

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, It features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.

A string of shows will take place at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier all month, tonight’s being the second.

When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 8 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $46.05 – $139.05, available online

Never Alone Singles Party – Muzique

Muzique is hosting a big party tonight for people celebrating both ends of Valentine’s Day. Singles will be wearing green bracelets and couples will be in red.

The cover is only $5 before midnight and the club’s resident DJ will be spinning tunes to dance to all night, regardless if you’re there alone or not.

When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Muzique, 3781 Saint-Laurent
Price: $5 before midnight