5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 21

Feb 20 2019, 7:47 pm

This is the penultimate Thursday of the month, so get out there an enjoy it.

We’ve put together five events to check out today, February 21, to help set your sights on the weekend.

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Montréal en Lumière

Montréal en Lumière primarily aims to light up Montreal during the dark days of winter with dining events, live performances, free all-night activities and innovative art installations.

Local DJs, live bands, an illuminated ferris wheel, and an incredible 360-foot ice slide take over the festival site as well as a two-city-block long zip line that allows festival-goers to zoom over the colourful site.

The site doesn’t only boast mesmerizing sights, but also top-notch gourmet food stations, selling everything from soups to keep you nice and toasty, to maple syrup products and cheese fondue.

When:¬†February 21 ‚Äď March 4
Time: Varying times per activity
Where: Various locations around Montreal, headlined at Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Varying prices per activity, free to enter the site

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:¬†February 21 ‚Äď March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Various prices

Festival de la Bête Noire Horror Theatre Festival

This four-day film festival focuses on horror cinema and features everything from comedy, thrillers, horror and gore films.

When:¬†February 21 ‚Äď 24
Time: Varies per selected film
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent
Price: Varies per selection, available online

Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers

After snapping their four-game losing streak on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Canadiens welcome the Flyers to the Bell Centre for a tilt versus Claude Giroux and the boys.

Look for Price to be in between the pipes tonight as the Canadiens try for their 33rd win of the year.

When: Thursday, February 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per seat selection, available online

Dollar Cinema

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. They’re currently highlighted by Roma, The Mule, Venom, Blackkklansman, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Ralph Breaks the Internet to name a few, but check out the website for complete listing.

Oh yeah, snacks are $1.

When: Thursday, February 21
Time: Varies per selection
Where:¬†6900 Boulevard Decarie,¬†C√īte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission