5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 27

Feb 26 2020, 3:30 pm

As you set your sights to both another weekend and a new month, here are a few things worth checking out across Montreal today, February 27.

Québec Maple Ferris Wheel

What: Presented by Maple from Québec, the giant illuminated ferris wheel cozies up to the Quartier Gourmand sector of the festival, offering guests authentic Quebec-made maple syrup samples.

It’s tough to miss the giant, neon-lit wheel and it offers gorgeous vantage points of the festival site if you want to go camera heavy.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission

The World’s Smallest Thursday Night Showcase

What: Branded as the “world’s smallest comedy club,” the showcase returns tonight at the cozy Hurley’s Irish Pub for a show featuring the legendary Heidi Foss as the headliner and local acts Viveth K, Serag Meletian, Daniel Carin, Kayla de Leon, Josh Shapiro, and Kimberley Dorneval as featured acts.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub — 1225 rue Crescent
Price: Free admission

RBC VOLTIGO

What: You’re probably not down to dive into a swimming pool in the dead of winter, especially from such great heights.

Luckily, Canadian haut-vol diver Lysanne Richard is.

She’ll jump off a 25-metre high diving board into a three-metre-deep pool. As if that’s not enough, she’ll be performing acrobatics in between.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: Varying hours, visit the Montreal en Lumiere website for specific times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Imagine Van Gogh

What: Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened last month, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers

What: The Habs and their 29-27-9 record welcome the New York Rangers to town for a clash between two original six teams.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: Various pricing, availableonline