5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, January 16

Jan 15 2020, 3:30 pm

As the 14th edition of Igloofest kicks off, here are a few other things worth checking out in Montreal today, January 16.

Igloofest

There’s no better way to stick it to Mother Nature’s winter by revelling in the snow and the cold. And, Igloofest is the most entertaining way to do so.

Thousands of partiers will flock to the Old Port to brave the freezing temperatures for nine nights (split across four weekends) of wild music, cozy costumes, and snowy dancers, the first of which starts tonight.

Tonight’s artists include¬†Lauer, Silktits, Tind, Boycott, Kizi Garden Crew, Charlotte, VJ Bunbun, and Zab Laf, split across two stages.

When: Thursday, January 16
Time: 7:30 to 11 pm
Where: Quai Jacques Cartier
Price: $20.50 Р$89, available online

Meilleure Baguette de Montréal 2020

As if you didn’t shove your face with enough carbs this past holiday season, Montreal is getting bready¬†ready to host a baguette festival tonight.

The festival, Meilleure Baguette de Montreal,¬†will be hosted at the timeless¬†Th√©√Ętre Rialto and will feature ten of the town’s best bakeries, according to the event page, who will be dishing out their takes on the classic French bread.

When: Thursday, January 16
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Where:¬†Th√©√Ętre Rialto — 5723 Avenue du Parc
Price: $15

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is hosting the 10th edition of Luminothérapie through Pop!, a celebration of five fantastical creatures that aim to light up the city during the dark days of winter.

Because if anything can lighten up our bleak winter, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

When: From now until January 26
Time: Noon to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free

Atrium Le 1000

If the weather is too tricky today but you feel like hitting the ice, check out Atrium Le 1000, an indoor ice rink located inside Montreal’s tallest building.

The Atrium has a glass ceiling, perfect to be part of the weather without actually being part of it.

Plus, the skating rink plays music so you can glide to some tunes.

You can bring your own skates or rent equipment on site.

When: Thursday, January 16
Time: 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Price: $8.26

Imagine Van Gogh

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 week, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Thursday, January 16
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online