5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, January 24

Jan 23 2019, 6:56 pm

Wasn’t Christmas like, yesterday? As we trek into the final week of January and wonder where all the time has gone, here are five events happening in Montreal today, January 24, to make this Thursday feel like it’s going to zoom by as well.

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Igloofest #3

Igloofest returns this weekend and tonight is round three of the nine-day outdoor party.

Thousands of wintery-dressed partiers will head to the Old Port tonight to beat the winter by dancing, drinking, and partying through it.

Tonight’s DJs and performers include Chris Lake, AC Slater, Mizz Maxine, Boycott,¬†Hughes Cl√©ment, YOOKie, Bawdy, Melek,¬†R√©mi Vincent and VJ Framedrop, spread out across two giant stages.

When: Thursday, January 24
Time: 7:30 pm Р11 pm
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier
Price: $39.24 Р$79.63, available online

DJ Sur Glace

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.

Today’s DJ set is Charles Cozy, who will be setting the rink on fire. Thankfully, not literally.

When: Thursday, January 24
Time: 7 pm Р10 pm
Where: Old Port of Montreal, Natrel Skating Rink
Price:¬†$6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 ‚Äď 12, free for children under 6

Lux Magna Festival 2019

The second edition of the Lux Magna Festival returns to Montreal today.

The first of a four-day fest, including a variety of local festival music, visual arts, poetry, dance, workshops and activities for all ages, in the heart of winter.

Today’s schedule includes a movie screening, poetry, a hip-hop competition, jazz improv and the night will conclude with a DJ set.

When: January 24 Р27
Time: 5 pm Р11:59 pm
Where: Plateau Mont-Royal
Price: Varying prices, available online

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is shining through the use of dominos, music and lights as it preps for its final week of the winter.

The ninth edition of Luminoth√©rapie, Quebec‚Äôs largest temporary public art installation, is called ‚ÄúEffet domino‚ÄĚ by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation features 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues, hues and gorgeous pics (proof here).

When: Thursday, January 24
Time:¬†12 pm ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

Ingrid St-Pierre

Ingrid St-Pierre is a French Canadian singer-songwriter from Quebec. She’s debuting her new album tonight and is doing so by offering a free show at the quaint Le¬†Minist√®re theatre.

When: Thursday, January 24
Time: 5 pm Р7 pm
Where: Le Ministère, 4521 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: Free