From the debut of a film festival, to one of Just For Laughs’ favourite series, here is what’s going on around Montreal today, Thursday, July 11.
- A giant Scottish festival is returning to Montreal on August 4
- Delta Airlines will soon offer economy passengers a free welcome cocktail and other perks
- Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival just dropped its lineup
The Ethnic Show – Just For Laughs
One of Just For Laughs’ most celebrated series, The Ethnic Show returned yesterday and it continues today until the end of the month.
The Ethnic Show (July 10 to 25) will be hosted by the hilarious Latina comedian, Cristela Alonzo, who recently became the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US primetime comedy, Cristela, according to Just for Laughs.
She’ll be joined by Gina Yashere and Lebanese-Canadian comedian Dave Merheje.
When: From now until July 5
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Club Soda
Price: online$59.61, available
Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The festival also welcomes guests from across the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps, and distributors.
When: July 11 – August 1
Time: Varies according to screening
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening
It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.
As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.
When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 – $25.50, available online
The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.
The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.
The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.
When: Thursday, July 11
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online
Parc Jean Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex features three massive Olympic-sized pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, a shaded area, sprinklers and water sports. Beat the July heat in style!
When: Every day until September 3
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau