5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, July 5

Jul 5 2018, 2:26 am

Good news: It’s already Thursday. Bad news: It’s still dangerously hot.

But there is a lot to do throughout Montreal today, July 5, and we’ll try to keep the events cool for you.


LA RUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a circus festival that includes tightrope walkers, trapeze art, balancing and trampoline acts, fire art, jugglers, gymnastics, live music, and human pyramids, all using the urban landscape of Montreal as their stages.

The festival will predominately run out of the Quartier des Spectacles, but today’s launch of the 9-day festival is at the Jardins Gamelin. Check it out when the sun goes down.

When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Jardins Gamelin
Price: Free

Shakespeare in the Park

The long-running outdoor theatre event kicks off its 30th anniversary today as the production embarks on a month-long journey in the form of Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love.

Repercussion Theatre produces the show with a contemporary, gender-bent take on the classic love story. The cast includes 10 dynamic performers, a gorgeous outdoor set, and live music.

Snacks and drinks will be sold at the park and if you don’t bring your own chair, you can rent one for $5.

When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 20477 Rue Lakeshore, Baie-d’Urfé
Price: Free

Ciné-Nacho: Jurassic Park

Zoofest labels themselves as being the little sibling of Just for Laughs. The festival will eventually run concurrently with JFL but it launches today.

Ciné-Nacho: Jurassic Park is a classic movie screening fused with stand-up comedy. Twelve local comics will gather at the Monument-National theatre and will provide live commentary, jokes, trivia and dancing while Steven Spielberg’s classic is projected on a big screen.

When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Monument-National Theatre, 1182 Boulevard St Laurent
Price: $20

Musée Grévin Montreal

Spend a few hours today in a refreshing air-conditioned room while staring at wax celebrity figures. Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the 4-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts melting.

When: Open year round
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Admission: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

Too Many Zooz at Jazz Fest

Too Many Zooz at Jazz Fest. That’s a lot of the letter Z. This musical trio achieved viral fame by jamming out in a New York Subway in 2014. Their super-jazz sound and vibrant look have rocketed them to stardom. They’re playing two free outdoor shows tonight and it’s later in the evening so it’ll be cool in more ways than one.

When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 9 pm and 11 pm
Where: TD Stage, Place des Festivals
Price: Free

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