5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, June 13

Jun 12 2019, 6:52 pm

From the potential NBA champion Toronto Raptors to Star Wars and MURAL fest, here is what’s happening in Montreal today, June 13, as you set your sails towards another weekend.

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Game 6 Viewing Party – Peel Street

Jurassic Park Montreal is getting a sequel.

After screening Game 5 of the NBA Finals on a closed-off Peel Street on Monday night, Projet Montreal announced today that Jurassic Peel Park will return to Montreal for Game 6.

When: Thursday, June 13
Time: TBA (Game 6 starts at 9 pm)
Where: Peel Street, between Maisonneuve and Ste. Catherine
Price: Free admission

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

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

Leonard Cohen Mural

Crescent Street’s iconic Leonard Cohen mural is lit.

Actually.

On Wednesday, the 8,500-square-metre mural, Tower of Songs, that pays tribute to the late singer-songwriter was lit up with four projectors.

Though the newly lit mural is expected to be a mainstay on Crescent Street, head over to snap some pictures before everyone else does.

When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 24/7
Where: Crescent Street
Price: Free

MURAL Fest

The giant, urban art festival returned to Saint Laurent last week for the seventh edition of the outdoor fest.

Mural Fest brings together world-class visual artists and musicians who collaborate for a cultural celebration in the heart of Montreal’s Boulevard Saint-Laurent.

The facade of buildings, roads, parking lots, and public spaces are taken over by immensely talented international and local artists, turning The Plateau into a massive urban art playground.

Check out some photos from the first week of the festival to get you jump started.

When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Saint Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal
Price: Free admission

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

The L’Orchestre Ă  Vents de Musiques de Films, orchestrated by Jocelyn Leblanc, will be performing the iconic soundtrack to John Williams’ Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at the Salle Claude Champagne tonight.

The original film will be screened in English with French subtitles as the orchestra recreates the film’s epic soundtrack.

When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Salle Claude Champagne, 220 avenue Vincent-d’Indy
Price: $10 – $30, available online