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

Mar 4 2020, 3:30 pm

From standup comedy, alpacas, and Disney on Ice, here are a few things worth checking out across Montreal today, March 5.

Sean Donnelly – The Comedy Nest

What:¬†Sean Donnelly, as seen on¬†Broad City and¬†Last Comic Standing,¬†is cozying up to the Nest all weekend, starting tonight. He’ll bring his self-deprecating jokes and hilarious insights to the comfy Comedy Nest stage.

When: March 5 to 7
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $6 to $12

Montreal Robotics Festival

What: The ninth edition of the Montreal Robotics Festival, presented by Bombardier, Hydro-Québec, and the Government of Quebec, is being held at the Université de Sherbrooke from today until March 7. (And again at the Olympic Stadium in April.)

When: March 5 to 7
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Université de Sherbrooke

The Incas, Treasures of Peru

What: Going on an Old Montreal adventure? Alpaca lunch.

For the third year in a row, the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal will be hosting a range of indoor and outdoor activities during the first week of March including creative workshops, history, musical performances, and the chance to meet and pet alpacas.

The alpacas are part of the museum’s The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, which showcases the beauty, history, and stories of the Inca civilization which rose from the Peruvian highlands in the early 13th century.

When: From now until March 7
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where:¬†Pointe-√†-Calli√®re ‚ÄĒ 350 Place Royal Old Montr√©al
Price: $13 to $21

Disney on Ice

What: Mickey, Minnie, and a slew of other Disney characters are hitting the ice in Laval tonight.

See stars from Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, Frozen, The Lion King, Incredibles 2, Aladdin, Toy Story 4,¬†and your favourite Disney Princesses, Donald, and Goofy for a “fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks.”

When: From now until March 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price: $29 to $52, available online

Imagine Van Gogh

What: 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 in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online