5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 20

Aug 20 2019, 5:00 am

As the days in August continue to dwindle down, here are a few things happening around town today, Tuesday, August 20, to keep the start of your week going.

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Shawn Mendes Concert

Shawn Mendes, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and model is performing two shows at the Bell Centre at the end of the month, both of which are selling out fast.

You’d best get stepping if you want to catch him performing live.

When: August 20 and 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $109, available online

MUTEK Montreal

The 20th edition of MUTEK starts today and runs until the 25th of August. The festival promotes audiovisual performances, live electronic music, and a full theatre of experiences that “push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.”

When: August 20 Р25
Time: 9 am Р3 am
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: online$27 Р$320, available

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Scotiabank offers $7 general admission tickets every Tuesday at their downtown location.

It’s a great week for movies as you can check out¬†Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Crawl, Stuber, Aladdin, Rocketman,¬†and plenty others for real cheap tonight.

They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: Tuesday, August 20
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Price: General admission starts at $7

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Tuesday, August 20
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

PY1 – Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté opened to the public this month and will continue its strong showing this weekend as well.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and ‚Äúa unique playground‚ÄĚ for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience is slated to make its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid, on June 1, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Tuesday, August 20
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price:¬†$28.50 ‚Äď $51, available¬†online