5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 30

Aug 30 2016, 3:57 am

From a free meditation class to the largest Barbie collection in the world, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.


What: Soak up the splendour and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment.
When: Until September 5
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380, Sherbrook Street O, Montreal

Free Meditation Class

What: In need of some deep relaxation? Why not consider meditation? Rigpa Canada, a Buddhist Tibetan meditation centre, has been offering free meditation classes for several years. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm until 8:15pm, allowing you 75 minutes to clear your head. No registration is necessary, just show up ready to relax!
Where: 7595 Boulevard Saint Laurent
When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm until 8:15pm

Historic Outdoor Tours

What: Discover Montreal and stroll through history in the heart of two emblematic neighbourhoods downtown: the Golden Square Mile and Milton Parc. Included in your ticket: a short introduction and the access to the exhibition: Montreal Mansions, 1974 – Photographs by Charles Gurd at the McCord Museum.
When: August 30 at 2:30 pm
Where: McCord Museum – 690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Montreal World Film Festival

What: Expand your horizons by taking in a foreign film at the Montreal World Film Festival. With the intention of “promoting cultural diversity and understanding between nations,” the Montreal World Film Festival features 7 unique sections. Ranging from the Special Chinese Film Festival to the Francophone Film Festival, there will be a screening for everyone.
When: August 25-September 5
Where: Various locations

Barbie Expo

What: Barbie Expo is the largest permanent collection of Barbie dolls in the world – and guess what? It’s currently in Montreal! With over 1,000 one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls, you can relive your childhood (whether you enjoyed dressing them up or tearing their heads off). The exhibit is located on Rue Peel and admission is totally free.
Where: 1455 Rue Peel
When: Open Monday to Wednesday from 10 am-6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 pm-9 pm, Saturday from 10 am-6 pm, Sundays from noon-5 pm.