5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, December 11

Dec 10 2018, 7:47 pm

If you haven’t yet started your Christmas countdown, today might be the time to start. We’re exactly two weeks away from the big day and to help get you there quicker, here are a few things in Montreal to keep you busy today, December 11.

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is fusing dominos, music and lights in bringing Montreal the holiday cheer.

The ninth edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation will feature 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminates in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds.

When: December 11 – January 27, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Sunday) 12 pm – 11 pm (Thursday – Saturday)
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

The Office – Trivia Night

Those binge-watching hours of The Office might finally come to good use as Typhoon is hosting a trivia night based exclusively on The Office.

Teams of two will rally together to answer questions based around The Office and the best team wins Montreal Canadiens tickets versus the Edmonton Oilers on February 3.

All proceeds go to Visions Camp, a non-profit organization that provides adolescents with summer camps.

Do you think you can go all night long? That’s what she said.

When: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Typhoon Lounge, 5752 Monkland Avenue
Price: $10 per person

Le Ethnic Show

Two up and coming comedians from Montreal, Aba and Preach, host the 31st edition of Le Ethnic Show, a bilingual comedy show featuring a slew of hilarious, local comedians.

When: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bootlegger, L’Authentique – 3481 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, 2nd floor
Price: $10, cash only

Natrel Skating Rink

A skating rink with Montreal’s Old Port as the backdrop – talk about picturesque.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

There’s no better way to stick it to winter than bundling up and hitting the ice.

The chilled 2,500 square metre rink features a cozy village right in front of the ice and is a puck’s throw away from Bistro Bonsecours for a little post-game refresher.

Natrel’s Skating Rink plays rock, classical and jazz music on large outdoor speakers to add to your soundtrack of whizzing down the ice.

When: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $6.95 general admission, $4.90 kids aged 6 – 12, free for children under 6

Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

Discover how fashion styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later. The exhibition showcases elegant Victorian decor and styles, hot drinks by the fireplace, a Christmas card workshop, and champagne.

When: From now until December 21
Time: 10 am – 5 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm on weekends
Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Price: $7.80

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