5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, December 18

Dec 17 2018, 6:21 pm

Bad news: It’s only Tuesday. Good news: Christmas is only a week away!

So, its a decent swap. To help make it feel like the big day is even closer, here are five things to keep you busy today, December 18.

Jorja Smith Concert

Jorja Alice Smith is an English singer-songwriter from Walsall, West Midlands. Smith has released several singles since January 2016 and collaborated with other artists, including Drake, Kali Uchis, and Stormzy. She released her debut extended play, Project 11, in November 2016 and she’s at the timely MTELUS.

When: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $45 – $62, available online

The Nutcracker Ballet

For the 55th year, the full-length rendition of Les Grands Ballet’s magical The Nutcracker returns to Montreal.

Choreographed by the late Quebecer Fernand Nault and based on German author ETA Hoffman’s original tale, the theatre play embodies the spirit of Christmas with its graceful entertainment, magical scenery and stunning costumes, to Tchaikovsky’s irresistible musical score.

The story tells the tale of Clara, who receives a beautiful nutcracker for Christmas. The young girl is then swept into a fairytale world in which the nutcracker becomes a prince, while mice and rats battle an army of toy soldiers.

When: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Price: $99 – $144, available, online

Honey Martin Trivia

Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts arguably the best pub trivia in town. They do six rounds of ten questions. A winner is rewarded each round with either a round of drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round, solid deal. The questions are all general knowledge and the trivia host is interactive and funny. Buy him a shot and he’ll go easy on you.

Plus, Honey’s is beautifully decorated for the holidays, you can’t go wrong.

When: December, December 18
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals has fused 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 features 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 illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds.

If you don’t believe us, check out some mesmerizing photos here.

When: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it.

Discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down reserved lanes next to the toboggan hill overlooking Beaver Lake.

When: From now until March
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: $5 for 4 – 11-year-olds, $9 for 12 years old and up

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