5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, February 26

Feb 25 2019, 4:53 pm

Montreal’s dealt with enough so far this winter. As we long for March, here are five things to check out in the city today, February 26, that’ll help speed up the end of the month.

Montréal en Lumière

The festival primarily aims to light up Montreal during the dark days on winter with dining events, live performances, free all-night activities and innovative art installations.

Though the event coordinates the display of light installations in specific locations around the city, the focal point of Montréal en Lumière is the Quartier des Spectacles and Place des Festivals.

Local DJs, live bands, an illuminated Ferris wheel, and an incredible 360-foot ice slide take over the festival site as well as a two-city-block long zip line that allows festival-goers to zoom over the colourful site.

The site doesn’t only boast mesmerizing sights, but also top-notch gourmet food stations, selling everything from soups to keep you nice and toasty, to maple syrup products and cheese fondue.

When: From now until March 4
Time: Varying times per activity
Where: Various locations around Montreal, headlined at Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Varying prices per activity, free to enter the site

MNM Festival

For its 50th anniversary, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is presenting the eighth annual festival Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques (MNM).

The festival hosts more than 20 concerts, orchestras, solo shows and conferences as a celebration of contemporary music for 10 days.

When: From now until March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Various prices

Matty Matheson

Discover the surprising journey of the ‚Äúbad boy‚ÄĚ of Toronto’s cuisine: Matty Matheson.

Tonight, Elise Tastet, editor-in-chief of Tastet.ca, will lead a discussion in English with the eccentric chef, famous for his appearances on Munchies and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as for being the colourful host of It’s Suppertime and Dead Set on Life.

Matheson will also present his book Matty Matheson: A Cookbook, which you will be able to purchase on site and have signed.

When: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 7 pm Р8 pm
Where:¬†l’Astral, 305 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $20, available online

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Bundle up inside the theatre and check out Glass, Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for real cheap tonight at Scotiabank Theatre Montreal.

Or, check out Bohemian Rhapsody and/or A Star Is Born after both having just gobbled up solid wins at the Oscars.

Scotiabank Theatre offers cheap movie tickets for the Tuesday crowds. They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: Tuesday, February 26
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Price: General admission starts at $7

Honey Martin Trivia

Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts arguably the busiest 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 ‚Äď 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.

You might need all the help you can get, there’s usually a bunch of teams.

When: Tuesday, February 26
Time:¬†9 pm ‚Äď 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free