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

Jun 17 2019, 7:53 pm

As the third week of the month gets going, here are five things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, Tuesday, June 18.

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Bring a Friend to La Ronde Deal

Quebec’s biggest amusement park is hosting its “emmenez un ami” day where season ticket holders can bring a guest to the park, all day, for just $9.99 (plus tax).

If you’re not a season ticket holder, you better get looking for one.

When: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Where: La Ronde
Price: $9.99 plus tax

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 “a unique playground” 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, June 18
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.

As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.

When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 – $25.50, available online

Le Lave-Auto

A Montreal car wash has undergone a complete transformation as part of MURAL Fest.

World-renowned urban artist Joshua Vides, who is known for making real-life 3D objects appear as simple 2D black and white sketches, applied his signature treatment to a Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Lave-Auto Laurier, 40-year-old car wash at the corner of Saint-Urbain and Laurier.

It’s totally Instagram worthy.

When: Tuesday, June 18
Where: 85 Avenue Laurier Ouest
Time: 8 am – 6 pm (until 7 pm on Thursday – Sunday)
Price: Free

ELEKTRA Festival Montreal

ELEKTRA is a digital arts festival that promotes art and robotics. The festival kicked off this past week and features art exhibitions, musical performances, and workshops.

When: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 7 pm
Where: Various venues around Montreal, visit the website  for details
Price: $28.75, available online