5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, May 28

May 27 2019, 7:00 pm

From Florence + The Machine, a cocktail festival, tulips galore, and some pop culture trivia, here’s what’s worthy of checking out in Montreal today, May 28.

Florence + The Machine – Bell Centre

As part of Florence + the Machine’s massive world tour, the English indie rock band led by Florence Welch will stop by the Bell Centre tonight.

The tour is promoting Florence + the Machine’s new critically-acclaimed album, High as Hope from 2018.

Expect the Bell Centre to be buzzing tonight.

When: Tuesday, May 28
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price:  $69.75 – $135.25, available online

Turbo Trivia Vol V: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Turbo Haüs is hosting a Brooklyn Nine-Nine based trivia tonight. Prizes will be awarded after all four rounds which consists of ten questions per.

Guests are asked to form teams of no more than four people.

When: Tuesday, May 28
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Turbo Haüs, 2040 St-Denis
Price: Free admission

Give Peace A Chance – The Exhibition

From May 26 to June 2 of 1969, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel welcomed John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their famous Bed-in for Peace.

In honour of the couple’s 50th anniversary of the famous bed-in, the hotel’s lobby will transform into a showroom that showcases photos and guest testimonials pulled from the book, “Give Peace a Chance: John and Yoko’s Bed-in for Peace” by Joan Athey and photographer Gerry Deiter.

Deiter was the only photojournalist covering the 1969 event.

The free exhibition will be on display until October 9, Lennon’s birthday. Visitors are encouraged to share peace vows on their social networks with the hashtags #bedin50 and #givepeaceachance.

When: From now until October 9
Time: 8 am – 10 pm
Where: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest
Price: Free

U-Pick Tulip Field

Flower fans can get a whiff of springtime in Laval as the city is boasting fields-worth of the plant, featuring half a million tulips.

Yes, half a million.

And you can pick them, purchase them, and picture them.

When: From now until June 2
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Where: 1270 rue Principale, Laval
Price: $8 – $10 admission

Invasion Cocktail

Returning for its sixth edition, Invasion Cocktail has taken place in over 30 bars and restaurants across Montreal and Quebec City. Until the end of the month, more than 250 cocktails will be crafted by some of the province’s best bartenders and mixologists.

The festival’s goal is to “allow cocktail lovers to discover new spirits, brands and establishments,” reads the Invasion Cocktail website. “The festival also aims to promote education to industry professionals by introducing Pro Days, a series of seminars hosted by the biggest names in international mixology.”

When: From now until May 31
Time: Varies per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Time: Varies per location

 

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