14 things to do in Montreal this weekend: March 13 to 15

Mar 12 2020, 7:25 am

Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Quebec Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. 

Before we reach the new month’s midway point, we have to get through Friday the 13th first.

Here are a bunch of fun things worth checking out across Montreal from March 13 to 15.

Friday, March 13

Imagine Van Gogh

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What: Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: Friday, March 13
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online

Akaash Singh – The Comedy Nest

What: Akaash Singh is an Indian American comedian who was born and raised in Texas.  He is driven by cultural differences and an intense pride in his upbringing.

He’ll be joined by Montreal comics Joey Elias, Daniel Carin, Heidi Floss, and David Pryde.

When: March 13 and 14
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where:¬†The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $10 Р$15

Dodgebow

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What: DodgeBow is exactly what it sounds like: dodgeball fused with bow and arrows.

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport is capped with cushion-ends so they don’t hurt when they hit you and you can channel your inner Legolas when flinging them.

Face off with your friends in the DodgeBow arena and put your marksmanship skills to the test. That’ll show the rain who’s boss.

When: Friday, March 13
Time: 2 to 8 pm
Where: 202 Р4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

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What:¬†If you’re not a fan of mummies, you probably won’t like them any better at night.

The MMFA’s¬†Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibit has entered its final month.

The exhibit, produced by the British Museum, reconstructs the lives of six people who lived along the Nile between 900 BCE and 180 CE, using an innovative approach that combines the arts and science.

(Note: If they get up and start walking around the museum, that is NOT part of the exhibit.)

When: Friday, March 13
Time: 5 pm to 12 am
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 rue Sherbrooke
Price: $12

Saturday, March 14

SkyVenutre

What:¬†If you’ve ever wanted to be like Charlie Bucker from¬†Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, now is your chance (to fly at least, not the whole candy eating thing).

SkyVenture in Laval offers guests the first recirculating indoor freefall simulator in Canada. Dive in solo or with a group and you actually fly.

“Anyone who is in good health can fly in the wind tunnel,” reads the SkyVenture terms and conditions. “After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!”

Guests are lifted into the air through the flight chamber’s airflow and an instructor is on-site to ensure 100% safety.

When: Saturday, March 14
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Where:
¬†Centropolis — 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 – $93.93, available online

Parasite – Cinema du Parc

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What:¬†Check out Parasite,¬†2019’s Best Picture, on the big screen at the timeless Cinema du Parc theatre.

The film follows the unemployed Ki-taek family who become very interested in the lifestyle of the rich Park family.

When: Thursday, March 12
Time: Various times
Where: Cinema du Parc
Price: $9 Р$13, available online

The Irish Famine in Montreal Walking Tour

The Irish Famine in Montreal Walking Tour revisits one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history, also known as Black ’47.

Starting in June of 1847, Montreal was overwhelmed by wave after wave of Irish refugees fleeing brutal oppression at home, including a massive famine triggered by a potato famine.

The walking tour provides an in-depth history about the Irish Famine’s impact on Montreal in 1847 and afterwards.

When: Saturday, March 14
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: 
Pointe-√Ä-Calli√®re — 350 Place Royale
Price: $21.30, available online

Journey to Space

Montreal Science Center

What: How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: Saturday, March 14
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

Zero Latency VR Games

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What: Put on a VR headset, strap into a backpack, pick up a controller and dive into the VR world.

Once inside, guests can move around just like you do in the real world without any wires or walls to get in the way of your virtual reality adventures.

From preventing a zombie outbreak, to saving humanity from a deadly disease, and getting launched into space, each game takes 45 minutes and can feature one to eight players.

When: Saturday, March 14
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: 910 Jean Talon Street East
Price: $44.99, available online

Sunday, March 15

POP Yoga Neige

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What: Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting another edition of outdoor snow yoga on Sunday.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place from 10:30 am to 11:15 am on Sunday.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly (and we mean, really warmly).

When: Sunday, March 15
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Pente à Neige

ski hill Montreal

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What: No offence, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend, as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

The third edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people along with a mini slope that can accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders of any age and features a cozy heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and music. Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

The slope is 300 metres long and has professionals on site to teach people proper skiing/snowboarding/falling down techniques.

When: From now until March 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (closed Monday РWednesday)
Where:¬†Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online

Coup S√Ľr

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What: With baseball/softball season fast approaching, head to the cages and keep your swing fresh.

Coup¬†S√Ľr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you‚Äôre looking for some gear.

They offer stellar deals at both the pro shop and the batting cages since it’s not yet the ball season.

When: Sunday, March 15
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00

iSaute Kirkland

ISaute

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What: iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages (and a great workout).

When: Sunday, March 15
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door