15 things to do in Montreal this weekend: March 6 to 8

Mar 5 2020, 7:45 am

Whether you’re celebrating March Break or just another weekend, here are a bunch of stuff worth checking out across Montreal this weekend, March 6 to 8.

Friday, March 6

The Lumineers ‚Äď Montreal

The Lumineers

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What: After another successful stop at Osheaga last summer, The Lumineers are coming back to Montreal this weekend.

The popular¬†American folk-rock band has announced the dates for their new world tour and they‚Äôll be ‚ÄúHo Hey-ing‚ÄĚ at the Bell Centre on Friday.

They’ll be joined by the five-piece indie rock band Mt. Joy who debuted in 2016 with their smash single “Astrovan.”

When: Friday, March 6
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre — 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: $54.75 to $130.50, available online

Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City

√Čchappe-toi

What:¬†For the second consecutive weekend, escape roomers can experience the history of Montreal’s underground city in an all new game titled, “Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Forgotten City.”

In collaboration with the¬†Art Souterrain festival, √Čchappe-Toi hosts their newest escape room throughout 4 km of Montreal’s underground city as gamers will be required to answer different riddles throughout their journey in order to¬†escape with the treasure of “the forgotten city.”

When: March 6, 7, and 8
Time: Times vary
Where: Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Price: $25 plus tax, available online

Montreal Robotics Festival

Festival de robotique

What: The ninth edition of the Montreal Robotics Festival, presented by Bombardier, Hydro-Québec, and the Government of Quebec, is being held at the Université de Sherbrooke this weekend (and then at the Olympic Stadium in April.)

When: March 6 to 7
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Université de Sherbrooke
Price: Free admission

Le Cordon’s Comedy Night

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What: Hosted by Darren Henwood, headlined by Chantal Desjardins, and accompanied by a trio of great Montreal comedians including Ben Cardili, Wassim El-Mounzer, and Geoffrey Applebaum, Le Cordon is hosting a comedy night accompanied by some tasty grub.

The special dinner menu includes wood fired pizzas, pasta, ribs, nachos, and promotions on wine and beer.

When: Friday, March 6
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where:¬†Le Cordon — 150 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $20

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice

What: Mickey, Minnie, and a slew of other Disney characters are hitting the ice in Laval this weekend.

See stars from Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, Frozen, The Lion King, Incredibles 2, Aladdin, Toy Story 4,¬†and your favourite Disney Princesses, Donald, and Goofy for a “fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks.”

When: From now until March 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price: $29 to $52, available online

Dodgeball Tournament – McGill KinGames

World dodgeball championship

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What:¬†McGill KinGames has organized a dodgeball tournament in support of motionball for the Special Olympics. It might be too late to register (unless another team dropped out) but it’ll be free to check out.

And to quote the classic¬†Dodgeball film, don’t forget the five D’s of dodgeball: ‚ÄúDodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge.‚ÄĚ

When: Friday, March 6
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where:¬†Sir Arthur Currie Gym — 475 Pine Avenue
Price: Free to watch, $8 to register (online)

Saturday, March 7

Robin Schulz – New City Gas

What: Robin Schulz, the German musician, DJ, and record producer will be spinning beats at New City Gas on Saturday with fellow DJ Black Caviar.

The show is reserved for guests aged 18 years old and older.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 pm
Where:¬†New City Gas — 98 rue Ann
Price: $18 to $36, available online

The Incas, Treasures of Peru

Montreal alpacas

La Vie en Alpaga

What: Going on an Old Montreal adventure? Alpaca lunch.

For the third year in a row, the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal will be hosting a range of indoor and outdoor activities during the first week of March including creative workshops, history, musical performances, and the chance to meet and pet alpacas.

The alpacas are part of the museum’s The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, which showcases the beauty, history, and stories of the Inca civilization which rose from the Peruvian highlands in the early 13th century.

Saturday is the last day to snuggle up next to these wooly little guys.

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays
Where:¬†Pointe-√†-Calli√®re — 350 Place Royal Old Montr√©al
Price: $13 to $21

Imagine Van Gogh

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: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online

Sean Donnelly – The Comedy Nest

What: Sean Donnelly, as seen on Broad City and Last Comic Standing, is cozying up to the Nest all weekend, bringing his self-deprecating jokes and hilarious insights to the comfy Comedy Nest stage.

When: March 6 and 7
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where:¬†The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $10 to $15

Sunday, March 8

Natrel Skating Rink

Old Montreal skating Old Port

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What:¬†A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop ‚Äď talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink is summing up its season-long stay in the Old Port this weekend, offering some really nice ice until next year.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22, kids six to 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.

Snow Tubing on Mont Royal

tubing

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What: Take advantage of the pride of Montreal by snow tubing down it for the last time before it closes up for the season on Monday.

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

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: $6 for 4 to 11-year-olds, $10 for 12 years old and up

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 free-fall 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: Sunday, March 8
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Where:
¬†Centropolis ‚ÄĒ 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 to $93.93, 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: Sunday, March 8
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

POP Yoga Neige

outdoor yoga

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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 8
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Coup S√Ľr

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It may not look like it, but baseball/softball season is right around the corner.

How about taking some cuts at the batting cage?

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’re looking for some gear.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: One token (20 pitches): $5.75; five token special (100 pitches): $23.00