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21 things to do in Montreal this weekend: March 8 to 10

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DH Montreal Staff Mar 08, 2019 5:00 am 50

There’s just something about seeing weekends in March that makes you feel like winter is on its way out.

As we sum up the first full week of the newest month, here are 21 eventful things to check out all weekend, March 8 to 10.

And, since March started on a Friday, there’s still three full weekends left after this one.

Way to go March.

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Friday, March 8

The Barr Brothers

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The Barr Brothers is a band founded in Montreal that consists of American brothers Andrew and Brad Barr as well as bassist Morgan Moore, pedal steel guitarist Brett Lanier and a rotating cast of Montreal musicians.

They’re returning home to what will be a wild show at the Théâtre Corona.

When: Friday, March 8
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Théâtre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $39, available online

Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM)

This children’s film festival showcases the best international cinema for kids and families.

When: From now until March 10
Time: Various times per selection
Where: Cinéma Beaubien, du Parc, du Musée and Musée des beaux-arts
Price: $9.50 per film, available online

Jeremy Hotz – Dangerously Handsome

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Known for his astute observational comedy, Canadian stand-up comedian Jeremy Hotz is back on the road with his brand new “Dangerously Handsome Tour.”

It’s his first tour since his International Man of Misery tour three years ago.

Hotz does a great job at finding the miserable in the world and turning it into laughs.

When: Friday, March 8
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Place des Arts, 175 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $59.20 – $71.25, available online

Griffintown Gourmet and Gastronomic

Griffintown’s first major gourmet and gastronomic event is an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional gastronomic offer, the great diversity and the originality of a variety of restaurants in Griffintown.

When: From now until March 14
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Visit the website to see a list of 17 participating spots
Price: $17 – $42

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques National Park

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The City of Montreal wants you to see more of this gorgeous province this winter by checking out the city’s biggest national park – for free.

So, pack a lunch, hop on a shuttle bus and spend the day in the great Canadian outdoors!

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is offering free shuttle services from downtown Montreal for three dates in March.

With 330 hectares of land, the Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is the largest park in Montreal. It’s bordered by Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies, offering magnificent views of icy, snowy, land.

The park is a massive network of cross-country ski trails that offer river, field and forest landscapes.

When: March 8 and 9
Time: 9 am and 9:30 am – 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm
Where: Square Dorchester pick up
Price: Free shuttle, various prices at the park

Lomepal Concert

Antoine Valentinelli, better known by his stage name Lomepal, is a rapper and singer from the 13th arrondissement of Paris. He has released five EPs, and two studio albums: Flip, released in June 2017, was certified double platinum by the SNEP; and Jeannine, released in December 2018.

He’ll be swinging by MTELUS on Friday to a probable packed house.

When: Friday, March 8
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $33 – $42, available online

The Cranberries Tribute

In honour of International Women’s Day, The Blueberries, a The Cranberries tribute band (see what they did there?) will be performing at the gorgeous La P’tite Grenouille until midnight when DJ Huggies takes over through to 3 am.

The bar is boasting pretty stellar drink deals that include 25 shooters for $25, 10 litres of beer for $69 and 10 litre sangrias for $80.

When: Friday, March 8
Time: 6 pm – 3 am
Where: La P’tite Grenouille
Price: $15, at the door

Comedy at the Art Loft

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Comedy at the Art Loft is the hottest underground comedy show in Montreal. It’s the city’s only weekly bilingual show and is run out of a private loft on rue Saint-Laurent and is usually packed with people. It feels like a college part, except a comedian is slinging jokes into a microphone.

This week’s show is hosted by Quinn McMorrow and headlined by the very funny Joze Piranian.

Rounding out the setlist are: Ém Lap, Ben McKay, Nathan Teixeira, Steve Patrick Adams
and Audrey-Anne Duga.

The venue features a DJ and snacks. BYOB and it’s 420 friendly. Very 420 friendly.

When: Friday, March 8
Time: Doors open at 9 pm, show starts at 10:30 pm
Where: 4152 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $10 at the door (cash only)

Saturday, March 9

Disney on Ice – Mickey’s Search Party

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Disney on Ice present’s “Mickey’s Search Party,” an on-ice story that follows Mickey Mouse as he searches for his friends.

The show, “L’expédition de Mickey,” will be presented in French.

When: March 8, 9 and 10
Time: 11 am, 3:30 pm, 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price:$28.75 – $130.75, available online

Montreal Insect Fair

The Montreal Insect Fair is an event centered on insects and everything creepy and crawly. The fair’s goal is to promote the scientific culutre of entomology, towards the general public and the youth.

The fair offers a large variety of insects from across the glove, over 150,000 insects on exhibition, some of which are for sale, educational presentations on the science of entomology and even insect tasting.

When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Centre de Loisirs communautaires Lajeunesse, 7378 rue Lajeunesse
Price: $6 for adults, $3 for children

Domaine Enchanteur – Domaine de la forêt perdue

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There’s no better way to stick it to winter and stand up to your Canadian pride like skating.

But hitting the ice on an enchanted forest trail adds a little bit of magic to the longstanding winter hobby.

Domaine Enchanteur, in the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel district, a two-hour drive from the island of Montreal, offers guests 15 km of perfectly maintained ice that winds its way through the pine forest’s wintery landscape.

When: Saturday, March 8
Time: 10 am – to 10 pm
Where: 1180, St-Félix Row, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel
Price: $16 – $18, available online

Castle in the Sky Screening

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Cinéma du Parc will be screening three shows of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 classic Castle in the Sky this weekend.

The animated film follow a young boy and girl who stumble into a mysterious islands that floats down from the sky.

The cinema will screen an English and Japanese version on Saturday and the French version on Sunday.

When: March 9 and 10
Time: 10 am (English version), 2:30 pm (Japanese version) and 10 am on Sunday (French version)
Where: Cinéma du Parc, 3575 av. du Parc
Price: $10 – $11.50, available online

POP Yoga Neige

Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting a series of outdoor snow yoga sessions this month.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place every Saturday and Sunday from now until March 24 at Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin, respectively.

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 warm).

When: March 9 and 10
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Pente Ă  Neige

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

If you’re up to braving the cold, the second edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people and there’s also a mini slope on site to accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers and sledders of any age and features a cozily heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate and music.

Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

Roller Disco and Dance Night

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Have you ever seen how funky those roller discos of decades past looked? This Saturday, you can be part of it as Centre Bruxelles is hosting a roller disco and dance night.

Strap on some rollerblades and play tag, dance or skate the night away.

When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 7 pm – 1 am
Where: Centre Bruxelles, 10015 avenue Bruxelles
Price: $15, at the door (cash only)

Winter Games NDG

La Semaine des ARTS NDG ARTS Week invites guests of all ages to a day of winter games at NDG Park.

Activities include Bavarian curling, broomball, shuffleboard on ice, skating and free hot chocolate.

When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: Girouard Park, 2500 rue Girouard Bruxelles
Price: Free admission

Sunday, March 10

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

The Montreal Science Centre invites guests to a “very hot immersive experience” as Volcanoes 3D takes over the IMAX screen for the fifth weekend, taking patrons where few humans dare to venture: into the heart of a volcano.

When: Sunday, March 10
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl

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If you thought Montreal’s weather this winter was scary, you’ve got another thing coming.

After doing studies in Savannah, Georgia (dubbed “America’s most haunted city”), the paranormal research crew has jumped over to Montreal for the first-ever Haunted Pub Crawl in the city.

Led by a professional ghost storyteller, the Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl will visit four of the city’s most haunted bars, because mixing ghosts and booze is the only smart way to deal with the paranormal. The tour will start at Charlie’s American Pub on Bishop Street before heading to the recently-burned down John Doe Pub, the historic McKibbin’s Irish Pub, the mysterious Sir Winston Churchill Pub, the frequently-visited (not just by the living) Club Le Cinq and, of course, Hurley’s Irish Pub, where a ghost known as the “Burning Lady” is said to still lurk on the grounds.

When: Sunday, March 10
Time: 3 pm for English, 4 pm for French
Where: The tour starts at Charlie’s American Pub, 1204 Bishop
Price: $20.87, available online

Sucrerie de la Montagne

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Sucrerie de la Montagne lets guests experience real Quebec traditions. Maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way on site – the tree is tapped with a spout, the sap collected in a pail and transported to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it is transformed into maple syrup.

And guess what? You can have it.

There’s also horse-drawn sleighs, wagons and an all-you-can-eat sugaring off feast.

When: From now until March 10
Time: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Where: 300, Chemin St-Georges, Rigaud
Price:$14 – $34, available online

Coup Sûr

With baseball season right around the corner, why not take a couple cuts at the batting cage?

Coup Sûr 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 for the quickly approaching ball season.

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

Barbie Expo

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The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont-Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses.

Plus, it’s free to attend and it’s oozing with photo opps.

When: Sunday, March 10
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1445 Rue Peel
Price: Free

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