12 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, June 30

Jun 30 2018, 1:48 am

It’s the day before Canada’s 151st birthday and there’s plenty of things happening in Montreal today, June 30.

See you next year, June!

Say bye to the month in style with 12 things to do in Montreal today.

Wyclef Jean at Beachclub

June 30

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Beachclub claims to be the largest outdoor club in North America. Its name tells you exactly what it is: a club on a beach. As if the weather this weekend isn’t enough to get you fist pumping on a beach, it’s headlined by Haitian rapper, Wyclef Jean!

The club features a massive open-air dance floor, bars and restaurants and small beaches for guests wanting to escape the electronic dance music.

When: Saturday June 30
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: 701 Rue 38, Pointe-Calumet
Price: General admission – $25, VIP pass – $50

Plage en Fête

Spend the scorching hot Saturday at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex. The Parc is hosting the usual Olympic-sized pools, diving boards and towers, sprinklers and water polo but have also added some holiday activities. Saturday’s activities include friendly races, inflatable jungle gyms, volleyball, and prizes to be won. Plus, the Aquatic Complex is offering free refreshments on site to beat the heat this weekend.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: Free for kids 13 and under, $9 for 14+

Stand-up paddleboarding

The Fleuve Saint-Laurent is a gorgeous sight to look at. This weekend, make it a gorgeous sight to stand on as well, especially in the heat.

Lasalle KSF is a store that specializes in surfing, kayak, and paddleboarding and they have teamed up with Parc Jean-Drapeau to get you stand-up paddleboarding this summer.

The event opened this week and also offers paddleboarding yoga, fitness, and wave riding.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: 350 Circuit Gilles Villesneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $20 an hour and $10 for each additional hour

Joe List at the Comedy Nest

Comedy Mic

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Comedy and air conditioning, a perfect mix for today. If you’re looking for a big venue show to get you cued up for Just for Laughs, check out Joe List. The Boston-native has appeared on ConanThe Late Show with David Letterman and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: 2313 Rue Saint-Catherine – 3rd floor of the Pepsi Forum

Beam Me Up! Disco Disco Disco!

Beam Me Up is a Disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, and gospel. It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence in one of the hippest bars in town.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Groove Nation – 410 Rue Rachel Est
Price: Free admission

NDG’s Colourful Saturdays

Swing by NDG’s Benny Library and de-stress by colouring and/or painting a variety of different scenes. The library provides coloured markers, pencils, crayons and colouring canvas, and books. Just show up and let your creativity run wild the rest of your afternoon.

When: Saturdays
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Benny’s Library, 6400 Avenue de Monkland
Price: Free


Best poutine

Fritz Poutine (@sfoo.d/Instagram)

After 3 successful editions in Montreal, PoutineFest has branched out to other venues and their first stop is at the Quartier Dix30. Chefs from a variety of South Shore restaurants will be showcasing their best poutines for you to devour. Check out Quebec’s favourite meal from the following restaurant’s food trucks: Charlie’s Shack, Greg’s DINER, Le Smoking BBQ, Poutine Factory, Poutine No 800, Seasoned Dreams, and Smoke’s.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: 9405 Boulevard Leduc, Brossard
Price: Entrance is free, poutine vouchers are $13

Cinema du Parc at Midnight

Cinema du Parc is showing Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film Brazil at their quaint, trendy, little theatre today. The film follows Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and spend eternity with the girl of his dreams Jill Layton (Kim Greist). The film drama/fantasy also stars Robert De Niro.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 11:30 pm – 1:15 am on Friday – Sunday, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Monday
Where: Cinema du Parc – 3575 Rue du Parc
Price: $12.50

Cinema du Parc for Kids: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Cinema du Parc doesn’t only screen classic films at midnight. They also appeal to the younger crowd and are doing so this weekend with the likes of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The film follows guests who invited to see the inner workings of Willy Wonka’s world-famous (and crazy) candy factory.

Gene Wilder absolutely steals the show.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Cinema du Parc – 3575 Rue du Parc
Price: $9 – $11

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The New York-based salsa ensemble, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, is a renowned Latin group who are veterans of Montreal’s Jazz Fest. The two-time Grammy award-winning, 13-person orchestra will be bringing some serious Salsa and Latin jazz to the festival.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 9 pm and 11 pm
Where: TD Stage, Place des Festivals

Elektra Digital Arts Festival

Montreal’s electric summer kicked off this week and sticks around until August. Elektra is a digital arts festival that promotes art and robotics. The festival’s first day features art exhibitions, musical performances, and workshops.

When: From now  until August 5
Time: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: 5445 de Gaspé Avenue
Price: $22.50, available online

Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City

Enjoy the sun and some soccer today as the Montreal Impact host the Sporting Kansas City at the gorgeous Stade Saputo. The Impact are 6-11-0 and Kansas City is 9-2-5.

When: Saturday, June 30
Time: 7 pm
Where: Stade Saputo
Price: $35 – $180

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