Montreal is getting a January classic this weekend: cold, yet SUNNY and beautiful, the city will offer many cool activities to choose from… Why not enjoy awesome Montreal indoor OR outdoor activities? Or, catch up on your favourite streaming TV fix under a thick layer of blankets!
Here’s everything that’s going on this weekend in Montreal!
NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE
This Sunday, Montreal is hosting its annual chapter of the worldwide “No Pants Subway Ride”! The free event will see participants ride the subway without pants, starting at Sherbrooke station and riding around downtown until the ending point at Berri-UQÀM. Details here.
Sunny and cold is PERFECT weather for ice skating, and lucky for us, Montreal is filled with amazing spots to go ice skating alone, with a date, with friends or with the family! Not counting the dizzying numbers of public hockey rinks in our parks, there are also many rinks dedicated to recreational skating:
- Natrel Rink at the Old Port: $6.95 adults, teens, seniors // $4.60 kids 6-12 // FREE under 6 // $18 families
- Beaver Pond Skating Rink: FREE (rentals not included)
- Parc Laurier has a beautiful skating rink (no rentals available)
- For indoor skating, try the downtown Atrium le 1000 at 1000 de la Gauchetière: $7.50 adults // $6.50 seniors // $5 children under 12 // $20 families
Panic! At The Disco (Saturday)
Presenting their “Pray for the Wicked Tour” with supporting act Two Feet at Place Bell in Laval. Tickets start at $62.
The Lemon Twigs (Saturday)
The indie/psychedelic duo from Long Island will bring their brand of multi-instrumentalism to Montreal’s Corona Theatre. We’ve heard brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario put on one heck of a show! GA tickets are $32.50.
American country singer Kacey Musgraves will share the stage at Mtelus with Natalie Prass, this Saturday! Tickets start at $49.75
Luminotherapie, a free light show hosted yearly at Place des Festivals, is back again until January 27! This year’s show is called “Effet domino”, by Ingrid Ingrid. Spectators are invited to topple sets of interactive, multi-coloured dominoes. There are 120 in all, spread out across Place des Festivals. Each domino makes a sound as you topple or twist it, contributing to a wonderful tapestry of light and sound, all topped off by a massive projection onto UQÀM’s neighbouring Pavillon Président-Kennedy.
Full details, including schedule and opening hours: click here.
There will be some road closures in the Turcot Interchange to take into consideration for this weekend:
- 15-S to 20-W and 136-E CLOSED 11:59 pm Friday to 5 am Monday
- 136-W to 15-N and 20-W from Exit 5 (R.-Bourassa/Chamaplain/Victoria) to Turcot CLOSED 11:59 pm Friday to 5 am Monday
- 20-E to 15-S CLOSED 9:30 pm Friday to 5 am Monday
- 136-E from Exit 2 (Atwater) to Cathédral and Notre-Dame Ouest entrances CLOSED 11:59 pm Friday to 5 am Monday