Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Thursday, May 18th until Sunday, May 21st! It's officially the first weekend of summer vacation for a majority of students so it's time to party and enjoy Montreal. Let's start those summer activities early by enjoying all the insane things you can do this weekend!
For Thursday, May 18th - 2017, Click "NEXT"
Thursday, May 18th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Swinging On The 21 Balançoires
Spring is awesome for many reasons. Budding plants, beautiful sunshine, and the super fun 21 Balancoires exhibit that takes place in the Quartier Des Spectacles annually.
When: April 10 through May 28, 2017
Where: Quartier Des Spectacles
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Last Day Of Maestro
They are back! The Maestro water jets have officially been reinstalled and are taking Montreal by storm. This interactive digital art project allows you to take control and make your own creation!
When: May 18th, 2017
Where:Place des Festival
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The FIRST 3D Animation Avudo
Check out a free 30-minute presentation of Montreal's Avudo, a 3D animation of archival images suspended over the water of the old port! There are water jets and the images are so vivid that you'll think they are real.
Where: Old Port near the Montreal Science Centre
When: May 18th through September 2nd, 2017
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Montreal's Giants
Have you ever dreamed of seeing 5 story high giants roaming the streets in Montreal? Well, this weekend you can! Montreal will be featuring multicultural giants for the city's 375th anniversary.
When: May 19th through May 21st, 2017
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To HVMANS
Check out Montreal's all new Down Town Cafe! HVMANS has a lit Down Town vibe and a lowkey ambiance that makes it perfect for snapping pictures, doing homework, or grabbing a coffee on the go! I have to say that this is now one of my new favorite places in Montreal.
For Friday, May 19th - 2017, Click "NEXT"
Friday, May 19th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The First Showing Of The Movie Everything, Everything
A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door (Nick Robinson), and their relationship eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world. Everything, Everything was directed by Stella Meghie, and adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.
When: In Theaters May 19th , 2017
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Salsa Convention
Learn to shake it like a real salsa dancer at Montreal's Salsa Convention this year! It will feature workshops, pro dance showcases, and amateur/pro competitions. Get your tickets ASAP!
When: May 19th to May 23rd, 2017
Where: Complexe Desjardins
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Opening Of Jardins Gamelin
Start your break from school off with a big bang and check out Jardin Gamelin! They are reopening with DJs, live music, drinks, snacks, and salsa dancing to make your spring amazing this year. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m!
When: Reopening May 19 to October 15, 2017
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Ping Pong Club
This bar has to be one of the cutest I've seen! It may look like a cafe, but they sure do know how to party minus the fancy crap! They obviously have Ping Pong (already a plus in my book) and their decor and drinks are SWEET!
Where: 5788 Boul St-Laurent
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Satay Brothers For Dinner
Singaporean cuisine sure is incredible! Especially when it's from Satay Brothers! Their menu has a large variety of affordable delights. They are most known for the laksa soup which is priced at only $11.99!
Where: 721 Notre Dame Ouest
For Saturday, May 20th - 2017 , Click "NEXT"
Saturday, May 20th - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The LAST Day Of Vur sur la Relève
If you love art and music, then you should 100% check out Vur sur la Relève at some point this week! With workshops, free concerts, and much more you are guaranteed to have a fabulous time.
Where: Multiple Locations
When: May 20th, 2017
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Montreal's $3 Book Sale
If you need some good summer reads for cheap, then Montreal $3 book sale is the place to be this weekend! Most books are in French but there are up to 15,000 in English. They even have some foreign language books, audio tapes, CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs!
When: From May 20 to May 28, 2017
Where: Aréna Martin-Brodeur
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Verdun Greenhouse
If you love dancing, spontaneous events, and workout programs then be sure to check out the Verdun Green house! I bike past it all the time and starting this weekend the dancing is back on.
When: Starting May 20th, 2017
Where: Verdun Greenhouses
4. Enjoy This Weekend At Bota Bota
Why not have a fabulous Saturday evening at Bota Bota for only $50 this weekend! Most of us Montrealers have just finished school so it's time to sit back and relax for cheap.
Price: After 6PM $50
5. Enjoy This Weekend At Bar Kabinet
This Russian-themed bar is perfect for a small get together will all your lowkey friends! They have superb cocktails that you can enjoy all while forgetting about school and starting your summer vacation.
Where: 92 Laurier W
For Sunday, May 21st - 2017, Click "NEXT"
Sunday, May 21st - 2017:
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The LAST Epic Seedling Sale
Concordia Greenhouse will be seeing over 140 varieties of heirloom veggie, herb and flower seedlings, all produced naturally and locally by the City Farm School Interns! Over 4, 000 flowers, veggies and herb seedlings will be priced at $1-5 and 150 house plants priced at $2-$30.
When: May 21, 2017
Where: Concordia Greenhouses
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Yoga For Punks
Yes, you read that correctly... Montreal now has FREE PUNK YOGA! It's a part of the Pouzza Fest and you can participate this Sunday in the lovely outdoors of Montreal.
When: Sunday, May 21st, 2017 // 12:30 p.m
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Restaurant L’Avenue For Brunch
If you want to feel like you are in the retro ’90s enjoying a yummy breakfast, then I suggest coming to L’Avenue! It’s a great location to feel like you are in an old 90’s movie while enjoying 3D murals. The food is great and it’s the perfect location to laugh and catch up with your BFFs.
Where: 3612 rue Notre-Dame
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The First Weekend Of Piknic Electronik
Yes, you heard me correctly... IT IS OFFICIALLY THE FIRST WEEKEND OF PIKNIC ELECTRONIK! So, that means it is time to party, drink up, and enjoy the hot weather Montreal is having this weekend.
When: Sunday, May 21st // 14:00 to 21:00
Where: PLAINES DES JEUX
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To FREE Zumba
If you want to get that summer bod' but aren't too sure if you are all about Zumba, then why not give it a free shot this weekend! You have nothing to loose and the weather will be great.
When: Sunday, May 21st // 10 AM - 3 PM
Where: Promenade Wellington