Spring is somewhat her, summer is hopefully right around the corner, if you only have 20$ in your pocket there are still ways to live like a king/queen. This amount of money can take you far in life and in the city of Montreal there is an array of activities you can do with a little green bill.
1. The Mowgli's (18.50$)
La Vitrola: 4602 Boul St-Laurent
Kind of Folk music-ish but that you definitely won't fall asleep to.
2. The Bright Light Social Club (12$)
Quai des Brumes: 4481 Rue Saint-Denis
Check Evenko regularly to see what kind of new bands there are coming to MTL and there's often good cheap tickets like this. This band is actually pretty cool.
Photo credo - Printemps Numérique
3. Printemps Numérique (0-20$)
This is one of Montreal numerous festival, its theme is digital arts the events are all over the city and last until May. Shows include all kinds of electronic arts, installations, music, performance arts, and other many other types of exhibits.
4. Impact League of Champions Finals (19$)
Montreal impact are having finals on April 29th, always at the Olympic Stadium. The tickets are only 19$ for this game and usually they're a bit more expensive.
5. Cabane à sucre (20$)
This is a Canadian must and a delicious stereotype. Maple syrup is the best when it's in your hair, on your gloves, your face and you steal people tickets for extra "tire".
6. MacAllan's Pub Open Bar Saturday (15-20$)
This is a typical West Island bar, it has an open bar special every Saturday from 10:30pm to 1:00am, ladies drink for 15$ and guys for 20$, either vodka, gin or rum. The kitchen stay open pretty late and it does get pretty full most Saturdays.
7. Montreal History Center (6$)
This is a museum dedicated to our beautiful city located in the Old Port. It contains colonial exhibits up to the near past and present. Living in one of the first North American cities there is a very important and interesting history.
8. Afternoon Tea Time at The Ritz (20$)
This is more of a girly activity, you can dress up wear a cute pastel outfit with your hair up and some pearls and go have some tea and order one of these beautiful little platters. Obviously the Ritz sounds expezzy but you can pull it off for 20$ a pop, a sandwich plate is around 15$ and the the tea is free.
Photo cred - Lucie
9. Butterflies go free (19.25$)
Botanical Gardens: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E
Spring has sprung and the butterflies are emerging from their cocoons. This exhibit is held in the main green room of the botanical gardens, the butterflies roam throughout the the room and greenery.
10. Game on (21$)
Montreal Science Center: 2 Rue de la commune
Yes this one is 21$, but it is worth it, this is an exhibit taking its audience through the history of video games; "From atari to Xbox" and the gaming industry's impact on pop culture. It will be show for all video game addicts and what's more there is over 100 games and consoles open for gaming at the exhibition.
11. The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers
Marché Bonsecours: 350 Rue St-Paul
April 16th to the 29th is the time to support fashion designers from all around the province. There are sales range from 50% to 80% off; usually local designers merchandise is very expensive (especially if it's made her #noSweatShops) so this sale is a good opportunity to encourage local enterprise.
Photo cred - Colette
12. Jerusalem 3D (13$)
Imax Theater: 2 Rue de la commune O
This movie has won the Giant Screen Cinema Association award for best cinematography. This 3D movie is a tour through the historic city with a deeper view of its people's lives and all the stories within.
Photo cred - Cb_p
13. Pints & rail drinks (7$)
Typhoon Lounge: 5752 Monkland av.
This bar is in the NDG area and in the evenings it's not too busy so out on the street so the even though the terrace is right on the sidewalk it won't be full of traffic; it's a nice relax place to go for a low key night out.
Photo cred - Audrey
14. Lunch Venti Osteria (18$)
Lunch at this beautiful restaurant is only 18$ for the 2 course special which the appetizer and main dish. They don't only serve italian food but their fresh pasta is a specialty, everything is beautifully presented and reservations are necessary.
15. Comedy nest (15$)
the most expensive entry cost is 15$ Saturdays, other than that their amateur nights are only 5$. The bar is reasonably priced and its always nice to have a laugh any day of the week.
16. Kings of Egypt (18$)
Palais des congrès: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
This is an exhibit open from April 3rd to June 24th presented by the Egypt Art Center. It is divided into two section "King Tut: boy king" and "Post Ancient Egypt" and also includes archeological history. Check out the website it looks really great!
17. Secret Sun (10$)
Bar Le ritz: 179 Jean-Talon-Ouest
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18. CaliforniaX/Big Dick/Sigh Down One (15$)
Bar Le ritz: 179 Jean-Talon-Ouest
April 24th, Three bands for the price of one. OMG very nice!
Photo cred - Free People
19. Go buy some records at Sound Central (20$)
Yes, this is a very hipster thing to do, but it's still fun and brings one back to a better time. Most record stores sell used albums and if they're not a collector's item then you can usually find them for a couple dollars.
Spend some quality time with someone who needs it (priceless)
Let's say you haven't seen your grandmother in a while or you have a friend going through a tough time, call them up and be sincerely interested in seeing them. Do something they enjoy, even though it might not be your favourite and call it a good deed for the month.