The long-weekend is quickly approaching, and deciding exactly what to do with your extra freedom isn't always the easiest feat. Well, that decision making process is about to get a whole lot easier, because New City Gas is hosting an epic 4 day long music and arts festival this weekend, which is the perfect way to let loose and take a break from the real world, if you ask me.
For the fourth year in a row, the annual Produktworld Festival is making its way back to Montreal from September 3 to 6. Grab your friends and head over there for four nights of amazing parties, killer headliners, and unbelievable art installations. Most of the performers have spent the year touring the festival circuit, playing for massive crowds, so they know how to put on an unforgettable show. You can expect a wide variety of genres and styles to satisfy everyone's tastes, as well as a few surprises including special effects and pyro.
Some of the acts performing include Datsik, Zomboy, Roger Sanchez, Dash Berlin, Klingande, Bassjackers, Dyro and Mark Knight.
Get yourself a 4 day pass or simply pick and choose the individual days that you want to go. The festival also marks the re-opening of New City Gas' main room for the new season, which, if you've never been, is seriously impressive.
Watch this video to get a little taste of what you're in for:
Check out the Produktworld Facebook page for more info and go here to get your tickets now.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.