Montreal's Mile End skatepark is set to host a huge nighttime block party this September as part of MAPP_MTL's sixth edition.
The event, billed as "Montreal's projection mapping festival," is a celebration of digital art. The block party will feature monumental digital creations cast on the surrounding buildings, illuminating the skatepark as electronic music plays.
Local restaurant Nakamichi will be serving Japanese fried chicken and pastries over the course of the electric event.
In a press release, MAPP_MTL says there will also be a "small shopping area" showcasing local businesses.
Digital artworks will include work by artist Delphine Dussoubs (Dalkhafine) and minute-long projections by artists from Quebec and around the world, as well as what the festival describes as "works improvised by creators and members of the public [unfolding] in real-time."
This month, one of the most quirky art shows ever seen in Montreal will premiere in Parc-Extension. But this isn't just any art installation.
36 of the neighbourhood's unused satellite dishes have been transformed into canvases thanks to the art collective Art Extension.
The satellites feature the work of over 30 local artists. You can find the works and their locations on an interactive map set up by the folks at Art Extension.
"The idea came to us during the pandemic when we didn't have access to galleries and indoor spaces," Jonathan Cohen, founder of the project, told MTL Blog.
"Noticing all of these disused satellite dishes in the neighbourhood made me realize that there are canvases everywhere, and our streets are viable art galleries for the talented visual artists who just want a place to exhibit their work."
Art Extension will host free walking tours for groups of 10 or fewer from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 25, 2021.
If you're walking along Boulevard Saint-Laurent this weekend and feel a wave of anger overcome you, don't fret. There's the perfect outlet for that pent-up rage. You can try axe throwing for free in Montreal right now, just in front of Parc des Amériques at Saint-Laurent and rue Rachel.
As part of the MURAL Festival, TNT Axe Throwing Montreal has set up a "mobile axe throwing trailer" where festival-goers can try their hand at axe throwing.
The mobile unit will be parked on Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. as well as on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
TNT Axe Throwing also has a permanent location in Saint-Henri where you can hurl axes any time you want — well, within operating hours. TNT calls it a "violently good time" on its website.
A session normally costs $22 per person and all axe-throwing lanes are private until further notice.
Free Axe Throwing On The Main
Courtesy of TNT Axe Throwing
When: August 20 and 21 from noon to 9 p.m. and August 22 from noon to 8 p.m.
Address: Boulevard Saint-Laurent & Rue Rachel (in front of Parc des Amériques)
Why You Need To Go: Pent-up range? Want to practice your aim? Looking for a good time? It's never been easier to try axe throwing!