While the world (and probably most of you) are high-key obsessed with 'catching them all', a little event called The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is quickly approaching, bringing pretty much the very best in music today to our neck of the woods.
With any luck, you got your wristbands months ago like the rest of us, and have already mapped out your exact listening schedules.
But for those of you looking for something more low-key (read: less expensive), or simply want an extra helping of awesomeness to go on top of all the festival madness, we just got word there are 2 secret concerts happening just down the street at the Casino de Montréal...oh and they are completely FREE!
Riding high with the Peer Pressure crew (think A-Rock, Hatchmatik) for the last few years, and having shared the stage with the likes of Chromeo, Azealia Banks, and Diplo (just to name a few) in the past, Shaydakiss knows exactly how to bring the funk and light it up with the best of them.
Show starts @ 9pm.
On July 29, the dancing just don't stop, as the Casino de Montréal hosts an official after-party featuring Canadian electro-poppers Dragonette. Topping charts since 2009, if you weren't able to catch the former Juno winners earlier in the day at the festival, this is your chance to see them way more up close and personal at the Valet de Carreau bar for a wild and colourful show you won't want to miss. The perfect way to cap off Day 1.
Show starts @11:30pm.
With multiple restaurants, bars, lounges, and games to suit all tastes, all surrounded by absolutely stunning decor and architecture, the Casino de Montréal is one of the biggest in the world, offering a little something for everyone. It also doesn't hurt that there's completely free parking, which means no fighting with construction cones, and more importantly, no expensive tickets!
Check out Casino de Montréal's website and Facebook Page for all the details on the official Osheaga parties happening.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!
Founder Corinne Asseraf "imagined the Gallery 203 as a place of discovery, of meeting and exchange between artists and art enthusiasts" and you can feel exactly that the second you walk through the doors.
The mastermind behind all of this, Asseraf, has such a warming, kind presence, which is reason enough to take a visit to Galerie 203 whenever you're strolling through Old Montreal. She let MTL Blog know that anyone and everyone is welcome in her gallery.