Alright Montreal, we have a beach, the just for laughs are on right now and a bunch of cool parties all around the city. You don't want to stay home and do nothing and we gathered up all the cool parties and events to go to this week-end. Come out and party with us. Here is where to go;
Thursday, July 17th
How about a 5à7, or should we say; 5 à Sangria at Le Saint Edouard to start off your week-end well? Great to go kick it after work with some colleagues. View event>
Like last week, there will be Cheeseburgers for Charity at Rosalie's. If you are feeling hungry, you know where to head. View event>
Do you think you have the nicest and flyest kicks in town? Go to the Sneaker Masquerade at Wunderbar and show them what you got. View event>
You can hang out at Place Des Arts for Melting Pot with Josh Wink, ROUX Soundsystem, Nymra & Sofisticated. They will make you vibe out. View event>
Do you know about J Dilla? If you don't you should! Check out the Welcome to Dillaville Tour with Slum Village and The Pharcyde at Cabaret Underworld. This will be great and you don't want to miss it. View event>
Check out Slum Village's video below;
You can then end your night at MELT019 at Blizzarts. This week's guest is Louie P of The Celestics. We can guarantee you will have fun. View event>
Friday, July 18th
Can't get enough of MELT? Great, go to MELT Beach Extravaganza at La Plage de l'Horloge. Two bars, great music, an amazing view, what else do you need? View event>
Head to Jackalope at the Olympic Park if you're a skateboard freak. This will be on until Sunday. There will be competitions and prizes to win. View event>
What better than to celebrate an event at an after party? Jackalope's After Party will be at TRH-Bar so don't leave your skateboards at home! View event>
If your thing is dance/techno check out Mark Knight – DSTKRT Fridays at New City Gas. Be ready to dance all night long! View event>
You have to gather with your friends and go to Soirée Performances #6 at Village Éphémère This will be a special evening with all sorts of artistic acts going on. It's also perfect for the view on the fireworks. View event>
There will be a Brooklyn Block Party at Le Bleury Bar à Vinyl. They will be cooking homemade Jamaican style BBQ in the back terrasse, if you want a taste. View event>
Want to vibe out to trap and rap? Go to Sensei Cypher 002 With Tommy Kruise, Ryan Playground & Cuft at Blue Dog.View event>
Sunday means Piknic Electronik at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Do we really need to tell you the type of fun you would have if you go? View event>
Oh yeah, Tokyo Bar Sundays is the place to go to end your week-end strong. The best jams are always played by Goontribe. View event>
Here is something that is happening next week-end but we are telling you now so you have time to plan ahead. Eclipse Summer Electronic Music Festival – Synchronicity 2014 is going down at Awacamenj Mino camp, just a couple of hours outside of Montreal from July 25th to July 28th. This 4 day outdoor festival will leave you with such mind- blowing memories that you may not even want to go home. Join the fun with us and purchase your tickets before they sell out.View event>
Check out their promo video below;
Montreal, where will you party?!
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And by the looks of her Instagram story, her and her colleagues definitely vibed with the DJ sets they got to hear while there.
In the story she posted above, she wrote that she was there to check out the pop-up vaccination site that was open at Piknic on Sunday, August 22. But also, "to dance with her colleagues" — and that she did.
On Saturday, Plante let Montrealers know that they would be able to receive a vaccine dose the following day at this iconic music event that happens every weekend in the summer.
"For Montrealers who haven't been vaccinated and are planning to go, you can combine business with pleasure by getting vaccinated while you're at Piknic. I invite you to go," the mayor wrote.
Walk Walk Danceis a "brand new project imagined for the cities of the world hoping to quickly revive public spaces after the vacuum created by the pandemic," according to a press release. You can walk, jump, roll, or dance on carpet to trigger beautiful music.
"The pandemic and lockdown isolated people inside their homes, cities and public spaces were deserted, sad and lifeless. We wanted to create an opportunity to meet each other and reclaim our cities, no matter where we live, " said Mouna Andraos, co-founder of Daily tous les jours.
Walk Walk Dance premiered in Toronto in June 2021.
"The purpose of this project is to surprise people by creating spontaneous moments of joy, safely, " added Melissa Mongiat, co-founder of Daily tous les jours.
The installation will be in Quartier des Spectacles until September 6, 2021.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
Espace pour la vie and Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal's Biosphere would reopen to the public as of Friday, August 13.
The structure, which houses an environment museum, was built as the American Pavilion for Expo 67.
In a Facebook post, the mayor announced that to mark the occasion, admission to the museum would be free all weekend.
Earlier in the year, the Governments of Canada and Quebec announced that control of the museum would be transferred to the City of Montreal and that it would become Espace pour la vie's fifth site, joining the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Insectarium.
I must admit, I had never been to New City Gas (I moved here during the pandemic — please forgive me), so I had no idea what to expect. The first thing I thought was, "WOW, this space is so cool!" We walked into the lobby-bar and I was instantly taken by the exposed brick and hanging lights, which created a boho-chic Mykonos-esque aesthetic. Of course, that included a hanging bed.
We stepped inside and walked through the mysterious yet cozy and inviting interior complete with mirrors and candles galore. Before entering the restaurant, we passed through the artisanal marketplace, featuring goods from Meraki, a Laval-based boutique filled with handmade goods and imported treasures from Greece.
Next, we headed into the restaurant, which is so spectacularly done that it feels like one of the most high-end, chic spots on the Island of Montreal but with a totally relaxed and laid-back vibe. Thanks to the decor — complete with hanging baskets, long tables, neutral tones and vibrant greenery — you truly feel like you're in Tulum or in Greece.
We tucked ourselves in for a four-course meal by Chef Massimo Piedimonte of Le Mousso. We were told that the menu was "a tour through the Mediterranean": tapas, a fish course, a meat course, and dessert. Paired with drinks prepared by sommelier Maxime Laliberté of Maison Boulud and mixologist Lawrence Picard of Nectar & Co., I was in absolute heaven.
Between courses, we checked out the open-air gallery outside by S16 and the NFT Gallery by 0x Society, which is actually the first of its kind in Canada. Both of these will be available all summer long.
When the sun went down and the lights came on, the ambiance was even more spectacular. Co-owner Alex K. told me the team was inspired by their travels to places like Tulum and Mykonos, not just for their food and culture, but for the way they exude positive summer vibes. And that's exactly what I got from Bazart from start to finish!
Bazart at New City Gas
Address: 969, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For a taste and the vibes of the Mediterranean right in the heart of Griffintown.