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18 Things You Can Do In Montreal During The Second Weekend Of April

From Friday April 7th to Sunday April 9th

Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Friday, April 7th until Sunday, April 9th! It's officially the second weekend of April and the spring showers are here! It may be raining all week, but it's time to embrace spring and say goodbye to winter because you will be too busy enjoying the insane things you can do this weekend!

READ ALSO: "The Lion King" Live Concert Experience Conducted By Hans Zimmer Is Coming To Montreal


1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To L'Image En Mouvement

The Galerie de l’UQAM and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève are joining forces to present a component of the Biennale of Moving Images 2016. This first collaboration is part of an international dissemination approach for this important event that distinguishes itself from most of the existing biennales by the fact that it is exclusively made up of new works, all of which are produced by the Centre and its partners. Under the artistic direction of Andrea Bellini, the Centre director, in collaboration with the guest curators Caroline Bourgeois, Cecilia Alemani and Elvira Dyangani Ose and with the complicity of Louise Déry, Director of the Galerie de l’UQAM, a selection will be made specifically for Montréal among the 27 new works produced by the Biennale of Moving Images.

When: Last Day -Saturday, April 8th

Where: Galerie de l'UQAM

Price: FREE!

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2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The First Showing Of The Movie Going In Style

Synopsis:

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

When: In Theaters Friday, April 7, 2017


3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Free Yoga With Lolë

When: Friday at 12 PM - 1 PM

Where: Belém Café & Yoga - 4409 Blvd Saint-Laurent

Price: FREE!

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4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Universe of Asterix at Grevin Montreal

Grévin Montreal proudly presents its new temporary universe: The Universe of Astérix! Come and explore the fantastic world of this brave warrior who has been loved by all for many generations!

Begin your visit by meeting your favorite celebrities, next, follow the path through the forest but beware of the army of romans! Continue your journey until Astérix’s house, where he’s waiting for you with his friend Obélix – who isn’t fat, let’s not forget, but well covered! Finally, you can live the fight of the Gaulois village, up to you to determine if the fish is fresh or not!

In this interactive universe, you are Ceaser, a famous druid or even a Viking warrior: use our accessories for your photo souvenirs and be part of the adventure! Enjoy the Universe of Astérix to soak up the lifestyle of these irresistible Gaulois while having fun with your whole family!

When: February 21, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Where: Eaton Centre

Price: Children under 6: free; children 6 to 12: $16.00; young people and students: $18.00; adults: $22.00; seniors 65 and older: $20.50; family (2 children and 2 adults or 3 children and 1 adult): $60.00 plus tax.

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5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To SAT’s Audio-Visual Exhibit

The SAT presents Displacement, a new audiovisual piece from a collaboration between the artists TiND and Création Ex Nihilo, on the original soundtrack 'La Vision' by FROID.The video will be shown every day (free admission) during the opening hours of the culinary lab (3rd floor).

When: All Month!

Where: 1201, boulevard Saint-Laurent

Price: FREE!

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6. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Braderie de Mode Québécoise 2017

The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers: Twice a year, once in October and again in April, Montreal's Marché Bonsecours hosts the Braderie de Mode Québécoise, or as it's known in English, the Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers, a shopping tradition since 1994 that originally attracted only 50 people, a far cry from the 30,000 shoppers the sale now crams into its four-day biannual run starring over 140 unique designer labels.

Featuring samples and inventory surplus 50% to 80% off retail price -womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewelry- the Braderie is a unique sale in Montreal for the simple reason that all featured brands are from  ​local designers.

Brands to look out for include:

  • Mackage
  • Second Denim
  • Noujica
  • Shan
  • Rudsak
  • Tokaya
  • Ça va de soi

When: Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Marché Bonsecours

Price: FREE admission

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7. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Quinn Farm For Maple Syrup

Take a tractor and wagon ride and learn about how Maple Syrup is produced and on your return enjoy one stick of Maple Taffy on snow.Afterward, visit the animal barn!

When: All Week!

Where: 2495 Perrot Blvd. - Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot

Price: $7 per person

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8. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Le Mal Nécessaire

For a spontaneous effortless night, Le Mal Nécessaire is the place for you... AND ME! not only do they have me obsessing over their neon green pineapple entrance, but they also have insane cocktails served in pineapples and coconuts!

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9. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Paddle Board Yoga

Discover a quite new practice which reminds us that of the SUP yoga (paddle board yoga). A wooden minimalist board with cradles which allow certain degree of movement to whom(which) we chain postures of yoga. What gives us the sensation to be on the water on a board with paddle (stand(pit) up paddle board). This will help develop your balance!

When: Saturday,  April 8 - 12:15 PM

Where: Centre Kinesphère, 1565 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Price: $20

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10. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Rock Climbing

Enjoy the massive rock climbing walls at Allez Up this weekend with some of your closest friends! On Sunday, you are your buddies and rock climb, boulder, and much more! It's a great workout and a lot of fun.

When: Sunday, April 9th , from 1-5 pm

Where: Allez Up - 1555 Rue St-Patrick

Price: $26

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11. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone Concert

From the book that has captivated our imagination and the film that has won the hearts of millions. For the first time, relive this extraordinary story of friendship, magic and adventures in a Film in Concert experience. Discover the adventures of Harry and his friends, brought to life by an 84-piece symphony orchestra which will perform the score note-for-note in sync with the original film, projected on the big screen with French subtitles. Sarah Hicks conducts the unforgettable music of John Williams in this live concert event.

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 -  8:00 PM

Where: Place des Arts - 260 boulevard de Maisonneuve West

Price: $100

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12. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The Harlem Globetrotters

When:Sunday, April 9, 2017 at  2:00 PM

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Price: $32.25 to $160 

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13. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To St. Joseph’s Oratory

Saint Joseph’s Oratory truly is a site to see! It is absolutely breathtaking and a perfect location to bring a date to this weekend. Not only can you appreciate the inside, but also the outside of the Oratory, the whole atmosphere is stunning!

Price: $6

Where: 3800 Chemin Queen Mary

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14. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Bota Bota

Ah yes, the perfect way to relax this weekend is by treating yourself to a spa day. Personally, I recommend Bota Bota since it is only $45 before 11 am and after 6pm for their water circuit. Not only do you relax, but you also get to see Montreal from a whole other angle with stunning views.

Where: 358 rue de la Commune Ouest

Price: $45 each

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15. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Montreal's "Milkshake Bar"

Tella's a St. Leonard based dessert bar, sells ice cream, coffee, and the most awesome milkshakes, probably ever. They've got Nutella milkshakes with whipped cream and pretzels; strawberry milkshakes with chocolate rimmed glasses; and, best of all, Nutella milkshakes with Nutella-filled donuts. 

Where: Tella's (6589 Rue Beaubien E)


16. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To TOPS

TOPS #next and the Lester B. Pearson School Board proudly present STORYTELLERS, the 14th edition of the Truly Outstanding Pearson Show.   Featuring 60 of the most talented signers, dancers, and musicians from the Lester B. Pearson School Board— STORYTELLERS will show you behind the masks and take you on a journey into the minds of our wonderful performers.  In many ways our universe is “made of stories, not atoms” says American poet Muriel Rukeyser and that’s where the theme of TOPS #next 2017 is drawn from. 

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Where: , 5050 Rue Sherbrooke

Price: $20

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17. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Butterflies Go Free Exhibit

Step into the almost spa-like setting of the Main Exhibition Greenhouse, where the heat and the flowers’ sweet fragrance help you forget winter. All around you, hundreds of colorful butterflies flit joyously about amidst the lush greenery, filling you with a sense of lightness and inviting you to relax.

When: February 23 to April 30, 2017

Where: Montreal Botanical Gardens - 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est

Price: $15-$20

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18. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Surfing

If you love summer way more than winter, then I suggest to an indoor surfing arena with your best buds! Hit up Brossard’s Oasis Surfing for surfing, drinks, and food! So you can hit the waves and try something new.

Where: 520 boulevard Leduc, suite 01 Brossard

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BONUS: Check Out This Insanely Adorable Cactus Sale!!!

It may not be this weekend, but I am just so obsessed over cacti that I had to share this amazing event with you! Next week there will be hundreds of mini cacti on sale to raise found for Collège Ahuntsic's trip to France in January 2018! You can count on seeing me there with 50 cactus plants in my hands!

When: April 11April 13 - 9 AM to 2 PM

Where: Collège Ahuntsic

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Emily Draicchio From the core of Montreal, Emily is an upcoming Art History student attending McGill. She has joined the MTL Blog team as one of their creative writers. Her goal is to have an active life while discovering the virtues of Montreal! Join her on her journey with visuals from her Instagram @emdraicchio. She is a self-proclaimed cactus whisperer who loves to talk... and talk... and talk, so it's time to hear her voice!