This weekend’s forecast calls for a relaxed 25˚C (that 77˚F to our American friends). It’s going to be sunny and mild — the perfect kind of weather for roaming the cobblestone streets, tucking into bistros for glasses of beer and watching the world go by.
However, if you’re a “do’er”, we’ve got nine fantastic things “to do” this weekend in Montreal!
[sport] ROGERS CUP – The biggest names in women’s tennis will be battin’ their balls around this weekend. Go enjoying the grunting. Tickets still available.
[festival] MONTREAL CLASS BOAT FESTIVAL – Maritime Heritage Canada has organized this nautical event for the public to touch and discover a large selection of vintage boats rarely seen. It’s a great historical maritime environment! Sexy sailors and merry mermaids encouraged to attend.
[concert] GREEN DAY – After 20 years on the scene, I think we can safely declare that these boys from Berkley are punk rock legends. They’ll be gettin’ Montrealers moshing on Saturday night. Join the disorder!
[restaurant] EUROPEA – The past winner of a Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois, which essentially a highly regarded tourism Oscar, this downtown restaurant offers “intuitive and inventive” cuisine. And if you have a bit more time, and are feeling adventurous, why not take one of their cooking classes? Consult with the schedule for all the details!
[museum] CENTRE D’HISTOIRE DE MONTREAL – The Montreal History Center is featuring a temporary exhibition entitled, “Made in Montreal?” The retrospective presents a selection of nostalgia products from the popular culture of yesteryear and poses a number of riddles to visitors. Made in Montreal or not? It’s your guess!
[musical theater] CATS – One of the longest running shows in musical theater history is hissing in Montreal this weekend. With only four shows in total, you’ll want to grab tickets ASAP if you want a slice of this pussy action.
[public art] NEW FOUNTAIN – Montreal’s Moment Factory presents a choreographed multimedia animation at the Place des Festivals fountain. It premieres this weekend, claiming its title as the largest animated fountain in Canada.
[visual art] EXTREME PAINTING – A citywide project involving eight galleries highlighting transgressive Montreal artists. Pop into a couple art spaces, or if you’re adventurous, map out a route and hit all eight!