THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (DECEMBER 17 TO 19)

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by .

Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? We recommend calling in sick to your life and getting on a plane to Montreal.

A weekend getaway with us will provide the escape you need to make it to the end of the year. Besides, we’ve got circus folk waiting to entertain you!

Here are our weekend recommendations.

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[cirque du soleil] QUIDAM – “A nameless passer-by, a solitary figure, a person rushing past. It could be anyone, anybody. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the “quidam” that Cirque du Soleil is celebrating.” We have no idea what that means, but heck Cirque du Soleil could do a tribute to toe jam and somehow it would be magical!

[holiday cheer] OLD MONTREAL’S EXTRAVAGANZA – If you enjoy festive lights, holiday caroling, skating rinks and all sorts of wintery delights, then you’re in luck. Even the Grinchiest-of-heart stand no chance.

[history lesson] YOURS TRULY, MONTREAL – In 18 easy minutes, you can get a grasp of how Montreal was born. This is perfect for our contemporary twitter-esque attention spans.

[foodie fun] CHRISTMAS GIFTS – Planning to come to Montreal this weekend? If you have friends and family back home who are into eating, you’re in luck. Montreal is a veritable treasure trove of gifts for the seen-it-all-tasted-it-all foodie.

[spa] BOTA BOTA – The newest spa in Montreal is absolutely stunning. Located on a boat in Montreal’s Old Port, you can sit on the deck in a jacuzzi tub and let snowflakes fall on your eyelashes. This is a HOT ticket right now, so reservations are a must.

[concert] BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – You need more baroque pop in your life. Thankfully the BSS is in Montreal this weekend to deliver. Tip: wear a bowtie with your converse sneakers.

[gay life] MEC PLUS ULTRA – The theme of Montreal’s hottest “out-of-village” gay par-tay this week is “Electric Youth.” I hear that Debbie Gibson will be making a special appearance. Actually that’s a lie. I didn’t hear that at all.

[theatre] SILICONE DIARIES – Some brave individuals choose their own body as their canvas. Nina Arsenault is one of these individuals. Tickets going very fast.

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