This weekend in Montreal will be visually stimulating. Between film, art, parties and ghosts, your eyes are going to be VERY happy.
Here are ten things to do this weekend in Montreal.
[film festival] FESTIVAL Du NOUVEAU CINEMA – After 38 years of stellar programming, the 2010 festival is guaranteed to be visually amazing, while offering fascinating stories from around the globe. There is a film for you.
[party] WE ARE WOLVES – The Festival du Nouveau Cinema is not just about cutting edge film, it’s also about parties. This Saturday evening, you can party at a masked ball, where you’ll be invited to create your own glow-in-the-dark mask when you arrive. Then you’ll party, like a wolf.
[adventure] GHOST TOUR – As Halloween approaches, Montrealers celebrate the spooky side of the city. Take a walk down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and learn about the spirits that haunt the locals. Spine chills included.
[shopping] La BRADERIE De MODE QUÉBÉCOISE – Score some amazing fashion items at drastically reduced prices. And the perfect part? Everything is by Quebec designers, so you can rest assured to have a one-of-a-kind look back home.
[concert] JOAN BAEZ – The stunning songbird with the distinctive vocal style and willingness to tackle social issues will be serenading Montreal on Friday night. If you have any granola tendencies and missed the original Woodstock, we suggest you get yourself to this concert.
[gay life] GOTHA SALON BAR – As the autumn weather starts to get crisp, there’s nothing quite like heading over to a local watering hole and having a hearty glass of beer in front of a warm fireplace. Relaxed and friendly. Start your evening here.
[foodie fun] APPORTEZ VOTRE VIN – Last week I shared 10 great reasons why Montreal is a great foodie destination. Our “Bring Your Own Wine” restaurants were on the list. So what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle and enjoy!
[classical music] ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE De MONTREAL – Conductor Kent Nagano will be leading the orchestra through Mahler’s “Titan.” It’s the perfect way to add a touch of class to your weekend getaway.
[spa] RAINSPA – Well known for its complete range of treatments that combine tradition and technology, the spa features the first Hammam in Montreal. The steam bath’s fragrant vapors stimulate circulation and free your body of its toxins. Out damn toxins, out!
[contemporary art] SOBEY ART AWARD 2010 – Created in 2002, the Sobey Art Award is the country’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The work of the five nominees is available to view now at the Contemporary Art Museum! Which would you choose?