16 things to do in Montreal this week: November 15-21


From the start of the work week, Christmas is only 40 days away and Montreal gets in the mood.

There’s a pop-up bar, an outdoor Christmas festival, and a lunar eclipse to check out in the city this week.

If you’re looking for things to do across the island, here are 16 events to consider around Montreal from November 15-21.

Miracle Montreal is back in Montreal, bringing the holiday spirit to a local bar for the third year in a row (except last year).

The month-long pop-up bar opened on November 16 and ho-ho-hos until December 26, naming a local spot with ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday-themed food and drink, and the music.

This year, Miracle Montreal invested Parliament in the Old Port, bringing a sleigh full of festive sensations to the stone-walled pub.

Christmas-themed cocktails include Christmapolitan, Christmas Carol Barrel, Old-Fashioned Snowball, Yippie Ki Yay Mother F **** r !, Jingle Balls Nog, Nice Shot, and Naughty Shot.

When: From now until December 26
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Or: 351 Place d’Youville

Meet new people and learn a new language during this exchange.

It’s simple, just go to the event venue and spend three hours speaking with native speakers of a dozen different languages. Plus, it’s free !

When: Thursday November 18
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
: to be confirmed, follow the event Facebook group for details
Price: To free

Travel through space and study the infinitely small to the unfathomable large at this exhibit that connects humanity to the rest of the universe.

When: Daily
Times: Sunday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. closed on Mondays
Or: 4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Price: $ 17 – $ 22, available in line

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Montreal.

After taking a break the last vacation because of you-know-what, Noël Montréal has announced its return to the Quartier des spectacles, offering cultural, festive and culinary events downtown.

In addition to the festive atmospheres, each market will sell local products from maple syrup to toys, decoration, clothing, candy, food, trees and drinks (ideal for gifts). It will host Christmas events and great photo ops.

When: November 20 to January 2
Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Or: Quartier des spectacles
Price: Free entry

This fall, the PHI Center is offering completely free programming.

New exhibits include an augmented reality tour, a new music listening room called While alive, a multimedia installation on the windows of the PHI Center featuring Innu poet Joséphine Bacon, and a series of screenings of new films by emerging black artists in Montreal.

When: Daily
Times: Monday to Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Or: 315 Saint-Paul West
Price: To free

All aboard!

When: Daily
Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: 110 Rue St Pierre, Saint-Constant
Price: $ 12.75 – $ 21.20, available in line and on site

Mor Charpentier / MAI

Make the revolution explores forms of struggle and revolution in the Middle East and North Africa through video art and a breathtaking installation. The exhibition – created by Farah Atoui and Viviane Saglier – revisits stories of uprisings through the production and circulation of images.

When: From now until December 11
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. closed Sunday and Monday
Or: MAI Montreal, intercultural arts, 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance
Price: To free

The exhibition features costumes, sets, works of art, props, giant scale models, iconic objects, training and backstage material.

Guests can also ride in a mini clown car, test their balance and coordination, and learn about their inner circus performer.

When: From now until March 6, 2022
Time: 10 am-5pm, closed Mondays
Or: 350 Place Royale
Price: $ 16 – $ 24

The Cosmodome is a space science museum and education center in Laval. If you want to learn more about the infinitely expanding universe, give it a try.

When: Daily
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Or: 2150 Laurentian Highway, Laval
Price: $ 5 (free for children under 6)

Installed inside the Palais des congrès, RELOAD / Relax is a stunning new digital world that aims to re-energize guests at Oasis Immersion, Canada’s largest indoor immersive attraction.

RECHARGER / Unwind is an immersive experience made up of 10 works by some of Quebec’s most prominent digital artists (and the world).

When: From now until January 30, 2022
Time: 10:20 a.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Or: Montreal Convention Center, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul Riopelle
From $ 19 to $ 25, available in line

Montreal is home to the Barbie expo, the largest permanent collection of Barbie dolls in the world.

Guests have the chance to view and snap photos of over 1,000 unique Barbie dolls, all dressed by the city’s top fashion designers.

When: Daily
Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: 1455 Peel Street
Price: Free entry

The Montreal Biosphere has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since you know what.

The large dome-shaped museum dedicated to the environment was originally built to house the United States pavilion during Expo 67. Originally enclosed in an acrylic bubble, the dome caught fire in 1976, leaving only the steel structure intact. Since then, she has remained a unique icon of the city.

When was the last time you visited the interior of the Biosphere?

When: Open every day, but closed on Monday
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Or: 160 Chem. of the Tour de l’isle, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: From $ 8.25 to $ 21.50

Have you ever thought about throwing a bow arrow at your friends?

Because this week you can.

DodgeBow, the only one of its kind in Montreal, is exactly what it sounds like – a fused dodge ball with a bow and arrows. They have a wide variety of activities, all of which include running with a bow and arrow.

When: Daily
Time: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
4767 Dagenais Street
Price: Starting at $ 24.95, available in line

Astro / Facebook board

For all early risers (or late at night), the Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow for three hours on Friday morning, giving it a rusty orange-red hue during a lunar eclipse.

The eclipse will be visible from Montreal, and all you need is your beautiful eyes (a pair of binoculars might be useful).

When: Friday 19 November
Time: 2:00 a.m. – 5:45 a.m.
Or: Montreal

As the fall weather sets in, why not pretend you’re on the coast and tackle the largest indoor bubbling pool in Quebec?

Just because Montreal isn’t on the coast doesn’t mean you can’t face deadly tides.

Channel your inner Cali and take on the giant waves of Oasis Surf. Radical.

When: Daily
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: Office 01 – 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: Various prices, more information in line


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