Spring Break: Montreal Edition

The long-awaited spring break is finally here! With so many things going on in the city this week, staying in Montreal can be (almost) better than a week on a beach in Mexico! Here are 8 things you can do this week in Montreal, all reasonably priced! Most of these activities are being organized as part of Montreal en Lumière and they run for almost every day of the week!

1. Artist Martin Beaupré in Gallery

Are you a fan of art? Then don’t miss this performance by Martin Beaupré as he paints on site. It’s the perfect chance to ask Beaupré your questions about art and have discussions with him. You will also get to see the thematic canvas he made for the 375th anniversary of Montreal. And it’s free!

Where: Beauchamp Art Gallery

When: March 4, 2017, 5:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Find more about Beaupré’s performance here

 

2. Bell Luminescent Experience

Bell Luminescent Experience is the perfect opportunity to have the most unique visual souvenir from this week! It’s a circle of LED light tubes, where you can be filmed in 360 degrees by a mobile camera. It will take your selfie game to a whole new level!

Where: Place des Festivals

When: Runs every day this week.

Find out more about Bell Luminescent Experience here.

 

3. Milk Urban Slides

This one is for thrill-lovers! These fully illuminated slides send riders down a 110-meter slope, so they aren’t for the faint-hearted. And if you’re worried about the long waiting lines, then we have good news for you; this year’s Milk Urban Slides are using a new hosting system to avoid long lines!

Where: Outdoor site of Montreal en Lumière

When: March 4, 2017, Noon to 3 AM

Find out more about Milk Urban Slides here.

 

4. La Cuvée d’Hiver

La Cuvée d’Hiver is a tasting event offered as part of Nuit Blanche. It has a very 50s rockabilly atmosphere, and the menu offers a range of delicious food and cocktail, from microbrewery beers to whiskies and spirits. The prices range from $10 - $15, and it’s the perfect opportunity to warm up and get energized before heading off for more action.

Where: Le Salon 1861

When: March 4, 2017, 4 PM to 2 AM 

Find out more about La Cuvée d’Hiver here.

 

5. Drawing on Ice with Chocolate

This is exactly what it sounds like – drawing on ice with chocolate. It’s your chance to channel your inner chef and unleash your creativity by writing or drawing on a block of ice with chocolate. You also get to eat your masterpiece at the end. And it’s all for $3 – need I say more?

Where: Pâtisserie Marius et Fanny

When: March 4, 2017, 7 PM to 1 AM.

Find out more about this event here.

 

6. Air France Ferris Wheel

Get the magnificent view of Montreal with Montreal en Lumiere’s iconic ferris wheel! It’s especially nice if you have friends or family visiting you to give them a quick but exhilarating tour of the city!

Where: Place des Festivals

When: Runs every day this week.

Find out more about Air France Ferris Wheel here.

 

7. Flamenca Night

Did you want to go to Andulucía this reading week but couldn’t? Don’t let it put you out, because the Montreal-based group Miranda Flamenco is bringing Andulucía to you! This Flamenca Night is perfect for anyone who likes good music, good dance and good food! Prices start from $28.

Where: Le Balcon Cabaret Music-Hall

When: March 1, 2017, 8 PM and March 8, 2017, 8 PM

Find out more about Flamenca Night here.

 

8. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is for the die-hard fans of the show and its music. It is both a musical and visual experience intended to bring the world of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms to life. The visuals are accompanied by a full live orchestra and choir. The prices start from $52.25, but it’s definitely worth the splurge!

Where: Centre Bell

When: March 3, 2017, 8 PM.

Find out more about Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience here.

 

Happy reading week!

 

Information obtained from:

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7577

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7508

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7475

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7482

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7285

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7459

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-ca/Programmation/Activite/7186

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-ca/Programmation/Activite/7176

Images obtained from:

http://www.hercampus.com/school/mcgill/festival-montr-al-en-lumi-re-amazing-collegiette-friendly-event

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7508

http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA/Programmation/Activite/7475