5 issues to do in Montreal this weekend, Jan. 17-19: Right here’s hoping you want outside enjoyable



Pirate, an Eight-month- previous jack russell terrier, chases down a snowball tossed by his proprietor, Gabriel Lebeau.


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Don’t let the winter doldrums set in. Go outdoors — or inside, however not inside your own home — and do one thing this weekend.

Listed here are 5 concepts to benefit from it:

Igloofest is back

Do you assume Montreal’s summer season music festivals are too heat? Have you ever at all times thought Piknic Electronik could be extra enjoyable in a parka? If sure, you’re in luck as a result of Igloofest returns to the Jacques Cartier Pier this weekend. Highlights of this opening weekend embody Kitana on the Videotron Stage on Friday evening and Alex Pycke on the Sapporo Stage on Saturday.

Cars, cars and more cars!

Head to the Palais des congrès this weekend for all method of automotive content material. There’ll be supercars, classics relationship again greater than 100 years and even electrical autos. You can too see what exhibitors — and the occasional superstar visitor — are as much as.

Get into a snowball fight

In the event you’re a pupil, head over to Martin Luther King Jr. Park (formerly known as Kent Park) at 2 p.m. this Saturday for what guarantees to be a large snowball struggle. That each one appears fairly self-explanatory, however possibly it’s your factor?

Musical skating

Head as much as Mount Royal’s Beaver Lake this weekend for some nature, music and skating. A unique soundtrack will likely be supplied as of 6 each evening. On Friday, you may get your skate on to music from all over the world. On Saturday, you may benefit from the hits of the ’90s and 2000s. Feeling extra classical? Sunday evening brings waltzes and arias to the rink.

SAT Fest 2020

Go beneath the dome at Montreal’s Société des arts technologiques for a program of seven immersive quick options. With entries from all over the world and ranging in abstraction, there must be one thing for each lover of experimental movie — offered you’re older than 13.