8 Things You Need to Check Out in Montreal Before the Weekend

Nothing beats winter like keeping busy.

Not just during the weekends, but also during the workweek. 

So to help you easy into the sudden drop of barely bearable weather, we compiled 8 things you need to check out this week before the weekend officially kicks in.

1. M Pour Montreal
Music, music, and more music. Get off the couch and check out the 9th Annual M Pour Montreal, a wonderful showcase that helps up-and-coming artists to become better known and to launch their careers. 150 artists will be performing for more than 200 delegates from 15 countries. Did we mention there’ll also be a number of music panels you can attend?

2. Show and Tell Sample Sale
One of our favourite Montreal Distributors of super trendy contemporary and street wear is holding a major sample sale to spice up those wardrobes and take the leftover summer blues away. This shopping frenzy is kicking off tomorrow and goes until 3pm Thursday and will feature celebrity endorsed brands like Black Orchid Denim, Bella Dahl, Gypsy 05, CHRLDR, Bailey 44, Matisse Footwear, and much, much more. Leave your boyfriend at home.

3. Warhol Mania
No one likes line-ups, especially in these bone-chilling temperatures. So if you still haven’t checked out the eyegasmic Warhol Mania exhibit featuring a brand-new look at Andy’s advertising posters and magazine illustrations at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, anytime before the weekend is seriously your best bet.

4. Montreal International Documentary Festival
Want a sure way to cure the winter sadness? Movies. Whether at home or at the theatre, there’s nothing like a little screen time pick me up. So if you already got your mind blown by Interstellar or spit your sour gummies out during Dumb and Dumber To, the next best thing is the 17th annual Montreal International Documentary Festival. With 141 films from 44 countries and more than a hundred guests, this year’s event is more exciting than ever.

5. Future Leaders by Technion Canada
Need a little motivation and inspiration? Technion Canada heard your call and wants to see your creative light bulbs go off at their inaugural Future Leaders networking cocktail for young professionals tomorrow the 19th. Featuring discussions with visionaries like our Notable CEO Julian Brass, President of Victoria Park Jeff Hart, Wafu CEO Gil Michel-Garcia, and Marcos Carvalho, Co-founder of Navut. Book your space now (like seriously, NOW) by emailing NextMTL@technioncanada.org and learn about the hottest topics in technology, social media, and innovation.

6. Ogilvy en Fete
‘Tis the season to shop. Like it or not Christmas means spending money and with weekends bringing in herds of people at stores, we found an alternative for you that will only help break down your Christmas list, AND it also gives to charity. Ogilvy en Fete takes place tomorrow at the luxurious Ogilvy store on St Catherine. Tickets are $100 and with it you get a 15% discount on virtually all merchandise in-store, access to a fashion show featuring a number of celebrities, food stations galore, and the knowledge that all proceeds will go to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.

7. Cru Love at Flyjin
Body Painting and Flyjin? You got it. Flyjin Cru Love is organizing a beautiful blacklight body paint event with artist Philippe Mastrocola who will be expressing his love for art by body painting women while you eat a delicious dinner. DJ Stonehouse will be spinning away why you feast your eyes on the live art in front of you. Intrigued? We know we are.

8. Movember at Santos
Old Montreal hot spot Santos teamed up with the Movember Foundation, M Salon, and Jim Beam to celebrate and raise money for prostate cancer. Free cocktails for mustaches and free manicures for the ladies. This is a 5 a 8, so make sure to finish your work on time Thursday. Good times guaranteed.


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