Montreal Weekender: August 30 through September 2, 2012

Thursday, sexy Thursday! Lingerie lovers get ready, as Victoria’s Secret is set to open their first Quebec store in the massively popular Carrefour Laval. Not only can you finally pick up these miracle undies and bras, but Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton will make an appearance – you can even have a shot to pose as an angel next to the real deal. Doors to the 11,000-square-foot store carrying the entire line of bras, panties, swimwear, loungewear and beauty products open at 10am. Then, from 4 to 6pm, Heatherton will sign autographs. Customers who spend at least $100 get to wait in the VIP line to meet the model. Let the eye candy begin!

The mistress of eternal seduction, Madonna, will finally perform a live show here in our fair city. Hits off her new MDNA album like a Masterpiece, Turn Up The Radio and Girl Gone Wild will be heard across the Bell Centre. Worry not, she is known to cover all our favourites, too. Hopefully Like A Virgin will be thrown in the mix! Expect the unexpected, including some Elton John commentary, knowing the unfiltered character she brings. Show starts at 7pm and will get everyone going with opener DJ Martin Solveig.

Thankfully the sun will be keep on shining through the day and the temperatures will continue on the higher scale into the night for a very unique, bonding and fun event happening tonight that you and a group of friends can join. 24H Montreal, The event presented by the 24H Skate Weekend, is offering a Friday Night Skate. Local skaters from the 24H organization will lead you on a tour of Montreal by night. This outing is for pure enjoyment and people watching, so count on a leisurely pace for safe rolling and plenty of time to enjoy the sights (whatever they may be). The event is free so you can save your pennies for an outing in the evening. Make sure you register in order to receive all the details for the Friday Night Skate here and oil your wheels!

As the evening rolls out, some of the world’s top DJS are rolling into town. Produkt World, signifying their 8th anniversary at New City Gas, will start Thursday night and continue all the way to Sunday, featuring 17 DJs over the course of 4 nights in 3 different rooms. Friday is host to world-renowned Alesso, who will light up this industrial, modern party complex alongside Mark Knight, Congorock, Otto Knows and Jaytech. Show starts at 9pm and goes until 3am (possibly longer knowing the Montreal night scene). All their previous parties reminded us of something out of Miami: pure hype, energy and dancing all night long amongst hundreds of happy people. Click here for info and passes.

If circus, fire, and vodka all seem like a great blending of words, then check out the Fifth edition of Massacre à la Vodka, the END SUMMER PARTY in association with Bass Ink and KDevenement. The event will take place at the artistic Espace Griffintown, both inside and outside. There will be circus artists on site, fire jugglers, prizes and great music to keep you up all night (as if the circus acts won’t already). Guests are requested to being eccentric accessories, such as hats and light sticks…just use your imagination. 

Continuing into the 24 Inline Skate Montreal activities, if you want to be active during the day, join the 24h sprint day, a friendly competition to challenge you to do your fastest lap. In the process you can discover the Gilles Villeneuve track and work those legs out. You can compete individually or as a team and train with qualified coaches. This is a great chance to discover the enchanting site of the Notre-Dame Island. The race starts at 10:30am and registration/information can be found here

Missing the 80s? Yeah, we do too. The era of big hair, neons, parachute pants and great music. If you want to relive some of the best years of your life, The Cult is stopping by for a one-night show at the Metropolis tonight. Known to still completely rock their performances, front man Ian Astbury will bring the house down in what will be a flashback in time to remember.

As we wrote this week, this Sunday should be mainly dedicated to the anxiously anticipated Montreal Oysterfest. Its 4th time around, the word on the street is that it will just be bigger and better than previous, meaning more oysters, more drinks and more fun! The festival will be a gathering of friends, the top notch of restaurants, their chefs and amazing foods ready and available for all visitors. Of course, how can we leave out the Caesar and shucking competitions with friends from Toronto, PEI, Ottawa, Niagara and, hopefully, Boston, New York, and Gotham abroad. DJ Myles will be spinning the tunes again while half of the Montreal young notables will be basking in the sun, eating away and socializing amongst the friendliest of people. We are proud to sponsor this event and it is one this summer not be missed. For tickers and info, click here.