What’s Happening in Montreal in July/August

Photo taken from the back of a rabaska canoe on the Lachine Canal. (Photo by Hayley Juhl)

Photo taken from the back of a rabaska canoe on the Lachine Canal. (Photo by Hayley Juhl)


Chihuly • until Oct. 20

First major Canadian exhibit by renowned glass artist. Eight immersive environments, four designed for the Museum of Fine Arts. 1380 Sherbrooke W. 514-285-2000 breathtaking.ca


Clubs and Groups

Bon Appétit Dinner Club

Visit restaurants around the city. Fri. 7pm. 514-264-8951 b.bulka@videotron.ca

Club Gourmand

Wine and dine every other Fri. at 6:30pm in a variety of restaurants. 514-935-4880

Hope and Cope

Mourning Walk on Mount Royal. Thursdays at 10am, rain or shine followed by coffee or tea. 514-973-2254

Montreal Skeptics in the Pub

July 13 & Aug. 10. Meet science enthusiasts who value critical thinking. 5pm. Ye Olde Orchard Pub, 1189 de la Montagne. cficanada.ca

Montreal Urban Hikers

Every Tues. and Thurs. Meet at Beaver Lake chalet. 7pm. Free.

Sat. July 20 • Historical walk in St. Lambert with Paul Polidoro. 9:30am. Longueuil métro. $2.

Sat. Aug. 10 • Dalhousie Square. 9:30am.

Square Victoria métro, NW corner McGill and St. Jacques. $2.

Sat. Aug. 24 • Outremont. 9:30am. Outremont métro, corner Van Horne & Wiseman. $2.

514-938-4910 montrealurbanhikers.ca

Single Person’s Association

July 20, Aug. 10 & 24 • Dance parties. 8pm. 7771 Bouvier, LaSalle. 514-366-8600, home.total.net/~spa


Yoga in the Park • Tuesdays

Vidalia Yoga hosts free classes. Noon-1pm, weather permitting (no class July 18). Girouard Park. 514-956-0179 vidaliayoga.com

Concerts in the Park • July 8-Aug. 26

Eclectic offerings hosted by the city of Dorval.Mondays at 7:30pm. Pine Beach Park. Schedule and rain locations: ville.dorval.qc.ca

Kahnawake Pow wow • July 13-14

Celebrate at a pow wow with local Mohawks. $7, seniors $3. Kahnawake Cultural Centre. 450-632-8667 kahnawakepowwow.com

Yard sale & BBQ • Sat. July 20

9am-2pm. St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 6897 Somerled, N.D.G. 514-484-2750

Three Ways to Explore Old Lachine

Pedal: Pedal to the Rhythm of Lachine (60 min) takes visitors through Old Lachine. Thurs. & Sat. till Aug. 31. 10:30am and 2pm. $12. Bike not included.

Paddle: Paddle Through History (75 min) features costumed characters. August is archaeology month and features background provided by expert guides. Sat. & Sun. till Sept. 1. 10:30am, 1pm & 2:45pm. Adults, $12; under 12, $8; family, $35. Includes admission to Old Lachine’s three museums.

Walk: Tales of Old Lachine (90 min) a unique walking tour where visitors hear captivating stories as they explore the streets of Old Lachine. Fri. & Sun. till Aug. 25. 10:30am & 2pm. $12

Reservations: 514-364-4490 oldlachine.com

 A summer fantasy in the park

The Repercussion Theatre celebrates its 25th year with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring alumni and new talent. Till Aug. 4 in parks throughout the area. Donations welcome. 514-931-2644 repercussiontheatre.com

Save a wild bird

Le Nichoir hosts its annual open house July 13 from 10 am-2 pm. The all-ages event includes guided tours and interactive kiosks about nature and wildlife. Since 1994, Le Nichoir has specialized in songbird and aquatic bird care. 637 Main, Hudson. 450-458-2809.

Want something special to do?

 Consider volunteering with the N.D.G. Food Depot, or supporting them in any other way. This grassroots organization has worked in food security since 1986 and believes that in order to combat hunger, the issues underlying poverty must be addressed. 514-483-4680.

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