Your Latest Weekend of Montreal Free Events!

Hey Montreal, welcome back for another weekend of stellar events and memorable moments waiting to happen. While the whole city’s distracted flooding Jean-Drapeau for Osheaga, it’s time to run free on the town and soak in some atypical, inventive events. On the menu for this week, puppies, art and more swing dancing. Enjoy!

Garage Club at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (August 2nd)

The Canadian Centre for Architecture excels in its curation of original and insightful events. And they’re not your run of the mill classic art institution: they host free experimental sessions in their garage in a new avant-garde series titled “Garage Club”. Enclosed in its walls, the CCA will host musicians Petra Glynt and Copcarbonfire for some thought-provoking artistry.

Glynn’s art punk sound is provocative and political, while Copcarbonfire is described as “more of a futuristic, trance-inducing, urban-religious calling than your typical live performance”. Intriguing enough to get us to the garage…don’t miss out on these cool cats and check out their August program below.

 Art Market at Station FMR (August 5th)

Station FMR, the urban living cultural hub has been demonstrating vivid and varied programming all summer. This Sunday is no exception, with the first art market unfolding on its premises.

Local and multidisciplinary, the market will display everything from paintings to engravings to sculptures. We’re excited to see these works flourish within this special public space nestled in the Quartier de l’Innovation, that honors its values with brio.

Swing L’été (August 5th)

Located in a serene riverside setting basking in greenery, Swing l’été brings together dancers of beginner and intermediate levels three times a summer. This day marks the last edition, and your chance to sport your dancing shows in beautiful company.

The good-natured gathering is organized under the umbrella of the city of Verdun and Montreal’s swing dance studios Cat’s Corner, Swing ConneXion and Studio-88-Swing. It’s become a pillar of bustling neighborhood activity, uniting smiles from all demographics. The day features beginners classes, DJ sets and various performances – full schedule available here. While there, make sure to check out all the wonderful typical stores and sceneries that Verdun has to offer!

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Posted by Swing l'été on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Free Access to the Museum of Fine Arts (August 5th)

We don’t really need another reason to count our blessings for free art around the city, but just in case you missed it – each month’s first Sunday is its only day where the collections and discovery exhibitions of the Museum of Fine Arts are free for ages!

The collection is an important component of Montreal’s Canadian and International art portfolio, housing “World Cultures, International art, Medieval to Contemporary European art, Decorative art and Design and Quebec and Canadian art collections.” The permanent collection encloses over 40 000 works – it’s time to get immersed!

Les Samedi Doggy (August 4th)

What more do the people want? Whether you’re lucky to care for a puppy or you understandably want to brighten up your weekend by spending time in their company, the famous Le Doggy Café is organizing a puppy meetup!

Smiles and good times guaranteed in this warm and candid space where dog owners and lovers alike are welcome to come play and enjoy the solar presence of our best friends. Find all the info you need here.

Also, check out the very innovative outdoor spaces of Montreal.

Have a great weekend, everyone!