Your Latest Weekend Of Free Montreal Events!

Best Kept Montreal cares about your weekend’s success, which is why we provide you with the weekly five best free events guaranteed to make you feel, hear or see something new! This week, Le Weekend Guide has us appreciating digital and mural art, all sorts of games and music, and celebrating Canada. 

Just in! Bang Bang the Boogie

Occasionally we like to throw in a BONUS for our best kept fans! Are you up for an exclusive national holiday party jam? This Saturday, CANADA DAY evening-into-night join us for a musical, drinks infused BBQ on the sensational 3rd-floor terrace of the elegant Queen E hotel @ 5pm. Then head inside/downstairs @ 10pm for some highly artful mixology cocktails, and full-on dance party! DJ’s jojofloresCesar & DJPC will be spinning the best in house music, funk, disco & soul from every era!

NO COVER CHARGE, but RSVP is requested as space is limited & there has been a big response! Who? Josh Silver at [email protected]

Where? Bar Nacarat in the Queen E Hotel

#Montrealmomentum !

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Jazz Festival (June 27 – July 7)

This one needs no introduction. Jazz Fest returns for its 38th edition, blooming with talents from each part of the musical spectrum. Our city is incredibly lucky to host the world’s biggest jazz festival, spotlessly executed and thriving in musical eclecticism. Although a minority of shows are ticketed, there are more than enough free shows to go around.

This weekend, we recommend local improv masters of funk/reggae/soul Kalmunity, the psychedelic !!! (Chk Chk Chk), the playful samba of Banda Magda, the salseros Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the shoegaze and traditional Japanese music fusion band TEKE::TEKE, and so many more.

Scroll through the rich program here.

Canada Day (July 1st)

After la Saint – Jean, holiday festivities are once again in order. This time it’s Canada’s birthday, with the celebration taking place in the best spot possible: by the water. 

This family friendly event will feature a variety of performances, workshops, vendors, activities and installations. Activities will include a juggling workshop, the live creation of a graffiti fresque, inflatables, dance workshops, tattoo stations, VR stations, and percussion jams among others. Artists Nomad’Stones, Geraldina Mendez, Les petites voix du Plateau, BEA BOX and H’Sao will be taking care of the music.

La danse rassemble petits et grands pour toujours plus de plaisir. Venez vous déhancher en famille au rythme du Canada…

Posted by Fête du Canada de Montréal on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Randolph Quiz Night (July 1st)

It’s time to play some games in good company. The Randolph Animation crew will entertain and charm teams of two to six most Sundays of this summer at Jardins Gamelins, providing the perfect opportunity to unwind after a big weekend.

They’ll present a series of fun and competitive questions over three rounds: visual, question-based and auditory. The Jardin Gamelin make for a perfect setting for activities, with it’s cool deco, lights and chill zones. 

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International Marketplace for Digital Art (June 27) 

This special event will shine some light on the professional landscape of the digital arts world. Elektra festival (running until July 1st) honors creative digital innovation, this year bearing the theme of AUTOMATA – Sing the Body Electric. The international Digital Arts Biennal will be exhibited until August at Arsenal Art Contemporain Montréal – don’t miss out on the art of the future!

For the marketplace event, International and local industry members will come together at the Phi Centre to exchange about their work and projects, with themes revolving around art and science, exhibition and production, contemporary art and economic strategies. Find the full program here.

Posted by Elektra Montréal on Thursday, March 15, 2018

MTL en Arts (June 27 – July 1st)

Missing Mural Fest? MTL en Arts has your back. Back for their 19th edition, this festival aims to transform Sainte-Catherine into « an open air art gallery », democratizing access to the arts and showcasing 90 local talents of all artistic disciplines.

On the program: street fair on Saint-Catherine between Saint-Hubert and Papineau, car and furniture painting, portraits, collective drawings, a new mural by Dodo Ose, a kids zone, and « pictorial boxing »: with artists facing off in a ring. Check out this complete and unique event here.

Posted by Mtl en Arts on Monday, May 14, 2018