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The top 5 things to do in Montreal: March 31 to April 14

Don’t miss: tango, Irish writers and a metal-head party
March 31, 2016
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By Elena Raznovan

Printemps Numérique (Digital Spring) is happening around Montreal right now. | Photo by HeeWon Lee Printemps Numérique (Digital Spring) is happening around Montreal until June 21. | Photo by HeeWon Lee


1. DIGITAL FEVER

Printemps Numérique (Digital Spring) | Around Montreal | Until June 21

March marks the start of spring … digital spring.

If you’re all about the digital sphere, prepare to take in more than 150 activities throughout the city. From exploring libraries at night, to learning about special effects and a virtual reality garden, there are plenty of free events to take in over the next three months.

Get more information on the daily events and check out the full event description on La Vitrine. No “Buy” button? It’s free admission!


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2. CALLING ALL METAL HEADS

Iron Maiden After-Party Metal Night | Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent Blvd.) | April 1 at 11:30 p.m.

Any super fan knows that it’s all about the after-party. And what’s better than a free one? This ain’t no April Fools’ joke.

Celebrate the pioneers of British heavy metal as they come through town with their “Book of Souls.” Don’t be left out in “the Great Unknown” and shed “Tears of a Clown.”

Get more information about the event!


3. TRAINING FOR THE TRADES

Salon des métiers manufacturiers | Grande place du Complexe Desjardins (150 Ste-Catherine St. W.) | April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you a handy Harry? Maybe you can monetize your skill this summer.

For the second year in a row, educational institutions and industry alike are coming together to talk about the opportunities the trades can offer. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing … what does your future hold?

Get more information about the event on La Vitrine.


Let yourself be transported straight to Buenos Aires. | Photo by Elena Raznovan Let yourself be transported straight to Buenos Aires. | Photo by Elena Raznovan


4. STRAIGHT FROM THE STREETS OF BUENOS AIRES

El Trio Argentino | Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal (465 Mont-Royal Ave. E.) | April 7 at 8 p.m.

Start your summer early! If you've always dreamed of taking in the sights and sounds of San Telmo, this is the next best thing.

El Trio Argentino are here to bring you the romantic music of the famous Argentine tangos, milongas and waltzes. Let yourself be transported through different eras of this country's rich music and dance history.

Get more information about the event on La Vitrine.


5. IRISH FICTION WRITERS AT BLUE METROPOLIS

Blue Metropolis | McEntee Reading Room, H 1001.01 (10th floor) of the Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd.) | April 13 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Concordia’s love affair with Irish fiction continues. This time, it is being celebrated through Montreal's major spring literary event, Blue Metropolis.

At 11 a.m., Dinosaurs and Love Affairs welcomes Danielle McLaughlin & Christine Dwyer Hickey to the stage. At 1 p.m., Withering Dogs & Red Skies sees Paul Lynch & Sarah Baume read from their works.

Get more information about Dinosaurs and Love Affairs and Withering Dogs & Red Skies on La Vitrine.

 


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