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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this July

DON’T MISS: African nights, circus fun and hypnotic humour
July 9, 2019
By Meagan Boisse

Montréal Complètement Cirque

1. Join the circus

Montréal Complètement Cirque | La Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins | July 9 to 13 beginning at 12 p.m.

Run away to Complexe Desjardins and join the circus with Montréal Complètement Cirque. It’s a fantastic festival offering a comprehensive program of activities, including five days of circus performances in the mall — prepare to be awed and amazed!

Check out the full program!

2. Wake up in Montreal; spend the evening in Africa

Le Village des Nuits d’Afrique | Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal | Le Parterre du Quartier des spectacles | July 16 to 21 beginning at 10 a.m.

Discover an oasis in the middle of Montreal as the Quartier des spectacles transforms itself into an African village for Festival International Nuits d’Afrique. From concerts to open-air dance workshops, traditional music, food, tasty drinks and a Timbuktu market, delight your senses with the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa.

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3.  Enjoy some contemporary dance in an urban setting

MOI | IOT | Réseau Accès culture | Parc Marie-Claire-Kirkland-Casgrain | July 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Two dancers and a bench collide in a public dance performance that explores what happens when an innocuous encounter between strangers sparks something unexpected. Don’t miss this urban dance experience that’s sure to move not only its performers!

Find out more.

4. Hypnotist humourist

L’hypnotiseur Pierre-Olivier | Just for Laughs Festival | Place des Festivals | July 17, 27 and 28 beginning at 7:15 p.m.

What do you get when you mix hypnotism and humour? Pierre-Olivier Cyr. The professional hypnotist has teamed up with Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival to flex his funny bone in an enchanting comedy show that’s, well, sure to hypnotize.

Click here for more info.

Mariner’s Curse

5. Have some folksy fun

Mariner’s Curse | Réseau Accèss culture | Parc Médéric-Martin and Dorchester Square | July 30 at 7 p.m. and July 31 at 12 p.m.

Montreal-based Mariner's Curse combines Celtic, folk and modern music for a unique blend of fun. Since the group first came together in 2016, it's been a staple at major folk music festivals in Quebec, providing a dose of energy to audiences across the province.

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