Written by Erica Spina on 29.07.15

August is here but the smell of fall is not in the air yet. It’s officially the last stretch of the summer and your last chance to get up and do something exciting. This’ll give you something to tell people when they ask you what you’ve done with your summer. Lucky for you, we’ve got things you can do to end off your summer on a positive note.

OSM Classical Spree

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Type of Event: Concert
When: August 7-8, 2015
Where: Place des Arts
Price: Between $10-$40 

Summer in Montreal is always a time to share the city’s love for all types of music and its festivals. For a two-day event, Montreal hosts the third edition of the OSM Classical Spree. The event begins with a big free concert at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life du Parc olympique. Presented by SiriusXM, enjoy a night at the opera in commemoration of Hiroshima. Then, on August 7 and 8 at Place des Arts, enjoy concerts with a lineup of artists who were inspired by historic composers. A celebration of classical music, the event also has free events and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. A family and kid zone is set up throughout the event with demo kiosks, talks, singing performances, relaxation, and games, taking place before and after the concerts.

Check out the website for concert details and tickets.

The Dybbuk


Type of Event: Play
When: August 9 to 27, 2015
Where: Segal Center
Price: Between $25-$60

If you’re a little rusty on your Yiddish, or don’t know any at all, there’s no need to worry because anyone can enjoy the classic Gothic Yiddish play The Dybbuk. This month, The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater is the host of one of theater’s classic plays. A multimedia production, the audience will enjoy The Dybbuk, a great Gothic love story, filled with passion and possession. The production will be in its original language, Yiddish, but will contain both English and French subtitles. On the stage all month, visit the Segal Center’s website for tickets and performance schedule.

Montreal International Tango Festival

Montreal International Tango Festival

Type of Event: Dance
When: August 11 to 16, 2015
Where: The Rialto Theater
Price: Free events and tickets 

For its 13th edition, The International Tango Festival returns to Montreal’s Rialto Theater. Ever think back on that scene in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, when Brangelina danced the tango and you wished you could dance like that? Well, The Tango Festival is the perfect place: a festival filled with music by musicians from Argentina and Quebec, and dancing events like Milonga, where you can fill your evenings with dance and live music. The festival also offers a dance-training program, with workshops for beginners and dancers of all levels.

Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live Montreal

Type of Event: Live Performance
When: August 20 to 23, 2015
Where: Bell Center
Price: Buy Tickets

Ever dreamed of a world where your favorite superheroes lived in your hometown? Well now you can because Montreal’s Bell Center is hosting the Marvel Universe Live show. The Bell Center transforms into a Marvel ring, where the audience will watch Good VS Evil fight against one another. With over 25 Marvel characters including favourites like Wolverine, Storm, Captain Marvel, and Green Goblin, the show is being presented in both French and English. With over a year of hard work, Marvel Universe Live is technologically complex with special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, and an amazing set and incredible costumes. Don’t miss out on the action!

Pokémon – Symphonic Evolution

Pokemon Symphonic Evolution

Type of Event: Music
When: August 30, 2015
Where: Place des Arts
Price: Buy Tickets

You don’t have to be a child to enjoy the show: Pokémon Symphonic Evolution is a musical event filled with music and visuals that can be enjoyed by everyone. For one night only, Montreal is one of the chosen cities hosting the performance. Pokémon Symphonic Evolution has a full orchestra playing memorable songs from the classic video game, with each song being accompanied by visuals from classic and recent Pokémon games. The one night event welcomes loyal fans and newcomers to come and enjoy the experience that celebrates this classic video game franchise.

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