Eight free activities in August

Eight free activities in August

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If summer is synonymous with festivals, major events and expected shows, it is also the time to take advantage of the horde of free activities designed to make us make great cultural discoveries. There is no shortage of proposals in August in Montreal or in the Old Capital. 

IN MONTREAL  

  • Les Jardins Gamelin

Throughout the month of August, music shows, dance classes or demonstrations, musical happy hours, craft workshops and public readings for the family, DJ performances and Salsafolie evenings attract visitors who want to have fun without having to spend a penny at Les Jardins Gamelin. jardinsgamelin.com/fr/programming

  • The classic OSM trip 

From August 10 to 14, the classical spree returns for its 9th edition and its free programming component includes a major concert in the colors of the OSM's Americas led by Maestro Rafael Payare on August 10 at the Olympic Park, street workshops on the rue Sainte-Catherine and concerts by emerging ensembles at the Complexe Desjardins during the weekend. For more free activities: osm.ca/fr/viree-classique-2022-free-programming

  • Montreal Pride 

Until tomorrow, the Montreal Pride Festival offers great shows and inclusive and diversified activities free of charge on the Olympic Park Esplanade, in the Village and downtown from Montreal. Among other artists, Laura Niquay will be there today and the popular Brazilian drag queen, Pabllo Vittar, tomorrow. proudtemtl.com

  • Le Théâtre de Verdure 

From June 29 to August 26, this unmissable place attracts lovers of music (of all styles), dance, circus and theater in a naturally magical setting: an open-air amphitheater. From Wednesday to Saturday in the heart of Parc La Fontaine. montreal.ca/lieux/theatre-de-verdure 

IN QUEBEC CITY  

  • ComediHa!

Until August 27, ComediHa offers a whole range of free comedy shows presented in various venues and halls in Quebec. You get ComediHa glasses for free online (you only pay shipping and handling costs) to have access to free shows in general admission on a first come, first served basis. comedihafest.com/programming-2022

  • Recreation, Flip Factory < /li>

Since yesterday and until September 4, a free traveling circus show is moving through Quebec City. The theme ? The recess that rang and makes kids want to snatch a piece of their school gymnasium to go on an adventure through the city offering games to passers-by. Two performances per evening, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Locations: flipfabrique.com/spectacle/recreation

  • Dance performance by the MARVL troupe  

The MARVL dance troupe of Studio Party Time – finalist in the show Rvolution in 2018 – presents their show Bouge on the Agora Port de Québec stage. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. agoradequebec.com/programming

  • Unusual passages 

We (re)discover the Old Capital by following the ambulatory public art trail made up of 16 unusual and intriguing works. A way to find, for the 9th edition, a little magic through the city. From the Îlot des Palais to rue du Petit-Champlain. Until October 10. passagesinsolites.com