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Five Amazing Ways to Spend Your Bonus Hour this Weekend

The clocks fall back this Sunday. After getting screwed in March (I hate you, sleep-stealing daylight saving time), the extra hour in November makes it all worthwhile. So make the most of it! While you could loll luxuriantly in bed for another 60 minutes, here are five other ways to spend Sunday’s glorious 25th hour:

1. Dance party: You’re riding a 4-day sugar high thanks to all those Halloween goodies. Burn off the mini Snickers at the 2012 Sonar Festival, featuring Die Antwoord, Azari & III Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga and Nic Fanciulli. 8pm-2am at Metropolis (59 Ste Catherine E). Tickets $45.

2. Never-ending last call: Ok, party’s over. Time to finish your drink and…Just kidding, it’s 2am again! Cue up the Jameson! Enjoy a prolonged evening of carousing at one of the city’s fine establishments. We suggest “the F-Word” at Royal Phoenix (5788 St-Laurent) where DJ Mary Hell will host special guest In Flagrante.

3. Brunch: You’re hungover (see #2) and disoriented (why it is so bright outside?): dim sum is the only remedy. Head to Maison Kam Fung (1111 St-Urbain) and spend your extra 60 minutes feasting on steamed and fried dumplings.

4. Sunday morning jog/yoga:  Take advantage of your “earlier” rising to squeeze in a little exercise before brunch. You’ll feel like a go-getter (Look at you, sweating at 10am!) and your unwitting bod, still on DST time, won’t hate you for dragging it out of bed.

5. Get cultured: Now that you’re limber, it’s time for a little culture. “Once Upon a Time…Impressionism,” the new exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts features 74 Impressionist masterpieces from Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Millet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley and Toulouse-Lautrec, including twenty-one canvases by Renoir. The MMFA is the only Canadian stop on the exhibit’s tour across Europe, Asia and North America.

~ Heidi Craig

Picture of shots being poured taken from Royal Phoenix webpage.

Monet painting taken from MMFA webpage.

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