The Montreal tourism office sponsors an excellent and informative website.
On March 14, the site lists three events this weekend that may be of
interest to you and your friend.
The first--"Butterflies Go Free" at the Botanical Garden--may be out
because of the vision problem you mentioned. However, the prospect of
tropical butterflies alighting on you may be alluring on a cold March
The second seems ideal for such a day: "Hot, Bitter, Sweet. The World
Of tea, Chocolate and Coffee" at the Chateau Ramezay Museum (a lecture
on coffee and tasting takes place on March 13.)
The third is a film festival: the 22nd Annual Festival of Film on Art,
which as you see has a bunch of programs at several venues on March
So that's for starters.
Musically speaking, Opera de Montreal offers a double-bill of 20th
century music: Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok and Ewartunbg by
And if you would like some lighter fare, there's some tropical heat
(and gaming) to be had at the Casino de Montreal.
As you see the casino is paying tribute to Rio with lots of fun stuff
going on throughout the building. In Le Cabaret, the show Bombay Blue
sounds pretty hot, too.
And heat may be desirable. The Montreal weather forecast for Sunday,
March 14 is:Partly sunny with temperatures no higher than 38 degrees
Have fun! After doing this research, I wish I were going to Montreal this weekend!