Photo cred - C2Montreal\nThere's definitely no shortage of awesome things to do in Toronto at any given time of the year, but as the weather turns warm, it's nice to escape the 416 once in a while and indulge in the outstanding events in the 514 for a memorable weekend (or two).\nMontreal is notorious for hosting some seriously dope events including the massive Digital Spring festival. This world-class event brings together various artists in the industry as well as the scientific community to showcase their productions and offer a platform for digital creativity in all its forms. The 2nd edition of Digital Spring promises to attract over 100,000 people and boasts over 150 events dedicated to visual and sound performances, immersive 3D experiences, and cutting-edge EDM.\nHere's our selection of top 10 events you need to attend at Montreal's Digital Spring.\nMusic - Piknic Électronik\nWHEN: May 17 to September 20\nWHERE: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWHAT: Piknic Électronik is a weekly outdoor dance party showcasing some of the best local and international talents on two different stages. Enjoy the summer weather, a stunning view of the city and quality electronic music in one of Montreal’s most beautiful natural environments.\nMusic - Shlohmo\nWHEN: Wednesday April 15 @ 21:00\nWHERE: Societe Des Arts Technologiques\nWHAT: American electronic musician hailing from LA, Henry Laufer AKA Shlomo is a founding member of Wedidit and has collaborated with the likes of How to Dress Well, Robot Koch, Tomas Barfod, and LOL Boys. Shlohmo drops his new EP Dark Red April 7, and is one of the hottest DJ's spinning future beats today.\nExhibition - Yinka Shonibare MBE\nWHEN: April 28th to Sept. 20th\nWHERE: DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art\nWHAT: Shonibare has become known worldwide for his use of Dutch-wax fabric as a conceptual and formal device to evoke complex concepts such as identity, authenticity, ethnicity, representation, hybridity, race, globalization, and power. Using auto-ethnography and humour in combination with art, historical and literary references, Yinka Shonibare MBE reveals his affection and respect for British culture and institutions while simultaneously questioning class and privilege.\nMedia Art - Chromatic - MassivART\nWHEN: May 23rd to 27th\nWHERE: Espace MassiveArt\nWHAT: This interactive festival showcases media art in all its forms, presented high atop Montreal's Mount Royal in the Chalet du Mont-Royal. Chromatic bridges the gap between industry, the public and the next generation of creativity in Montreal.\nPhoto cred - Sébastien Roy - Society for Arts and Technology\nProjection - Rouge Mékong\nWHEN: April 2nd to April 16th\nWHERE: Societe Des Arts Technologiques\nWHAT: Explores the premises of love, freedom and the inability to commit in a fragile world through the eyes of photographer and writer, Sarah Lebovitz, in her mesmerizing film presented in the Satosphere dome. In a tale that blends fact and fiction, past and present, this hypnotic experience takes you from the quiet, dreamy atmosphere of Sarah's room to travel through Asia, revealing the people and stories at the heart of the real Sarah Lebovitz story.\nProjection - Tempo\nWHEN: May 20th to 24th\nWHERE: Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium\nWHAT: Rediscover the celestial bodies that once defined the rhythms of humanity in this immersive astronomical spectacle that explores the movement of stars in real time, the temporal cycles of the solar system, and atomic time relative to the scale of human life.\nMusic - Électrochoc_6: Herman Klogen\nWHEN: April 16th\nWHERE: Montreal Conservatory\nWHAT: For the last few years, Électrochoc has attracted growing crowds to partake in a unique and dynamic focus on the many facets of electronic music. This year's special guest, Herman Klogen, is internationally renowned for his mastery of audiovisual techniques.\nConference - C2 Montreal\nWHEN: 26 May to 28 May\nWHERE: Aresenal\nWHAT: C2 Montréal is an interactive three-day event that showcases a vast array of non-traditional experiences making connections between creativity and commerce through world-renowned speakers, engaging exhibitions, and collaborative workshops in a custom-built Innovation Village designed exclusively for the event.\nConference - IGDA Demo Night\nWHEN: April 21st & May 26th\nWHERE: Societe Des Arts Technologiques\nWHAT: IGDA Demo Night brings out Montreal's many development studios to present their latest video game titles, from big budget to indie, while giving you the chance to meet and interact with the creative minds behind them.\nVisual Arts - ELEKTRA\nWHEN: May 13th - 17th\nWHERE: Usine C\nWHAT: ELEKTRA is an international festival of digital media that combines art and new technologies, showcasing local, national and global creative talents. This year's theme of "POST-AUDIO" to be understood as "beyond" audio, ELEKTRA will offer audiovisual programming that questions the influence of sound on our psyche and explores the phenomena of sound.\nWill you be checking out Digital Spring 2015?