That happened quickly: it’s already Hump Day… and a gorgeous one at that! There are quite a few things happening around the city today so here’s a silver platter with offerings of some stuff to do on May 23.
Shane Murphy is one of the best musicians in Montreal. He’s appeared at Jazz Fest and Osheaga and does his regular Wednesday gig every week at Honey Pub in NDG. He’s silky smooth on the guitar and has a soothing and hip voice. He plays covers and original pieces, considering it’s free entrance to watch him – it’s an absolute steal.
When: Every Wednesday at Honey Martin Pub
Time: Honey Martin Pub opens at 3 pm, Shane Murphy starts at 10 pm and goes until 3 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Why not relax your body and mind with some block therapy? Block Therapy Fluid Isometrics is a physical self-care workout. It helps to build resilience, strength and flexibility while repairing damaged tissues. Using a provided Block Buddy, the workout using compression, breathing and stretching to give you an engaging and beneficial workout.
When: Every Wednesday at Montreal Block Therapy
Time: 7 pm to 8:15 pm
Where: 3501 Avenue Montclair
Cost: $19.95, payable at the door
Join professional painter Olya for an evening and feel like an artist. Located in the gorgeous Marché des Éclusiers on the Lachine canal, Olya will guide you from turning a blank canvas into your own acrylic masterpiece while soaking in a stunning view of the Montreal skyline. No painting experience is needed to participate and all paint, brushes and supplies are provided. Order a drink and/or a coffee and discover your inner artist.
When: Every Wednesday at Marché des Éclusiers
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Marché des Éclusiers
Cost: $33, available online
If you want to get your laugh on, head to the renowned Comedy Nest inside the Pepsi Forum for Comedy Lab Wednesday. The lineup features pros and semi-pros who try out new material on one topic they’ve all been assigned before the show. Each comedian has to perform one joke about the assigned topic and the audience chooses the winner.
When: Every Wednesday at Comedy Nest
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, the third floor of the Pepsi Centre
Cost: $5 at the door
The Montreal Science Centre is showing some pretty boss exhibitions to start the summer. Embark on a 3-D adventure of America’s history of music with America’s Musical Journey 3d or lose yourself in the world of animation with Dreamwork’s Animation: The Exhibition. They also have an impressive listing of educational IMAX films as well as an interactive science museum.
When: Open year round
Time: Various showtimes from 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 2 de la Commune Rue Ouest
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for teens, $10 for kids