5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 23

Aug 23 2016, 1:56 pm

From a couture fashion exhibit to stand-up comedy, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Kalmunity Tuesdays

What: Come down for Canada’s longest running urban improv music night that has been wowing weekly crowds witout fail since 2003! Experience musical improv like never before with our vast cast of rotating artists that not only bring you to your feet but also bring your soul to life.
When: August 23 at 8:30 pm
Where: Petit Campus – 57 Prince Arthur Est, Montreal

Elegenza: Italian Fashion Since 1945

What: This extensive exhibition celebrates the work of the most important Italian fashion designers post-WWII. Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in collaboration with Holt Renfrew, it’s safe to say that this is one of the best art exhibits in Montreal this summer. The exhibit features clothing, accessories, photographs, magazines, drawing, and film clips on a multitude of designers and their creations.
When: Any day of the week, until September 16th
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Newbie Tuesdays

What: Come and cheer on doctors, lawyers, waitresses, accountants, students, salesmen, and more as they take their first steps into the world of stand-up by sharing what’s funny about their own lives with you! If you’d like to try your hand at stand-up comedy, Newbie Tuesday is a great place to start.
When: August 23aat 8 pm
Where: The Montreal Comedy Nest , 2313 St Catherine St W

Pompeii Exhibit

This is your last chance to visit the Pompeii Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. On display until September 5th, a visit to this special exhibit will showcase “the splendor and opulence of Pompeii in a spectacular exhibition that features over 220 archaeological artifacts in a unique multisensorial environment.” Reviews have been incredible, so be sure to see it before it’s gone!
When: Any day of the week, until September 5th
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Go for a musical swing on the 21 Balancoires

What: Create your own song by swinging back and forth on Montreal’s now famous, 21 swings. One swing plays a note while several produce a melody so be sure to head on over with a few friends.
When: August 8 to September 5
Where: From the Place des Festivals to Le Parterre, along De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Président-Kennedy Avenue