We made it. Friday before a long weekend. It’s like music to our ears. To get you started on the long weekend, here are a few events happening around the city to set the tone.
Make the most of your May 18, montreal!
Comedy At The Art Loft is the hottest underground show in Montreal. It’s the city’s only weekly bilingual show and is run out of a private loft on Rue Saint Laurent and always packed with people. It feels like a college party, except a comedian is speaking into a microphone and making you laugh. This week’s show, the 74th edition, is headlined by the very funny Jason Celin, hosted by Quinn McMorrow, and features a bunch of funny local comedians. There’s also a DJ and snacks. BYOB and 420 friendly. Very 420 friendly.
When: Doors open at 9 pm, show starts at 10:30 pm
Where: 4152 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Admission: 10$ at the door (cash only)
Blow off some steam (or prepare for a zombie apocalypse) by tossing some axes. The indoor range has 11 lanes where you can comfortably throw a variety of axes monitored by supervisors and instructors. The facility can host up to 60 people so bring your friends, a lot of them. You get an hour worth of axe throwing so make sure to stretch beforehand!
When: 10am – 11:30pm
Where: 1436 Rue Amherst
Admission: $40-$55 per target, per hour. Tickets available online.
You already escaped work on today – now try your luck at escaping from a prison, a military facility, a lost temple, or a laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.
When: 2pm – 10:30pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Tickets: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.
Celina Wolfe is a well-respected musician in Montreal and deservedly so – she has a stunning voice and an impressive musical repertoire. Catch her at Honey Martin Pub starting at 10 pm. Head in for a Murphy’s pint and stay for the music.
When: The pub is open from 3pm-3am and Celina starts at 10 pm
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke
You may not be able to sneak off to Hollywood or New York City to see your favourite celebrities, athletes and artists this weekend. But you could still technically see them, in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the 4-floor museum and it admittedly gets kind of creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes.
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Admission: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors available online and at the door.
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