From a night at the museum to the new Nintendo exhibit, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.
What: Musee Grevin just opened their brand new Nintendo-themed exhibition, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit. Running from October 7th until January 8th, Super Mario and Friends: The Exhibit welcomes some of Nintendo’s most iconic characters to the museum. Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems will be on display, as will classic Mario Bros. video games, and some that have yet to be released to the public. The show ultimately traces the Nintendo phenomenon, highlighting the past, present, and future of the gaming institution.
When: Monday to Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Where: Musee Grevin, Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
What: Essentially an after hours party at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Friday Nocturnes take place on four fridays each year, giving Montrealers a chance to explore the museum’s exhibits after dark alongside a few museum experts. Happening on Friday, November 4th from 5 pm-2 am, the Museum of Contemporary Art will give visitors a chance to explore La Biennale de Montreal, an exhibition focusing on the question: is hedonism possible today? In addition to the exhibition, the last Friday Nocturnes of the year includes interactive tours, a live DJ, an art workshop, and drinks and appetizers.
When: November 4, 5 pm-2 am
Where: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Rue Sainte-Catherine
What: The Montreal School of Gemology is hosting its 57th annual Montreal Gem and Mineral Club Show this November. From November 4th until November 6th, Place Bonaventure will be filled to the brim with shiny gems and minerals from all over the world. Local and out-of-province dealers will take part, selling all kinds of minerals from exotic, faraway places like Afghanistan, Africa, and Brazil. Over 100 vendors will attend, displaying everything from fossils and carvings, to precious gems, sculptures, and jewelry.
When: November 4-6
Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 De la Gauchetière West
What: For three days La Grande Degustation de Montreal will be gracing our city. Taking over Place Bonaventure from November 3rd to 5th, La Grande Degustation will attract over 13,000 visitors to its gathering of nearly 2,000 wine, beer, and spirits exhibitors. This unique event brings wine producers, beer brewers, and spirit distillers together under one roof to celebrate their passion for alcohol. Grab your ticket, stroll through the exhibits, and of course, taste as many samples as your heart desires!
When: November 4th 3 pm-9 pm, November 5th 1 pm-9 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière Street West
What: MTL a TABLE is back, hosting its infamous Restaurant Week for 10 whole days. Starting on November 3rd and ending on November 13th, Restaurant Week will allow Montrealers to get a taste of some of the best dishes Montreal has to offer at a serious discount. Over 150 restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurant Week, which means you’ll have the chance to eat pretty much anything you’re in the mood for. The best part? Meals will only set you back $21, $31, or $41. And we’re not just talking for one dish. No sir, $21-$41 will get you a gourmet table d’hote dinner.
When: November 3-13
Where: Various locations