5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, April 1

Mar 29 2019, 6:31 pm

There’s something poetic about starting a new month on a Monday. It’s the beginning of a beginning. As you settle into the first day, here is what’s happening around Montreal today, April 1.

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Ariana Grande – Bell Centre

International pop star Ariana Grande is back on the road for her biggest tour yet and she’s stopping by the Bell Centre tonight.

Grande is on tour supporting her latest album Sweetener, which marks her first time on the road since The Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017.

The multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated artist released her first studio album Yours Truly back in 2013. That year, she was the opening act for Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour. Her 2014 album My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned her massive hit “Problem.”

Expect big crowds tonight.

When: Monday, April 1
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: $89 – $317.50, available online

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

Local comedians Walter J Lyng and Vance Michel host what they call “the smallest open mic show in the world.” The acts aren’t small, the venue is.

Veteran comedians will either be testing out new bits or stand-up hopefuls will be getting on stage for the first time. Among the 10 featured acts are Pete Makarov, Serag Meletian, Eman Belanger, Ben Cardilli, Samson Cooperman, Mike Meo, Kara Parham, Basharnavaz, James Oakley, Alex Wood and headliner John St. Godard.

The event organizers warn that only 20 seats are available. Cozy, intimate stand-up comedy is the best kind.

When: Monday, April 1
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

Product Skills: iPhone and iPad

From learning how to navigate device and setting up your system preferences to discovering the full uses of Siri, the Apple Store is hosting an iPhone and iPad product skills workshop to enhance your skills with the popular devices.

When: Monday, April 1
Time: 9:30 am – 11 am
Where: 1321 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Price: $5

The Best Damn Trivia in Montreal

The 4 Origines is hosting what they’re calling “The Best Damn Trivia in Montreal” tonight, so you’d best go see if they’re telling the truth.

The trivia night is open to everyone and hosts four rounds of general knowledge trivia as well as prized after each round and grand prizes for the highest scoring teams.

When: Monday, April 1
Time: 7:15 pm
Where: 4 Origines, 1304 rue Saint-Patrick
Price: Free

Galerie MX

Montreal’s contemporary art gallery was founded in 2006. The specific mandate of Galerie MX is to seek out and give greater public exposure to emerging contemporary artists, from Canada and abroad.

The gallery’s current exhibition is called “Femme MX,” an expo celebrating women in pop culture contemporary art.

When: Monday, April 1
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 333 Rue Viger Ouest
Price: Free

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