5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, April 15

Apr 12 2019, 7:16 pm

It was snowing by this time last week and the only ‘snow’ people will be talking about today will be of the Jon Snow variety. If you’re looking to get your workweek started, here are five things going on around the city today, April 15.

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WWE – Bell Centre

The world of World Wrestling Entertainment returns to Montreal today for both a Monday Night Raw show and a Smackdown show in front of a crowd of screaming fans at the Bell Centre.

When: April 15 and 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Bell, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: $41.50 – $144.75, available online

Barbie Expo

The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont-Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses.

Plus, it’s free to attend and it’s oozing with photo opps.

When: Monday, April 15
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1445 Rue Peel
Price: Free

21 Swings

Spring won’t be the only thing in the air as Montreal’s musical swing exhibition has returned to the Quartier des Spectacles.

The interactive, music art installation, 21 Swings, will have Montrealers feeling like kids again as guests can swing back and forth, creating musical melodies.

The 21 Swings (or Balançoires) installation was custom-made for the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles. The work was created by Daily tous les jours, in collaboration with animal behaviourist Luc-Alain Giraldeau from UQAM and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the installation’s composer.

When: Monday, April 15
Time: 10 am – 11 pm
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles
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 pop culture contemporary art.

When: Monday, April 15
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 333 Rue Viger Ouest
Price: Free

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 Amer Rez, Jacob Meza, Karl Knox, Andrew Cardazzi, Alex Leonard and the show is headlined by the very funny, Wassim El-Mounzer.

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

When: Monday, April 15
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

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