5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, April 8

Apr 5 2019, 7:19 pm

As the second week of the new month kicks off, here are five things to check out on Monday, April 8, as you get back to the workweek grind.

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21 Swings

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

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: April 8 – May 28
Time: 10 am – 11 pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 10 am – 12 am (Thursday to Saturday)
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles
Price: Free

Our DNA – Quartier des Spectacles

A centrepiece of Montreal’s architectural heritage, this sprial staircase, created by local artist, patrick PĂ©rubĂ© embodies “neighbourly culture and friendly back alleys.”

Suspended in mid-air, the double helix of a DNA molecule aims to remind on-lookers that our differences, put together, make up our collective identity.

When: April 8 – May 28
Time: 24/7
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
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 John Clark, Marko Kulik, Gowthaman Kasy, Brian Thai, Elspeth Wright, Gordon Disley, Shawn Stenhouse, Natacha G. Filion, Mike Gamache, Ev Lit, John Cotroc and will be headlined by the very Christopher Venditto.

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

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

Weekly Art Hive

From one hive to the other, Concordia University’s Art Hives is hosting an art workshop for everyone of any (or no) art background to attend.

The event will be handing out art supplies and guests are urged to create whatever they please.

When: Monday, April 8
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Where: Concordia University Art Hives, 1515 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: Free admission

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub tonight. The pub’s trivia has five rounds, general knowledge multiple choice, short answer, a picture round, and a music round. The winner of each round receives free drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round – good trade.

When: Monday, April 8
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

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