5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, August 26

Aug 26 2019, 5:00 am

As the last week of the month gets going, here are a few things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, August 26.

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Flying Lotus – Théâtre Corona

Steven Ellison, known by his stage name Flying Lotus or FlyLo, is an American record producer, musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from Los Angeles, California.

He’ll be performing at the timeless Théâtre Corona tonight with guests Brandon Coleman, Spacetalker, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and PBDY.

When: Monday, August 26
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Théâtre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $40, available online

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

If you want to start your week off with some laughs, give The World’s Smallest Open Mic some consideration.

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.

The show’s featured acts include a stacked local lineup including Alo Azimov, Andrew Cardazzi, Claudio Silvio Capri, Darleph Cazeneuve and Steve Patrick Adams as the headliner.

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

When: Monday, August 26
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: Free admission, pay what you can

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. 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, August 26
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.

As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.

When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 – $25.50, available online

Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Monday, August 26
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online