5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, August 27

Aug 24 2018, 3:23 am

Mondays aren’t all bad news. Sure, the workweek is just starting up but think about it this way, you’re that much closer to next weekend. Here are 5 things to do today, August 27, to help you beat the Monday blues.

The Montreal World Film Festival

On the heels of the Fantasia Film Festival, the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations and fosters cinema of all continents.

The festival features short films, genre pieces and both competitive and non-competitive selections from films all over the world.

The MWFF is spread throughout various outdoor and indoor venues across the city. Check out their website for specific spots showing select films.

When: From now until September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

NomadFest Urban Rodeo

Immerse yourself in the wild west in an urban setting as NomadFest brings the city some serious country today.

NomadFest riled up Montreal all weekend and it concludes today.

The outdoor festival features rodeos, bull riding, equestrian competitions, live country music, and gourmet food experiences.

When: Monday, August 27
Time: 4 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Pier – Old Port
Price: $39 – $270

The Monday Mix at the Comedy Nest

Start the week off with some laughs as the Comedy Nest hosts a variety show tonight. The cozy club features open-mic comedians, improv, magicians, jugglers, sketch comedy, and musical acts. The show is hosted by Just For Laughs and Zoofest vet Darren Henwood and audience members get free popcorn.

When: Monday, August 27
Time: Doors open at 7:15 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: 3rd floor of the Pepsi Forum, 2313 Saint Catherine Ouest
Admission: $5

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. The pub’s trivia has 5 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 27
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of beverage)

London Pub’s Industry Night

If you want to keep the weekend party going on Monday night, head to London Pub. They offer industry nights on Mondays. It’s designed to offer inexpensive drinks to bar, pub and restaurant staff from around the city but it’s slowly morphed into drink deals for everybody. Grab a $4 single or a $3 shot of Jameson. Plus they have a free dart board and an in-house jukebox.

When: Every Monday at London Pub
Time: 7 pm – 3 am
Where: 1337 Boulevard Maisonneuve Ouest
Admission: Free to enter, drink deals vary

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