5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, December 16

Dec 16 2019, 5:00 am

As December sneaks past the midway point, here are five things worth checking out today, December 16, to get your workweek going.

The World’s Smallest Open Mic #68

The 68th edition of “The World’s Smallest Open Mic” returns to Hurley’s tonight — in case you’re looking to start the week off with some laughs.

Hosted by vets Walter J. Lyng and Vance Michael, this quaint, 25-person room invites local comedians, new and old, to test out new material or refine old jokes.

Headlined by the very funny Elspeth Wright, you can’t go wrong with some pub grub, a pint or two, and a few chuckles to start off the week.

When: Monday, December 16
Time: 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent
Price: $5

Time Out Market Montréal: Marché de Noël

Time Out Market Montreal and Nite Markt Presents the Eaton Centre’s first ‘Marché de Noël,’ hosting a slew of local artisans, surrounded by plenty of food and drinks in a cozy Christmas atmosphere.

When: Monday, December 16
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Where: Eaton Centre
Price: Free admission

Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

Discover how fashion styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later. The exhibition showcases elegant Victorian decor and styles, hot drinks by the fireplace, a Christmas card workshop, and champagne.

When: From now until December 29
Time: 10 am – 5 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm on weekends
Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Price: $7.80

Imagine Van Gogh

Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened last week, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Monday, December 16
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is hosting the 10th edition of Luminothérapie through Pop!, a celebration of five fantastical creatures that aim to light up the city during the dark days of winter.

Because if anything can lighten up our bleak winter, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

When: From now until January 26
Time: 12 to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free