5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, December 2

Dec 2 2019, 5:00 am

It’s the first workweek of the last month of the year and we’re highlighting a bunch of events happening around Montreal today, December 2, to get it started off right.

The World’s Smallest Open Mic #65

The 65th 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 invited local comedians, new and old, to test out new material or refine old jokes.

Headlined by the very funny Kara Parham, 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 2
Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent
Price: $5

The Nutcracker Market- Montreal

Every holiday season, the Nutcracker Market brings together hundreds of local artisans for a magical shopping experience and it returned for its 10th edition this past weekend.

Hundreds of exhibitors will be in attendance selling everything from gourmet food and hand-knit mittens, to gorgeous jewelry, and sweet-smelling candles. The market will display gifts for everyone in your life – children, partners, friends, and family.

When: Monday, December 2
Time: Monday to Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm; Thursday and Friday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Palais des congrès
Price: Free

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: Monday, December 2
Time: 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free

Montreal Bach Festival

Montreal’s Festival Bach is devoted to classical music buffs and obviously, composer Johann Sebastian Bach. From local and international artists, the two-week festival will interpret the works of Bach.

When: From now until December 7
Time: Varying times
Where: Maison Symphonique de Montréal, 1600, rue St-Urbain
Price: $15 – $186, available online

Illumi Cavalia

The dark days of winter need to be brightened up a touch and that’s where Cavalia’s Illumi comes in.

Check out a world of magical, captivating, and gorgeous lights in an extraordinary outdoor show created from thousands of light sculptures, characters, and designs.

When: Monday, December 2
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Illumi Cavalia, 2805 Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval
Price: $14.50 – $18.50, available online