5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, December 9

Dec 9 2019, 5:00 am

Here are a handful of things happening around Montreal today, December 9, that might be worth checking out.

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 9
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Illumi Cavalia — 2805 Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval
Price: $14.50 – $18.50, available online

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 on Thursday, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online

Natrel Skating Rink

A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop – talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink in Old Montreal is now open and offers the public some really nice ice.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 10 am to 9 pm: Monday to Wednesday, 10 am to 10 pm: Thursday to Sunday,
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22 for kids six – 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.

The World’s Smallest Open Mic #67

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 invites local comedians, new and old, to test out new material or refine old jokes.

Headlined by the very funny Ben Cardilli, 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 9
Time: 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent
Price: $5

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 9
Time: 12 to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free