5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, January 28

Jan 26 2019, 2:02 am

Sure, it’s Monday, but it’s the last one of the month.

As you prepare to welcome February 2019, here are five things happening around Montreal today, January 28, to get your week started.

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Mick Jenkins – Pieces of a Man

Jayson Mick Jenkins is an American hip hop recording artist.

His debut album, The Healing Component, was released on September 23, 2016, followed by Pieces of a Man on October 26 which the 27-year-old is promoting at l’Astral tonight.

When: Monday, January 28
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: l’Astral, 3-5 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest
Price: $25 – $28, available online

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

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.

Veteran comedians will either be testing out new bits or stand-up hopefuls will be getting on stage for the first time. 10 acts will be featured in total and organizers warn that only 20 seats are available.

When: Monday, January 28
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

Oh My Mingus – Casa del Popolo

Oh My Mingus is a Montreal based group of musicians that fuse improv with jazz music. Following in the steps of composer Charles Mingus, this group blends improvisation with form to create a unique and beautiful sound.

When: Monday, January 28
Time: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Casa del Popolo, 4873 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $10, available online and at the door

ArabFest 2019

ArabFest is an annual festival that provides guests with an opportunity to experience different flavours of the enriched culture of the Arab world.

The fest features cultural performances, Middle Eastern food, traditional activities, merchandise and more.

When: Monday, January 28
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: New Residence Hall Ballroom, 3625 Avenue du Parc
Price: $5

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub tonight. 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, January 28
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

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