5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, January 6

Jan 6 2020, 5:00 am

It might be your first day back to work in a while today or you might still be on vacation. Regardless, here are a handful of things going on around town today, January 6.

The World’s Smallest Open Mic #70

The 70th 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 Shawn Stenhouse, you can’t go wrong with some pub grub, a pint or two, and a few chuckles to start off the week.

When: Monday, January 6
Time: 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub — 1225 Crescent
Price: $5

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

Montreal Canadiens vs the Winnipeg Jets

How about starting off the work week with some puck?

The Habs host the Winnipeg Jets for a Monday night tilt at the Bell Centre.

When: Monday, January 6
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: Various prices, 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

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 to the public, offering 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, January 6
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink – Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22 for kids six to 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.