5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, January 7

Jan 5 2019, 4:09 am

As you set your sights to another weekend, here five things to get you through the Monday grind today, January 7.

Get out there, Montreal!

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. Among the 10 featured acts are Gowthaman Kasy, John St. Godard, Jason Celin, Lawrence Corber, James Oakley, Stephen Cripton, Dawn Ford, Emily Ferrier
Benoit Ben Wa, and Monica Hamburg.

The event organizers warn that only 20 seats are available. Cozy, intimate stand-up comedy is the best kind.

When: Monday, January 7
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
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 7
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Admission: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

La Grande Roue de Montréal

Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Monday, January 7
Time: 10 am – 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price: $14.79 – $25

Minnesota Wild vs Montreal Canadiens

Fresh off a tilt versus the Nashville Predators, the Habs welcome the Minnesota Wild tonight at the Bell Centre.

Carey Price has played well since returning from the IR and the Canadiens look to stay hot on home ice against Zach Parise and the Wild.

When: Monday, January 7
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Various prices


Place des Festivals is shining through the use of dominos, music and lights.

The ninth edition of LuminothĂ©rapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation features 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues, hues and gorgeous pics (proof here).

When: Monday, January 7
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

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