5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, July 15

Jul 15 2019, 1:01 pm

Monday is back and so are the Backstreet Boys. Along with the boy band’s big concert at the Bell Centre, here is what’s happening around Montreal today, July 15.

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Backstreet Boys – DNA World Tour

The Backstreet Boys are back again.

Nick, AJ, Brian, Kevin, and Howie have hit the road as part of their long-awaited world tour and they’ll be in Montreal tonight.

The major world tour is promoting their 10th studio album, DNA, which was released in January.

It’s the pop group’s first full-length album since “In a World Like This” in 2013, in which time the guys have since set up a Las Vegas residency, which wrapped in April.

The DNA world tour, BSB’s largest in 18 years, will feature a live band as opposed to dancers and will run for two hours. You’ll get to hear all the classic hits from the group, who formed in 1993, songs from the new record and surely some surprises as well.

When: Monday, July 15
Time: 7 pm doors, 8 pm show
Where: Bell Centre
Price: Various prices, available online

Fantasia International Film Festival

Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The festival also welcomes guests from across the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps, and distributors.

When: Monday, July 15
Time: Varies according to screening
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

oTENTik Urban Tents

For all those campers hoping to take a metro to the site, your time has come.

The popular chalet-type tents that are found the woods in Northern Quebec have made their way to Montreal, right smack in the middle of Montreal, in fact.

oTENTik has set up seven urban tents along the banks of the historic Lachine Canal giving Montrealers and tourists the opportunity to camp out in the city.

When: Monday, July 15
Time: Various hours
Where: 828 Rue Mill, Lachine Canal
Price: $120 per night

HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine

It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.

As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.

When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price:$21.97 – $25.50, available online

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, July 15
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)