11 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, July 2

Jun 30 2018, 3:52 am

The holiday Monday is so cherished. It’s Monday sure, but it’s dressed like a Sunday. You may be tired from all of the Canada Day fireworks and festivities or you may want to keep the action going. Regardless, here’s 11 things to do in Montreal today, July 2.

David Blaine Live

David Blaine Live

Image: David Blaine Live

The famous magician, illusionist, endurance artist and possibly wizard, is in Montreal today to wow audiences with a variety of tricks. He’s performing at the beautiful Olympia de Montreal. Be prepared, there’s no telling what he will do.

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Olympia de Montreal
Price: $81.75 – $112.35

Nomadic Massive at Montreal Jazz Fest

The Montreal-based Nomadic Massive has assembled band members from around the world to create a unique niche in the jazz-rap genre. Their lyrics are in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Créole. They’ll be performing songs off their newest album, The Big Band Theory. Besides, who doesn’t love a good pun?

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 9 pm and 11 pm
Where: TD Stage, Place des Festivals
Price: Free

Mtl en Arts

Mtl en Arts is Montreal’s largest open-air art exhibition and today is their last day. The festival aims to further promote and develop the concept of art in the street and in public spaces and closes off a portion of the famous Rue Saint Catherine to vehicular traffic.

The one-kilometre stretch of art welcomes painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramists, and glassmakers.

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 9 am – 8 pm
Where: 576 Rue St-Catherine Est
Price: Admission is free

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers



Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. The pub’s trivia has 5 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: Every Monday at McKibbin’s Irish Pub
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of beverage)

The Monday Mix at the Comedy Nest

Start the week off with some laughs. Mondays at the Comedy Nest is a weekly variety show. The cozy club features open-mic comedians, improv, magicians, jugglers, sketch comedy, and musical acts. The show is hosted by Just For Laughs Zoofest vet Darren Henwood and audience members get free popcorn.

When: Every Monday at the Comedy Nest
Time: Doors open at 7:15 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: 3rd floor of the Pepsi Forum, 2313 Saint Catherine Ouest
Admission: $5

Yoga on the Canal

Moksha Yoga Griffintown is bringing guests yoga on the canal this weekend. The session is open to everyone from any (or no) yoga background. The class happens in the evening to give you a cool and calming practice while watching the sunset.

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 7 pm – 8 pm
Where: Madeleine-Parent Park
Price: Free (recommended $5 donation)

Urban Science Brass Band at Jazz Fest

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The Urban Science Brass Band is a Montreal-based band that will load up at Jazz Fest. Today’s show will be the 5th show out of 10 outdoor shows they’re putting on at the fest. They’re a brass band that covers hip-hop classics.

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 5 pm
Where: Spectacle Deambulatoire CBC – Corner Rue De Maisonneuve and Rue St. Urbain
Price: Free

London Pub’s Industry Night

If you want to keep the long weekend party going on Monday night, head to London Pub. They offer industry nights on Mondays. It’s designed to offer inexpensive drinks to bar, pub, and restaurant staff from around the city but it’s slowly morphed into drink deals for everybody. Grab a $4 single or a $3 shot of Jameson. Plus they have a free dart board and an in-house jukebox.

When: Every Monday at London Pub
Time: 7 pm – 3 am
Where: 1337 Boulevard Maisonneuve Ouest
Admission: Free to enter, drink deals vary.

Encore Books & Records

You had a long, hot weekend. Maybe it’s time to relax with some literature.

Encore Books & Records is a cozy, family-run bookshop that sells and buys used books and records. The store is crammed from the floor-to-ceiling and their prices are just as good as the selection. Head into Encore and grab yourself a cheap book, find a nice park (Girouard Park is right out front of the shop) or patio, and get lost in some books to cap off the long weekend.

When: Encore Books is open year round
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 5670 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Bar Loïc

may 25 to 27


Loïc is an über cool wine bar located in St. Henri. The decor is gorgeous (it’s located in an old bank) and their cheeseburger is drool-worthy. The terrace is right smack in the middle of St-Henri’s traffic and it’s spectacular. Grab a spot and marvel at Loïc’s wine and cocktail selection.

When: Loïc is open year round, the terrace is seasonal.
Time: Terrace open 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: 5001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest

The Wood Shredders at Jazz Fest

Take a trip through 1930s and 1950s music by this Montreal duo called The Wood Shredders. The tandem explores bluegrass, folk, Cajun, blues, and jazz genres on pretty much anything with strings.

Plus that name, you got to give credit where credit is due.

When: Monday, July 2
Time: 5 pm and 7 pm
Where: Place Heineken – Corner of Rue Ste. Catherine and Rue De Bleury
Price: Free

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