5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, July 22

Jul 19 2019, 8:32 pm

Somehow, there’s only one full week of July left and we’ve put together a list of things happening around town today, July 22, to start your workweek off on the right foot.

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Weird Al Karaoke – Just For Laughs

Born out of Toronto, Weird Al Karaoke is a comedy show where comedians write and perform their own parodies of popular songs, over karaoke backing tracks, as a tribute to the great Weird Al Yankovich.

Plus, the show takes place outside and it’s free.

When: Monday, July 22
Time: 10 pm
Where: Loto-Quebec Stage
Price: Free admission

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

The 33rd edition of the festival sums up today after a three-week run. The event assembles a massive collection of talent from here to Timbuktu, across great oceans to Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The festival hosts both indoor and outdoor shows of dancing and live music.

When: Monday, July 22
Time: Various times, visit the website for specific times
Where: Parterre du Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission

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 22
Time: Varies according to screening
Where:¬†Concordia University ‚Äst1455 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 the city, 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 22
Time: Various hours
Where: 828 Rue Mill, Lachine Canal
Price: $120 per night

The Ethnic Show РJust For Laughs

One of Just For Laughs’ most celebrated series, The Ethnic Show returned last week for 19 hilarious shows.

The Ethnic Show is hosted by the very funny Latina comedian, Cristela Alonzo, who recently became the first Latina woman to create, produce, write and star in her own US primetime comedy, Cristela, according to Just for Laughs.

She’ll be joined by¬†Gina Yashere and¬†Lebanese-Canadian comedian Dave Merheje.

When: From now until July 25
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Club Soda
Price:$59.61, available online