5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, July 29

Jul 26 2019, 4:29 pm

As we saddle up for another work week grind, here are a few things to help make it feel like Monday, July 29, zooms by a tad quicker.

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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 29
Time: Varies according to screening
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats are a rock supergroup formed in 2011. The band consists of Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, and Marco Minnemann.

The group’s name is inspired by the Aristocrats joke and their song titles are rife with double-entendres.

When: Monday, July 29
Time: 8 pm
Where: Café Campus, 57 Prince Arthur Est
Price:$37.75, available online

Paint Nite: Night Walk in the City

Peel Pub is hosting another edition of Paint Nite where guests are invited to take a blank canvas with a few drinks and turn it into art.

Peel Pub, in association with Yaymaker, will provide everything you need and the organizers stress that all artists from any (or no) creative background are urged to join.

When: Monday, July 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: Peel Pub, 1196 rue Peel
Price: $40, available online

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Monday, July 29
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

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: Monday, July 29
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)