5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, March 18

Mar 15 2019, 6:31 pm

There definitely won’t be thousands of people crowding the streets of Montreal like yesterday, but as always, the city has a lot to offer today, March 18, as you start the workweek.

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Marianas Trench Concert

Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop rock band from Vancouver. They formed in 2001 by high-school friends Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman. The band has released five full-length studio albums: Fix Me, Masterpiece Theatre, Ever After, Astoria, and Phantoms.
They’ll be rocking out MTELUS tonight as part of their Suspended Gravity Tour.

When: Monday, March 18
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price
: $49.75, available online

Butterflies Go Free

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit has returned for another year.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features “thousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,” as per the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Get a chance to see butterfly’s shimmering colours up close in a humid, tropical oasis, not to mention ample gorgeous photo opportunities.

When: Monday, March 18
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Get that noggin moving to start the week.  Mckibbin’s 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, March 18
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

Art Souterrain

An underground art festival has buried itself below the ground of Montreal.

But not “underground” like a resistance group versus an existing regime — actually underground — below the surface.

The 11th edition of Art Souterrain returned to the city at the beginning of the month, highlighting exhibitions by local and international artists and mediation activities will be available to be discovered along a six-kilometre underground route.

When: From now until March 24
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city, visit the website for specific details
Price: Free

The Monday Mix at the Comedy Nest

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

When: Monday, March 18
Time: Doors open at 7:15 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: 3rd floor of the Pepsi Forum, 2313 Saint Catherine Ouest
Price: $5