5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, March 25

Mar 22 2019, 6:53 pm

As the last week of March kicks off, here are five things to jump-start your workweek today, March 25.

Don’t let the fact that’s Monday slow you down. Get out there an enjoy the spring, Montreal.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Milwaukee Brewers – Olympic Stadium

Baseball returns to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium (we can get used to saying that) in the form of the Toronto Blue Jays as they welcome the Milwaukee Brewers for a final two-game tune-up before the start of the 2019 MLB season.

It’s a great nostalgic feel to clamp down those plastic seats at the Big O but it’s also an important showing that the city could thrive again with the return of Major League Baseball to La Belle Province.

When: March 25 and 26
Time: 7:05 pm
Where: Olympic Stadium – 4545 avenue Pierre-Courbetin
Price: $19.25 – $86.75, available online

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

Local comedians Walter J Lyng and Vance Michel host what they call “the smallest open mic show in the world.” The acts aren’t small, the venue is.

Veteran comedians will either be testing out new bits or stand-up hopefuls will be getting on stage for the first time. Among the 10 featured acts are Jacob Meza, Erica Taddeo, Mason Rost, Frankie “Love Knuckles” Pagnelli, Yumi Blake, Jeren Drew, Amer Rez and David Lonstein along with headliner Lawrence Corber.

The event organizers warn that only 20 seats are available. Cozy, intimate stand-up comedy is the best kind.

When: Monday, March 25
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

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, March 25
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Admission: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

Galerie MX

Montreal’s contemporary art gallery was founded in 2006. The specific mandate of Galerie MX is to seek out and give greater public exposure to emerging contemporary artists, from Canada and abroad.

The gallery’s current exhibition is called “Femme MX,” an expo celebrating women in pop culture contemporary art.

When: Monday, March 25
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 333 Rue Viger Ouest
Price: Free

Montreal Botanical Garden – Butterflies Go Free

The weather may not be all butterflies and rainbows but(terfly) the Montreal Botanical Garden is.

The annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back 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 25
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online