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

Nov 18 2019, 5:00 am

There aren’t too many better ways than starting off your workweek with some Céline Dion. If you can get your hands on tickets, you’ll be a hot commodity. Besides the superstars homecoming, here’s what else is going on around town today, November 18.

Céline Dion – Bell Centre

Céline Dion postponed four shows from September to November so your patience has paid off and her heart will go on.

The Quebecois singer released her new album, “Courage,” on November 15 and her new tour of the same name is the superstar’s first in ten years.

When: November 18, 19, 21, and 22
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Bell, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: $95 – $585, available online

MEGA Montreal

Video game lovers, assemble! The MEGA Montreal video game convention returned this past weekend for its third edition and it continues today.

Gamers and viewers are welcomed to discover the skills and talents of local and international video game players and developers.

The venue features eSports tournaments, free gaming stations, a cosplay costume contest, board games, virtual reality showcases, master classes, and video game developer workshops.

When: From now until November 19
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Grand Quai Du Port De Montréal
Price: $15 – $40, available online, free access to kids under 12 years old

The Irishman – Cinema Moderne

Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Irishman, assembles an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino and therefore shouldn’t be watched on the small screen.

The film will be screened at Cinéma Moderne for a few days (including various runs) and follows an epic saga of organized crime in postwar America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro).

The Guardian is calling it “one of Scorsese’s best films ever” which is some high praise.

When: Monday, November 18
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Moderne, 5150 boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $15, available online

Les Pastellistes

The 24th edition of the international exhibition ‘Les Pastellistes’ will be held at the Galerie Le HangArt for half of the month with its opening vernissage on November 15.

The exhibition promotes the expression of pastel art pieces.

When: From now until November 24
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Galerie Le HangArt Saint Denis, 3951 St-Denis Street
Price: Free admission

The World’s Smallest Open Mic #64

The 64th edition of “The World’s Smallest Open Mic” returns to Hurley’s tonight in case you’re looking to start the week off with some laughs.

Hosted by vets Walter J. Lyng and Vance Michael, this quaint 25-person room invited local comedians, new and old, to test out new material or refine old jokes.

Headlined by Michelle Dominique, you can’t go wrong with some pub grub, a pint or two, and a few chuckles.

When: Monday, November 18
Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent
Price: $5