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

Nov 3 2018, 1:44 am

Welcome back to the workweek, Montreal. Don’t let the chilly Monday weather get you down, there’s plenty of fun events happening in the city today, November 5, and we’re going to make sure you start your week off right.

Jay Baruchel Book Launch

Vancouver has Seth Rogen and Montreal has Jay Baruchel.

The NDG-native is coming back to Montreal today to promote his new book, Born Into It: A Fan’s Life, which chronicles the This Is The End star’s die-hard obsession with the Montreal Canadiens.

When: Monday, November 5
Time:¬†7 pm ‚Äď 9 pm
Where: Lower Canada College, 4090 avenue Royal
Price: $5, at the door


Cinemania is a celebration of the best of francophone cinema from 2018. All of the screenings are shown in French with English subtitles in the cozy atmosphere of Cinéma Impérial.

When: Monday, November 5
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Impérial
Price:¬†$9 ‚Äď $13 per film, available¬†online

The World’s Smallest Open Mic

Local comedians Walter J Lyng and Vance Michel host what they call ‚Äúthe smallest open mic show in the world.‚ÄĚ The acts aren‚Äôt 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 Jon Malanos, Shawn Stenhouse, Michelle Dominique, Gabriel Omassi, Nazeer Khan, Kara Parham Kyle and Sara Quinn.

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

When: Monday, November 5
Time:¬†8 pm ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 rue Crescent
Price: $5

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin‚Äôs Irish Pub tonight. The pub‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď good trade.

When: Monday, November 5
Time:¬†7:30 pm ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Admission: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

Festival Sefarad

Festival Sefarad is a celebration of the francophone-Jewish culture in Montreal. Presented by La Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec, generations of people gather for a variety of theatre productions, film and comedy shows.

When: From now until November 11
Time: Varying times
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: Varying prices

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