28 things to do in Montreal this November

Oct 31 2019, 12:50 pm

There are only a couple of months left in 2019 and Montreal is bustling with things to do, events, activities, and exciting personalities all November.

Here are 28 things to keep you busy for the penultimate month of 2019.

MTLĂ TABLE

Do you have what it takes to try a multitude of Montreal restaurants in two weeks?

Because MTLàTABLE is a giant city-wide food festival where you can discover 150 restaurants that will be offering table d’hôte dinner menus at pretty nifty prices ($23, $33, or $43) as well as a $17 brunch in some restaurants.

When: November 1 – 13
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: $17 – $43

Oyster Fest

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The 76th edition of OysterFest returns to the Old Port at the beginning of the month. Oysters, plenty of people, live music, and booze.

What else do you need?

When: Thursday, November 7
Time: 5 pm
Where: 200 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $95, available online

Comedy Crowd OFF

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If you’ve ever sweated through a stand-up comedy show while sitting in the front row, the tables may have now turned in your favour.

Comedy Crowd OFF, a new comedy club in downtown Montreal, encourages audience members to heckle the comics, rewarding the best chirpers with a prize at the end of the night.

“Use all those comebacks you thought of in the shower and lead your table to victory,” reads the Comedy Crowd OFF Facebook page. The venue continues to describe ‘heckling’ as to interrupt or harass a stand-up comedian during a performance. Heckling is done through the means of yelling, jeering, and roasting.

When: November 7 and 21
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

Yelawolf

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Michael Wayne Atha, better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Atha embarked on his career in 2005, releasing independent solo material until he hit it big a few years ago.

He’s in Montreal as part of a North American tour at the timeless Theatre Corona.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 8 pm
Where: Theatre Corona
Price: $141.50, available online

Comedy at the Art Loft

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Comedy at the Art Loft is the hottest underground comedy show in Montreal. It’s the city’s only weekly bilingual show and is run out of a private loft on rue Saint-Laurent and is usually packed with people. It feels like a college part, except a comedian is slinging jokes into a microphone.

The hosts, headliners, and featured acts change weekly and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date.

The venue features a DJ and snacks. BYOB and it’s 420 friendly. Very 420 friendly.

When: November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time: Doors open at 9 pm, show starts at 10:30 pm
Where: 4152 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $10 at the door (cash only)

Marc Anthony

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Marco Antonio Muñiz, known professionally as Marc Anthony, is a Nuyorican singer, actor, fashion designer, producer, and philanthropist.

Anthony is also the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The two-time Grammy Award and six-time Latin Grammy Award winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and he’ll be at the Bell Centre in early November.

When: Monday, November 11
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $76.50 – $124, available online

Bowling – Forum Sports Bar

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Strike some bowling off your list this month.

The Forum Sports Bar hosts 16 lanes of 10-pin bowling for $5 a game every Tuesday and Wednesday (tax and shoes included).

You also can’t go wrong with the giant square bar, arcade games, and TV screens.

When: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27
Time: 11 am – 1 am
Where: 2313 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $5 per game, shoe rental included

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Scotiabank offers $7 general admission tickers every Tuesday at their downtown location.

November is a great month for movies, especially for under $10. Check out Terminator: Dark Fate, Joker, The Addams Family, Motherless Brooklyn, Zombieland: Double Tap, The Lighthouse, JoJo Rabbit, and so much more.

They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: November 5, 12, 19, and 26
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Price: General admission starts at $7

Barack Obama – Bell Centre

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Former US president Barack Obama is coming back to Montreal.

President Obama will be the featured speaker at an engagement at the Bell Centre on November 14.

The event is being organized by La Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain and it will mark the politician’s second visit to the city as a speaker.

When: Thursday, November 14
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: Various prices

Sebastian Maniscalco – You Bother Me Tour

Something funny is going to be in the air this month as Sebastian Maniscalco makes his way towards Montreal.

Just For Laughs announced that fresh off a wildly successful two-year run, the Chicago-native will be performing at the Bell Centre.

As his new tour’s title suggests, Maniscalco uses his exaggerated physical style of comedy and his laser wit as he focuses on issues with other people’s oddities, specifically his loved ones.

Maniscalco has enjoyed a recent surge of popularity lately, having just completed his “Stay Hungry” tour which included four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden which was also turned into a Netflix special.

When: Friday, November 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bell Cente, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: $70.65 – $153.65, available online

MEGA Montreal

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Video game lovers, assemble! The MEGA Montreal video game convention returns this fall for its third edition.

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: November 16-19
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Grand Quai Du Port De Montréal
Price: $15 – $40, available online, free access to kids under years old

Sum 41 & The Offspring

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Two long-standing punk bands have announced a co-headline tour across Canada, giving Canadians a double dose of rock’n’roll and they’ll be getting In Too Deep mid-November.

Canadian rock band Sum 41 and American rock band The Offspring will be blowing the roof off of Place Bell as part of their 14-city tour across the country.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval
Price: $54 – $134, available online

CĂ©line Dion – Bell Centre

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

The Quebecois singer is set to release 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

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert

It’s time to freshen up on your spell books, muggles. A live Harry Potter concert is coming to Montreal.

The cultural phenomena that is Harry Potter has delighted fans all over the world, and now, the magic is set to take over Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier for two dates at the end of the month.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will play on a giant screen while a full symphony performs Nicholas Hooper’s magical score from the movie. The film will be played in English with French subtitles.

When: November 22 and 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Tickets: $49.44 – $121.08, available online

Jonas Brothers

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The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas.

The bros are brining their “Happiness Begins” tour to the Bell Centre at the end of the month alongside Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.

When: Wednesday, November 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $69.20 – $286.70, available online

Rage: Axe Throwing

Rage Axe Throwing

If you feel the need to get some adrenaline pumping this month, head inside to Rage Axe Throwing and toss some axes.

The competition is based on accuracy points but throwing hatches, axes, and Tomahawks is fun enough without needing to tally the scores.

When: Every day in November
Time:
Monday – Thursday 2 pm – 1o pm, Fridays & Sundays: 12 pm – 10 pm, Saturdays: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Where: 1436 Rue Amherst
Price: $45 – $55, available online

Laser Quest

Succumb to November’s darkness by going full-on pitch black, except for glow in the dark lights, and fire off some lasers.

Whether you take the game super seriously and turn into James Bond, or you just enjoy running around under a black light, Laser Quest is a great option for rainy November days (or nights) in Montreal.

When: Every day in November
Time: Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 9 pm, Friday: 4 pm – 12 am, Saturday: 10 am – 12 am, Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: 1226 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
Price: $9 – $12 per person

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio

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Test out your creativity in November.

If you’re a fan of art and coffee, Le Ceramic Cafe Studio is for you. Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows Montrealers to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich, while creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Simply choose an object (like a mug or bowl), pick your colours, and get painting.

When: Every day in November
Time: Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 11 pm,  Thursday: 10 am-12 am, Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 12:30 am, Sunday: 10 am-10pm
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
Price: $7 – $15 (varies by time)

Dodgebow

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DodgeBow is exactly what it sounds like: dodgeball fused with bow and arrows.

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport is capped with cushion-ends so they don’t hurt when they hit you and you can channel your inner Legolas when flinging them.

Face-off with your friends in the DodgeBow arena and put your marksmanship skills to the test. That’ll show the rain who’s boss.

When: 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: 202-4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online

Oasis Surf

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Battle November with some hardcore waves. Just because Montreal isn’t located on the coast, doesn’t mean you can’t tackle some killer tides.

Oasis Surf in Brossard is an indoor pool, open to amateur and experienced surfers looking to ride the waves.

Radical.

When: Every day in November
Time: Sunday to Thursday: 10 am-10 pm, Friday and Saturday: 10 am-2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Putting Edge Mini-Putt

Putting Edge

Putting Edge is an indoor mini-putt course that (besides having a great name), glows in the dark. Every hole has Canadian-based trivia questions plus the venue has an arcade and they serve alcohol. Need we say more?

When: Every day in November
Time: 10 am – 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

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A handful of mummies will be continuing their world tour when they cozy up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a few months, starting in September.

The exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, will be the mummies’ first North American exposition, following “tremendous success in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” according to the MMFA.

As per the press release, the British Museum has reconstructed the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to AD 180.

If one of them gets up and starts haunting you, however, that’s NOT part of the exhibition.

When: From now until February 2, 2020
Time: 10 am – 5 pm (closed on Mondays)
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street O,
Price: $12 – $24, available online

Volcanoes 3D – IMAX

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Old Port of Montreal

Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, Volcanoes 3D will offer viewers a thrilling experience, exposing them to the lava erupting at over 700ÂşC.

The documentary will plunge daringly into the heart of various volcanoes from around the globe, exploiting IMAX with new laser technology.

When: Every day in November
Time: Various times
Where: 2 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

Amaze Escape Room

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You escaped October’s spookiness, now try to get out of an escape room.

Try your luck at escaping from a prison, military facility, lost temple, or laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: Every day in November
Time: 2 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.

La Grande Roue de Montréal

Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city, during spring. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Every day in November
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price: $14.79 – $25

Musée Grévin Montreal

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If you want to heat up from November’s chill while staring at wax celebrity figures, MusĂ©e GrĂ©vin is for you.

Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the four-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts blinking.

When: Every day in November
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Price: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

iSaute Kirkland

ISaute

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iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages (and a great workout).

When: Every day in November
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door