11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, July 27

Jul 26 2019, 4:22 pm

The last Saturday of the month is rounding out July with a bang, including a giant music festival, plenty of stand-up comedy, and some fireworks for today, July 27.

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Heavy MTL

heavy montreal


Heavy MTL is a two-day, outdoor heavy metal and hard rock music festival. If you want to jump into a mosh pit and bang your head, Parc Jean Drapeau’s Heavy MTL has got you covered.

This year’s festival is headlined by Slayer, Ghost, Evanescence, Godsmack, Clutch, Slash, Anthrax, and so many more.

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 12 pm – 11 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Price: $175 – $320, available online

Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious

Just For Laughs

The Nasty Delicious formed in 2007, and has been rocking stages around North America with Craig Robinson of The Office and This Is The End fame.

Robinson fuses the musical genres of electric funk, Latin jazz, hard rock, soul, and obviously tosses in a few laughs.

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 9:15 pm
Where: Scene La Capitale

Montreal Beachclub



Located in Pointe-Calumet, an easy 45-minute drive from Montreal, Beachclub is exactly what its name implies — a club on the beach.

The outdoor beach site can host up to 10,000 guests at a time, making it the largest outdoor club in North America.

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 701 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet
Price: Varying prices

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec

montreal fireworks

Parc Jean-Drapeau

The world’s largest fireworks festival sums up its 35th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec tonight with its sky-high show appropriately titled, “finale.”

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 10 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Never Surrender: Still Kicking

Free Just For Laughs

Just For Laughs

Never Surrender, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Lip-Sync Band,” has been rocking audiences across Canada and the US for nearly 15 years and they’ll keep it going as they return to JFL for the fifth time.

Featuring comedians Tim Rabnett, Ryan Wilner, and Mike Paterson, your favourite pop/rock hits from the 80s and 90s are back with a jump-kicking vengeance.

Never Surrender urges guests to “come sync-along and try to figure out which of them is the stud, the patsy, and the golden retriever.”

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 9 pm
Where: Scene Bell Zoofest Outdoor Stage

PY1 – Through the Echoes

June 28


The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté opened to the public this month and will continue its strong showing this weekend as well.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience is slated to make its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid, on June 1, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online

La Ronde

la ronde

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Quebec’s biggest amusement park opened last month and it’s sure to be busy this weekend as well.

Try battling The Goliath, get rocked on Le Ednor or check out the park’s newest ride, Chaos.

When: Saturday, July 27
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: 10:30 am – 8 pm (11:30 pm during the fireworks)
Price: Available online or at the box office

Gayme Show

Free Just For Laughs

Just For Laughs

Gayme Show is, you guessed it, a game show and crash course in all things LGBTQ and fabulous.

Hosts Dave Mizzoni and Matt Rogers put two straight male comedians to the test in head to head challenges to uncover which of them will be named “Honorarily Gay as Fuck” and will reign as “Queen of the Straights.”

During the show, the straights are coached and critiqued by very special guests, a “Woman Who Gets It” and a “Wise Queer.” Gayme Show is spirited, competitive, and pop-culturally educational while also “being fun and frivolous as all hell.”

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: 10 pm
Where: Loto-Quebec Stage

Cité Mémoire


Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world’s largest projection circuits. Montreal’s history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port. Download the free “Montreal en Histoires” app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Saturday, July 27
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Fantasia International Film Festival

international film festival


Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The festival also welcomes guests from across the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps, and distributors.

When: Friday, July 26
Time: Varies according to screening
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

HOROS by PHENOMENA VR Escape Game in Montreal from Phenomena on Vimeo.

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Sunday, July 28
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online