11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, March 23

Mar 22 2019, 5:01 pm

Even if the weather isn’t on your side this weekend, the city is still bustling with plenty of options for things to do in Montreal today, March 23.

Tony Deyo ‚Äď Comedy Nest

Comedy Nest

As seen on Conan and The Late Late Show, Tony Deyo is finishing up his weekend set in Montreal tonight.

Deyo is a former school teacher, symphony musician and current stand-up comedian – the classic comedian mix.

He’ll be joined by the equally hilarious Montreal comedians, Jason Celin, Darren Henwood, Paul Baluyot and Jess Salomon throughout the weekend.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 8 pm and 10 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine
Price: $12 general admission, $6 students, available online

Electric Avenue’s Beach Party

Club Electric Avenue/Facebook

One of Montreal’s oldest nightclubs, Electric Avenue, is hosting a beach party tonight because: a) we need it and b) it’s springtime.

Get your tequila, Coronas, dancing and summery clothes fix this weekend.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 10 pm Р3 am
Where: Club Electric Avenue, 1476 rue Crescent
Price: $28 Р$36, available online

The Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres

shea weber canadiens

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The Canadiens cap off a busy week by hosting the talented Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

After beating the Islanders at home on Thursday, the Habs would be wise to sneak off with another win tonight against the Buffalo Sabres as they look to keep pace in the tight playoff race.

Expect the Bell Centre to be loud and exciting tonight.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

Sticky Fingers Concert

Sticky Fingers is a reggae/indie rock band formed in 2008 in Sydney, Australia. The band consists of Dylan Frost, Paddy Cornwall, Seamus Coyle, Beaker Best and Freddy Crabs.

They’ll be rocking (and reggae-ing) a bumping¬†Th√©√Ętre Corona tonight as part of their “Yours to Keep” album tour.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 8 pm Р11 pm
Where:¬†Th√©√Ętre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $38 Р$42, available online

Hockey History Exhibit

The travelling Hockey Cup History exhibit is at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage.

Hockey fans can take a look at trophies, rings, hockey sticks, archival footage and over 50 hockey-related artifacts. Visitors are also invited to play a hockey tabletop game as well as a ‚Äėdesign your own goalie mask‚Äô workshop.

When: From now until April 17
Time:¬†1:30 pm ‚Äď 4:30 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Where: 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval
Price: Free

Montreal Botanical Garden ‚Äď Butterflies Go Free


Montreal Botanical Garden (alice.tsybenko/Instagram)

It may not all be butterflies and rainbows in Montreal right now, but(terfly) it will be soon.

The Montreal Botanical Garden‚Äôs annual ‚ÄúButterflies Go Free‚ÄĚ exhibit has returned for another year.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features ‚Äúthousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,‚ÄĚ 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: Saturday, March 23
Time:¬†9 am ‚Äď 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price:¬†$10.25 ‚Äď $20.50, available¬†online

Pabst Punk Karaoke

Taverne Cobra is hosting a 90’s punk head karaoke night on Saturday. Guests can do their best Rancid, Pennywise, Lagwagon, NoFx, Sum 41, Millencolling and Bad Religion impressions, all night.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time:¬†11 pm ‚Äď 3 am
Where: Taverne Cobra, 6584 St-Laurent
Price: Free admission

Coup S√Ľr

With baseball season right around the corner, why not take a couple of cuts at the batting cage?

Coup¬†S√Ľr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you‚Äôre looking for some gear for the upcoming season.

When: Saturday, March 23
Time:¬†9¬†am ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00

Art Souterrain


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An underground art festival has buried itself below the ground of Montreal.

But not ‚Äúunderground‚ÄĚ like a resistance group versus an existing regime ‚ÄĒ actually underground: below the surface.

The 11th edition of Art Souterrain returned to the city at the beginning of the month, highlighting exhibitions by local and international artists and mediation activities will be available to be discovered along a six-kilometre underground route.

When: From now until March 24
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city, visit the website for specific details
Price: Free

POP Yoga Neige

Downward dog-sled, anyone?

Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit has been hosting outdoor yoga classes all winter and it sums up this weekend.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin, respectively.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly.

When: March 23 and 24
Time: 1 pm on Saturdays, 10:30 am on Sundays
Where: Parc La Fontaine and Parcours Gouin
Price: Free