13 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, November 10

Nov 9 2018, 4:43 pm

Happy Saturday, Montreal. The good news: it’s the start of the weekend. The bad news: the Turcot Interchange’s complete closure won’t make it easy to get on or off island from November 10 to 13.

If you’re going to attempt the trek, plan ahead and be patient.

With that said, here are 14 things worthy of checking out in Montreal this weekend.

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Vegas Golden Knights

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Image: Montreal Canadiens / Twitter

Oh baby.

Former Habs captain Max Pacioretty returns to the Bell Centre tonight for the first time since being traded¬†and he’s bringing the Vegas Golden Knights with him.

After a bout with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, the Canadiens look to stay hot versus a talent Golden Knights squad. Even though, all eyes will be on Patches.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varying prices, available online


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: Saturday, November 10
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Impérial
Price:¬†$9 ‚Äď $13 per film, available¬†online


LEGO festival

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A toy festival? Right before Christmas? Who would have thought. But it’s not just any toy, it’s a big celebration of tiny bricks as a LEGO festival snaps its way towards Montreal.

The little block-toy festival will feature demonstrations, building competitions, LEGO history and sales of the famous toy.

More than 75 exhibitors will be on site sharing their amazing creations as well as the building of a giant LEGO mosaic which will be completed in time for the festival’s closing ceremonies on Sunday.

When: November 10 and 11
Time: 7 am Р10 pm on Friday and Saturday, 8 am Р4:15 pm on Sunday
Where: COOP Pavilion, 2740 Beauparlant Avenue, Saint-Hyacinthe
Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids

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



MTL√†TABLE is back for a seventh edition in 2018. It‚Äôs a chance for foodies to discover 150 restaurants in Montreal, offering table d‚Äôh√īte dinner menus at truly fantastic prices ($17 to $43) at participating spots.

When: From now until November 11
Time: Varies per selected restaurant
Where: Various locations
Price:¬†$17 ‚Äď $43

MEGA Montreal

Video game lovers, assemble! After last year’s successful inaugural event, the MEGA Montreal video game convention returns this month for its second 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, a cosplay costume contest, the Montreal International Gaming Awards, virtual reality showcases and video game developer workshops.

When: November 10 and 11
Time:¬†1 pm ‚Äď 6 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours
Price:¬†$12 ‚Äď $48, available¬†online

Norwegian Christmas Sale

You don’t want want to miss the opportunity to purchase Norwegian food, crafts and gift items, and enjoy some open-face sandwiches, specialty marzipan cakes and of course, ugly Christmas sweaters.

Velkommen til oss!

When: November 10 and 11
Time: 10:30 am Р5 pm
Where: 5065 Sherbrooke, Lasalle

Jack White at Place Bell

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John Anthony ‚ÄúJack‚ÄĚ White is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes.

White is in Laval on Saturday as part of his ‚ÄúBoarding House Reach Tour.‚ÄĚ

No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price:¬†$57 ‚Äď $203, available¬†online

Retro Video Games Exhibition

Over 50 tables oozing with retro video games, comic books, toys, VHS, DVDs, Vinyls. board games and collectibles will be on display, some of which will be for sale at the Ste. Catherine d’Alexandrie Community Centre.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Where: 1700 rue Amherst
Price: $2 (free for kids under 14)

Santa Paws Craft Fair

Even pups need to celebrate Christmas and that’s exactly what’s happening at the Plaza Pointe-Claire today.

Dogs can get pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as a slew of dog toys, treats and crafts and raffle prizes to be won, all under one woof roof.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire, 269 Boulevard St. Jean
Price: Free admission

Concordia vs Bishops – Rugby Final

The last game of the season boils down to the Stingers vs Bishops University for the title of RSEQ 2018 champions. If the weather holds up today, get cozy and enjoy some high-paced rugby.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 1:30 pm Р4 pm
Where: Concordia University Loyola Campus
Price: Free

Artisan Fair

Head out to the West Island and get some Christmas shopping done early as the Marcel Morin Community Center is hosting an array of locally made crafts, food, clothes and gifts.

When: November 10 Р11
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Marcel Morin Community Center, 14068 Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Price: Free admission

KSHMR – The Giant Tour


DJ Turntable (Maxim Blinkov / Shutterstock)

Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name KSHMR, is an American musician, record producer and DJ from Berkeley, California. He was ranked 23rd on DJ Mag’s 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded “The Highest New Entry.” His place elevated to 12th in the Top 100 DJs of 2016 and kept the same spot in 2017.

He’s spinning beats at what will be a jammed pack venue at New City Gas.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 pm Р3 am
Where: New City Gas, 950 rue Ottawa
Price: $25, available at the door

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