9 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, November 16

Nov 15 2019, 5:00 am

We’re already more than halfway through the month and Montreal is oozing with a bunch of events worthy of checking out today, Saturday, November 16.

MEGA Montreal

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Video game lovers, assemble! The MEGA Montreal video game convention returns this weekend 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: From now until November 19
Time: 10 am Р6 pm
Where: Grand Quai Du Port De Montréal
Price: $15 Р$40, available online, free access to kids under 12 years old

By The Seaway

Scott Berwick

Montreal artist Scott Berwick revisits Indigenous representation through a modern Mohawk community in a week-long photo exhibition of over nine years worth of his work in Kahnawake.

When: From now until November 17
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Where: MFA Gallery
Price: Free admission

Montreal Canadiens vs the Los Angeles Kings

Habs

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Carey Price and the Habs welcome an old friend in PK Subban as the Habs host the New Jersey Devils.

Speaking of a new jersey, this will be PK’s first time back in Montreal as a member of the Devils. It should be a good one.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: Various prices, available online

Move for Movember – B52

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B52 is hosting a 12-hour workout challenge to raise money for Movember where the gym and spinning studio will be host a bevy of workout challenges.

(The marathon goes on for 12 hours, not the participants.)

So, hop on a spin bike and get training for a good cause.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 12 pm – 12 am
Where: B52, 1001 rue Lenoir
Price: $18, donations welcome

Oasis Surf

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Battle the weekend 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: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10 am Р2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Streetlight Manifesto – L’Olympia

Olympia

Streetlight Manifesto is an American ska punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey formed in 2002. They released their first album, Everything Goes Numb, in 2003 when their band was called Catch 22.

They have seen be reformed at Streetlight Manifesto and will be rocking out as part of their “Thieves in the Night” tour alongside The Suicide Machines.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Olympia, 1004 Ste. Catherine
Price: $82.50, available online

Amaze Escape Room

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You escaped the snow (sort of) so now try and 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: Saturday, November 16
Time: 2 pm Р10:30 pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation online

Les Pastellistes

The 24th edition of the international exhibition ‘Les Pastellistes’ will be held at the Galerie Le HangArt for half of the month with its opening¬†vernissage on November 15.

The exhibition promotes the expression of pastel art pieces.

When: From now until November 24
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Galerie Le HangArt Saint Denis, 3951 St-Denis Street
Price: Free admission

The Irishman – Cinema Moderne

Martin¬†Scorsese‚Äôs new film,¬†The Irishman, assembles an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino and therefore shouldn’t be watched on the small screen.

The film will be screened at Cinéma Moderne for a few days (including various runs) and follows an epic saga of organized crime in postwar America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro).

The Guardian is calling it “one of¬†Scorsese‚Äôs best films ever” which is some high praise.

When: From now until November 21
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Moderne, 5150 boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $15, available online