11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, November 11

Nov 9 2018, 7:00 pm

Remembrance Day is celebrated in Canada every November 11. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to give thanks and recall all those who have served in Canada’s defence.

After paying your respects, check out a slew of great events going on in the city today.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day


The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a memorial at the cenotaph at Place du Canada, at the corner of Peel Street and René-Lévesque Boulevard. The ceremony includes a flyby by two Armed Forces helicopters and a moment of silence.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 10:45 am
Where: Place du Canada

Yer’Mad Taco Party

A resident DJ will be on site spinning tunes with Yer’Mad hosts a taco night. They’re offering any three flavours (vegetarian, chicken, beef) for $5. End your Sunday right.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: Yer’Mad Bistro Bar, 9021 de Maisonneuve Est
Price: Free admission

The MTL Grand Open- Wild Card

Right before next week’s semi-finals, the Wild Card Round featuring eight of Montreal’s funniest comedians battle out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

The wildcard round is hosted by Troy Stark, headlined by Wassim El-Mounzer and features eight comedians trying to laugh their way to a $1000: Kris D. Dulgar, Paul Ash, Kathy Slamen, Harrison Weinreb, Viveth Kanagaratnam, Kayla de Leon-Casalla, Daniel Carin
and Erica Taddeo.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mckibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5

Hockey History Exhibit

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The Hockey Cup History travelling exhibit opens on Friday 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 ‘design your own goalie mask’ workshop.

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

Introduction to Knife Making

Each participant in the workshop will make their own Kiridashi knife starting from a piece of steel. Participants will cut their own knife, heat it, grind it and sharpen the edge,

The professional instructor will cover the history of knives and how to make a proper handle.

The course will be bilingual and attendees must wear proper shoes (preferably steel toed) as well as the provided goggles and gloves.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 3 pm – 11 pm
Where: Helios Makerspace, 137 Saint-Ferdinand, Room 224
Price: $60, available online

SAT Circuit – International Tour of Fulldome Shows

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Société des arts technologiques [SAT]/Facebook

An immersive light, sound and visual art show inside a dome has taken over Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). To use scientific language to describe the event, we’d say it’s totally trippy.

The SAT has launched its international SAT Circuit, a selection of immersive works around the themes of movement and hybridity. Trajectories, positions, distances, scales and speed are all interwoven in a show with music, fusing audiovisual and “infinite tridimensional space” in a complex and dynamic ecosystem.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: Various times
Where: 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17 – $40, 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: Sunday, November 11
Time: 10:30 am – 5 pm
Where: 5065 Sherbrooke, Lasalle

MEGA Montreal

Video game lovers, assemble! After last year’s successful inaugural event, the MEGA Montreal video game convention returned to Montreal for its second edition on Saturday and it sums up today.

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: Sunday, November 11
Time: 1 pm – 6 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours
Price: $12 – $48, 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: Sunday, November 11
Time: 8 am – 4:15 pm
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.

The festival’s been running for two weeks and concludes today.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: Varying times
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: Varying prices



MTLàTABLE returned for its seventh edition at the beginning of the month and it concludes today.

It’s a chance for foodies to discover 150 restaurants in Montreal, offering table d’hôte dinner menus at truly fantastic prices ($17 to $43) at participating spots.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: Varies per selected restaurant
Where: Various locations
Price: $17 – $43

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