5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 1

Jul 31 2019, 8:02 pm

The calendar has flipped to a new month¬†and we’ve highlighted five things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, Thursday, August 1.

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Michael Bublé Love Tour: Montreal

It’s a beautiful day as Canadian crooner and 12-time JUNO Award winner, Michael¬†Bubl√© is coming¬†Home¬†to Canada as part of his 2019 Canadian tour.

Bublé returned to the stage after a lengthy absence and the singer is thrilled to return to his Canadian roots and perform in Montreal, as part of his 11-city cross-country tour.

When: Thursday, August 1
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, concert begins at 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Price: Tickets range from $69, $99 and $189

Comedy Crowd OFF

If you’ve ever sweated through a stand-up comedy show while sitting in the front row, the tables may have now turned in your favour.

Comedy Crowd OFF, a new comedy club in downtown Montreal, encourages audience members to heckle the comics, rewarding the best chirpers with a prize at the end of the night.

“Use all those comebacks you thought of in the shower and lead your table to victory,” reads the Comedy Crowd OFF Facebook page. The venue continues to describe ‘heckling’ as to interrupt or harass a stand-up comedian during a performance. Heckling is done through the means of yelling, jeering, and roasting.

When: Thursday, August 1
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

Fantasia 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.

Fantasia sums up its three-week run tonight.

When: Thursday, August 1
Time: Varies according to screening
Where:¬†Concordia University ‚Äst1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

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: Thursday, August 1
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

PY1 – Through the Echoes

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 ‚Äúa unique playground‚ÄĚ 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: Thursday, August 1
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price:¬†$28.50 ‚Äď $51, available¬†online

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