5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, December 5

Dec 4 2019, 3:30 pm

Here are a few things going on around town today, Thursday, December 5, as the workweek starts to draw to a close.

André Sauvé

André Sauvé, the renowned Quebec comedian, will be doing a show in Brossard tonight as part of his winter-long tour across the province.

When: Thursday, December 5
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: L’Etoile — 6000 Blvd de Rome # 100, Brossard
Price: $59.75, available online

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 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, December 5
Time: 8:30 pm
Where:¬†Kenoh Bar — 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is hosting the 10th edition of Luminothérapie through Pop!, a celebration of five fantastical creatures that aim to light up the city during the dark days of winter.

Because if anything can lighten up our bleak winter, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

When: From now until January 26
Time: 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free

The Nutcracker Market- Montreal

Every holiday season, the Nutcracker Market brings together hundreds of local artisans for a magical shopping experience and it has returned for its 10th edition.

Hundreds of exhibitors will be in attendance selling everything from gourmet food and hand-knit mittens, to gorgeous jewelry, and sweet-smelling candles. The market will display gifts for everyone in your life ‚Äď children, partners, friends, and family.

When: Thursday, December 5
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Palais des congrès
Price: Free admission

Montreal Bach Festival

Montreal’s Bach¬†Festival is devoted to classical music buffs and obviously, composer¬†Johann Sebastian Bach. From local and international artists, the two-week festival will interpret the works of the composer in new and traditional ways.

When: From now until December 7
Time: Varying times
Where:¬†Maison Symphonique de Montr√©al — 1600, rue St-Urbain
Price: $15 Р$186, available online