5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, February 6

Feb 5 2020, 3:30 pm

With a snowy weekend in the cards, here are a few things worth checking out around town today, February 6, before possibly getting walloped with some big-time snow.

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Anaheim Ducks

The Canadiens return home after a comeback 4-4 shootout win over the Devils in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Tonight, they’ll face off against Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks.

When:Thursday, February 6
Time: 7 pm
Where:Bell Centre — 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price:Varies per seat, availableonline

Forrest Shaw – The Comedy Nest

The Comedy Nest will heat up a bit tonight as Forrest Shaw, theformer marine biologist turned comedian, sets up camp at the Nest all weekend.

He most recently appeared onConan, Comedy Central,and The Jim Jefferies Show.

When:February 6 to 8
Time:8 pm
Where:The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price:$12 – $15

La Poutine Week Montreal

Hopefully that 2020 diet is working out because the worlds largest poutine festival is going on around Montreal.

The eighth edition ofLa Poutine Weekis back as a variety of Montreal restaurants will create their own signature poutine-dish, vying to become the city-wide champion, voted by restaurant patrons.

So yes, things are about to get greasy. Ranging from $7 to $25.95, check out this listof all of this years greasy pooters and the restaurants that are dishing them out.

When:From now until February 7
Time:Varying hours per location
Where:Various locations around Montreal
Price:$7 – $25.95

Imagine Van Gogh

Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Goghs works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When:Thursday, February 6
Time:10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price:$16 to $26, availableonline

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, February 6
Time:8:30 pm
Where:Kenoh Bar — 1431B rue Bishop
Price:$5 admission