5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, June 28

Jun 27 2018, 8:10 pm

It’s the last Thursday in June and it’s also the appetizer to a long weekend all across Canada.

There are plenty of activities happening in Montreal today, June 28, a perfect starter to what is lining up to be a spectacular holiday weekend in Montreal.

Seal at Jazz Fest

It’s tough in deciding what’s better news, the fact that Montreal’s International Jazz Festival starts today or that Seal is headlining it. Regardless, the 55-year-old English singer/songwriter has sold more than 20 million copies around the world and he’s here to kick off Jazz Fest with a bang.

Kiss From a Rose anybody?

When: Thursday, June 28
Time: 7:30 pm Р10:30 pm
Where: Salle Sir Wilfrid-Pelletier
Price: $88 Р$118, available online


After 3 successful editions in Montreal, PoutineFest has branched out to other venues and today marks their first stop at the Quartier Dix30. Chefs from a variety of South Shore restaurants will be showcasing their best poutines for you to devour. Check out the Quebec-favourite meal from the following restaurant’s food trucks: Charlie’s Shack, Greg’s DINER, Le Smoking BBQ, Poutine Factory, Poutine No 800, Seasoned Dreams, and Smoke‚Äôs.

When: From today until July 2
Time: 5 pm Р11 pm
Where: 9405 Boulevard Leduc, Brossard
Price: Entrance is free, poutine vouchers are $13

Mtl en Arts

Mtl en Arts is Montreal‚Äôs largest open-air art exhibition and it starts today! The festival aims to promote and develop the concept of art in the street and in public spaces. One-kilometre’s worth of the famous Rue Saint Catherine is closed off to vehicular traffic.

The stretch of art welcomes painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramists, and glassmakers.

When: From today until July 1
Time: 9 am ‚Äď 8 pm
Where: 576 Rue St-Catherine Est
Price: Free

Roast Battle

Six comedians and a host get together at Medley Simple Malt in the South Shore and roast each other. The goal is to insult the other comedians in the funniest (and sometimes meanest) way possible much to the delight of the audience.

It sounds harsh but it’s all in good, hilarious fun.

When: June 28, 29 and 30
Time: 11:30 pm Р12:30 am
Where: Medley Simple Malt – 6206 Rue St-Hubert
Price: $16

Tacos & Tattoos

This is exactly what it sounds like. Local tattoo artists and¬†Ta Chido Mexican Snack-bar have teamed up to bring together the 2nd edition of Tacos & Tattoos. Come check out some of Montreal’s best tattoo artists, listen to live Latin music or partake in tequila shots and cocktails.

Organizers recommend getting there early as it’s first come, first served (cash only).

Also, you get a free taco if you get inked. Because let’s face it tattoos last forever but tacos are limited.

When: Thursday, June 28
Time: 5 pm Р11 pm
Where: 5705 Rue de Gaspe
Price: The event is free to attend, tattoos and drink prices vary

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