5 things to do in Montreal: Thursday, June 6

Jun 5 2019, 7:31 pm

As herds of people start to take over the streets for Grand Prix madness, here is what’s going on around the city this fine Thursday, June 6.

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Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival

Ever since 1999, the Crescent Street Festival has transformed the popular street into a free venue for race fans, tourists, and Montrealers to celebrate the biggest race in Canada.

From race car displays to mini-games, live music, DJs, and a bunch of great restaurants and bars, Crescent Street is the go-to spot for Grand Prix madness.

When: June 6 – 8
Time: 12 pm
Where: Crescent Street (Between de Maisonneuve and Ste. Catherine)
Price: Free admission

Daniel Tirado – Comedy Nest

As seen on Just For Laughs, Marvel’s The Punisher and Gotham Comedy Live, Daniel Tirado is originally from Montreal and now lives in New York City.

Daniel is fluent in four languages and grew up surrounded by a diverse range of cultures, giving him a unique perspective on the world and his place in it.

Tirado will enjoy his homecoming all weekend at the Nest.

When: Thursday, June 6
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, 2313 rue Ste. Catherine, 3rd floor
Price: $6 students, $12 general admission

Naked Truth Stand-Up Show

No offence to Mr. Tirado at the Comedy Nest but the Wiggle Room is hosting the Naked Truth tonight, a stand up show where “Montreal’s best comedians bare all their dirtiest secrets in their cleanest underwear.”

The comedians aren’t completely naked but they get real close.

When: Thursday, June 6
Time: 9 pm – 11 pm
Where: The Wiggle Room, 3874 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17.25, available online

Dollar Cinema

Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show second-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix.

They’re currently highlighted by Captain Marvel, Shazam!, Pet Semetary, Alita: Battle Angel, and Green Book to name a few but check out the website for a complete listing.

Oh yeah, snacks are only $1.

When: Thursday, June 6
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission

Give Peace A Chance – The Exhibition

From May 26 to June 2 of 1969, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel welcomed John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their famous Bed-in for Peace.

In honour of the couple’s 50th anniversary of the famous bed-in, the hotel’s lobby will transform into a showroom that showcases photos and guest testimonials pulled from the book, “Give Peace a Chance: John and Yoko’s Bed-in for Peace” by Joan Athey and photographer Gerry Deiter.

Deiter was the only photojournalist covering the 1969 event.

The free exhibition will be on display until October 9, Lennon’s birthday. Visitors are encouraged to share peace vows on their social networks with the hashtags #bedin50 and #givepeaceachance.

When: From now until October 9
Time: 8 am – 10 pm
Where: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest
Price: Free

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