5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, March 12

Mar 11 2020, 3:30 pm

With another weekend looming, here are a few things worth checking out across town today, Thursday, March 12.

Akaash Singh – The Comedy Nest

What: Akaash Singh is an Indian American comedian who was born and raised in Texas.  His comedy is driven by cultural differences and an intense pride in his upbringing.

He’ll be joined by Montreal comics Joey Elias, Daniel Carin, Heidi Floss, and David Pryde.

When: March 12
Time: 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Tickets: $6 to $12

Montreal Canadiens vs the Buffalo Sabres

What: Following a tough loss at the hands of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, the Canadiens welcome the Buffalo Sabres to the Bell Centre on Thursday.

Both teams are realistically eliminated from the NHL playoffs, but with only three points separating them, look for both squads to be going pretty hard.

When: March 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell — 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Tickets: Online

Anti-Flag

What: Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is well known for its politically charged lyrics and activism, focusing on human rights and various left-wing causes.

They’ll be rocking out L’Astral tonight.

When: March 12
Time: 8 pm
Where: L’Astral — 305 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Tickets: $27 to $35, available online

Imagine Van Gogh

What: 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, recently extended through April, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: March 12
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Tickets: $16 to $26, available online

Parasite – Cinema du Parc

What: Check out Parasite, the 2019 Academy Awards Best Picture, on the big screen at the timeless Cinema du Parc theatre.

The film follows the unemployed Ki-taek family, who become very interested in the lifestyle of the rich Park family.

When: March 13 to 15
Time: 1, 3:45, and 6:40 pm
Where: Cinema du Parc — 3575 Park Avenue, Montreal
Tickets: $9 to $13, available online