5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, March 14

Mar 13 2019, 5:27 pm

We’ve got you covered if you’re searching for a few events to keep you busy today, March 14, in beautiful Montreal.

The weekend is coming, but don’t wait to enjoy yourself.

Derek Seguin – Comedy Nest

Derek Seguin is a Montreal comic who’s an absolute gem.

He performed at last year’s Just For Laughs festival, is a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and is a winner of SiriusXM’s “Top Comic.”

Always funny (and sometimes a little dirty), Seguin brings his Quebec heritage to the stage with a unique and hilarious outlook on his everyday life.

On Thursday, he’ll be joined by Montreal comedians, Mike Paterson, Rodney Ramsey and David Acer.

When: Thursday, March 14
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine
Price: $12 general admission, $6 students, available online

SHAMROCKed – St Paddy’s Pre Bash

As if you really need a reason to drink more around St. Patrick’s Day, NuMcGill is hosting a pre-Paddy’s drinking party at Café Campus. The $20 admission includes a bevy of drinking games, dancing, Celtic music and, of course, you’ve got to wear green.

When: Thursday, March 14
Time: 8 pm – 1 am
Where: Café Campus, 57 rue Prince-Arthur
Price: $20

Music Bingo


PGSS is bringing a spin to the classic Bingo game. Music Bingo consists of playing short clips of music so that you can mark off spots on your bingo card with a chance to win great prizes.

It’s free to participate and organizers urge guests to come as a team or meet new friends.

When: Thursday, March 14
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: PGSS McGill, 3650 rue McTavish
Price: Free, register online

Montreal Botanical Garden – Butterflies Go Free

It may not all be butterflies and rainbows in Montreal right now, but(terfly) it will be soon.

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit is back for another exhibition.

The 22nd edition of the butterfly festival features “thousands of multicoloured butterflies who will be flitting about in an exceptionally lush natural setting,” as per the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Get a chance to see butterfly’s shimmering colours up close in a humid, tropical oasis, not to mention ample gorgeous photo opportunities.

When: Thursday, March 14
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $10.25 – $20.50, available online

Student Performing Arts Festival

The Student Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) is a showcase of the finest performance works created solely by undergraduate students in the Montreal community.

When: Thursday, March 14
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Theatre Sainte Catherine Café-Bar, 264 rue Ste. Catherine Est
Price: $11.89, available online