As the weekend lingers just over the horizon, here are five happenings around Montreal this Thursday, May 23, to help you inch closer to Friday.
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LANY is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, formed in 2014. The band consists of Paul Jason Klein, Charles Leslie “Les” Priest, and Jake Clifford Goss.
They’ll be rocking out at the timeless Corona Theatre tonight.
When: Thursday, May 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre-Dame
Price: $52.50, available online
Cold beer! Bière froide!
If you’re into the hops, suds, and buds, the Mondial de la Bière Festival Montreal might be right up your alley.
Established in 1994 by a trio of beer enthusiasts, the Mondial de la Bière returned to Montreal this week for its 26th anniversary.
The festival is a celebration for beer lovers and connoisseurs, allowing participants to sample over 500 different types of brew from all over the world.
When: From now until May 25
Time: 11 am-11 pm
Where: Windsor Station, 1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Price: Admission is free, VIP tickets available online
If the beer festival doesn’t intrigue you, how about some cocktails? It is Thirsty Thursday after all.
Returning for its sixth edition, Invasion Cocktail has taken place in over 30 bars and restaurants across Montreal and Quebec City. Until the end of the month, more than 250 cocktails will be crafted by some of the province’s best bartenders and mixologists.
The festival’s goal is to “allow cocktail lovers to discover new spirits, brands and establishments,” reads the Invasion Cocktail website. “The festival also aims to promote education to industry professionals by introducing Pro Days, a series of seminars hosted by the biggest names in international mixology.”
When: From now until May 31
Time: Varies per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Time: Varies per location
Spring won’t be the only thing in the air as Montreal’s musical swing exhibition has returned to the Quartier des Spectacles.
The interactive, music art installation, 21 Swings, will have Montrealers feeling like kids again as guests can swing back and forth, creating musical melodies.
The 21 Swings (or Balançoires) installation was custom-made for the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles. The work was created by Daily tous les jours, in collaboration with animal behaviourist Luc-Alain Giraldeau from UQAM and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the installation’s composer.
When: From now until May 28
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles