5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, May 30

May 29 2019, 6:19 pm

Here’s what’s cooking around Montreal today, May 30, as you set your sails towards Friday and another weekend.

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Comedy for a Cause: Accessibility for All

This one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy night features award-winning comedian DJ Demers of America’s Got Talent, Conan, and Just For Laughs in an event that is fully accessible to people with low mobility, vision, and/or hearing.

All proceeds go towards scholarships and bursaries supporting accessibility.

Accessibility measures include: closed captioning, FM system, T-Loop, full wheelchair access, and sighted guides for people with low vision. ASL interpretation is available upon request and braille (paper) tickets are also available upon request.

The lineup includes Gael Kennedy Hannan, Jon Selig, Serag Meletian, and Abby Patricia Stonehouse.

When: Thursday, May 30
Time: 8:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal, 475 President-Kennedy Avenue
Price: $30, available online

Les Jardins Gamelin – Grande fête d’ouverture

Returning for its fifth consecutive year, Les Jardins Gamelin is an ideal place to meet friends and enjoy new cultural experiences, Les Jardins offers a rich, original, 100% made-in-Montreal program – all for free. There’s something for everyone, with daily culture and entertainment all season long.

In celebration of its fifth birthday, the grand opening tonight will feature DJ Kobal, Paupière, PAPAGROOVE, and AfrotroniX.

When: Thursday, May 30
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: Jardins Gamelin, 1500 rue Berri
Price: Free admission

L’Avenue du Mont Royal Street Fair

The annual open-air street fair (say that ten times fast) is set to return to Mont Royal Avenue and it all starts tonight.

From May 30 to June 2, the popular street will be completely closed off to vehicular traffic as 300 local merchants will take over a 2.5 km stretch of the popular avenue.

The massive sidewalk sale will feature more than shopping bargains as tons of family-friendly activities are also lined up including a DJ lounge area, a family zone with various activities for children, and thirty-five terraces, restaurants, bars, and food trucks.

When: May 30 to June 2
Time: Thursday, 4 pm – 8 pm; Friday, 3 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Avenue Mont Royal
Price: Free

U-Pick Tulip Field

Flower fans can get a whiff of springtime in Laval as the city is boasting fields-worth of the plant, featuring half a million tulips.

Yes, half a million.

And you can pick them, purchase them, and picture them.

When: From now until June 2
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Where: 1270 rue Principale, Laval
Price: $8 – $10 admission

Invasion Cocktail

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