5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, November 21

Nov 20 2019, 2:30 pm

Here are five things going on around Montreal today, November 21, as the weekend inches closer.

Le March√© de No√ęl chez Maison Pepin

Maison Pepin is channelling a little bit of Harry Potter by turning its charming alleyway into a breathtaking rustic Christmas market.

The market itself will feature a variety of locally made products for sale and DIY workshops from gift packaging to wreath making.

Without taking away from the local artisans, the alleyway is one of the most picturesque Christmastime spots in the city. The narrow walls, dim lighting, light snow, and wreaths are begging to be shared all over Instagram.

When: November 21 to December 22
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 378 Rue St-Paul Ouest
Price: Free admission

Comedy Crowd OFF

If you’ve ever sweated through a stand-up comedy show while sitting in the front row, the tables may have now turned in your favour.

Comedy Crowd OFF, a new comedy club in downtown Montreal, encourages audience members to heckle the comics, rewarding the best chirpers with a prize at the end of the night.

“Use all those comebacks you thought of in the shower and lead your table to victory,” reads the Comedy Crowd OFF Facebook page. The venue continues to describe “heckling” as to interrupt or harass a stand-up comedian during a performance. Heckling is done through the means of yelling, jeering, and roasting.

When: Thursday, November 21
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

The Irishman – Cinema Moderne

Martin¬†Scorsese‚Äôs new film,¬†The Irishman, assembles an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino and therefore shouldn’t be watched on the small screen.

The film has been screened for various runs at Cinéma Moderne and follows an epic saga of organized crime in postwar America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro).

The Guardian is calling it “one of¬†Scorsese‚Äôs best films ever,” which is some high praise.

When: Thursday, November  21
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Moderne, 5150 boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $15, available online

Menopause the Musical

An all-star Canadian cast performs Menopause the Musical for three nights at the timeless Centaur Theatre, starting tonight.

Set in a department store, this musical follows four women with nothing in common but hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, and chocolate binges this a “celebration of women and the change.”

When: November 21-23
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 St. François-Xavier
Price: online; $50

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

A handful of mummies have cozied up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a few months.

The¬†Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives¬†exhibition will be the mummies‚Äô first North American exposition, following ‚Äútremendous success in¬†Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,‚ÄĚ according to the MMFA.

As per the press release, the British Museum has reconstructed the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to AD 180.

On Wednesdays, the MMFA offers $12 admission and extended hours.

If one of them gets up and starts haunting you, however, that’s NOT part of the exhibition.

When: From now until February 2
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street O
Price: $12, available online

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