5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, November 22

Nov 21 2018, 7:03 pm

Mother Nature might not be going easy on us as the long winter trek begins (and it’s still technically fall), but fortunately, there’s a slew of great events going on in the city today, November 22, to keep you busy.

Cold, snowy and busy.

Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal

The Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal is a three-day pop-up event that sells local, handmade products, just in time for the holidays. Located in the heart of downtown, the event takes place (for the second time) in the renowned Salle Des Pas Perdus at Windsor Station.

Over 150 local artisans, makers and designers will be on site. You’ll find home decor products, jewelry, children’s clothing and toys, accessories, skin care products, culinary delicacies and more.

When: November 22 – 24
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Windsor Station, 1100 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Price: Free

Montreal Bach Festival

The Bach Festival honours Bach and other composers in more than 20 concerts hosted at some of the most beautiful spots of Montreal: Quartier des spectacles, Mont Royal, Le Plateau, Westmount Park.

Hundreds of musicians, singers, and conductors from Quebec and Europe pay tribute to the famous German composer.

It’s enough to make you say, “I’ll be Bach.”

When: November 22 to December 7
Time: Varies per selection
Where: Various venues around Montreal
Price: $15 – $42, available online

Ginger Beer Workshop

With the holidays inching closer, it’s high time to learn how to make the light, crisp drink, just in time to impress your in-laws.

The workshop will cover the basics of home brewing including primary and secondary fermentation, sterilization, and bottling.

Guests can take home a litre of their own brew for $7 to $10.

When: Thursday, November 22
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Concordia Greenhouse, 13th floor of the Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Price: Free to attend, take-home materials range from $7 to $10

Montreal Ska Festival

Montreal’s Ska Society is presenting a mini-ska festival at Petit Campus tonight, but with a big sound. The one-day fest will feature headliners, Danny Rebel & The KGB, Foolish, The Beatdown and The Hangers along with ten other featured bands.

When: Thursday, November 22
Time: 7:30 pm – 1 am
Where: Petit Campus, 57 rue Prince Arthur
Price: $13.25, available online

Drunken Cinema Presents: They Live

Put on your shades, grab a drink and enjoy some classic cinema with the help of a bit of booze.

Bar Le Ritz ODB invites guests to celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter’s They Live (1988) for an interactive night of cheering, booing and drinking games while screening the cult classic.

When: Thursday, November 22
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: Bar Le Ritz PDB, 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest
Price: $8, at the door

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