5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, November 7

Nov 6 2019, 3:30 pm

From a couple of food festivals to heckling some comics and discounted movies, here are a few things going on around town today, November 7, as you set your sails towards the weekend.


Do you have what it takes to try a multitude of Montreal restaurants in two weeks?

MTLàTABLE is a giant city-wide food festival where you can discover 150 restaurants that will be offering table d’hôte dinner menus at pretty nifty prices ($23, $33, or $43) as well as a $17 brunch in some restaurants.

When: From now until November 13
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: $17 – $43

MPROV 2019

Mprov is an improvisation festival and the only bilingual improv festival in North America. The fest is dedicated to presenting shows and workshops by improvisers of local, national or international calibre in both music and stand-up comedy.

When: From now until November 10
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Mprov, 3697 Saint-Laurent
Price: Varies per show, details online

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 7
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

Dollar Cinema

Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show second-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English). It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix, for just over a toonie.

The dive theatre is currently highlighted by The IrishmanThe King, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Good Boys, Judy, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Lion King, and Toy Story 4 to name a few, but check out the website for complete listing.

When: Thursday, November 7
Time: Various times
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission

Oyster Fest

The 76th edition of OysterFest returns to the Old Port at tonight.

Oysters, plenty of people, live music, and booze. What else do you need?

When: Thursday, November 7
Time: 5 pm
Where: 200 de la Commune Ouest
Price: $95, available online