5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, October 24

Oct 23 2019, 3:30 pm

It’s October 24 so we can officially start the one week countdown until Halloween. To help feel like those days get to you a tad quicker, here a few notable things happening around Montreal today.

The Rocky Horror Show

See the sensational play that sparked an international phenomenon at the timeless Mainline Theatre, all weekend.

Worlds collide in Richard O’Brien’s musical-theatre masterpiece as camp sci-fi meets sexual exploration, glam-rock, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Experience the October classic in an intimate experience with a full live cast, band, dancers, and music.

When: Thursday, October 24
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $20 – $30, available online

Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks

Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens welcome old foe Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks to town tonight as the Habs and their 4-3-2 record take on the 3-5-1 Sharks.

When: Thursday, October 24
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price:$70.18 – $320, available online

Gardens of Light

As it does every fall, the Gardens of Light returned to the city, shining thousands of bright lights at the Botanical Garden.

Espace pour la vie invites everyone to discover the cultural riches of the three gardens along an illuminated pathway in its flagship autumn event.

The venue is split up into three gardens: the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and the Japanese Garden.

When: From now until October 31
Time: 9 am – 9 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9 am – 10 pm (Friday – Sunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

Comedy Nest 40-ish Anniversary

One of the most respected comedy clubs in Montreal is turning 40 (ish) and will be celebrating all weekend starting tonight with the likes of Jeff Rothpan (The Tonight Show), Martha Chaves (Just For Laughs), Rick Bronson (Just For Laughs), Bowser & Blue (The Comedy Network), Heidi Floss (Comics Unleashed), Joey Elias (Just For Laughs), and Phil Shuchat (The Rick Mercer Report).

When: October 24-26
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine (3rd Floor)
Price: $12 – $24

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. They’re currently highlighted by Dolemite is my Name, The Laundromat, The Irishman, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home to name a few, but check out the website for a complete listing.

Oh yeah, snacks are $1.

When: Thursday, October 24
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission