5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, October 21

Oct 21 2019, 5:00 am

There’s a lot going on in the country today as we head to the polls to elect members of the House of Commons and the 43rd Canadian Prime Minister.

Here is what else is going on around town today, October 21.

There’s Something Funny Going On at Blue Dog

Like it does every Monday, Blue Dog is hosting a comedy show tonight featuring 5 to 6 local comics at the very low price of pay-what-you-can.

It’s a great way to start off the week. Especially if the elections aren’t going in your favour.

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 8:30 pm – 11 pm
Where: Blue Dog Motel, 3958 St-Laurent
Price: Pay what you can

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: Monday, October 21
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

Russian Circles

Russian Circles is an American instrumental band based in Chicago. The band is gaining North American recognition and they’ll be jamming out at the beautiful Fairmont Theatre tonight.

When: Monday, October 21
Time: 9 pm
Where: Fairmont Theatre, 5240 avenue du Parc
Price: $22

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. The pub’s trivia has five rounds: general knowledge multiple-choice, short answer, a picture round, and a music round. The winner of each round receives free drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round – good trade.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

Dodgebow

DodgeBow is exactly what it sounds like: dodgeball fused with bow and arrows.

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport is capped with cushion-ends so they don’t hurt when they hit you and you can channel your inner Legolas when flinging them.

Face-off with your friends in the DodgeBow arena and put your marksmanship skills to the test. That’ll show the rain who’s boss.

When: Monday, October 20
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: 202-4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online