5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, August 28

Aug 27 2018, 6:19 pm

Since Montreal will be experiencing some dangerously high temperatures today, August 28,  and some potential thunderstorms, we’re going to try to keep you indoors and cool.

The Montreal World Film Festival

On the heels of the Fantasia Film Festival, the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations and fosters cinema of all continents.

The festival features short films, genre pieces and both competitive and non-competitive selections from films all over the world.

The MWFF is spread throughout various outdoor and indoor venues across the city. Check out their website for specific spots showing select films.

When: From now until September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

Musée Grévin Montreal

Spend a few hours today in a refreshing air-conditioned room while staring at wax celebrity figures. Check out your favourite actors, athletes, and artists in wax form. The figurines are displayed beautifully through the 4-floor museum that also features optical illusions and interactive displays. It’s admittedly pretty creepy staring into Elvis’ eyes, especially if he starts melting.

When: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 705 Rue Saint Catherine (4th floor of the Eaton Centre)
Admission: $19.50 for adult, $13.50 for children, $15.50 for youth and students and $18 for seniors

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Spend your Tuesday with Shrek, Donkey, the gang from Madagascar, Po from Kung Fu Panda, and Hiccup from Dragons in this immersive adventure into the world of DreamWork’s animation.

Learn how the characters come to life through never-before-seen material from the DreamWorks archives. Discover exquisite concept art, maquettes, illustrations, and backdrop designs as you wander through the many realms of the DreamWorks universe.

When: From now until September 16
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Science Centre – 2 Rue de la Commune Ouest
Price: $20

Honey Martin Trivia

Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts the busiest pub trivia in town.

They do six rounds of ten questions. A winner is rewarded each round with either a round of drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round – solid deal. The questions are all general knowledge and the trivia host is interactive and funny. Buy him a shot and he’ll go easy on you.

Get there early if you want a table or stand at the bar in typical Honey’s fashion.

When: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

Grumpy’s Open Mic

Head to the dark, cool, basement bar of Grumpy’s and catch their weekly open mic night. From seasoned stand-ups testing out new jokes, to musicians tuning new songs and amateur comedians sweating on stage, Grumpy’s open mic has it all.

Open mic hopefuls are asked to show up at 8:30 for registration, the show kicks off at 9 pm.

When: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 8:30 – 11 pm (Grumpy’s is open until 3 am)
Where: 1242 Bishop
Price: Free

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