5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, January 8

Jan 8 2019, 4:14 am

The countdown to the weekend might do more bad than good, but if aim towards the midweek, you’re almost there. To help soothe the early-week blues, here are five things worth checking out in Montreal today, January 8.

SAT Fest

An immersive light, sound and visual art show inside a dome has taken over Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).

To use scientific language to describe the event, we’d say it’s totally trippy.

Trajectories, positions, distances, scales and speed are all interwoven in a show with music, fusing audiovisual and “infinite tridimensional space” in a complex and dynamic ecosystem.

Exactly, trippy.

Artists from Japan, Brazil, Bulgaria Australia and Canada will be presenting inside the dome tonight.

When: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17.25 – $22.25, available online

Take Off Tuesday

If you want to start the week off with some music and dancing, Blue Dog is your spot tonight.

Local DJs are spinning trap, R&B, and hip-hop music tonight as well as a live freestyle from 1 am to 1:30 am for people who want to get on the mic and drop a beat (the best freestylers win a free shot).

2-for-1 drink specials before 11:30 pm and $5 Blue Pups (Blue Dog’s rum cocktail) all night.

When: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: The Blue Dog Motel, 3958 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: Free

Honey Martin Trivia

Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts arguably 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.

You might need all the help you can get, there’s usually a bunch of teams and it fills up quickly.

When: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

Blues Box Game

Inspired by the Netflix movie, Bird Box, CSCE McGill is hosting an interactive game at Blues Pub where participants will be guided through the pub, wearing a blindfold, to reach the end goal of food and drinks (vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan food options will be available as well as non-alcoholic and gluten-free beverage options).

When: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: McConnell Engineering Building, 3480 University Street
Price: $2


Place des Festivals is shining through the use of dominos, music and lights.

The ninth edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation features 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues, hues and gorgeous pics (proof here).

When: Tuesday, January 8
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

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