5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, July 23

Jul 22 2019, 6:43 pm

Here are five happenings around Montreal today, July 23, to get the start of your workweek going.

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Fantasia International Film Festival

Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The festival also welcomes guests from across the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps, and distributors.

When: Tuesday, July 23
Time: Varies according to screening
Where:¬†Concordia University ‚Äst1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

The Ethnic Show РJust For Laughs

One of Just For Laughs’ celebrated series, The Ethnic Show continues its three-week-long run tonight.

The Ethnic Show is hosted by the hilarious Latina comedian, Cristela Alonzo, who recently became the first Latina woman to create, produce, write and star in her own US primetime comedy, Cristela, according to Just for Laughs.

She’ll be joined by¬†Gina Yashere and¬†Lebanese-Canadian comedian Dave Merheje.

When: From now until July 25
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Club Soda
Price:$59.61, available online\

Rapp Battlez

Making their second consecutive appearance at Just For Laughs, Rapp Battlez is a high-energy, strobe-lighting, confetti-tossing comedy party show.

The party is MC‚Äôd by “the funniest brothers this side of Marx” as Miguel Rivas and Dex Vocab square off against each other, throwing down their best rhymes in the hopes of having the crowd crown them champions.

As per the Just For Laughs website, “Rapp Battlez is part WWE, part 8 Mile, and unlike any comedy event you‚Äôve ever experienced.”

When: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 10 pm
Where: Loto-Quebec Stage
Price: Free

Horos – A Virtual Voyage

Regular ‘real-life’ escape rooms are so 2018.

The Old Port is hosting “Horos” all summer, a free-roam virtual reality escape room that “blurs the lines between what is real and what is imaginary.”

Produced by AR/VR company Phenomena, the escape room blends interactive development with content creation and scenography, giving guests a “turnkey location-based experience.”

The VR voyage of Horos is a two-player immersive game that allows users to simultaneously walk freely in a virtual world which is synchronized to physical space.

When: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where:  Old Montreal (in front of the Science Center)
Price: $15, available online

Scotiabank Cheapie Tuesday Movie Night

Scotiabank offers $7 general admission tickets every Tuesday at their downtown location.

It’s a great week for movies as you can check out¬†Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crawl, Stuber, Aladdin, Rocketman,¬†and plenty others for real cheap tonight.

They also have deals on snack combos. Can you honestly say no to that popcorn smell?

When: Tuesday, July 23
Time: Varies depending on selection
Where: 977 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Price: General admission starts at $7