The smoke has settled since the long Canada Day weekend and it’s back to the workweek. As per usual, there are plenty of fun things to do in Montreal today, July 3.
Here are 5 things to get your short week going.
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Jazz Fest
The American singer/songwriter, Ben Harper has teamed up with living blues legend and harmonica wizard, Charlie Musselwhite for this year’s Jazz Fest. The two blues brothers fuse their folk, soul, and reggae in forming a savvy blend of electric and acoustic blues.
When: Tuesday, July 3
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Recycle Cycle is the ideal spot in Montreal if you’re looking to buy a used bike or repair/alter an old one. The staff is remarkably knowledgeable about everything that has to do with bikes and they’re very friendly too. Montreal is currently boasting perfect bike-riding weather so it may be time to consider some inexpensive two-wheel transport for the summer.
When: Recycle Cycle is open year round
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 5501 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
The Notre Dame Basilica has teamed up with Moment Factory’s Multimedia & Entertainment Studio to light up the historic building in Montreal until the end of the year. The immersive showcase features lights and sounds to show off one of Montreal’s most oft viewed pieces of architecture.
When: From now until December 29
Time: Varying times between 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm depending on the day
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Adults: $24.50, Seniors: $22.20, Kids:$14.80, Students: $18.75
Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts a phenomenal pub trivia. 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 – great deal. The questions are all general knowledge and the trivia host is interactive and humorous. Buy him a shot and he’ll go easy on you.
When: Every Tuesday at Honey Martin
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Sherbrooke Street Ouest
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Place Bell
There’s just so much music happening around Montreal!
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are currently on a massive worldwide tour with Styx and special guest Tesla the Band. They’re rockin’ out at Place Bell tonight and considering the power of this band, tickets are reasonably priced for general admission.
When: Tuesday, July 3
Time: Doors at 5:30 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: Place Bell – 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval
Price: $39.75 – $377