It’s somehow, already the last day of July. But fear not, we’ve got a whole other month full of activities to keep your summer booming. Before we get there however, here are 5 things to do in Montreal today, July 31.
After traveling to Mirabel and Laval, PoutineFest is back to its original location at the Jacques Cartier Quay in the Old Port and everything is gravy.
The festival will welcome more than 20 poutine outlets from various restaurants all over the city, some of whom will dish out the classic poutine and some will give it a little spin. The venue will feature live music, shows, cooking workshops and a family zone.
PoutineFest is free to enter and meal packages prices vary.
Say goodbye to that summer body, these poutines are totally worth it.
When: July 31 – August 5
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Quay – Montreal’s Old Port
Honey Martin is a cozy Irish Pub in NDG that hosts arguably the best 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.
When: Every Tuesday at Honey Martin
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
If devouring poutines aren’t your Tuesday dinner plans, head over to Burrito Borracho for some tasty and inexpensive tacos and tequila.
DJ Husa Sounds will be on site spinning beats and tacos are $2.50 and tequila shots are $3.50.
When: Tuesday, July 31
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: 2110 Rue Crescent
Price: Free admission
Cafe Shaika hosts the Shaika Shakeup every Tuesday in the summer. If Just for Laughs didn’t knock all the laugh out of you, head to The Shakeup, an open mic comedy show that features up and coming comedians and seasoned vets working on new bits or old jokes. It’s a comfortable cafe in a busy neighbourhood, minutes away from Vendome metro and easily accessible by bike/bus.
Plus they have carrot cake.
When: Every Tuesday until July 31
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: 5526 Rue Sherbrooke
Arizona at Fantasia International Film Festival
As the renowned festival gears up for its final act, the American comedy-thriller starring Danny McBride, Kaitlin Olson and Luke Wilson readies for its premiere.
The film follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
Arizona was selected to the Sundance Film Festival and the Overlook Film Festival. Today’s your chance to catch it at the Théâtre Hall at Concordia University.
When: Tuesday, July 31
Time: 7:20 pm
Where: Théâtre Hall – Concordia University