5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, May 21

May 17 2019, 3:07 am

Bad news: it’s back to the workweek. Good news: it’s going to be a short one. As the shortened week kicks off, here are five things to keep you busy today, May 21.

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Twenty One Pilots – The Bandito Tour

“Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days.”

Those ‘good old days’ are on their way to Montreal tonight as Twenty One Pilots is bringing their The Bandito Tour to the Bell Centre at the end of the month.

The American musical duo of Tyler Jospeh and drummer Josh Dun have embarked on a massive, 93-city world tour that will now include a stop at Montreal’s Bell Centre on May 22 (The 21st would have been more fitting).

When: Tuesday, May 22
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-canadiens-de-montreal
Price: $71.35 – $114.85, available online

Invasion Cocktail

Returning for its sixth edition, Invasion Cocktail will take place in over 30 bars and restaurants across Montreal and Quebec City. Throughout the week, more than 250 cocktails will be crafted by the province’s greatest bartenders and mixologists.

The festival’s goal is to “allow cocktail lovers to discover new spirits, brands and establishments,” reads the Invasion Cocktail website. “The festival also aims to promote education to industry professionals by introducing Pro Days, a series of seminars hosted by the biggest names in international mixology.”

When: From now until May 31
Time: Varies per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Time: Varies per location

21 Swings

Spring won’t be the only thing in the air as Montreal’s musical swing exhibition has returned to the Quartier des Spectacles.

The interactive, music art installation, 21 Swings, will have Montrealers feeling like kids again as guests can swing back and forth, creating musical melodies.

The 21 Swings (or Balançoires) installation was custom-made for the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles. The work was created by Daily tous les jours, in collaboration with animal behaviourist Luc-Alain Giraldeau from UQAM and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the installation’s composer.

When: From now until May 28
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Promenade des Artistes, Quartier des spectacles
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.

When: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 9 pm – 1:30 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

Almost Famous (2000) at Bar Le Ritz

Bar Le Ritz is screening Cameron Crowe’s classic film Almost Famous (2000) tonight.

The film follows William Miller (Patrick Fugit), a high-school student who’s given the chance to become a rock ‘n roll journalist as he follows the rock band, Stillwater, for a Rolling Stone interview as he accompanies them and their groupies on tour.

Plus, it’s screened at a bar so you know, booze.

When: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm (film screening starts at 8 pm)
Where: 179 rue Jean-Talon Ouest
Price: $5 (includes free popcorn)

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