5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 21

Aug 21 2019, 5:00 am

As you settle into the midweek’s checkpoint, here are five great events happening around Montreal today, Wednesday, August 21, as you get ready for the latter half of the week.

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Shawn Mendes Concert

Shawn Mendes, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and model performed his first of two shows yesterday at the Bell Centre and is back at it again tonight.

You’d best get stepping if you want to catch him performing live.

When: Wednesday, August 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $109, available online

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their ‘Hooley Night’ tonight on the third floor.

Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25 and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink. The bar offers Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye and whiskey as part of the special. The third floor features a dance floor and a DJ.

If you’re looking to dance and drink on a Wednesday night, it’s tough to find a better deal than McKibbin’s. Get there nice and early to beat the line.

When: Wednesday, August 21
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

MUTEK Montreal

The 20th edition of MUTEK started on Tuesday and runs until August 25. The festival promotes audiovisual performances, live electronic music, and a full theatre of experiences that “push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.”

When: From now until August 25
Time: 9 am – 3 am
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: online$27 – $320, available

Witty Wednesday #4

Just For Laughs may be over, but a solid lineup of local comics will be appearing at The Diving Bell tonight.

The fourth edition of Witty Wednesdays features a slew of very funny local comedians: Amanda McQueen, Daniel Carin, Jacob Meza, Michelle Dominique, Kate Hammer, and Troy Stark, along with host Elspeth Wright.

When: Wednesday, August 21
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Diving Bell, 3956 boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $10

Tonga Lumino

Mont-Tremblant wants to make sure you have giant plans today. Literally.

The renowned ski mountain has transformed into an enchanted hiking trail where participants embark on a quest to find the last sleeping giant of its kind.

The adventure, Tonga Lumina, is produced by Moment Factory, the same company known for their illuminations of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

This summer’s Mont-Tremblant trail will be illuminated with light projections and mythical storytelling as giant-seekers must trek through a 1.5 km nocturnal hike to find the slumbering giant.

When: Wednesday, August 21
Time: Every 15 minutes from 9:15 pm – 10:45 pm
Where: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant
Price: $11.99 – $27.99, available online