5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 7

Aug 7 2019, 5:00 am

Here is what’s going on around Montreal today, Wednesday, August 7, as the new month enters its first full week.

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Coupe Rogers Montreal

The Rogers Cup has returned to Montreal for the 139th edition of the tournament and the 128th of the Canadian Open.

When: From now until August 11
Time: Varies
Where: IGA Stadium, 285 Rue Gary-Carter
Price: Varies, available online

Le Grand Poutinefest

It seems like all that hard work to maintain your summer body is about to go down the tubes.

The Old Port’s week-long poutine festival, Le Grand Poutinefest, is making a greasy return to Montreal for a week, which started yesterday.

More than 45 different types of the Quebec specialty dish will be on-site, ranging from the traditional (obviously) to a gourmet foie gras dish, a duck confit poutine, a decadent macaroni and cheese combo, vegan options, and dozens of other takes on the popular trifecta.

When: From now until August 11
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm (on August 6), 11 am – 11 pm (August 7-11)
Where: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal
Price: Free admission, poutines have varying prices

PY1 – Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté opened to the public this month and will continue its strong showing this weekend as well.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology, and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience is slated to make its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid, on June 1, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Wednesday, August 7
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online

Witty Wednesday #3

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

Their third edition of Witty Wednesdays features: Amer Rez, Mason Terry, Jon Selig
Viveth Kanagaratnam, Erica Taddeo, and Rena Taylor by host Elspeth Wright.

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

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 7
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys