5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, December 18

Dec 18 2019, 5:41 am

By this time next week, you’ll probably be off-work and celebrating the holidays. To help feel like you get there sooner, here are a handful of things worth checking out in Montreal today, December 18.

Drunken Cinema: Die Hard

Drunken Cinema is hosting a special X-Mas themed drinking game while honouring the action-packed cult classic flick Die Hard.

So far, the rules are held under wraps but come on, John McClane, Hans Gruber, and alcohol?

Yippie-Ki-Yay!

When: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Bar Le Ritz PDB, 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest
Price: $8 at the door

Imagine Van Gogh

Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened last week, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online

A$AP Ferg

Darold Durard Brown Ferguson Jr., known by his stage name ASAP Ferg, is an American rapper and songwriter from New York City’s Harlem and he’ll be rocking out MTelus tonight to get your midweek bumping.

When: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 8 pm
Where: MTelus, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
onlinePrice: $77 – $82, available

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is hosting the 10th edition of Luminothérapie through Pop!, a celebration of five fantastical creatures that aim to light up the city during the dark days of winter.

Because if anything can lighten up our bleak winter, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

When: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 12 to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free

Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

Discover how fashion styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later. The exhibition showcases elegant Victorian decor and styles, hot drinks by the fireplace, a Christmas card workshop, and champagne.

When: From now until December 29
Time: 10 am – 5 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm on weekends
Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Price: $7.80