5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, February 27

Feb 26 2019, 5:50 pm

Today is the penultimate day of the second month of the year — a fancy way of saying March is almost upon us.

We’ve put together five things to check out in the city today, February 27, to help make it easier to enjoy the second to last day of the month.

The Office Trivia

Spend your Wednesday by proving to all of your friends that all those hours binge-watching The Office is actually worth it.

A maximum of five people are asked per team and the $10 admission includes a pitcher of beer.

Le Coin Social’s trivia is for die-hard The Office fans.

Be careful, things could get real hard (that’s what she said).

When: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Le Coin Social, 3575 Avenue Du Parc
Price: $10

MNM Festival

For its 50th anniversary, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is presenting the eighth annual festival Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques (MNM).

The festival hosts more than 20 concerts, orchestras, solo shows and conferences as a celebration of contemporary music for 10 days.

When: From now until March 2
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Various prices

Montréal en Lumière

The festival primarily aims to light up Montreal during the dark days on winter with dining events, live performances, free all-night activities and innovative art installations.

Though the event coordinates the display of light installations in specific locations around the city, the focal point of Montréal en Lumière is the Quartier des Spectacles and Place des Festivals.

Local DJs, live bands, an illuminated Ferris wheel, and an incredible 360-foot ice slide take over the festival site as well as a two-city-block long zip line that allows festival-goers to zoom over the colourful site.

The site doesn’t only boast mesmerizing sights, but also top-notch gourmet food stations, selling everything from soups to keep you nice and toasty, to maple syrup products and cheese fondue.

When: From now until March 4
Time: Varying times per activity
Where: Various locations around Montreal, headlined at Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Varying prices per activity, free to enter the site

Shane Murphy at Honey Martin Pub 

If you’re in the mood for some soulful music, head over to Honey Martin Pub and check out Shane Murphy. He’s one of the best musicians in Montreal at one of the city’s coziest pubs.

He’s silky smooth on the guitar and has a soothing and hip voice. He plays covers and original pieces. Considering it’s free entrance to watch him, it’s an absolute steal.

When: Wednesday, February 27
Time: Honey Martin Pub opens at 3 pm, Shane Murphy starts at 10 pm and goes until 3 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

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, especially for students enjoying Reading Week, it’s tough to find a better deal than McKibbin’s. Get there nice and early to beat the line.

When: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys