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

Feb 4 2020, 3:30 pm

There’s plenty of fire power in Montreal today, February 5, to give your midweek a little bit of a boost.

Jim Gaffigan – The Pale Tourist

Montreal is about to get a whole lot funnier, just in time for February’s depressing weather.

Jim Gaffigan, recently named one of the world’s highest grossing comedians, is back in Montreal tonight for the first time since 2014.

Presented by Just For Laughs, the actor, writer, producer, four-time Grammy nominated comedian, two-time New York Times best-selling author, and father of five, will be performing his The Pale Tourist show at L’Olympia tonight.

When: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 8 pm
Where: L’Olympia
Price: $45.50 – $65.50, available online

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is in Montreal today, promoting his star-studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

Jay and Silent Bob, who first hit the screen 25 years ago in Clerks are back only to discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them. The clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop the move from getting made (again).

When: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 8 pm
Where: MTELUS — 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $61, available online

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He’s recorded seven albums of original music and numerous compilation tracks and film soundtracks.

Wainwright has also written a classical opera and Shakespeare sonnets.

The talented musician will be rocking out Théâtre Maisonneuve tonight.

When: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 7:15 pm
Where: Théâtre Maisonneuve
Price: $54.65 – $71.75, available online

La Poutine Week Montreal

Hopefully that 2020 diet is working out because the world’s largest poutine festival is going on around Montreal.

The eighth edition of La Poutine Week is back as a variety of Montreal restaurants will create their own signature poutine-dish, vying to become the city-wide champion, voted by restaurant patrons.

So yes, things are about to get greasy. Ranging from $7 to $25.95, check out this list of all of this year’s greasy pooters and the restaurants that are dishing them out.

When: From now until February 7
Time: Varying hours per location
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: $7 – $25.95

Roddy Ricch

Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., known professionally as Roddy Ricch, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Last November, he released the mixtape, Feed Tha Streets II, which reached number 67 of the Billboard 200 chart.

He’ll be performing at Club Soda tonight.

When: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Club Soda
Price: starting at $162, available online