5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 23

Jan 22 2019, 6:34 pm

You know what that special feeling is today, Montreal? Your fingertips.

The weather is offering a nice, warm alternative to what we’ve grown used to over the past week, and to celebrate here are five events to keep you busy today, January 23.

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Buffy the Trivia Slayer

Turbo Haüs is calling all the Buffy the Vampire Slayer buffs tonight.

Hosted by Alex Cartier and Andrea H-W, the trivia is all Buffy, all night. Plus, winners get their bar tabs covered and pints are only $5.

When: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Turbo Haüs2040 rue Saint-Denis
Price: Free admission

Art, Wine, & Cheese

The AUS Fine Arts Council is inviting artist, cheese-enthusiasts, and wine connoisseurs to an “Art, Wine & Cheese” night.

Canvases, paint, and paintbrushes will be available (likewise will wine and cheese) – just don’t mix them up.

When: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Fine Arts Council, 855 Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free admission, donations welcome

Reggies Open Mic Night

Whether it’s singing, playing music, comedy or even magic, Reggies is hosting an open mic night tonight, hosting some amazing local talent.

Each artist will have the chance to perform a 15-minute set before the dance floor opens up at 11 pm.

The student bar has drink specials and live DJs.

*Reggies does not provide any instruments (besides the microphone) so musicians are urged to bring their own equipment (magicians will also have to supply their own rabbits).

When: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Reggies Bar, 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Free admission

Learn to Code Event

Learn to Code is a free introduction to mobile development.

Instructor and software developer, Francis Amankrah, will lead a course that will teach guests how to use web technologies such as JavaScript to build mobile apps that run smoothly on Android and iOS.

Guests will also learn how to use external services created by other developers (known as third-party APIs) to enhance your own app, which is a pretty common practice.

Is this the start of your million dollar app idea?

When: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Shopify, 490 rue de la Gauchetière
Price: Free

Shane Murphy at Honey Martin Pub

Shane Murphy is one of the best musicians in Montreal. He appeared at Jazz Fest this summer and is back to his regular Wednesday gig at Honey Martin Pub in NDG.

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, January 23
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free