5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 29

Jan 28 2020, 3:30 pm

As set our sights towards February, here are a few things going on around Montreal today, January 29, to help us get there.

Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music is a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida. The band formed in 1993 and will be rocking out Corona Theatre tonight and tomorrow.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: Corona Theatre
Price: online$43, available

Happening Gourmand

Nine gourmet restaurants in the Old Port are taking part in the 13th edition of Happening Gourmand, a food festival where foodies can knock back some delicious brunch and dinner meals for under $40.

Whether you’re into pizza, steak, eggs benedict, or burgers, Happening Gourmand offers gourmet meals and a vibrant atmosphere for every food lover. Plus, the meals won’t set you back too much (we’re dreading the post-holiday credit card statements too).

Check out a full list of participating restaurants online.

When: From now until February 9
Time: Varying times per restaurant
Where: Nine participating Old Port locations
Price: $17 brunch, $25-$35 dinner

Paint Nite

Head over to the Art Hive (Brown Building, Room 3001) tonight and welcome in the midweek with a little bit of creativity.

The Hive will be providing all the necessary materials, all you need to do is show up and get painting.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: 3600 Rue McTavish

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” tonight on their third-floor dance club.

Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25 and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink.

The deal includes  Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye, and whiskey. There’s a dance floor and a DJ and the night usually tends to get pretty busy.

If you’re looking for a midweek drinking and dancing getaway, it’s tough to beat McKibbin’s on Wednesdays.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

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 month, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online