5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 8

Jan 7 2020, 3:30 pm

It’s the first full week back at work after the holidays and it feels like it’s taken months to reach the halfway point.

As you set your sights towards the latter part of the week, here are a few things worth checking out in Montreal today, January 8.

The Phantom of the Opera

The classic musical, from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, makes its way to the gorgeous Théâtre St-Denis for a French version of the popular play.

When: Wednesday, January 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Théâtre St-Denis
Price: $40.80 – $134.40

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 8
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 week, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

When: Wednesday, January 8
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain
Price: $26 – $36, available online

The Emile Berliner Museum of Sound

Set in the old factory that used to produce them, the Emile Berliner Museum of Sound is a collection of old televisions, phonographs, and other sound-related machines that honors the history of sound in media.

When; Wednesday, January 8
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 1001 rue Lenoir
Price: $5

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: From now until January 26
Time: 12 to 11 pm
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free