5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 9

Jan 8 2019, 7:49 pm

The midway point of the week has us dealing with frigid winter elements on both ends, snow yesterday and cold coming up. So now’s the absolute best time to enjoy these events with some mild temperatures today, January 9.

With the weekend looming and post-holiday credit cards coming through, we thought it’d be handy to highlight only free events today.

Dream Land

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating. Plus, today and tomorrow are the last days of Sami Hajjar’s ‘Christmas Display’ house. His West Island property will light up only eight more times as we bid farewell to the holidays.

Compared to last year’s ‘Frozen Land,’  ‘Dream Land’ features 250,000 lights, inflatables and synchronized music to five Disney songs, four times a day.

When: From now until January 10
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (Every hour)
Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, West Island
Price: Free

Maple Taffy

Concordia University has partnered with G Catering to sweeten the start of the university’s winter semester.

The atrium will be handing out free, rich, gooey maple taffy from a local sugar shack.

Maple tree sap, snow and a popsicle stick – a nice break from class.

When: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: MB Building Atrium, Concordia University
Price: Free

Morgan O’Shea- Bishop & Gags

Bishop & Bagg is hosting their 33rd edition of their Bishop & Gags comedy show (if that pun isn’t enough to entice you, all hope might be lost).

Stand-up veteran Karl Knox is hosting a show which will be headlined by the very funny Morgan O’Shea.

Settle in for some midweek laughs at one of Montreal’s most extensive gin bars.

When: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 9 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Bishop & Bagg, 52 St. Viateur Ouest
Price: Free

Kafeinated Quiz

Kafein is hosting their first quiz night of 2019. The establishment has four rounds of trivia meaning four chances to win cash for the bar.

After trivia, the bar turns into a karaoke spot with DJ Wiz Kilo at 10 pm.

Shots are also three for $10 all night.

When: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 8 pm – 1 am
Where: Kafein1429 A Bishop
Price: Free

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is shining through the use of dominos, music and lights.

The ninth edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation features 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds.

When: Thursday, January 3
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

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