5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, July 17

Jul 16 2019, 5:44 pm

Here are a few happenings around Montreal today, July 17, as the workweek hits the halfway checkpoint.

Def Leppard Concert

The English rock band, formed in 1977 in the UK, will be rocking out the Bell Centre tonight.

Tickets are reasonably priced considering the band’s reputation.

When: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price:$25.70 – $343.30, available online

L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec

The world’s largest fireworks festival returned to la belle province for its 35th edition this month and the International Fireworks Competition, known officially as L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec, returns for another show tonight.

Tonight’s show is called “Jungle Spirit” from USA.

When: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 10 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Shakespeare in the Park

The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare returned last week and will run until August 11.

The long-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 31st year and takes on a Shakespearean classic this summer in the form of Measure for Measure. It’s a contemporary, gender-bent take on the classic love story.

When: Wednesday, July 17
Time:  7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Westmount Park
Price: Free

Fantasia International Film Festival

Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The festival also welcomes guests from across the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps, and distributors.

When: Wednesday, July 17
Time: Varies according to screening
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: Varies according to screening

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their ‘Hooley Night’ tonight on the third floor.

Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25 and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink. The bar offers Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye and whiskey as part of the special. The third floor features a dance floor and a DJ.

If you’re looking to dance and drink on a Wednesday night, it’s tough to find a better deal than McKibbin’s. Get there nice and early to beat the line.

When: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

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