5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, July 24

Jul 23 2019, 6:05 pm

From Just For Laughs and fireworks, to cheap booze, here is what’s happening around Montreal today, Wednesday, July 24, as you eye the latter half of the week.

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Jeff Ross’ The Roastmaster’s Invitational

Returning for his wildly popular “The Roastmaster’s Invitational,” Jeff Ross will be hosting a four-night, elimination-style, winner-takes-all roasting competition which will include a slew of international comedians and superstar judges from July 24 to 27 at the iconic Club Soda.

When: July 24 – 27
Time: 11:59 pm
Where: Club Soda
Price: $40, available online

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec

The world’s largest fireworks festival, known officially as L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, returns for its second-to-last show tonight.

Tonight, a company from Australia will showcase their show, “Shapeshifter.”

When: From now until July 27
Time: 10 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Zach and Viggo: Thunderflop

Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, award-winning comics Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn, take stage on “an absurd trip through the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity.”

The show has been described as “a raunchy, chaotic, and full-on trainwreck” and almost always contains zero jokes.

Anti-comedy – very hot these days.

When: July 24 and 25
Time: 10 pm
Where: Loto-Quebec Stage

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 24
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 24
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys