It’s already Wednesday. (Thank you long weekend.)
And there’s a lot of fun happening around Montreal today, July 4, to boost you towards the latter half of the week.
If you want to head over to Jazz Fest, swim in a pool or devour some tasty eats, here are 5 things to do in Montreal today.
Papagroove is a fusion of the finest jazz and funk musicians from Montreal. They play music they’ve dubbed Afro-funk, blending funk, rock, soul, and jazz.
When: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Dièse Onze
Parc Jean Drapeau’s Aquatic Complex features three massive Olympic-sized pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, a shade area, sprinklers and water sports.
What’s even better? It’s free for kids (aged 13 and under) on Wednesdays!
The heat wave hasn’t slowed down, so why not stand up to it and spend it by doing a variety of water activities.
When: Every Wednesday until September 3
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: Free for kids under 13, $9 for adults
McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” every Wednesday. Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25, 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.
Assuming you’re ready to handle alcohol in this heat, there’s no better drink deal on a Wednesday in the city.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys
The Angry Lobster Oyster Bar offers $2 oysters every Wednesday during their 5-7 happy hour.
The up-scale seafood spot, in the heart of downtown, has a gorgeous terrace, an impressive cocktail and Scotch menu, and very tasty seafood meals. Even if you don’t make it in time for the oysters, the view is well worth supper and/or drinks.
When: Every Wednesday at Angry Lobster Bar
Time: 11:30 am – 12 am, the $2 oyster deal is valid from 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: 1181 Rue de la Montagne
It’s tough not to push music today, Jazz Fest is Montreal’s biggest festival and it’s in full swing. Besides, anytime you get an opportunity to listen to a Jay-Z protégée, especially for free, you’ll want to hear about it.
Hannah Williams brings her deep soul sound and powerhouse voice to the Jazz Fest tonight. She inspired Jay-Z to write 4:44, and then he made her his protégée. That’s pretty high praise. She is accompanied by her band The Affirmations to conjure a vortex of supreme soul.
When: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 9 pm and 11 pm
Where: TD Stage, Place des Festivals