5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, June 12

Jun 11 2019, 7:59 pm

As June continues to chug along smoothly, here are five things to check out in the city this Wednesday, June 12.

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MURAL Fest

The giant, urban art festival returned to Saint Laurent last week for the seventh edition of the outdoor fest.

Mural Fest brings together world-class visual artists and musicians who collaborate for a cultural celebration in the heart of Montreal’s Boulevard Saint-Laurent.

The facade of buildings, roads, parking lots, and public spaces are taken over by immensely talented international and local artists, turning The Plateau into a massive urban art playground.

When: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Saint Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal
Price: Free admission

Bishop & Gags Vol.38

How about one of Montreal’s best gin joints and stand-up comedy as a midweek getaway?

Pub Bishop & Bagg is hosting the 38th edition of their comedy show tonight featuring a collection of hilarious local comics.

Besides having a great name, Bishop & Gags will be hosted by the very funny Wassim El-Mouzner and feature Serag Meletian, Jason Celin, Shaun Stenhouse, and Dion Owen as the headliner.

When: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 9 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Pub Bishop & Bagg, 52 St-Viateur Ouest
Price: Pay what you can

Grill Saint Laurent

Grill Saint-Laurent is the Inception of festivals — a festival within a festival.

The city of Montreal is oozing with events in the summer, so much so that they have started fusing some of them into each other.

With the arrival of MURAL Fest, Grill Saint-Laurent will be joining the party on The Main and start cooking up some serious food in an epic culinary competition.

Ten restaurants will prepare 10 exclusive dishes on street-side grills for only $6 each (or four dishes for $20).

The respective dishes will be evaluated by a selected jury before a $1,000 cash prize winner is announced at the end of the competition on June 13.

When: From now until June 14
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Where: 3527 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $6 per food voucher/$20 for 4

ELEKTRA Festival Montreal

ELEKTRA is a digital arts festival that promotes art and robotics. The festival kicks off today and features art exhibitions, musical performances, and workshops.

When: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Various venues around Montreal, visit the website  for details
Price: $28.75, available online

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, June 12
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys