5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, March 27

Mar 26 2019, 5:34 pm

As the final week of the month hits the halfway point, here are five things to keep you busy in the city today, March 27.

From robots to VR, music, and movies, Montreal is bustling with events today.

R1-B1 at Le XVI XVI

Restaurant Le XVI XVI is hosting a happy hour special this evening where you can get a glass of bubbly and six oysters for $20.

Plus, your served by R1-B1, the world’s first completely interactive robotic bartender.

R1-B1 (no relation to R2-D2) understands drink orders, quantities and interacts with customers with a sense of humour, in French.

You know, because human bartenders are so 2018.

When: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: 1616 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

The Horrifically Real Virtuality at Centre Phi

A collective immersive experience combining virtual reality, cinema, and interactivity by filmmaker Ed Wood is taking place the Phi Centre tonight.

The event allows viewers to watch the film in a virtual environment while interacting physically and in real time with characters and material objects.

When: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 10:30 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407, rue Saint-Pierre
Price: $46 – $55, 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, March 27
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

Dollar Cinema

Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show 2nd-run movies at a two-screen venue (only in English).

It’s great for a date or for people who want to watch a relatively new movie on the big screen instead of Netflix. They’re currently highlighted by The Upside, Aquaman, Ralph Breaks The Internet, and Mary Poppins Return to name a few but check out the website for complete listing.

Oh yeah, snacks are $1.

Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50

Shane Murphy at Honey Martin Pub

If you’re in the mood for some Wednesday tunes, head over to Honey’s for a bit of Shane Murphy.

Shane Murphy is one of the best musicians in Montreal. He’s appeared at Jazz Fest and Osheaga and does his regular Wednesday gig every week at Honey Pub in NDG.

He’s silky smooth on the guitar and has a soothing and hip voice. He plays covers and original pieces, considering it’s free entrance to watch him – it’s an absolute steal.

When: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 5916 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free

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