5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, November 20

Nov 19 2019, 3:30 pm

From mummies, Robert De Niro, the Canadiens, and some dancing, here is what’s going on around Montreal today, November 20, as we hit the week’s halfway point.

The Irishman – Cinema Moderne

Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Irishman, assembles an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino and therefore shouldn’t be watched on the small screen.

The film will be screened at Cinéma Moderne for a few days (including various runs) and follows an epic saga of organized crime in postwar America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro).

The Guardian is calling it “one of Scorsese’s best films ever” which is some high praise.

When: From now until November  21
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Moderne, 5150 boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $15, available online

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators

The Habs welcome the Sens for their first home Wednesday game of the season.

The Canadiens don’t often play on Wednesdays and ticket prices aren’t outrageously expensive as a result. If you haven’t checked out the Habs on home-ice yet this year, tonight might be a good one to consider.

When: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: Various prices, available online

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” tonight on their third-floor dance club.

Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25 and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink.

The deal includes  Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye, and whiskey. There’s a dance floor and a DJ and the night usually tends to get pretty busy.

If you’re looking for a midweek drinking and dancing getaway, it’s tough to beat McKibbin’s on Wednesdays.

When: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

A handful of mummies have cozied up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a few months.

The exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, will be the mummies’ first North American exposition, following “tremendous success in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” according to the MMFA.

As per the press release, the British Museum has reconstructed the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to AD 180.

On Wednesdays, the MMFA offers $12 admission and extended hours.

If one of them gets up and starts haunting you, however, that’s NOT part of the exhibition.

When: From now until February 2
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street O,
Price: $12, available online

Putting Edge Mini-Putt

Putting Edge is an indoor mini-putt course that (besides having a great name), glows in the dark. Every hole has Canadian-based trivia questions plus the venue has an arcade and they serve alcohol. Need we say more?

When: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 10 am – 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99