As we cruise into Wednesday, the shores of the weekend are just visible on the horizon. It’s still a few days away, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait to start having fun.
We’ve put together a list of events that are worthy of a gander today, October 24.
Fresh from returning from shows in Los Angeles, local comedian Sara Quinn hosts a comedy show at Concordia’s student bar, open to everyone.
One of the city’s fastest rising stars, Quinn performed at Off-JFL this past summer and welcomes a bunch of her talented friends and surprises onstage. Plus, it’s free!
When: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Reggie’s Bar, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Besides candy and costumes, Halloween is all about scaring people. And what’s a better way to scare people than with a horror movie festival?
Returning for its 17th edition, the SPASM film festival was created to encourage and explore the various horror genre films from Quebec cinema and international French films.
Sure, Hocus Pocus and Casper were scary when you were a kid, but SPASM aims to showcase all films that are gruesome, quirky, terrifying, thrilling and edge-of-your-seat enjoyable.
When: From now until October 27
Time: Varying times
Where: 1225 Boulevard Saint Laurent – Club Soda
Price: $20.25, available online
With baseball/softball season summing up for the season, head to the cages and keep your swing fresh.
Coup Sûr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you’re looking for some gear.
They offer stellar deals at both the pro shop and the batting cages since they’re entering low-season.
When: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00
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, October 24
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys
Dollar Cinema is an absolute gem of a find. They show second-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 Spy Who Dumped Me, Ocean’s 8, The Meg, Three Identical Strangers to name a few, but check out their website for the complete listings.
Oh yeah, snacks are $1.
Time: Varies per selection
Where: 6900 Boulevard Decarie, Côte Saint-Luc
Price: $2.50 general admission