16 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 1 to 3

Nov 1 2019, 5:00 am

Just because October is over doesn’t mean that Halloween is too (at least, not in Montreal). Today is still technically Halloween and the city has a bunch of spooky events lined up in case you didn’t get your fill last month.

MTLĂ TABLE

Do you have what it takes to try a multitude of Montreal restaurants in two weeks?

Because MTLàTABLE is a giant city-wide food festival where you can discover 150 restaurants that will be offering table d’hôte dinner menus at pretty nifty prices ($23, $33 or $43) as well as a $17 brunch in some restaurants.

When: November 1 – 13
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: $17 – $43

The Rocky Horror Show

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See the sensational play that sparked an international phenomenon at the timeless Mainline Theatre, tonight and Saturday. Just in case you’re not yet Halloweened out.

Worlds collide in Richard O’Brien’s musical-theatre masterpiece as camp sci-fi meets sexual exploration, glam-rock, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Experience the October classic in an intimate experience with a full live cast, band, dancers, and music.

When: November 1 and 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $20 – $30, available online

The Planet Smashers

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The Planet Smashers are a Canadian ska punk band that’s been performng since 1994.

They’re returning home to Montreal this weekend as they’re joined by the likes of The Creepshow and Raygun Cowboys at Foufounes, because, obviously they’re playing at Foufs.

When: Friday, November 1
Time: 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Foufounes Electriques, 87 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Price: $26, available online

La Foire de l’Horreur

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La Foire de l’Horreur, one of Canada’s largest mobile theme parks, is offering its visitors a multi-sensory horror experience filled with live actors, escape rooms, labyrinths, and of course, a chainsaw-wielding maniac.

Entering its second year, the horror fair features two different scare levels, available to the family-friendly crowd and the the more daring.

When: From now until November 3
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm (Monday to Friday), 3 pm – 10:30 pm (Saturdays), 3 pm – 10 pm (Sunday)
Where: 1799 Avenue Pierre-PĂ©ladeau, Laval
Price:$21.50 – $23, available online

Fright Zone – Montreal Casino

As if gambling money away isn’t scary enough, the Casino de Montreal is getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend.

The casino’s Fright Zone includes free live shows, costumed actors, spooky entertainment, and free candy.

Plus who knows, maybe you’ll even hit the jackpot.

When: November 1 and 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: Casino de Montreal
Price: Free admission

Saturday, November 2

Comedy Night at the Wheel – Mike Paterson

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Montreal’s own Mike Paterson brings his high-energy to the classic Wheel Club as he tackles everything from relationships to professional wrestling.

The fifteen-year Just For Laughs vet most recently lent his voice for the Quebec dub of Toy Story 4 and you won’t want to miss his return to the stage.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: The Wheel Club, 3373 Cavendish
Price: $20, includes drink

Dodgebow

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DodgeBow is exactly what it sounds like: dodgeball fused with bow and arrows.

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport is capped with cushion-ends so they don’t hurt when they hit you and you can channel your inner Legolas when flinging them.

Face-off with your friends in the DodgeBow arena and put your marksmanship skills to the test. That’ll show the rain who’s boss.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: 202-4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online

Outbreak Origins – Zero Latency

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Anytime you mix zombies with virtual reality, you might be on to something.

Just in time for the Halloween weekend, Zero Latency is making their new game, Outbreak Origins, available for the public before its permanent launch in January 2020.

The plot for Outbreak Origins goes as follows: “The dead are walking. A sinister order is rising from the ashes. A deadly virus is wreaking havoc, the infected zombie hordes are taking over the city. Prepare your squad for epic battles on your mission to find a cure.”

When: From now until November 3
Time: Various times
Where: 910 Jean-Talon Est
Price: $21.75 – $52.18, available online

Rage: Axe Throwing

Rage Axe Throwing

Maybe that whole Halloween fiasco made you angry and you need to blow off some steam.

Enter: Rage: Ace Throwing.

The competition is based on accuracy points but throwing hatches, axes, and Tomahawks is fun enough without needing to tally the scores.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time:
Monday – Thursday 2 pm – 1o pm, Fridays & Sundays: 12 pm – 10 pm, Saturdays: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Where: 1436 Rue Amherst
Price: $45 – $55, available online

Putting Edge Mini-Putt

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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: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10 am – 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99

Amaze Escape Room

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You escaped October’s spookiness, now try to get out of an escape room.

Try your luck at escaping from a prison, military facility, lost temple, or laboratory. Make a reservation, choose your adventure and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 2 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.

Sunday, November 3

Montreal Toy Con

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Toys, comic books, collectibles, video games, and Cosplayers.

What else do you need for a little nostalgic boost?

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Airport
Price: Free admission

Musee Grevin

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Musee Grevin is Montreal’s very own version of Madame Tussaud’s in London. A wax museum hidden inside Centre Eaton, Musee Grevin will have you snapping pics of all your favourite celebrities.

The museum has creepily similar figurines of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, and so many more.

With an SQDC location easily walkable, you could turn this excursion into a real trip.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time:
 10 am – 6 pm (Monday – Saturday), 11 am – 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine
Price: $13.60 – $1

Oasis Surf

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Battle the weekend with some hardcore waves. Just because Montreal isn’t located on the coast, doesn’t mean you can’t tackle some killer tides.

Oasis Surf in Brossard is an indoor pool, open to amateur and experienced surfers looking to ride the waves.

Radical.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 10 am – 2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio

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Test out that creativity this weekend.

If you’re a fan of art and coffee, Le Ceramic Cafe Studio is for you. Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows Montrealers to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich, while creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Simply choose an object (like a mug or bowl), pick your colours, and get painting.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
Price: $7 – $15 (varies by time)

La Grande Roue de Montréal

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Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city, during Montreal’s beautiful foliage. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price: $14.79 – $25