19 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 15 to 17

Nov 14 2019, 5:00 am


We had a snow-filled week in Montreal and we’ve definitely deserved this weekend.

Luckily, there are a slew of great events happening across the island from November 15 to 17 to keep you busy (and maybe even warm).

Friday, November 15

Sebastian Maniscalco ‚Äď You Bother Me Tour

Something funny is going to be in the air this month as Sebastian Maniscalco makes his way towards Montreal.

Just For Laughs announced that fresh off a wildly successful two-year run, the Chicago-native will be performing at the Bell Centre.

As his new tour’s title suggests, Maniscalco uses his exaggerated physical style of comedy and his laser wit as he focuses on issues with other people’s oddities, specifically his loved ones.

Maniscalco has enjoyed a recent surge of popularity lately, having just completed his ‚ÄúStay Hungry‚ÄĚ tour which included four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden which was also turned into a Netflix special.

When: Friday, November 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bell Cente, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: $70.65 Р$153.65, available online

Les Pastellistes

The 24th edition of the international exhibition ‘Les Pastellistes’ will be held at the Galerie Le HangArt for half of the month with its opening¬†vernissage on November 15.

The exhibition promotes the expression of pastel art pieces.

When: November 15 Р24
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Galerie Le HangArt Saint Denis, 3951 St-Denis Street
Price: Free admission

Comedy at the Art Loft

Comedy at the Art Loft/Facebook

Comedy at the Art Loft continues to be one of the city’s hottest comedy shows and this weekend’s edition, the 150th, is bringing plenty of surprises.

Art Loft is the city’s only weekly bilingual show and is run out of a private loft on rue Saint-Laurent and is usually packed with people. It feels like a college party, except a comedian is slinging jokes into a microphone.

In lieu of Art Loft’s 150th, the lineup has been kept under wraps but expect some big-time laughs.

The venue features a DJ and snacks. BYOB and it’s 420 friendly (very 420 friendly).

When: Friday, November 15
Time: Doors open at 9 pm, show starts at 10:30 pm
Where: 4152 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $10 at the door (cash only)

The Irishman – Cinema Moderne

Martin¬†Scorsese‚Äôs 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‚Äôs best films ever” which is some high praise.

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

Becca – Honey Martin Pub

Honey Martin/Facebook

Honey Martin Pub never shies away from hosting solid bands and this weekend is no different.

The band “Becca” will continue their Friday night residency at Honey’s, mixing in some R&B, soul, and pop with a seriously talented female vocalist.

When: Friday, November 15
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Honey Martin Pub, 5916 Sherbrooke
Price: Free

Karaoke Céline Dion

Taverne Cobra/Facebook

Taverne Cobra is hosting Céline Dion Karaoke tonight where fans can get up on stage and sing along to their favourite Dion hits. 100% Celine songs on both Friday and Saturday.

When: November 15 and 16
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Taverne Cobra, 6584 St-Laurent
Price: $5, at the door

Saturday, November 16

MEGA Montreal

MEGA MIGS/Facebook

Video game lovers, assemble! The MEGA Montreal video game convention returns this fall for its third edition.

Gamers and viewers are welcomed to discover the skills and talents of local and international video game players and developers.

The venue features eSports tournaments, free gaming stations, a cosplay costume contest, board games, virtual reality showcases, master classes, and video game developer workshops.

When: November 16-19
Time: 10 am Р6 pm
Where: Grand Quai Du Port De Montréal
Price: $15 Р$40, available online, free access to kids under 12 years old

By The Seaway

Scott Berwick

Montreal artist Scott Berwick revisits Indigenous representation through a modern Mohawk community in a week-long photo exhibition of over nine years worth of his work in Kahnawake.

When: From now until November 17
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Where: MFA Gallery
Price: Free admission

Montreal Canadiens vs the Los Angeles Kings



Carey Price and the Habs welcome an old friend in PK Subban as the Habs host the New Jersey Devils.

Speaking of a new jersey, this will be PK’s first time back in Montreal as a member of the Devils. It should be a good one.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: Various prices, available online

Move for Movember – B52


B52 is hosting a 12-hour workout challenge to raise money for Movember where the gym and spinning studio will be host a bevy of workout challenges for 12 straight hours.

(The marathon goes on for 12 hours, not the participants.)

So, hop on a spin bike and get training for a good cause.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 12 pm – 12 am
Where: B52, 1001 rue Lenoir
Price: $18, donations welcome

Oasis Surf


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.


When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10 am Р2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Streetlight Manifesto – L’Olympia


Streetlight Manifesto is an American ska punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey formed in 2002. They released their first album, Everything Goes Numb, in 2003 when their band was called Catch 22.

They have seen be reformed at Streetlight Manifesto and will be rocking out as part of their “Thieves in the Night” tour alongside The Suicide Machines.

When: Saturday, November 16
Time: 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Olympia, 1004 Ste. Catherine
Price: $82.50, available online

Amaze Escape Room


You escaped the snow (sort of) so now try and 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 16
Time: 2 pm Р10:30 pm
Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation online

Sunday, November 17

Sum 41 & The Offspring

sum 41

Sum 41/Instagram

Two long-standing pop-punk bands have announced a co-headline tour across Canada, giving Canadians a double dose of rock‚Äôn‚Äôroll and they’ll be getting¬†In Too Deep on Sunday

Canadian rock band Sum 41 and American rock band The Offspring will be blowing the roof off of Place Bell as part of their 14-city tour across the country.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place Bell, 1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval
Price: $54 – $134, available online

Santa Claus – Angrignon Mall

Carrefour Angrignon

Jolly Ol’ Saint-Nick will be at the Angrignon Mall on Sunday and he’ll be joined by his pals Cinderella, Aladdin, and Peter Pan.

Like really kids, how often do you get that type of fire power in one picture?

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 11 am Р4:30
Where: Carrefour Angrignon, 7077 Newman Boulevard
Price: Free

Putting Edge Mini-Putt

Putting Edge

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: Sunday, November 17
Time: 10 am ‚Äď 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99

Sunday Night Improv

Sunday Night Improv

Top the weekend off with some laughs at the gorgeous¬†Th√©√Ętre Saint Catherine with some improv.

Professional improvisers will hit the stage, using the audience’s suggestions, before the stage opens to newbies who want to give the art a try.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where:¬†Th√©√Ętre Sainte Catherine, 264 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Price: $7, available online

La Grande Roue de Montréal


Hit up Canada‚Äôs largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city, during Montreal’s first snowfall.

Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price:¬†$14.79 ‚Äď $25

Olde Orchard Sunday Game Show

Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill/Facebook

Cap off your weekend in game show form as Ye Olde Orchard Pub is hosting their weekly “Game Show Night” hosted by Jay Devine.

The event offers classic games like Family Feud, Pictionary, and Word Finder but with a twist.

Plus, you’re at a pub so you know, drinking.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, 20 Prince Arthur
Price: Free admission