24 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 2 to 4

Nov 1 2018, 3:33 pm

With Halloween costumes back in the closet, we shift our focus to Remembrance Day, Christmas and the coming winter. As the first weekend of the month rolls in, here are 24 eventful things to check out in Montreal from November 2 to 4.

Friday, November 2

Hockey History Exhibit

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The Hockey Cup History travelling exhibit opens on Friday at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage.

Hockey fans can take a look at trophies, rings, hockey sticks, archival footage and over 50 hockey-related artifacts. Visitors are also invited to play a hockey tabletop game as well as a ‘design your own goalie mask’ workshop.

When: November 2 – April 17
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Where: 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval
Price: Free

Festival Sefarad

Festival Sefarad is a celebration of the francophone-Jewish culture in Montreal. Presented by La Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec, generations of people gather for a variety of theatre productions, film and comedy shows.

When: From now until November 11
Time: Varying times
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: Varying prices



MTLàTABLE is back for a seventh edition in 2018. It’s a chance for foodies to discover 150 restaurants in Montreal, offering table d’hôte dinner menus at truly fantastic prices ($17 to $43) at participating spots.

When: From now until November 11
Time: Varies per selected restaurant
Where: Various locations
Price: $17 – $43

Les Pastellistes – Exhibition

Returning for its 23rd edition, The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada presents “Les Pastellistes,” an art exhibition that showcases hundreds of different pastel arts.

When: From now until November 4
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Galerie le Hang’Art, 4160 rue Saint-Denis
Price: Free admission

Comedy at the Art Loft

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Comedy at the Art Loft is the hottest underground comedy show in Montreal. It’s the city’s only weekly bilingual show and is run out of a private loft on Rue Saint Laurent and always packed with people. It feels like a college party, except a comedian is speaking into a microphone.

This week, Quinn McMorrow hosts a show headlined by the very funny Steve Patrick Adams as well as featured acts: Ém Lap, Geoffrey Appelbaum, Alasdair Dooley, Fanny Arkay, Zach Poitras, Paul Worrall and Wassim El-Mounzer.

There venue features a DJ and snacks. BYOB and 420 friendly. Very 420 friendly.

When: Friday, November 2
Time: Doors open at 9 pm, show starts at 10:30 pm
Where: 4152 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $10 at the door (cash only)

Montreal Improv’s Main Event

If you’re not in the mood for stand up, how about some improv to get you chuckling?

The ultimate improv competition in the city is happening on Friday as two teams collide for their weekly, main event.

Through a series of match-ups and challenges, all initiated through audience suggestions and interaction, only one team will leave Montreal Improv with the title of champion.

When: Friday, November 2
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Montreal Improv, 3697 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $8

Clerel and Only the Righteous at Honey Martin Pub

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Clerel and Only the Righteous are local musicians who know how to bring it. They play a Motown style of music – very unique and mellow vibes. The group will be playing at Honey Martin Pub on Friday, which will be a perfect intimate setting for the type of music Clerel and co. bring.

When: Friday, November 2
When: Honey Martin is open from 3 pm – 3 am, the band starts at 10 pm – 2:30 am
Where: 5916 Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free to enter

YouTube Music Night Market

After successful events in Toronto and Vancouver, YouTube is bringing a free pop-up night market to Montreal.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the hottest tracks from local artists, Hubert Lenoir, Geoffroy, and Tommy Kruise.

The event will also have interactive music videos where fans can “step inside” some of the year’s most popular videos.

When: Friday, November  2
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: New City Gas, 950 rue Ottawa
Price: Free admission (must download the YouTube Music App to enter)

Saturday, November 3

Montreal Canadiens’ ‘Habs Band’

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Gregory Charles has gotten the call-up to the big time. Charles and the Habs Band will bring a thunderous atmosphere to the Bell Centre as the Canadiens take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The band will perform fan favourites during stoppages in play and intermission at the game, an NHL first.

Fans in attendance will have the chance to submit song requests to the Habs Band via Twitter using the hashtag #HabsBand.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varying prices, available online


Cinemania is a celebration of the best of francophone cinema from 2018. All of the screenings are shown in French with English subtitles in the cozy atmosphere of Cinéma Impérial.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Impérial
Price: $9 – $13 per film, available online

La Grande DĂ©gustation

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Over 200 wine producers, distilleries and breweries come together to share their passion for connoisseurs of wine, beer and spirits. This year’s festival includes wines from Chile and Argentina as well as rare whiskies from Ireland. Over 1,200 products will be on site, available to test.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm on Friday, 1 pm – 9 pm on Saturday
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price: $15, available online

Tribute to Led Zeppelin

For the first time at Dollar Cinema, the venue will sway away from movies and focus on music. The quaint theatre will transform to a time celebrating Mothership, the ultimate tribute to Led Zeppelin with music, performances, drinks and dancing.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Dollar Cinema, 6900 Decarie Boulevard
Price: $20

McGill Lacrosse vs Bishop’s Gaiters 


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Bask in one of our national sports as McGill takes on Bishop in a CUFLA playoff, win-or-go-home game at the gorgeous Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Price: $5

Ross From Friends Concert

UK lo-fi house producer Felix Weatherall (aka Ross from Friends) made his debut with several well-received EPs, along with his debut full-length album Family Portrait in 2018.

He’s performing at the Phi Centre on Saturday and man, what a great name.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 8 pm – 12:30 am
Where: Phi Centre, 407 rue Saint-Pierre
Price: $22.57, available online

McGill Rugby

If lacrosse isn’t your thing, how about checking out the McGill Redmen Rugby team (5-1) take on the Bishop’s Gaiters (4-2) this Saturday, in the RSEQ semifinals for rugby?

Event organizers urge people to bring red, friends and plenty of noise.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: McGill Athletics, 475 avenue des Pins
Price: $5 for students, $10 general admission

Putting Edge Mini-Putt

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It’s November gang, time to start planning indoor excursions. Putting Edge is an indoor mini-putt course that’s all glow in the dark. Every hole has Canadian-based trivia questions plus the venue has an arcade and alcohol. Need we say more?

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10 am – 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99

Seven Lions Concert

Jeff Montalvo, known professionally as Seven Lions, is an American DJ, record producer, instrumentalist and remixer from Santa Barbara, California. Active musically since 2010, his music combines styles as diverse as trance, melodic dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop, and electro house.

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: Door at 8:30 pm, show at 10 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $40.75, available online

iSaute Kirkland



Take your kids to iSaute Kirkland and pretend it’s for them when it’s really for you. iSaute is a massive venue that has over 30 giant trampolines, trampoline basketball, wall climbing and a trampoline jungle gym. You pay by the hour, there’s a lot to do and it’s actually a fantastic workout. Fun for all ages!

When: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 3220 Jean Yves, Kirkland
Price: $16 for the first hour, $10 for the second. Tickets are sold at the door

Sunday, November 4

Resplendent Illuminations

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For the first time, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting a selection of rare illuminations of the earliest books ever made which date back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe.

Selected from seven Quebec collections and extensive research, the exhibition Resplendent Illuminations is a unique opportunity to see over 50 works that have remained intact since their creation from 1225 to 1583.

Of the 59 total works, Books of Hours is the exhibition’s headliner that first appeared in the thirteenth century. They were the most popular prayer books made for the laity and were used to teach people about the Christian faith.

When: Sunday, November 4
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 1380 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free for ages 0-30, $15 ages 31 and older

Montreal ToyCon

This weekend’s toy convention has hundreds of comic books, toys, puzzles, games and action figures for sale. Get your fix of GI-Joe, DC, Marvel, Transformers, Star Wars, Lego and tons more. Guests are urged to dress up. Looks like that Halloween costume isn’t done for, yet.

When: Sunday, November 4
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott, 7000 Place Robert Jancas
Price: Free admission

SAT Circuit – International Tour of Fulldome Shows

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An immersive light, sound and visual art show inside a dome has taken over Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). To use scientific language to describe the event, we’d say it’s totally trippy.

The SAT has launched its international SAT Circuit, a selection of immersive works around the themes of movement and hybridity. Trajectories, positions, distances, scales and speed are all interwoven in a show with music, fusing audiovisual and “infinite tridimensional space” in a complex and dynamic ecosystem.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: Various times
Where: 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17 – $40, available online

Iron & Wine Concert

Samuel “Sam” Ervin Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released six studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as download-only releases, which include a live album. He’s touring with his full band and stops off in Montreal on Sunday.

When: Sunday, November 4
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Théâtre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $47.50 – $63.75, available online

The MTL Grand Open Round 9

Round nine (of 10) features nine of Montreal’s funniest comedians battling out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

The ninth round is hosted by Troy Stark, headlined by Chris Venditto and features nine comedians trying to laugh their way to a $1000: Jeremy Dobski, Jacy Lafontaine, Joshua Clarke, Alo Azimov, Alasdair Dooley, Paul Kasner, Paul Silverman and Theo Urtubey.

When: Sunday, September 30
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mckibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5


Lego Flag


Kids are invited to a giant LEGO city and are asked to build robots, villages, towers and vehicles (without instructions) in a massive LEGO building competition.

Parents, try your best not to step on these little things (or the LEGO pieces).

When: Sunday, November 4
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: 5365, boul. Saint-Laurent, Sainte-Catherine
Price: $20

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