16 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 8 to 10

Nov 8 2019, 5:00 am

From a city-wide food festival, some music, and a LEGO convention, here are a few things worthy of checking out in Montreal this weekend, November 8 to 10, as we officially cross off the first full week of the new month.

Friday, November 8

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

Comedy at the Art Loft

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Comedy at the Art Loft continues to be one of the city’s hottest comedy shows and this weekend’s edition, the 149th episode, looks to keep the trend going.

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.

This week’s show features the very funny Joel Edminston as the headliner and the show is hosted by Quinn McMorrow and features the likes of Jean-Michel Elie, Joze Piranian, Nathan Teixeira, Dave MacInnis, and Virginie Fortin.

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

When: Friday, November 8
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 Tiny House Workshop

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The Montreal Tiny House workshop offers a little something for fans of, you guessed it, tiny houses.

From the skilled craftsman to someone who has never picked up a hammer, guests will be directly involved in a number of hands-on exercises designed to inspire you to build your own tiny home.

“This is your chance to learn about everything from tiny house design ideas and popular builds to the step-by-step construction methods to make your dream home a reality,” says the workshop’s Facebook page.

When: Friday, November 8
Time: 6 pm on Friday, 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday
Where: Bâtiment 7, 1900 Le Ber Suite 201
Price: $349 – $399, available online

Blink 182 Tribute – La Ptite Grenouille

La Ptite Grenouille is devoting an entire night to the popular punk-rock band, Blink 182, as a variety of bands will hit the stage to perform covers of classic Blink tunes.

When: Friday, November 8
Time: 7 pm – 3 am
Where: La P’tite Grenouille de Montreal, 3437 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $19

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: Friday, November 8
Time: 10 am – 1 am
Where: 1259 rue Guy
Price: $11.99

Saturday, November 9

Brickomanie

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A big celebration of little toys is on its way to Saint-Hyacinthe this weekend as a LEGO festival, Brickomanie, snaps its way towards Montreal.

The little block-toy festival will feature demonstrations, building competitions, LEGO history, and sales of the world-famous toy. Brickomonie will also bring some of the most creative LEGO builders from across the province to Saint-Hyacinthe, located about 70 km from the island.

More than 75 exhibitors will be on-site, sharing their amazing creations as well as the building of a giant LEGO mosaic which will be completed in time for the festival’s closing ceremonies on Sunday.

When: November 9 – 10
Time: 1o am – 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday
Where: COOP Pavilion, 2740 Beauparlant Avenue, Saint-Hyacinthe
Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids, free for kids under three

The Cinematic Orchestra – Corona Theatre

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The Cinematic Orchestra is a British nu jazz and electronic music group, created in 1999. They’ll be performing their gorgeous tunes on Saturday at the timeless Corona Theatre.

When: Saturday, November 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Corona Theatre
Price: $45 – $75, available online

Montreal Canadiens vs the Los Angeles Kings

Habs

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Carey Price and the Habs welcome Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings to the Bell Centre for the first of back-to-back games on home ice.

When: Saturday, November 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: Various prices, available online

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: Saturday, November 9
Time: 10 am – 2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

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 9
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 10

Yelawolf

Yelawolf in concert (Bas Van Uyen/Flickr)

Michael Wayne Atha, better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Atha embarked on his career in 2005, releasing independent solo material until he hit it big a few years ago.

He’s in Montreal as part of a North American tour at the timeless Theatre Corona.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 8 pm
Where: Theatre Corona
Price: $141.50, available online

Sunday Night Improv

Sunday Night Improv

Top the weekend off with some laughs at the gorgeous Théâtre 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 10
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Théâtre Sainte Catherine, 264 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Price: $7, available online

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 first snowfall

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

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

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: Sunday, November 10
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: 202-4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online

Tyler Shaw – Le Ministère

Tyler Shaw is a Canadian singer and actor. He was the winner of the “MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012” and released his debut single, “Kiss Goodnight”, through Sony Music Canada in December 2012. He’ll be rocking out Le Ministère on Sunday.
When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 7 pm
Where: Le Ministère
Price: $47, available online