23 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 9 to 11

Nov 8 2018, 5:13 am

Montreal is oozing with stuff to do this weekend, capped off with Remembrance Day on Sunday. Before snow hits us to start next week, make the most of some sun this weekend. There’s plenty of the usual, food and concerts sprinkled in with some LEGO and video games. What more could you need? Here are 23 things to check out in Montreal from November 9 to 11.

Friday, November 9

Young the Giant concert

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Young the Giant is an American rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band’s line-up consists of Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, and Francois Comtois. The band swings by the gorgeous MTELUS hall as part of their fall headline tour, on Friday.

When: Friday, November 9
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: MTELUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price:¬†$37 ‚Äď $111, available¬†online

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


LEGO festival

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A toy festival? Right before Christmas? Who would have thought. But it’s not just any toy, it’s a big celebration of tiny bricks as a LEGO festival snaps its way towards Montreal.

The little block-toy festival will feature demonstrations, building competitions, LEGO history and sales of the famous toy.

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 Р11
Time: 7 am Р10 pm on Friday and Saturday, 8 am Р4:15 pm on Sunday
Where: COOP Pavilion, 2740 Beauparlant Avenue, Saint-Hyacinthe
Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Montreal Improv’s Main Event

How about some improv comedy to start off the weekend?

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 9
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Montreal Improv, 3697 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $8



MTL√†TABLE is back for a seventh edition in 2018. It‚Äôs a chance for foodies to discover 150 restaurants in Montreal, offering table d‚Äôh√īte 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 ‚Äď $43

Clerel and Only the Righteous at Honey Martin Pub

Clerel and Only the Righteous are local musicians who know how to bring it. They play a Motown style of music ‚Äď 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 9
When:¬†Honey Martin is open from 3 pm ‚Äď 3 am, the band starts at 10 pm ‚Äď 2:30 am
Where: 5916 Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free to enter

MEGA Montreal

Video game lovers, assemble! After last year’s successful inaugural event, the MEGA Montreal video game convention returns this month for its second 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, a cosplay costume contest, the Montreal International Gaming Awards, virtual reality showcases and video game developer workshops.

When:¬†November 9 ‚Äď 11
Time:¬†1 pm ‚Äď 6 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours
Price:¬†$12 ‚Äď $48, available¬†online

Norwegian Christmas Sale

You don’t want want to miss the opportunity to purchase Norwegian food, crafts and gift items, and enjoy some open-face sandwiches, specialty marzipan cakes and of course, ugly Christmas sweaters.

Velkommen til oss!

When: November 9 Р11
Time: 10:30 am Р5 pm
Where: 5065 Sherbrooke, Lasalle

Saturday, November 10

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Vegas Golden Knights

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Image: Montreal Canadiens / Twitter

Oh baby.

Former Habs captain Max Pacioretty returns to the Bell Centre for the first time since being traded¬†and he’s bringing the Vegas Golden Knights with him.

After a bout with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, the Canadiens look to stay hot versus a talent Golden Knights squad. Even though, all eyes will be on Patches.

When: Saturday, November 10
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 10
Time: Varying times
Where: Cinéma Impérial
Price:¬†$9 ‚Äď $13 per film, available¬†online

Jack White at Place Bell

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John Anthony ‚ÄúJack‚ÄĚ White is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes.

White is in Laval on November 10 as part of his ‚ÄúBoarding House Reach Tour.‚ÄĚ

No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Price:¬†$57 ‚Äď $203, available¬†online

Retro Video Games Exhibition

Over 50 tables oozing with retro video games, comic books, toys, VHS, DVDs, Vinyls. board games and collectibles will be on display, some of which will be for sale at the Ste. Catherine d’Alexandrie Community Centre on Saturday.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Where: 1700 rue Amherst
Price: $2 (free for kids under 14)

SAT Circuit ‚Äď 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 ‚Äúinfinite tridimensional space‚ÄĚ in a complex and dynamic ecosystem.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: Various times
Where: 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $17 ‚Äď $40, available¬†online

The Acoustic Guitar Project

The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform and concert series that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week.

This week’s artists include¬†Isaac Vallentin, Stefanie Parnell, Na√Įka Champa√Įgne
Corey Gulkin and Cedric Noel, all of whom produced a new song in just a week.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 8:30 pm Р12 am
Where: The Diving Bell Social Club, 3956 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $10

Santa Paws Craft Fair

Even pups need to celebrate Christmas and that’s exactly what’s happening at the Plaza Pointe-Claire on Saturday.

Dogs can get pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as a slew of dog toys, treats and crafts and raffle prizes to be won, all under one woof roof.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire, 269 Boulevard St. Jean
Price: Free admission

Concordia vs Bishops – Rugby Final

The last game of the season boils down to the Stingers vs Bishops University for the title of RSEQ 2018 champions. If the weather holds up on Sunday, get cozy and enjoy some high-paced rugby.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 1:30 pm Р4 pm
Where: Concordia University Loyola Campus
Price: Free

Artisan Fair

Head out to the West Island and get some Christmas shopping done early as the Marcel Morin Community Center is hosting an array of locally made crafts, food, clothes and gifts.

When: November 10 Р11
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Marcel Morin Community Center, 14068 Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Price: Free admission

KSHMR – The Giant Tour


DJ Turntable (Maxim Blinkov / Shutterstock)

Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name KSHMR, is an American musician, record producer and DJ from Berkeley, California. He was ranked 23rd on DJ Mag’s 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded “The Highest New Entry.” His place elevated to 12th in the Top 100 DJs of 2016 and kept the same spot in 2017.

He’s spinning beats at what will be a jammed pack venue at New City Gas.

When: Saturday, November 10
Time: 10 pm Р3 am
Where: New City Gas, 950 rue Ottawa

Sunday, November 11

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day


The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a memorial at the cenotaph at Place du Canada, at the corner of Peel Street and René-Lévesque Boulevard. The ceremony includes a flyby by two Armed Forces helicopters and a moment of silence.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 10:45 am
Where: Place du Canada

Yer’Mad Taco Party

A resident DJ will be on site spinning tunes with Yer’Mad hosts a taco night. They’re offering any three flavours (vegetarian, chicken, beef) for $5. End your Sunday right.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 5 pm Р8 pm
Where:¬†Yer’Mad Bistro Bar, 9021 de Maisonneuve Est
Price: Free admission

The MTL Grand Open- Wild Card

Right before next week’s semi-finals, the Wild Card Round featuring eight of Montreal‚Äôs funniest comedians battle out for their chance to win a $1000 grand prize.

Grand… prize… get it?

The wild card round is hosted by Troy Stark, headlined by Wassim El-Mounzer and features eight comedians trying to laugh their way to a $1000: Kris D. Dulgar, Paul Ash, Kathy Slamen, Harrison Weinreb, Viveth Kanagaratnam, Kayla de Leon-Casalla, Daniel Carin
and Erica Taddeo.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Where:¬†Mckibbin‚Äôs Irish Pub ‚Äď 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $5

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 ‚Äėdesign your own goalie mask‚Äô workshop.

When: From now until April 17
Time:¬†1:30 pm ‚Äď 4:30 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Where: 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval
Price: Free

Introduction to Knife Making

Each participant in the workshop will make their own Kiridashi knife starting from a piece of steel. Participants will cut their own knife, heat it, grind it and sharpen the edge,

The professional instructor will cover the history of knives and how to make a proper handle.

The course will be bilingual and attendees must wear proper shoes (preferably steel toed) as well as the provided goggles and gloves.

When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 3 pm Р11 pm
Where: Helios Makerspace, 137 Saint-Ferdinand, Room 224
Price: $60, available online

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