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Daily Events

Performances by local artists, bands and comedians as well as many theme nights and minor events throughout the week.

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Our Events

The Amazing Pub Crawl Race

Wed Jul 29 10pm - 2am
M Bar 10 More Info

Welcome to The Amazing Pub Crawl Race, Be the first to survive a night of bar hopping while completing various ingenious tasks.

Live Music Friday The Lost Ideas

Fri Jul 31 10pm - 3am
M Bar 3 (Guests Free) More Info

The Lost Ideas performance will have you UP and DANCING with their fusion of 2tones Ska, Funky reggae and Worldbeat groove accentuated by their powerful horn and rhythmic section. Performing since 2009 all over Montreal including at the Montreal Ska Festival alongside The Slackers, Inspector 7 and the GreenRoomRockers these musicians are ready to throw their love for world music and partying in your face!

Happy Hour

Sat Aug 1 10pm - 12am
M Bar Discount on Drinks More Info

Not just one, but TWO hours of happiness every Saturday! Choose from our selection of local and import beer to start your night off right! Come for the great beer, stay for the amazing price! Cheers!

One-man Band Night Green Cup (Montreal) / Stephen Lewis (NB)

Sat Aug 1 10pm - 1am
M Bar 5$ cover More Info

One-man band from Montreal, Green Cup, and also another one from New Brunswick

Stand Up Comedy

Sun Aug 2 8pm - 10pm
M Bar Donations More Info

Laugh yourself silly with our weekly stand-up comedy show! Each week features great local comedians, and a guest headliner bound to have you Laughing Out Loud! Hosted on premise in our very own M Bar!

Karaoke

Mon Aug 3 9pm - 1am
M Bar Free More Info

Whether you're a Sinatra Sensation or a 90s PopStar, we wanna HEAR YOU!!! Come out and show us your singing skills (or lack thereof) and with every song you sing earn a FREE SHOT!!

Montreal Events

JARDINS GAMELIN

Thu May 7 - Fri Oct 2
Gamelin Square More Info

The new facilities include repurposed shipping containers hosting bar and restaurant services, a large patio covered by a luminous canopy, a stage, areas dedicated to urban agriculture and a local produce market (at the end of summer). A new architectural video projection on a building adjacent to Place Émilie-Gamelin unveiled, as a superb hanging illuminated work.

FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIÈRE

Sat Jul 4 - Mon Aug 3
Joliette More Info

The Lanaudière Festival is the premier classical music event in Canada with performances enjoyed by 55,000 visitors each year. Concerts are held at the Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre (30 minutes away from the eastern tip of the island of Montreal) and in the region's beautiful churches.

ZOOFEST

Thu Jul 9 - Sun Aug 2
Varios places More Info

Zoofest is a new festival spotlighting emerging talents through alternative programming that includes comedy, theatre, music, and other genres. Its purpose is to create a wild adventure and unique experiences. By focusing on an eclectic offering, Zoofest is the off-the-wall equivalent to the Just For Laughs Festival. With a scouting team that scrutinizes artistic productions from around the world, Zoofest selects only the craziest, not to say the most disturbing, acts to present to some of the most influential people in the industry.

FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL

Fri Jul 17 - Thu Aug 6
Downtown/ Concordia University More Info

Horror, fantasy, Hong Kong action, animation, gored up sci-fi, gratuitous nudie shot B-movies, name your non-PG genre and chances are Fantasia has it covered in its programming, particularly Asian films which make up almost half of every year's selection.

MONTREAL FIRST PEOPLES FESTIVAL

Wed Jul 29 - Thu Aug 6
Place des Arts More Info

This festival is a multidisciplinary event that celebrates Aboriginal cultures from throughout the three Americas. During the event, the vibrant and multicultural metropolis of Montreal becomes a point of convergence for First Nations, and a meeting place where people reinforce links of friendship and collaboration.

OSHEAGA

Fri Jul 31 - Mon Aug 3
Parc Jean-Drapeau More Info

Dedicated to music and the visual arts, a big festival designed to showcase local and national emerging talents alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION

Sat Aug 1 - Sun Aug 2
Old Port More Info

La Ronde presents a new edition of the Montréal International Fireworks Competition, the International des Feux Loto-Québec. During the most prestigious event of its kind, pyrotechnicians from nine countries display their daring talent to compete for the world's most coveted honours: gold, silver and bronze Jupiter awards.

PIKNIC ELECTRONIK

Sun Aug 2 - Mon Aug 3
Parc Jean Drapeau More Info

An innovative weekly event that indulges audiences while constantly proposing new discoveries. With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience.