Around Town January 5-7, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from January 5-7, 2018. Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Montreal with Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte, heard weekday mornings from 5:30-10am on CHOM 97.7 in Montreal, via the free iHeartRadio app or at


The Killers
January 6, 2018 @ Place Bell in Laval (1950 rue Claude-Gagné, Laval)
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM, $45.75-$109.25

Catch Brandon Flowers and his entourage at Place Bell this Saturday night. You can't argue with a band that has sold 22 million albums! Tickets HERE.

The History of Gunpowder + Frisky Kids
January 6, 2018 @ l'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
Frisky Kids 10PM, History of Gunpowder 11PM, $10

Local rockers The History of Gunpowder and Frisky Kids take to the stage at this intimate venue in the Plateau. Both bands are a lot of fun live with their own unique styles.

Tom Petit et les briseurs de coeur
January 7, 2018 @ Verre Bouteille (2112 Mont Royal East)
8PM, $12

Join CHOM favourite André Papanicolaou along with Denis Faucher, Simon Godin, Rémy Malo, Simon Blouin, José Major, Philippe Brault et Mario Légaré for a tip of the hat to Tom Petty and his music.


DJ Rajotte en liberté
January 5, 2018 @ Vinyle Chope (1562 Mont-Royal East)
6PM-10PM, No cover!

Catch former CHOM deejay, Claude Rajotte spinning nothing but vinyl with a playlist that includes rock, new wave, pop, and alternative!

Sebastian Maniscalco - Stay Hungry Tour
January 5-6, 2018 @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
7PM + 9:30PM showtimes, $55.75-$325

Catch Just for Laughs' 2016 Comic of the Year, and comedy scene staple, Sebastian Maniscalco as he brings all new material to Place des Arts. You may have heard him chatting with Terry on the CHOM phone recently. Tickets HERE.

IDIOT at Wildside Festival
January 6-13, 2018 @ Centaur Theatre (453 St. Francois-Xavier)
8PM, $16 (superpasses also available for multiple shows, $13 for members)

From the producers of the show: "Part dance show, part rock concert, and part hallucination, IDIOT is an absurd creation inspired by the legendary American musician: Iggy Pop". Tickets HERE

Janvier sucré @ Luminotherapie
Weekends from January 6-28, 2018 @ Place des Festivals (Jeanne-Mance between Ste. Catherine & de Maisonneuve)

Families are invited to enjoy marshmallows over an open fire as part of the 8th edition of the Luminotherapie installation at Places des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles by Place des Arts.

Les Samedis Puppy
January 6, 2018 @ Le Doggy Café (4701 St. Denis)

Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to swing by Le Doggy Café with their pooch (whether's it's a puppy or not) to mingle over their love of dogs.

Natrel Fire On Ice
January 6, 2018 @ Old Port of Montreal Skating Rink
8:00-8:15PM, FREE

Brave the cold weather for a fireworks display in the Old Port of Montreal set to sounds of local and international music hits!


No Pants Subway Ride
January 7, 2018, start location/route TBA

January 7 is International No Pants Subway Ride Day. Originally created by Improv Everywhere in New York City in 2002, the event has no political or charitable motivation—its sole purpose is to have fun and be silly while riding the metro without pants! The Montreal start location and details will be announced on the Facebook event page HERE.

Listings for Around Town are compiled by Mornings Rock producer, Esteban Vargas. If you'd like to submit your event or have an event suggestion for consideration, e-mail

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