Around Town: December 7-9, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from December 7-9, 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 Around Town is made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert).


Bloodshot Bill
December 7, 2018 @ Jardins Gamelin (1500 Berri)
7pm, Free

Rockabilly invades Place Emilie Gamelin this Friday night as Bloodshot Bill plays outdoors for free as part of Noël dans le Parc!

December 7, 2018 @ Place Bell (1950 Claude Gagné, Laval)
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm, $64.25-$77.50 (tickets here)
Swedish doom rockers bring their "A Pale Tour Named Death" to Place Bell in Laval this Friday.

Cancer Bats + The Flatliners
December 7, 2018 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $28.75 (tickets here)

Hardcore punk rockers, Cancer Bats invade Club Soda this Friday night.

Tributes to Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Dio
December 7, 2018 @ Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $12 (tickets here

Painkiller pays tribute to Judas Priest, Twisted Sista pays tribute to Twisted Sister, and Maloïk salutes Ronnie James Dio.

Holiday Jam At The Park
December 8, 2018 @ Girouard Park (3500 Girouard)
1pm-3pm, Free

NDG Arts Week along with the NDG Music School will be hosting a holiday-themed open jam session at the heated chalet in Girouard Park in NDG. Everyone is welcome whether you play an instrument or not. Lyrics and chords will be projected on a big screen for those who would like to play or sing along.

Space #2 Symphonique
December 8, 2018 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
8pm, $45.75-$92.25 (tickets here)

49 performers (including 37 musicians from l'Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières) will cover songs from Pink Floyd's repertoire.

K-Man & The 45s + The Cardboard Crowns + guests
December 8, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
8pm, $10

Montreal ska rockers, K-Man & The 45s play Petit Campus on Saturday.

Dave Matthews Band
December 8, 2018 @ Bell Centre (1909 Canadiens de Montréal)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $85.25-$151.25 (tickets here)
DMB returns to the Bell Centre after 3 years.

Sick Things + Mardi Noir + Cobrateens
December 8, 2018 @ Turbo Haus (2040 St. Denis)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $10-$12 (tickets here)

Montreal's Sick Things draw their influences from the worlds of power pop and punk. A great local discovery.

Rewind: 80s New Wave Dance Party
December 8, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6-$8

Dance the night away to the best new wave, synthwave, post-punk, Britpop, and alternative tracks from the 80s and more.


Village de Noël de Montréal
December 7-9 + 14-16 + 21-21, 2018 @ La Place du Marché (St. Ambroise corner Atwater)
Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 11:30am-9pm, Sunday 11:30am-5pm, Free admission

Live music, eats, film projections, and more round out this improved edition of this annual Christmas village by the Atwater Market.

Centre de la Nature's Christmas Market
December 7-9, 2018 @ Centre de la Nature (901 du Parc, Laval)
Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm

70 artisans will take over Laval's Centre de la Nature with baked goods, jewelry, clothing, decorations, and more. Also on site, the opportunity to purchase a Christmas tree, free hot cocoa, live music, and activities for kids.

Puces POP 2018 Winter Edition
December 7-9 + 14-16, 2018 @ Eglise St. Denis (5075 Rivard)
Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Free admission

Local artisans will have their creations up for sale as part of this arts and crafts fair organized by POP Montreal.

TKO: Jourdain vs. Morgan
December 7, 2018 @ Bell Centre (1909 Canadiens de Montréal)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm, $79.25-$232.75 (tickets here

Charles Jourdain goes up against Alex Morgan as part of the Featherweight Championship 145lbs.

Art Battle Montreal
December 7, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
7:30pm-10:30pm, $10-$15 (tickets here)
A handful of visual artists compete under the watchful eye of the general public who gets to vote on who wins this edition of Art Battle!

Listings for Around Town are made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert) and 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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