Around Town: July 12-14, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from July 12-14, 2019. 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 


Music on paper 9
Until July 18, 2019 @ Station 16 Gallery (3523 St. Laurent)
Various hours

It's all about printed concert posters. This exhibit will feature works related to live music by various visual artists. Some prints will also be available for purchase.

Nirvana tribute
July 12, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

April Hate pays tribute to Nirvana.

Friday I'm In Love dance night
July 12, 2019 @ Cabaret Berlin (1661 Ste. Catherine East)
9pm-3am, $5 (free before midnight)

Post punk, rock, alternative, new wave, and more will be the soundtrack for this alt dance night.

Alternation Live
July 12, 2019 @ Billy Buck (3135 Masson)

Alternation Live pays tribute to some of the biggest rock bands from the 90s including STP, Rage, Pearl Jam, The Offspring, Nirvana, Jet, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Blink, and more.

Rock the Park V
July 13, 2019 @ Benny Park (Cavendish at Monkland, NDG)
1pm-8pm, Free admission

Live music, BBQ, bouncy castles, raffles, dunk tank, and a bar will all be a part of this year'd edition of Rock the Park with proceeds going to The Einick Gitelman Fund. Bans will include Rench, Liquid Ltd (Bran Van 3000), Olivia K, Chase, and more.

Pantera tribute
July 13, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

Fantera pays tribute to Pantera.


Through The Echoes
Until September 29, 2019 @ Old Port Clock Tower (1 Clock Tower Quay)
Various times, $28.50-$43.50 (tickets here

Cirque du Soleil's Guy Laliberté has concocted a new multimedia show with lasers, 360 degree projections, kinetic aerial design elemental, special effects, and over-the-top lighting... All of this, inside a giant pyramid.

This Light Never Goes Out: Political Cartoons by Jim Carrey
Until September 1, 2019 @ Phi Centre (407 St. Pierre)
Various hours, $12.40 (tickets here

Fans of Jim Carrey may know that aside from his comedic roles, he has been posting countless political drawings on his Twitter feed. Now you can see some of his creations in person right here in Old Montreal.

Fantasia Film Festival
July 11-August 1, 2019 @ Concordia University Downtown Campus
North America's largest genre film fest is back for another year! Check out films from around the world that have been carefully curated by the festival's committee. Full line-up here.

Just For Laughs Festival
July 10-28. 2019 @ Various venues
It wouldn't be summer in Montreal without the comedy festival. This year's edition features big names like Trevor Noah, Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Wanda Sykes, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, Howie Mandel, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Carr, and more. Shows get going this weekend with The Ethnic Show at Club Soda. Full schedule and tickets here

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Until July 21, 2019 @ Old Port of Montreal (under the big top)
Various showtimes, $76-$134.25 (tickets here)

The Cirque has reimagined and modernized one of their most popular touring shows, Alegria. Experience this generational power struggle through acrobats, musicians, and multi-disciplinary artists. 

Le Grand Ribfest de Mirabel
July 11-14, 2019 @ Premium Outlet Mall (19001 Notre Dame, Mirabel)
Thurs. 5pm-10pm, Fri.-Sun. 11pm-10pm, Free admission

Ribbers from Texas, Alabama, New Mexico, Florida, and Tennessee, will be setting up shop this weekend in Mirabel. More here

Regates des Valleyfield
July 11-14, 2019 @ Maison des Regates de Valleyfield (395 Victoria, Salaberry de Valleyfield)
Various hours, $10-$40 (tickets here)

It's all about boating competitions and related sports along with family-friendly activities, and live music! Full programming here

Le Grand Poutinefest de Granby
July 11-14, 2019 @ College Mont-Sacré-Coeur (210 Denison, Granby)
Thurs. + Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. + Sun. 11am-9pm, Free admission

The Great Poutinefest comes to Grandby. Multiple food trucks will be serving their take on poutine and more. Also on site: local microbrewers, live music, entertainers, professional makeup artists, and inflatable games.

Taste of the Caribbean
July 11-14, 2019 @ Promenade du Vieux Port (Old Port)
Thurs. + Fri. + Sun. noon-11pm, Sat. noon-midnight, Free admission

Celebrate all things inspired by the Caribbean Islands: food, music, art, and culture! More here.

Ste. Catherine Street Fair
July 12-14, 2019 @ Ste. Catherine Street between Guy and Bleury
Noon-7pm, Free

Despite construction, Ste. Catherine Street merchants will be throwing their annual street fair this weekend between Guy and Bleury.

Festival des Bières de Laval
July 12-14, 2019 @ Centre de la Nature (901 du Parc, Laval)
$6-$22 (tickets here

Now in its 5th edition, the Festival des Bières de Laval is boasting more than 40 craft brewers as well as cider makers, foodtrucks, and more local tastemakers. Also on site: inflatable games and activities for the kids, and live music. More 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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