Around Town: May 4-6, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from May 4-6, 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 chom.com.

MUSIC

JerryCo
May 4, 2018 @ Calistoga Grill (235 St. Jean, Pointe Claire)
9pm, $21.75

Jerry Mercer, Gary Moffet, Breen Leboeuf, Kelly Watling, and Greg Short take to the stage with some of Jerry Mercer's classic work.


Benefit concert for On Rock Community Services
May 5, 2018 @ Chez Biggs (9780 Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds)
8pm, $10

Blues Gator and The Devil Dawgs play some rock classics to raise money for On Rock Community Services.


Loviatar + Mountain Dust + tqa & OSB + Longhouse
May 5, 2018 @ L'Escogriffe (4467 St. Denis)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $12

Post metal, stoner rock, shoegaze, psych, and more! Including our own Hal Jaques' band, Mountain Dust.


The Breeders + Melkbelly
May 5, 2018 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $38-$43


System Of A Down Tribute
May 5, 2018 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
8pm, Free or $10 for guaranteed admission (tickets HERE)

Opened Fist pays tribute to Serj Tankian and System Of A Down as part of Club Soda "Club Hommages". Cirrhose et Cendrier and Ol' School Johnny will be opening. Admission is free if you RSVP on a first-come first-served basis or $10 for guaranteed admission.


Fleetwood Mac Mania: Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
May 5, 2018 @ Calistoga Grill (235 St. Jean, Pointe Claire)
9pm, $17:39

Fleetwood Mac Mania tip their hats to the sweet sounds of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.


GGProject: Gentle Giant Tribute + District 97
May 6, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $22-$29.50 (tickets HERE)

GGProject salutes the prog sounds of Britain's Gentle Giant.


Steve Gunn + Ada Lea + André Charles Thériault
May 6, 2018 @ Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm, $15-$18 (tickets HERE)

New York-based guitarist and songwriter, Steven Gunn brings his neo-folk sounds to Montreal this Sunday. You might recognize Gunn as a former member of Kurt Vile's The Violators.


VARIA 

La Pasta Week
Ongoing until May 7, 2018 @ Various locations
25 participating restaurants around Montreal are serving up their spin on pasta.  Find out more HERE.


Montreal Medieval Fair
May 4-6, 2018 @ Centre Pierre Charbonneau (3000 Viau)
Various hours, $9.50-$40

Organizers are promising 3 days of medieval-themed festivities in a carnival-like setting. Find a full list of activities, exhibitors, and tickets HERE.


Les Premiers Vendredis
May 4, 2018 @ Esplanade financière Sun Life (Olympic Park, 4549 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm

Les Premiers Vendredis (First Fridays) are back for the season! Every first Friday of the month, a block party-like event is held at the esplanade adjacent to Olympic Park! This time around, expect 50 food trucks, live music, themed activities, and 500 seated places.


Aux 33 Tours Warehouse Sale
May 5-6, 2018 @ Aux 33 Tours Annexe (1379 Mont Royal East)
10am-6pm

Aux 33 Tours is doing some spring cleaning and will be selling off some of their records from their warehouse for $1. Can't make it this weekend? They'll be having a 2nd sale next weekend as well (May 12 and 13, 2018). Note: Unlike their previous $1 sales, this one will be taking place next door to their store location on Mont Royal East.


Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2018 @ Various locations
Now a yearly event, Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday of May. The goal is to support local, independent comic book stores. On top of having some books up for grabs free of charge, some stores go as far as hosting autograph sessions, cosplay events, and contests. You can find a list of participating comic book stores in and around Montreal HERE.


90s Bar Crawl
May 5, 2018 @ Various locations
2pm-8pm, $20

Organizers are promising a flashback to the 90s in a bar hop setting. A ticket to the event gets you a bar crawl cup, a welcome drink, and drink specials. Participating bars include La P'tite Grenouille, Peel Pub, and Mad Hatter which will all be providing a 90s soundtrack to add to the experience. You can find out more and buy tickets HERE


Montreal Cycleswap
May 6, 2018 @ Lower Canada College (4090 Royal)
8:30am-3pm

Cycle Néron and Friends of the MUHC have put together Montreal's 2nd Cycleswap — a great opportunity to buy, sell, or recycle a bike. Proceeds from bikes sold will go towards buying 2 new ultrasound machines for brain imaging at the bedside in the Montreal Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. You can register HERE.


Donate to Skate 6
May 6, 2018 @ Pierrefonds Sportsplexe (14700 Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds)
2pm-4:30pm

Hit the ice at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe this Sunday in support of the Benjamin Joseph Pelletier Foundation with funds going to help kids in need cover fees related to organized hockey. Free skate, silent auction, raffle, skills competition, and a chuck-a-puck contest are all on the roster.


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 esteban.vargas@bellmedia.ca

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