Around Town: November 23-25, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from November 23-25, 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).


Montreal Ska Festival
November 22-24, 2018 @ Various venues
Now in its 10th year, the Montreal Ska Festival is a celebration of live ska and reggae! This year's acts include The Planet Smashers, The Beatdown, Danny Rebel and The KGB, The Dreadnoughts, The Peelers, and more! More about the festival and line-up here

November 23-24, 2018 @ Studios de Rouen (3935 de Rouen)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $10/night

Montreal's indie record label, Cuchabata Records is celebrating its roster of artists and friends by throwing a festival featuring live bands. A great opportunity to discover Montreal's indie music makers!

Quiet River of Dust: Immersive concert by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
November 20-24, 2018 @ Société des arts technologiques (1201 St. Laurent)
7pm, $26.75-$31.25 (tickets here

Quiet River of Dust is a live immersive concert which brings together Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist, Richard Reed Parry's current solo project along with visuals from footage which he collected over the years.

The Beaches
November 23, 2018 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $32.50 (tickets here)
CHOM listeners are undoubtedly familiar with the catchy sounds of this all female alt-rock act based in Toronto. Here's your chance to catch them live!

An evening with Steven Wilson
November 23, 2018 @ Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine West)
8pm, $57.25-$68.75 (tickets here)

You may recognize Wilson's name as the founder of prog rock band, Porcupine Tree. He's also worked alongside the likes of Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Yes, Marillion, Tears For Fears, Roxy Music, and Opeth.

Danny Worsnop
November 23, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $25-$28 (tickets here)
The lead singer of Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot, Danny Worsnop brings his solo tour to Montreal this Friday night.

Geek-O Night Dance Party
November 23, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
10:30pm-3am, $5

Let your inner geek out at this retro dance night with nerdy-themed 80s music and door prizes! 

Il Motore/Bar Le Ritz PDB 10 Year Anniversary
November 24, 2018 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
11pm-3am, No cover

Little Italy's indie venue, Bar Le Ritz PDB (formerly Il Motore) celebrates 10 years! Celebrate with a cover-free evening featuring DJ duo Punk Police and drink specials.

CP Holiday Train
November 25, 2018
Various locations in Kahnawake, St. Constant, Delson, St. Mathieu, Lacolle

The CP Holiday Train has become an annual tradition across Canada and parts of the United States. As always the train pulls into various communities to collect funds for various food banks and community organizations. Performers on this year's train include Sam Roberts, and JoJo Mason. Find the full schedule here.

Three Days Grace
November 25, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm, Sold Out

Norwood, Ontario's Three Days Grace bring their The Outsider Tour to Montreal this Sunday.


Salon du Jeu de Société de Montréal (Board Game convention)
November 24-25, 2018 @ Marché Bonsecours (350 St. Paul East)
Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, Free for kids under 12, $10-$15 adults (tickets here)

This is the place for board game enthusiasts! Discover the latest board games on the market, meet the creators, and play along with fellow board game players. More here

Montreal Mini-Comiccon
November 24-25, 2018 @ Palais des congrès (1001 pl. Jean Paul Riopelle)
Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Free admission

It's a pop culture junkie's paradise: games, t-shirts, comic books, toys, DVDs, and more! Find a full list of merchants and exhibitors here

Light Up The Village (Pointe Claire)
November 24, 2018 @ Pointe Claire Village (319 Bord du Lac, Pointe Claire)
2pm-5:30pm, Free

Usher in the holiday season with a handful of family-friendly activities: inflatable games, a petting zoo, wood turner, DJ, carollers, a performance by WISTA, a fire show, and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Find the complete schedule of activities here

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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