Around Town: October 5-8, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from October 5-8, 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).


Dance Side of the Moon
October 3-6, 2018 @ Mainline Theatre (3997 St. Laurent)
Various show times, $15 (tickets and showtimes here)
What might Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon look like if it became the soundtrack to a surrealist dance performance? Here's your chance to find out. As originally presented at the 2018 edition of the Montreal Fringe Festival.

After The Burial + The Acacia Strain
October 5, 2018 @ Fairmount Theatre (5240 du Parc)
6:30pm, $28-$30 (tickets here)
Metal comes to the Fairmount Theatre as After The Burial plays Rareform and The Acacia Strain plays Continent from front to back.

Active Bird Community + Samia
October 5, 2018 @ Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent)
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm, $14-$16 (tickets here)
Brooklyn-based Active Bird Community brings the indie rock to Casa this Friday.

Sandveiss + Tunguska Mammoth
October 5, 2018 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm, $12

Stoner rockers Sandveiss and Tunguska Mammoth play this intimate St. Denis haunt.

The Luckies (EP Launch) + The Mighty Swells + Green Cup
October 5, 2018 @ Quai des Brumes (4481 St. Denis)
9:30pm, $10
Rockabilly/country act, The Luckies launch their latest EP alongside surf rockers, The Mighty Swells and lo-fi garage rockers, Green Cup.

October 5, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6-$7

Dance the night away as DJ Frigid spins electroclash, grunge, post-punk, new-wave, sexy music and primal beats.

Queen Extravaganza
October 6, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 8pm, $54.75-$65.75 (tickets here)
The official Queen tribute formed by Roger Taylor and Brian May stops in Montreal this Saturday.

Paradise Lost
October 6, 2018 @ Fairmount Theatre (5240 du Parc)
8pm, $32.50-$35 (tickets here)

Paradise Lost bring their death/doom metal to Fairmount Theatre along with SÓLSTAFIR and The Atlas Moth.

Exit 22: Tribute to The Tragically Hip
October 6, 2018 @ Chateau du Lac (460 Main Road, Hudson)
9pm, $9-$12 (tickets here)

Exit 22 pays tribute to The Tragically Hip at Chateau du Lac

Hollow Coves
October 8, 2018 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $19.50 (tickets here)

Indie folk band, Hollow Coves stops by Bar Le Ritz on Monday for those who are looking to keep the long weekend going.


Last "First Fridays" of the season (Les Premiers Vendredis)
October 5, 2018 @ Montreal Olympic Park Esplanade (4549 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

Hop from food truck to food truck as 50 mobile restaurateurs set up shop at the southwestern base of the Big O for this monthly food truck gathering. This will be the last "First Fridays" of 2018.

Hero Run
October 6, 2018, behind Super C Kirkland (3700 St. Charles, Kirkland)
1pm-4pm, $25 registration

Walk or run this 5km course in support of the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. More info and registration here

Jardineries Closing Party
October 6, 2018 @ @ Esplanade Financière Sun Life (4115 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

East End community space, Les Jardineries is closing up shop for their 2018 season. Swing by this repurposed space at the foot of the Big O for pizza on a wood burning stove, beer from local brewers, mini-putt, petanque, ping pong, a giant Connect 4 game, hamacs, and more!

Free Museum Admission
October 7, 2018 @ Various Montreal museums
Every first Sunday of the month means free admission at 7 Montreal museums including the McCord Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal's Contemporary Arts Museum, and more. Find the list of participating museums here.

Cyclovia Camillien-Houde
October 7, 2018 @ Camillien-Houde Road

This Sunday, access to Camillien-Houde Road will be reserved for pedestrians, runners, cyclists, and anyone not using a motorized vehicle. Obstacle courses, crafts, information sessions, and family-friendly activities will round out this event. You can find out more 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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