Around Town: September 7-9, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from September 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).


September 6-8, 2018 @ Place des Festivals, Quartier des Spectacles
Show at 8:30pm each night, Free

Percussion, acrobatics, dance, and technology are the driving force behind this new event in the Quartier des Spectacles. The roster includes 28 musicians, 8 composers, and 12 dancers and acrobats. More here

Verdun'Art sur les berges
September 7-9, 2018 @ Mgr. J.-A. Richard Park (boul. Lasalle/5th Avenue, Verdun)
3pm-9pm, $5 (tickets here)

Live music from acts like Marco Calliari, Street Meat, Caracol, and more along with a wide selection of brews are the order of the weekend for Verdun'Art!

Paul McCartney New Album Listening Party
September 7, 2018 @ Microbrasserie 4 Origines (1304 St. Patrick)
5pm-7pm, Free admission

The Beatles Québec fan club is inviting everyone to join them for a listening party celebrating the launch of Paul McCartney's newest album, Egypt Station. 

Leftover Crack
September 7, 2018 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $29.90 (tickets here

Leftover Crack brings their punk sounds to the Corona Theatre this Friday night.

The Cure vs. Depeche Mode Dance Party
September 7, 2018 @ La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
9pm-3am, $5

The event name says it all! Come dance the night away to tracks from The Cure and Depeche Mode!

Don't Stand Still: 70s/80s Dance Nite
September 7, 2018 @ Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
10pm-3am, $5 or FREE before 11:30pm

Disco, new wave, synthpop, R&B, and rock from the 70s and 80s will round out this dance night.

FIX Dance Night
September 8, 2018 @ La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $7

DJ Caféine and DJ Frigid will be playing classic alternative, post-punk, and rocking headbangers! Expect a soundtrack loaded with AC/DC, Bauhaus, Billy Idol, The Cramps, Death From Above 1979, Eagles of Death Metal, The Go-Go's, Iggy Pop, Indochine, Joy Division, L7, Pulp, Siouxsie & The Banshees, T-Rex, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, and more!

Dopethrone + Apes
September 9, 2018 @ Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent)
7pm, $10

Dark hardcore, grind, and "slutch" metal will be the driving force this Sunday as Dopethrone brings their Trans-Canadian mini tour to Katacombes along with Apes.

Parkway Drive + August Burns Red + The Devil Wears Prada + Polaris
September 9, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $34.50 (Sold Out)

Australian metalcore band, Parkway Drive comes to town this Sunday.

Nothing But Thieves
September 9, 2018 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $18 (tickets here)

You may be familiar with this Essex band's track "Trip Switch" which you may have caught on CHOM. They'll be at the Corona Theatre this Sunday night.


Le Semaine du Bacon
Until September 9, 2018 @ Quartier Dix-30 (6000 boul. de Rome, Brossard)
18 restaurateurs in Quartier Dix-30 will put their own spin on dishes incorporating bacon! More here

Montreal Ukrainian Festival
September 7-9, 2018 @ Ukrainian Youth Center (3270 Beaubien East) + Parc Beaubien (Beaubien at 9th Avenue)
Friday 7pm-2am, Saturday noon-10pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Come celebrate everything to do with Ukrainian culture: music, dance, food (mmm, pierogies!) and drink, and more. You can view the full line-up here.

Fête des Amériques
September 7-9, 2018 @ Jacques Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal
1pm-10pm, $15-$35 (tickets here

A celebration of all things Latin-America! Live music, performances, and traditional artisans will be part of this new festival.

Oktoberfest de Répentigny
September 7-9, 2018 @ Parc de l'Île Lebel (396 rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny)
Various Hours, $15-$35 (tickets here

Rides, live music, food, and of course, beer round out this year's edition of the Répentigny Oktoberfest! Full schedule here

NHL Rookie Showdown
September 7-9, 2018 @ Place Bell (1950 Rue Claude-Gagné, Laval)
7:30pm, $19-$40 (tickets here)

This year's edition of the NHL Rookie Showdown will be a round-robin tournament featuring newly drafted rookies, free agent signings, and camp invitees from the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

First Fridays (Les Premiers Vendredis)
September 7, 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.

Beaconsfield Pet Fair and Animal Adoption Day
September 8, 2018 @ Centennial Hall (288 Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield)

Patrons will be able to adopt animals from local rescue groups, browse through pet-related products from various exhibitors, watch a parade of dogs up for adoption, and have their pets blessed. Live music, face painting, and giveaways will also be part of this event at Centennial Hall.

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
September 9, 2018 @ Parc Jeanne Mance
9:30am-5:30pm, Free entry

Some of the world's greatest cyclists will hit Montreal's Mount Royal this Sunday! Cheer them on or take in the activities at the Start/Finish line including giant screens, a viewing area, food and drink, and activities for the family. More here

Montreal Mercado del Taco
September 9, 2018 @ L'Ambroisie & L'Espace Canal (4020 St. Ambroise, #104)
Noon-9pm, $16-$28 (tickets here

It's Montreal's first taco competition! Chefs will compete to have their tacos crowned the best in Montreal. Also on site: lucha libre, mariachi music, bands, DJs, and a chance to win a trip to Mexico City. 

Battlewar 57: Live Pro Westling
September 9, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $15

Some of Montreal's top wrestlers invade Foufounes this Sunday night.

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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