Around Town: August 16-18, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from August 16-18, 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 


August 16, 2019 @ Bell Centre (1909 av. des Canadiens de Montreal)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm, $59.50-$145.25 (tickets here)  

Kiss play their "final" stop in Montreal ever... They swear... This is the last one... No, really.

The Adicts
August 16, 2019 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $41.25 (tickets here

British punk rockers, The Adicts come to town this Friday.

Beatles tribute
August 16, 2019 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Free (RSVP here) or $10 for guaranteed entry (tickets here)

HELP! pays tribute to the Fab Four. Miels and La Carotte Polaire open.

Emo Night Montreal
August 16, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
10pm-3am, $5-$10 (tickets here

Relive the era of dyed black hair, converse, and tight jeans at this emo-themed DJ night.

Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute
August 17, 2019 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Free (RSVP here) or $10 for guaranteed entry (tickets here

Parallel Universe pays tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Hazytones and guests open.

Rival Sons + Crown Lands
August 18, 2019 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $43 (tickets here

Long Beach rockers, Rival Sons take to the stage at Corona this Sunday. Oshawa duo Crown Lands opens.


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. 

Montreal Pride
Until August 18, 2019 @ Various venues
Attracting more than 2 million patrons, Montreal Pride celebrates sexual and gender diversity. Expect free shows, panels, and the annual parade (this Sunday). Full line-up here

Bedford Fair
Until August 18, 2019 @ Bedford Arena (16 Philippe Côté, Bedford)
Various hours, $10-$15

Farm animals, live music, activities for kids, pony rides, food trucks, arts and crafts, tractor-pulling competition, demolition derby, tractor races, and more! More here

Montreal's Italian Week
Until August 18, 2019 @ Various venues
Montreal's Italian Week celebrates everything inspired by Italy. Food, fashion, music, cars, film, art, and more round out this celebration with events in Little Italy, Montreal North, NDG, Laval, Lasalle, St. Leonard, and RDP. Full schedule and more here

August 16-18, 2019 @  Palais des Congrès (1001 pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle)  
Fri. + Sat. 10am-3am, Sun. 10am-6pm, $15-$60

Now in its 13th year, Otakuthon is the largest fan-run bilingual festival in Montreal that celebrates anime, manga, gaming, and Japanese culture! Full schedule and more here.

Le Grand Ribfest de Montreal
August 15-18, 2019 @ Jacques Cartier Quay (Old Montreal)
Thurs. noon-10pm, Fri. - Sun. 11am-10pm, Free admission

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

5th Annual Montreal Ribfest
August 16-18, 2019 @ Pierrefonds Borough Hall (13665 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierredonds)
11am-9pm, Free admission

Eating ribs for a good cause? It's a thing! Swing by the Pierrefonds Borough Hall grounds to stuff your face with ribs while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island! More here.  

August 16-18, 2019 @ Olympic Park (4549 Pierre de Coubertin)
Fri. 5pm-3am, Sat. - Sun. noon-3am, $20-$325 (tickets here
It's all about action sports! Expect demos from Bob Burnquist, and Elliot Sloan, skate competition, skateboard world cup, live music, pop up shops, food truckts, afterparties, and more.

Vintage Car Show
August 18, 2019 on Victoria Street between Webster and Desaulniers (St. Lambert)
10am-4pm, Free

Vehicles from the 40s, 50s, and 60s will be on display along Victoria in St. Lambert. The Luigi Ferrari Club Quebec will also be on hand with some of their cars.

Former Expos Softball Game
August 18, 2019 @ Jarry Park (285 Gary Carter)
Noon, Sold out

Former Expos players celebrate the 50th anniversary of the defunct Montreal Expos with a softball tournament. Guests will include Bill Lee, Curtis Pride, Derek Aucoin, Claude Raymong, Brad Wilkerson, David Segui, and Denis Boucher.

August 18, 2019 @ Village au Pied-du-Courant (2100 Notre Dame East)
3pm-9pm, Free admission

Communal cultural space, Village au Pied-du-Courant celebrates all things poutine. The space features a green space, playground for kids, local art, and music. Vendors on site will be selling variations of the Quebec delicacy. 

Pulp Fiction screening (original English version)
August 18, 2019 @ Square St. Patrick (St. Patrick at Wellington)
8:15pm, Free

Film Noir au Canal will be screening Quentin Tarantino's 1994 cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Show up early (6:30pm) for a musical performance by Grindhouse Collective.

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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