Around Town: August 31-September 3, 2018


Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this long weekend from August 31-September 3, 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).


Mile Ex End Musique Montreal
September 1-3, 2018 @ Viaduc Van Horne (Van Horne at St. Denis) as of noon
Set under the Van Horne overpass, wedged between the Mile End and the Mile Ex, the 2nd edition of this music festival will feature acts such as The Barr Brothers, Broken Social Scene, Hubert Lenoir, PUP, Helena Deland, Kid Koala, and more! Single day passes are $35, while 3-day passes are $60. Full schedule, ticket info, and more here.

Po Lazarus + Brenda + Cheer + Gentle Mystic
August 31, 2018 @ Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm, $10

Prog, psych, and garage rock will fill Casa this Saturday night! One of the grungier indie bills in town this year!

Brunch Retro: MODtreal
September 1, 2018 @ Jardins Gamelin (1500 Berri)
11am-3pm, Free

DJs Parka Pat and Matthieu Beauséjour provide the mod subculture-inspired soundtrack for this outdoor brunch.

Mountain Dust (album launch) + Black Thunder + Big Mother
September 1, 2018 @ Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent)
9pm, $10

Mountain Dust (featuring CHOM's very own Hal Jaques) is celebrating the release of their sophomore album, "Seven Storms", alongside Black Thunder, and Big Mother.

Reload: 80s Dance Night
September 2, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6

Dance Sunday night away (it's a long weekend!) to 80s, goth, new wave, and alternative with a handful of DJs who used to spin at Bar Passeport.


Joey Elias
August 30-September 1, 2018 @ The Comedy Nest (2313 Ste. Catherine West)
Various times, $12-$16 (tickets here)

Comedian Joey Elias is taping a new stand-up comedy album this weekend at The Comedy Nest. Bring 2 non-perishable food items for Sun Youth and you'll receive a gift certificate to see another comedy show!

Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly
August 31-September 3, 2018 @ Parc du Fort Chambly (2, rue de Richelieu, Chambly)
Various hours, $13-$32

Come and discover more than 100 exhibitors from all four corners of Quebec slinging an epic selection of beers in a beautiful outdoor setting! More information here.

The Diving Bell Launch Party
August 31, 2018 @ The Diving Bell (3956 St. Laurent)
11am-midnight, No cover

The Plateau has a new multi-disciplinary performance/exhibition space on St. Laurent: The Diving Bell. To celebrate, the owners are throwing an art pop-up that will feature various artists, photographers, poets, and more.

World Press Photo Exhibition
August 29-Septemner 30, 2018 @ Marché Bonsecours (325 de la Commune East)
As of 10am, $11-$16, free for kids 12 and under (tickets here

Browse photographs selected from the 61st annual World Press Photo contest.

Beers & Bikes #2
August 31, 2018 @ Aire Commune (5705 de Gaspé)
5pm-11pm, No cover

Enjoy a pint of beer from local Mile End microbrewery, HELM, while shopping for a new bike or having your current bike repaired.

Festival de la SOUPE de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
September 2, 2018 @ Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park (Ile-Perrot)
10am-3pm, Free

This event's goal is to bring people from various backgrounds together over soup! Organizers promise family activities and soup samples from at multiple different cooks. For more information, click 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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