Around Town: July 19-21, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from July 19-21, 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 


West Island Blues Festival
July 20, 2019 @ DDO Park (12,000 boul. de Salaberry, DDO)
5:30pm-7pm, Free
The West Island Blues Festival is a free outdoor gathering that celebrates blues music while raising funds for local West Island non-profits. This year's edition will feature Freddie James and a tribute to Aretha Franklin. You can find the full line-up here.  

The Last of the Duke Street Kings
July 20, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.06 (tickets here

The Last of the Duke Street Kings pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen.

Rewind: 80s New Wave Dance Party
July 20, 2019 @ La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6-$8

The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen... Just some of the artists whose music you'll dance to at this 80s new wave dance party!  

Don't Stand Still Dance Nite: 90s edition
July 20, 2019 @ Bar Le Ritz (179 Jean Talon West)
11pm-3am, $5 (free before 11:30pm)

Dance the night away to to hits (including rock) from the 90s!  


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.

This Light Never Goes Out: Political Cartoons by Jim Carrey
Until September 1, 2019 @ Phi Centre (407 St. Pierre)
Various hours, $12.40 (tickets here

Fans of Jim Carrey may know that aside from his comedic roles, he has been posting countless political drawings on his Twitter feed. Now you can see some of his creations in person right here in Old Montreal.

Fantasia Film Festival
July 11-August 1, 2019 @ Concordia University Downtown Campus
North America's largest genre film fest is back for another year! Check out films from around the world that have been carefully curated by the festival's committee. Full line-up here.

Just For Laughs Festival
July 10-28. 2019 @ Various venues
It wouldn't be summer in Montreal without the comedy festival. This year's edition features big names like Trevor Noah, Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Wanda Sykes, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, Howie Mandel, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Carr, and more. This weekend's shows include The Nasty Show, The Ethnic Show, and Midnight Surprise. Full schedule and tickets here

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Until July 21, 2019 @ Old Port of Montreal (under the big top)
Various showtimes, $76-$134.25 (tickets here)

The Cirque has reimagined and modernized one of their most popular touring shows, Alegria. Experience this generational power struggle through acrobats, musicians, and multi-disciplinary artists. 

Le Grand Poutinefest de Mirabel
July 18-21, 2019 @ Premium Outlet Mall (19001 Notre Dame, Mirabel)
Thurs. 5pm-10pm, Fri. - Sun. 11am-10pm, Free admission
The Great Poutinefest comes to Mirabel. Multiple food trucks will be serving their take on poutine and more. Also on site: local microbrewers, live music, entertainers, professional makeup artists, and inflatable games.

Atmosph'Air sur la Plaza
Weekends July 19-August 3, 2019 @ Plaza St. Hubert
Business hours, Free

Plaza St. Hubert is throwing their annual sidewalk sale with live music.

Jardineries Grand Opening
July 19, 2019 @ Esplanade Financière Sun Life (4115 Pierre de Coubertin)
4pm-11pm, No cover

Circus acts, rock music, flowers, beer, pizza from a wood burning oven... Just some of what you'll be able to find at the season launch of Les Jardineries, a collective space promoting culture, agriculture, and microbrews located at the southwestern tip of the Big O!  

Art Battle Montreal
July 19, 2019 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
7:30pm-10:30pm, $10-$15 (tickets here)
A handful of visual artists compete under the watchful eye of the general public who gets to vote on who wins this edition of Art Battle!  

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec: Canada
July 20, 2019 @ La Ronde (22 ch. Macdonald, Parc Jean Drapeau)
10pm, $56.99 for on-site access (tickets here

BEM Fireworks pays tribute to the Apollo 11 mission and 1969 with a fireworks display set to the music of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, and David Bowie.

Montreal Toycon
July 21, 2019 @ Courtyard Marriott (7000 pl. Robert Joncas)
10am-4pm, Free admission

Montreal's toy, anime, and sci-fi convention is back. Organizers promise comic books, toys, cosplay, and more. More details here.   

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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