Around Town: May 10-12, 2019

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Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from May 10-12, 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 


Distorsion Psych Fest IV
May 8-12, 2019 @ Eglise St. Enfant Jesus (5035 St. Dominique)
Montreal's celebration of music that falls into the realm of psychedelia! Expect live music, VJs, visual artists, filmmakers, a psych-themed flea market, and more. Full list of shows and events here

Pearl Jam tribute
May 10, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8pm, $13.09-$19.06 (tickets here

Vitalogy pays tribute to Pearl Jam. 

Tributes to NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
May 10, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $15 (tickets here

NoEffects pays tribute to NOFX, Junkie Men pays tribute to Rancid, Automatic Men pays tribute to Bad Religion, and Wake Up Link pays tribute to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

Steven Page
May 10, 2019 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $42.75 (tickets here

Former founding member of Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page plays L'Astral this Friday.

Thus Owls
May 10, 2019 @ Theatre Outremont (1248 Bernard West)
9pm, $21.60-$22.95 (tickets here)

Montreal-based Swedish-Canadian experimental duo, Thus Owls plays a home show this Friday night as part of the Mile-Out series.

Tribute to hair metal
May 11, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 7pm, $13.09 (tickets here)

Back Traxx will take you back to the 80s with a hair metal tribute including classics from Kiss, Poison, Def Leppard, The Cult, and more. 

Moon vs. Sun
May 11, 2019 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $49.50-$57 (tickets here

Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk pull the curtain on their much-anticipated collaboration.

Rebel Gxrl: Femme-fronted 90s Alternative Party
May 11, 2019 @ Diving Bell Social Club (3956 St. Laurent)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $10 (tickets here

Local, femme-fronted bands take to the stage to cover their favourite 90s femme-fronted tracks. Expect music from Hole, Bjork, No Doubt, The Cranberries, Alanis, and more covered by local artists such as Sorry Girls, Nagmeh and the Southern Shores, Blue Odeur, The Leanover, and more.

Dead Messenger + Ashtray Heart
May 11, 2019 @ Barfly (4062A St. Laurent)
9pm, PWYC

Montreal power pop/rock formation, Dead Messenger, hits the stage back to back with punk rock act, Ashtray Heart.

It's All Good: 90s music video dance party
May 11, 2019 @ Groove Nation (410 Rachel East)
10pm-3am, Free before 9:30pm

DJ General Eclectic and DJ Efsharp will be playing music videos from the 90s featuring artists like Bjork, Nirvana, No Doubt, Massive Attack, Portishead, Pavement, and more. 

80s & 90s Night
May 11, 2019 @ Blockhaus (3328 Ontario East)
10pm-3am, No cover

DJ Dayze plays hits from the 80s and 90s all night long.

The Veer Union
May 12, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $20 (tickets here

Alternative, industrial, metal, pop, punk rockers, The Veer Union stop at Foufs this Sunday as part of their 10th anniversary tour.

Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden)
May 12, 2019 @ Piranha Bar (680 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm, $25 (tickets here

Former lead vocalist for Iron Maiden (1994-1999) plays the latest album from his trilogy, The Redemption of William Black, along with some Maiden classics.

The King Khan and BBQ Show
May 12, 2019 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
9pm, Ticket price unknown

Doo-wop meets punk rock as this Montreal duo, known for their sweaty, high energy shows takes over L'Escogriffe this Sunday.


Yoko Ono: Growing Freedom, Arising, The art of John and Yoko
Until September 15, 2019 @ Phi Centre (407 St. Pierre)
Wed.-Fri. 12pm-7pm, Sat.+Sun. 11am-6pm, Free admission

Politics, history, and artistic writing come together in this exhibit curated by Yoko Ono. More on the works and interactive aspects 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.

Puces POP: Spring Edition
May 10-12, 2019 @ Eglise St. Denis (5075 Rivard)
Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, Free admission

Local artisans will have their creations up for sale as part of this arts and crafts fair organized by POP Montreal.

Course pour la compassion
May 11, 2019 @ Valois Park (40 Baie de Valois, Pointe Claire)
Registration 7-8am, Warm up 8-8:15am, 
10km walk/run 8:15am, 5km walk/run 8:30am, 1km walk/run 9:30am

Put on your running shoes for this walk/run benefiting the West Island Palliative Care Residence this Saturday morning. Our own Sharon Hyland will once again be hosting this fundraiser. For more information or to donate, click here.

Journée internationale de l'astronomie
May 11, 2019 @ Montreal Planetarium (4801 Pierre de Coubertin)
11am-11pm, Free

Montreal's Planetarium will be celebrating everything to do with astronomy. Amateur astronomers, student clubs, local artists, and astronomy institutions will be on hand with a variety of family-friendly activities.

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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