Around Town: November 16-18, 2018

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


Quiet River of Dust: Immersive concert by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
November 13-17 + 20-24, 2018 @ Société des arts technologiques (1201 St. Laurent)
7pm, $26.75-$31.25 (tickets here)
Quiet River of Dust is a live immersive concert which brings together Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist, Richard Reed Parry's current solo project along with visuals from footage which he collected over the years.

M For Montreal
November 14-17, 2018 @ Various venues
Discover local indie acts in a festival setting in 15 of Montreal's most intimate venues. Here are some of our suggestions for shows to check out:

  • Yukon Blonde + The Zolas
    November 16, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
    Doors 9pm, Show 10pm, $17.40 (tickets here)  
  • Milk & Bone + Fjord
    November 16, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
    Doors 8:30pm, Show 10pm, $30 (tickets here
  • Helena Deland + Tess Roby 
    November 16, 2018 @ Theatre Fairmount (5240 Parc)
    Doors 9pm, Show 10pm, $15-$20 (tickets here
  • Elliot Maginot + Hein Cooper
    November 17, 2018 @ Theatre Fairmount (5240 Parc)
    Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm, $17.40 (tickets here
  • Loud + guests
    November 17, 2018 @ Metropolis (59 Ste. Catherine East)
    Doors 8:30pm, Show 10pm, $20-$50 (tickets here)

Bowie Lives: Tribute to David Bowie
November 16, 2018 @ Dollar Cinema (6900 Decarie)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $20 

Bowie Lives pays tribute to the music of David Bowie. This is an all ages event.

Augury + Necronomicon + Démence + Hidden Pride
November 16, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $18 (tickets here

Death and thrash metal is the order of the night as Augury headlines this heavy bill.

November 16, 2018 @ Calistoga Grill (235 St. Jean, Pointe Claire)
9pm, $21.75

Jerry Mercer, Gary Moffet, Breen Leboeuf, Kelly Watling, and Greg Short take to the stage with some of Jerry Mercer's classic work.

Emo Night Montreal
November 16, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
10pm-3am, $5 (tickets here)
Relive the emo wave of the early 2000s with this emo-themed dance party. 

Let's Rock For Kids
November 17, 2018 @ Montreal West Curling Club (17 Ainslie, Montreal West)
6pm-10pm, $10

Montreal's Temporary Flings, Juliana and Jesse, and Tyler Watson will be performing with funds going to the Montreal Children's Hospital and Ste. Justine's.

Rock The Cause 8
November 17, 2018 @ MacAllan's Pub (212 Dorval av., Dorval)
7:30pm, $20

Local bands including Retrograde, Crash of Rhinos, Dwane Dixon, and more will take to the stage with funds being raised for the Shriner's Hospital transportation division.

Reuben and the Dark + John Jacob Magistery
November 17, 2018 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm, $21.50-$26.50 (tickets here

Calgary indie folk act Reuben and the Dark comes to town this Saturday and they're joined by CHOM staple, Montreal's John Jacob Magistery.

Stray From The Path + Silent Planet
November 18, 2018 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
7pm, $27.75 (tickets here)

Hardcore band, Stray From The Path takes to the stage along with metalcore band, Silent Planet.

Pop Evil + ERA 9
November 18, 2018 @ Cafe Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $24 (tickets here)

Michigan's Pop Evil brings their modern rock sound to Cafe Campus this Sunday with Montreal's ERA 9 opening.


Salon des Aristochats
November 17-18, 2018 @ Église Saint Denis (5075 Rivard)
10am-5pm, Free admission

This is the place for cat lovers. Local artisans will have products up for sale that are either made for cats or inspired by cats. Cats, however, are not allowed to attend. More here

68th Montreal Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2018 along Ste. Catherine West between Fort and St. Urbain

The annual Santa Claus Parade takes over Downtown Montreal this Saturday.

MTL Uncovered
November 17, 2018 @ Paradoxe Theatre (5959 Monk)
5pm-midnight, $20 (tickets here)
A cross-disciplinary arts gala celebrating all things Montreal: music, food, and visual arts.  

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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