Around Town: October 18-20, 2019

Around town

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from October 18-20, 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 


Montreal Ska Festival
October 17-20, 2019 @ Various venues  
Now in its 11th year, the Montreal Ska Festival is a celebration of live ska and reggae!  Here are this year's big shows:

  • Kman and The 45s + 2 Stone 2 Skank
    October 18, 2019 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
    Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm, $20 (tickets here
  • Rudy Mills + Rub-A-Dub Rebels
    October 19, 2019 @ Petit Campus  (57 Prince Arthur East)
    Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm, $20 (tickets here
  • LoLo
    October 20, 2019 @ Ye Olde Orchard Pub Plateau (20 Prince Arthur West)
    11am-2:30pm, Free

Bob Marley tribute
October 18, 2019 @ La P'tite Grenouille (3435 St. Laurent)
Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, $19.06 (tickets here

One Love Project pays tribute to Bob Marley.

Obituary + Abbath
October 18, 2019 @ Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame West)
7pm, $35-$40 (tickets here

American death metal rocker, Obituary and Norwegian black metal band, Abbath guarantee a loud night at Corona Theatre.

Tribute to The Offspring, Foo Fighters, Billy Talent, Our Lady Peace
October 18, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $15 (tickets here

Hammerhead pays tribute to The Offspring, Monkey Wrench pays tribute to Foo Fighters, River Below pays tribute to Billy Talent, and Starseed pays tribute to OLP.

Montreal Record Convention
October 19, 2019 @ St-Enfant-Jesus Church (5035 St. Dominique)
8am-4pm, Free admission

Browse through a plethora of bins overflowing with records used and new, multiple genres, from numerous vendors and collectors. Early risers can also get first pick of the crop by paying a $20 admission fee between 8am and 10am. Free after 10am. 

Workshop: The Role of Concert Promoters
October 19, 2019 @ Long & McQuade (10715 Pie-IX, Montreal North)
2pm-4pm, $10 (tickets here

This workshop led by Nancy Ross (Greenland Productions) is aimed at indie musicians and will focus on the role of concert promoters and some tips to book a show. 

Rewind: Halloween Edition
October 19, 2019 @ Cabaret Berlin (1661 Ste. Catherine East)
9pm-3am, $8-$10

Dance the night away to the biggest new wave, post-punk, britpop, and alt tracks from the 80s to early 2000s.


Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Until November 2, 2019 @ Mainline Theatre (3997 St. Laurent)
8pm, $20-$30 (tickets here
Mainline Theatre puts their spin on Richard O'Brien's Halloween cult classic.  

Feux Follets: Lumière sur la Chine
Until October 31, 2019 @ Parc Jean Dapeau
6:30pm-10pm, $8.55-$216.39 (tickets here

An immersive, multi-sensorial event, inspired by Chinese lanterns and celebrating China and its culture. More details here

Cirque Eloize - Serge Fiori: Seul Ensemble
Until October 20, 2019 @ Theatre St. Denis (1594 St. Denis)
Various times, $52-$132 (tickets here

Cirque Eloize pays tribute to reworked music from Harmonium and Serge Fiori with dancers, trapeze acts, tightrope walkers, contortionists, new magic, and more. 

Jake "The Snake" Roberts
October 18, 2019 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $25 (tickets here

WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts comes to Foufs for a night of storytelling, comedy, meet and greet, and a questions and answer period. 

East Coast Coffee Madness
October 19-20, 2019 @ Montreal Science Centre (2 de la Commune West)
9am-8pm, $20-$50 (tickets here)    

It's all about coffee: competitions, conferences, special speakers, and unlimited coffee! More info here

Retro Neo Video Game and Retro/Vintage Sale
October 19, 2019 @ Ste. Catherine d'Alexandrie Community Center (1700 Atateken)
10:30am-4:30pm, Free admission

This sale will feature 50 tables with vendors selling video games, retro items, comics, vintage toys and collectibles, records, VHS tapes, and board games.  

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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