Montreal Hit List – God is a Scottish Drag Queen, Salon du livre de Montreal, Ingrid Gratin and more!

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TO SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17

M for Montreal Music Festival @ various venues across the city. Over two hundred artists from eighteen countries (with one hundred Canadian artists!) on sixteen stages over four days: this is M for Montreal, a much-needed autumn music festival to break up the monotony of November. A full list of artists can be viewed here (including some of our very favourite local Montreal bands! Yay!) Ticket prices vary per show/venue.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18

God is a Scottish Drag Queen @ Mainline Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent. Highly acclaimed comedy performer Mike Delamont returns to Montreal after his whirl-wind and sold-out Canadian tour this summer. Delamont presents his original God is a Scottish Drag Queen on November 14 & 16, and the sequel God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming on November 15, 16 & 17, all at the Mainline Theatre. Check out precise show times and ticket details here!

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TO MONDAY NOVEMBER 19

Salon du livre de Montreal @ Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gaucheti re West. The largest book fair in North America opens this weekend for five days, in celebration of its 35th year! Over 950 stands will fill Place Bonaventure, with renowned authors and publishers from across Quebec and Canada. Check out the full list of exhibitors. Opening hours and admission price information can be found here.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15

8pm. David Usher @ Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent. Our boy David Usher will light up Club Soda s stage for an evening of his usual sultry-self. Sometimes we see him at the grocery store (seriously, in Mile End once, it happened) and sometimes we see him on the stage. Same deal. Tickets are $36-$40 and are going fast!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16

10pm. Bran Van 3000 @ L Olympia, 1004 St-Catherine East. I turn 26 this year and so it is imperative that at one moment or another I find myself drinking in LA with an uncompleted movie script in my hand. Because Bran Van 3000 said that s what would happen. Check them out at L Olympia (loooove this venue!) for $40. Tickets here.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17

8:30pm. Ingrid Gratin + Twin Voices @ Le Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent. Winnipeg-born (and now Montreal-based) songstress Ingrid Gratin performs at the very quaint and cozy Le Cagibi this weekend, accompanied by Montreal s own Twin Voices. Folk songwriter Claire Morrison will open the evening! $7.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18

7:30pm. Dropkick Murphys @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine East. Tell your boyfriend and probably all the men you know: American punk band The Dropkick Murphys – with Irish feelings and sound mixed in there, too – are in Montreal this weekend. The best part of this kind of thing is watching the dancing that takes place at these shows: some sort of jig in which men kick out their feet and mosh into each other. Teenage Bottlerocket and The Mahones will open the evening. Tickets are $35-$40 and can be purchased here.

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