Last weeks of October
pack a punch event-wise

The end-of-month offers heavyweight singers Bob Dylan and Shania Twain

By Byron Toben

October 18, 2023

As COVID fades (we hope) and the leaves fall, the resurgence of entertainment events continues during the remaining days of October. Here are some, listed by opening day:

October 19 to 31

Virtually from the MainLine Theatre, at 6 pm, 13 evenings with Kenny Strule hosting Richard O’Brien’s classic Halloween horror musical The Rocky Horror Show. Watch MainLine’s annual in-person production from the comfort of your home.

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show – Image: courtesy of the Mainline Theatre

October 21

At the Olympia Theatre at 7:30 pm, the wildly popular Australian Scots comedian Danny BHoy has a one-nighter on his Canadian tour, sponsored by Just For Laughs.

October 24

At Westmount’s Victoria Hall at 2 pm, an Irish film, The Quiet Girl. Free, but reservations are required.

Danny BHoy

Danny BHoy – Image:

October 25

At Bell Centre at 7:30 pm, Canadian icon singer Shania Twain belts it out.

October 26

At La Petite Marche Restaurant at 5 pm, popular jazz vocalist Mary Ann Lacey with guitarist Eric Sandmark. No cover or minimum. Donations are accepted in passing the hat.

October 29

At Salle Wilfred Pelletier, the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan keeps moving on despite the times that are a-changing.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – Image: Alberto Cabello from Vitoria Gasteiz, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

And already opened, continuing into November :

At the Segal Centre, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

At the Centaur Theatre, AlterNatives

At the Hudson Village Theatre, The Full Monty

Feature image: Shania Twain, from Shania

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Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated websites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner, and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.

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