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5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, September 26

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Karolina Jez Sep 25, 2016 9:00 pm

From an intimate talk with Iggy Pop to the last day of Pop Montreal, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

POP Montreal International Music Festival

What: Back for its 15th year, the POP Montreal International Music Festival is happening until September 26th. According to the website, the festival’s goal is to deliver “a bold cross-section of art forms and events,” and in that vein, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, and some raging parties. Today is your last day to catch it so make sure you find time in your social calendar and go.
When: Unil September 26
Where: Various locations, click here for a full schedule of events and venues

Red Bull Music Academy

What: The music program lands in Canada for the second time since 1998 and it will feature Björk, Iggy Pop, Fucked Up & Tanya Tagaq, Chilly Gonzales, Tiga, and The Black Madonna, among many others. With the line up of musicians from all genres, and the extensive workshops, lectures, and gigs, the Red Bull Music Academy provides a unique learning environment for up-and-coming artists.
When: Until October 28
Where: Various locations

Montreal’s International Literature Festival

What: Are you a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film? Then Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This year’s event will feature several unique exhibits, including “100 Years with Anne Hebert,” “Jack Kerouac: Life Is Tribute,” “Haiti Is A Party,” and “The Swallowed of Swallowed.” Additional events including live musical performances, poetry readings, book readings, and art expos.
When: Until October 2
Where: Quartier des Spectacles

My Name is Asher Lev

What: Huffington post called this one of the best shows of the year and now you can see it in Montreal! Based on the book by Chaim Potok, this is a story about
Asher Lev who discovers he has a mystifying artistic talent. But when his passion for painting conflicts with his traditionally religious family, Asher’s gift threatens to divide his entire community.
When: Until October 2
Where: Segal Centre, 5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

Gardens of Light

What: Gardens of Light is back by popular demand at the Montreal Botanical Garden. As of September 2nd, the gardens will be lit up at dusk, inviting Montrealers to stroll along the paths guided by stunning multi-coloured lanterns. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese gardens, this year’s Gardens of Light will tell the story of the Son of Heaven, the Chinese Emperor.
When: September 2 to October 31, every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est


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Karolina Jez

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