5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 22

Sep 22 2016, 12:33 pm

From a fashionable after-work museum party to discovering Montreal’s metro system, here is everything you need for your social calendar today.

5 à 9 au McCord – Montréal est mode

What: This is a fashion event not be missed! A line-up dressed to impress with creative workshops and demos, professional stylists helping you with any fashion needs, live DJs, themed bars, and of course a chance to see the buzzed about Eleganza exhibit.
When: September 22 from 5 pm until 9 pm
Where: Musée McCord Museum, 690, rue Sherbrooke ouest, Montreal

POP Montreal International Music Festival

What: Back for its 15th year, the POP Montreal International Music Festival is happening from September 21st 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.
When: September 21 to September 26
Where: Various locations, click here for a full schedule of events and venues

Gardens of Light


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

Elegenza: Italian Fashion Since 1945

This extensive exhibition celebrates the work of the most important Italian fashion designers post-WWII. Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in collaboration with Holt Renfrew, it’s safe to say that this is one of the best art exhibits in Montreal this summer. The exhibit features clothing, accessories, photographs, magazines, drawing, and film clips on a multitude of designers and their creations, and you have three weeks left to see it.
When: Any day of the week, until September 25
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Take a tour of a Montreal metro station

What: In celebration of the Montreal metro’s 50th anniversary, Heritage Montreal’s ArchitecTours is offering a two-hour tour of various metro stations across the city. The tours began on August 27th at the Pie-IX and Viau stations and will finish on September 25th.
When: August 27 to September 25
Where: Various locations