5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, August 26

Aug 26 2016, 1:34 pm

From a reggae festival to  a forbidden evening bal, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Mont-Royal Trade Fair

What: Prepare for the sidewalk sale of the century for four days in a row. From August 25th until August 28th, Avenue Mont-Royal will be shut down and will become a mecca for all the bargain hunters out there. Think of this like a rummage sale and a sidewalk sale combined into one. When you get tired of shopping, there will be plenty of food trucks and terrasses for you to grab some grub or perhaps a cocktail.
August 25 to August 28
Where: 10 am to 11 pm

International Reggae Festival

What: Offering three full days of “reggae rocking,” the International Reggae Festival will be taking over Old Port from August 26th until August 28th. The three-day festival will feature reggae artists from around the world as well as some from right here in Canada. As always, the festival will promote the theme, “United Against Violence,” meaning this event has both great music and a powerful message. Tickets start at $30.
When: August 26 to August 28
Where: Old Port

Go for a musical swing on the 21 Balancoires

What: Create your own song by swinging back and forth on Montreal’s now famous, 21 swings. One swing plays a note while several produce a melody so be sure to head on over with a few friends.
When: August 8 to September 5
Where: From the Place des Festivals to Le Parterre, along De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Président-Kennedy Avenue

Montreal World Film Festival

What: Expand your horizons by taking in a foreign film at the Montreal World Film Festival. With the intention of “promoting cultural diversity and understanding between nations,” the Montreal World Film Festival features 7 unique sections. Ranging from the Special Chinese Film Festival to the Francophone Film Festival, there will be a screening for everyone.
When: August 25 to September 5
Where: Various locations

Monde Osé’s Bal Erotique 11: Temple of Eros

What: On the evening of Friday, August 26th, for the 11th edition of Bal Érotique, Monde Osé welcomes you into the Temple of Eros, the temple of intimate love. ANYTHING is possible at this gathering, from recreating your favorite idol of love and eros from any story or time, to revealing a deeper version of your own Erotic nature as you see fit: the Sky is the limit.
When: August 26
Where: Théâtre Paradoxe, 5959 Boul. Monk, Montreal