5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 31

Aug 31 2016, 11:42 am

From the R-Rated Fetish weekend to some of the world’s best photography being exhibited in Old Montreal, here is everything you need for your social calendar today.

Montreal Fetish Weekend

What: Described as “a 6 days and nights fantasy-filled experience unlike anything else in the world,” Montreal’s Fetish Weekend promises to be anything but boring. Located in the heart of the Gay Village, Fetish Weekend will comprise of fantasy-themed events, play scenes, demos, workshops, and a fetish photo walk.
When: August 31 – September 5
Where: The Gay Village, more details can be found here

World Press Photo

What: The 11th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo will showcase the photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the world.
When: August 31 to October 2
Where: Bonsecous Market, 325 de la Commune Street East

Learn about the history of First Nations at the McCord Museum

What: The McCord Museum, Montreal’s foremost social history museum, is home to an extraordinary collection of First Nations artifacts. On Wednesday nights after 5pm, admission to the museum is free, so be sure to check out the permanent exhibition, “Wearing Our Identity: The First Peoples Collection.”
When: Wednesday nights after 5 pm
Where: 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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