5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, October 22

Oct 18 2018, 7:19 pm

As we trek into the latter part of the month and we start the workweek grind, we’ve put together a list of eventful things going on in the city today, October 22.

We’re here to help you get towards the midweek and focusing on more import things, like a Halloween costume.

Festival SPASM

Besides candy and costumes, Halloween is all about scaring people. And what’s a better way to scare people than with a horror movie festival?

The SPASM film festival returned for its 17th edition last week and continues through until the 27th. The festival was created to encourage and explore the various horror genre films from Quebec cinema and international French films.

Sure, Hocus Pocus and Casper were scary when you were a kid, but SPASM aims to showcase all films that are gruesome, quirky, terrifying, thrilling and edge-of-your-seat enjoyable.

When: October 18 – 27
Time: Varying times
Where: 1225 Boulevard Saint Laurent – Club Soda
Price: $20.25, available online

Petit Biscuit: Presence Tour

Mehdi Benjelloun better known by his stage name Petit Biscuit, is a French DJ and music producer. He is one half of the indie-pop duo Mount Dreams with friend Romain Bauthier, known as Luuul.

He’s performing a big show at the gorgeous MTELUS venue tonight.

When: Monday, October 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: 59 rue Ste. Catherine Est
Price: $52.25, available online

Gardens of Light

September brought the magical Gardens of Light Festival back and October brings the beauty.

The lantern festival includes a lighted path through the Botanical Garden’s three cultural gardens, the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, all looking at nature from a different perspective.

When: Every day in October
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price: $10.25 – $20.50

Café Suspendu

Café Suspendu is a one-of-a-kind cafe that dangles off Mont Royal overlooking the entire city. The cafe hosts live music, events and yoga sessions. Make the hike and get some pictures of all of Montreal in its full fall foliage glory.

When: Every day until October 31
Time: 12 pm – 9 pm (10 am on Saturdays, closed Monday-Thursday)
Where: Mont Royal
Price: Free

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. The pub’s trivia has 5 rounds; general knowledge, multiple choice, short answer, a picture round, and a music round. The winner of each round receives free drinks or a round of shots. A round for a round – good trade.

When: Monday, October 22
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

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