5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, October 28

Oct 28 2019, 5:00 am

As the last week of the month gets going, here are five things worthy of checking out around town today, October 28.

La Foire de l’Horreur

Halloween is quickly sneaking up, and a horror fair has set up shop in Laval, expecting to do some sneaking of its own.

La Foire de l‚ÄôHorreur, one of Canada’s largest mobile theme parks, is offering its visitors a multi-sensory horror experience filled with live actors, escape rooms,¬†labyrinths, and of course, a chainsaw-wielding maniac.

Entering its second year, the horror fair features two different scare levels, available to the family-friendly crowd and the more daring.

When: From now until November 3
Time: 6 pm Р10 pm (Monday to Friday), 3 pm Р10:30 pm (Saturdays), 3 pm Р10 pm (Sunday)
Where: 1799 Avenue Pierre-Péladeau, Laval
Price: $21.50 Р$23, available online

Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

The Smitheman Family Haunted Yard is a Halloween attraction in the West island that has become something of a spooky tradition. The family has been accepting donations and raising funds for Starlight Children’s Foundation since 2004.

When: Monday, October 28
Time: 6 pm Р9 pm
Where: 116 Maywood, Pointe-Claire
Price: Donations

Gardens of Light

As it does every fall, the Gardens of Light returned to the city, shining thousands of bright lights at the Botanical Garden.

Espace pour la vie invites everyone to discover the cultural riches of the three gardens along an illuminated pathway in its flagship autumn event.

The venue is split up into three gardens: the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and the Japanese Garden.

When: Monday, October 28
Time: 9 am Р9 pm (Sunday РThursday), 9 am Р10 pm (Friday РSunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

Comedy Confessional

Start the last week of October off with some laughs tonight at McKibbin’s as Comedy Confessional returns for another “sinfully silly stand-up comedy night.”

When: Monday, October 28
Time: 8 pm Р10 pm
Where:¬†McKibbin’s Irish Pub, 1426 Bishop
Price: $5

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio

Head over to Le Ceramic Cafe Studio to start off your workweek with some creativity.

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows guests to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich while creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Simply choose an object (like a mug or bowl), pick your colours, and get painting.

When: Monday, October 28
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
Price: $7 Р$15 (varies by time)