5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, September 23

Sep 23 2019, 5:00 am

As the season officially switches to autumn, here are a few things going on around Montreal today, September 23, to get your workweek going.

Ladyfest 2019

Ladyfest is a celebration of dynamic femme and non-binary talent in stand-up, storytelling, video, improv, and sketch comedy.

Tonight, the long running stand up show “There’s Something Funny Going on at Blue Dog” is joining forces with Ladyfest to combine local lady power with fresh faces on the same stage.

New comics will schmooze, laugh, and test their grits with some of the funniest females and non-binary folks in town.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 9 pm
Where: Blue Dog Motel, 3958 St Laurent Boulevard
Price: $5, at the door (cash only)

Cheech & Chong: O Cannabis Tour

Start your week off with the Grammy-award winning comedy duo Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong who will be performing their decades-long run of cannabis fun tonight at the timeless Théâtre Maisonneuve.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Théâtre Maisonneuve
Price: $141.50

World Press Photo Exposition

The World Press Photo exhibition has returned to Montreal for its month-long run at Marché Bonsecours.

The worldwide tour showcases the stories that matter through photography.

The 2019 exhibition features the World Press Photo of the Year, and for the first time, the World Press Photo Story of the Year. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 78,801 photographs entered by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

Test your trivia knowledge at McKibbin’s Irish Pub. The pub’s trivia has five 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, September 23
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of a beverage)

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: From now until October 31
Time: 9 am – 9 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9 am – 10 pm (Friday – Sunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online