11 things to do in Montreal today: Labour Day Monday, September 3

Aug 31 2018, 3:29 pm

Work-filled Mondays are so tedious but holiday Mondays are so nice. Kick your feet up and enjoy today, September 3, you’ve earned it.

In celebration of Labour Day, we’ve put together a list of 11 things happening in the city today to make sure there’s no “bore” in your Labour Day.

Enjoy your short week, Montreal.

LadyFest

LadyFest

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As the summertime heat dwindles down and the Just for Laughs festival has long since packed up, LadyFest steps up and fills Montreal’s comedic void for seven days, starting today.

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

The festival’s slogan, ‘One Love. No Jerks’ shows how LadyFest strives to host comedy events that are respectful and enjoyable experiences for everyone to laugh, connect and grow.

When: September 3 – 9
Time: Varies per selected show
Where: The Blue Dog Motel, Montreal Improv and Theatre Ste. Catherine
Price: Varies per selected show

London Pub’s Industry Night

Keep the long weekend party going tonight at London Pub.

They offer industry nights on Mondays. It’s designed to offer inexpensive drinks to bar, pub and restaurant staff from around the city but it’s slowly morphed into drink deals for everybody. Grab a $4 single or a $3 shot of Jameson. Plus they have a free dart board and an in-house jukebox.

When: Monday, September 3
Time: 7 pm – 3 am
Where: 1337 Boulevard Maisonneuve Ouest
Admission: Free to enter, drink deals vary

McKibbin’s Pub Stumpers

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Friends at the pub for trivia (Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

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, September 3
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: Free to play (with purchase of beverage)

Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly

Today is the last day of Parc du Fort Chambly’s long weekend beer festival.  The venue is hosting more than 100 exhibitors from all over Quebec. There’s brewing workshops, samplings, cider, music, food trucks and tons of products to buy.

When: Monday, September 3
Time: 12:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Parc du Fort Chambly – 2 rue de Richelieu, Chambly
Price: $13 – $32

Walking Figures

Montreal Museum

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts just unveiled their newest exhibition as the ‘Walking Figures’ stroll to the museum’s third-floor Path of Peace section.

The three monumental sculptures weigh just under a ton each and stand at 9’3″. They were sculpted by the late Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz and the headless humanoids represent humanity’s desire to survive.

When: Monday, September 3
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: $23 for general museum admission

Tiësto at Beachclub

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Tiësto will be headlining a massive Monday show at Beachclub. It’s the Dutch DJ’s second turn at the club, having played a sold-out show in June. “The greatest DJ of all time” as per Mix Magazine, will do his thing while Beachclub does theirs.

When: Monday, September 3
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Beachclub – 701, 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet
Price: $50

Montreal Fetish Weekend

From fantasy-themed events to beautiful play scenes, fashion, expo, demos, workshops and an incredible fetish photo walk, the city welcomes you to a grand celebration of Fetish Pride, alternate lifestyle and diversity.

When: From now until September 4
Time: 9 pm – 3 am
Where: Hotel Gouverneur – 1415 St. Hubert Street
Price: Varies depending on your selection

The Montreal World Film Festival

Film Festival

Film Festival

On the heels of the Fantasia Film Festival, the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations and fosters cinema of all continents.

The festival features short films, genre pieces and both competitive and non-competitive selections from films all over the world and is wrapping up its week-long run today.

The MWFF is spread throughout various outdoor and indoor venues across the city. Check out their website for specific spots for selected films.

When: Monday, September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

Montreal Bacon Week

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Start your week off with some serious sizzle.

The 4th annual bacon festival returned to the  Quartier Dix30 this weekend and it continues today.

The tasty festival will feature 18 restaurants from the South Shore’s mega-outlets, each putting a different spin on a bacon-inspired dish.

When: From now until September 9
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Quartier DIX30 – 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard
Price: Varies per selected item

The Monday Mix at the Comedy Nest

The Comedy Nest is hosting a variety show tonight. The cozy club features open-mic comedians, improv, magicians, jugglers, sketch comedy, and musical acts. The show is hosted by Just For Laughs Zoofest vet Darren Henwood and audience members get free popcorn.

When: Every Monday at the Comedy Nest
Time: Doors open at 7:15 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: 3rd floor of the Pepsi Forum, 2313 Saint Catherine Ouest
Admission: $5

Le Burger Week Montreal

Le Burger Week 2018

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From bacon to burger, it’s time to get on your stretchy pants. 47 eateries in the city compete for the title of the Montreal’s best burger in a week-long competition that started on Saturday and continues today.

The winning creation is typically offered at a special “burger price” for the public to taste and cast their votes on leburgerweek.com.

There will be winning burgers in several categories including People’s Choice, Most Creative, and Healthiest Burger. Le Burger Week also sends undercover tasters all over the country to choose which creation will earn the Judges’ Choice title.

When: From now until September 7
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Varies per restaurant

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