5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, October 26

Oct 25 2016, 11:33 pm

From an 80s night at the museum to an epic fashion event, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

80s New York City Night

What: Visit the exhibition “Focus: Perfection – Robert Mapplethorpe” for half price on tonight from 5 to 9 pm and you’ll relive the 80s at the Museum! Your entry will grant you one free drink if you’re willing to revive trends from this (unfortunate) fashion decade. Leather jacket, crimped hair, massive shoulder pads, and fluorescent shirts… Let your memories inspire you! DJ Alexander Ortiz (We are Wolves) will be spinning classic 80s tunes and a polaroid photographer will be waiting to immortalize your looks.
When: October 26, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Fashion Preview #6

What: For its 6th edition, Fashion Preview will welcome back Montreal’s fashion schools, as well as Vestechpro, a Collegial Centre for the Transfer of Technology specialized in the apparel industry, who will deliver inspiring theme-based workshops and conferences dedicated to fashion designers and fashion enthusiasts. As this season’s guest of honor, Belgium will offer many opportunities of networking and experience-sharing. In addition, all fashion shows presented during the 6th edition of Fashion Preview will be broadcast live on the Internet and in various targeted fashion locations in Montreal.
When: October 26
Where: Agora Hydro-Québec, 175 avenue du President-Kennedy

Visit the Gardens of Light

What: The Montreal Botanical Garden has been lit up at dusk every night since September 2nd, showcasing its gorgeous exhibit of animals, temples, and lanterns. This year’s Chinese-themed exhibit tells the story of the Son of Heaven, a Chinese Emperor. Thus, when you step into the Gardens of Light, you are also stepping into Beijing’s Forgotten City where you can learn about key moments from the Emperor’s life and rule through stunning display of glowing lanterns, cranes, pandas, fish, dragons, giraffes and turtles. The exhibit ends on October 31, so why not spend this Halloween taking in one of Montreal’s most beautiful art installations?
When: Until October 31, every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Dress up in your Halloween costume at Verger du Flanc du Nord

What: Located in nearby Mont Saint Hilaire, Verger du Flanc du Nord is the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon. In addition to the standard u-pick pumpkins, they also make their own apple cider and have special Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October where you and your kids are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes.
When: Every day, 8 am to 7 pm
Where: 835 Chemin Rouillard, Mont-Saint-Hilaire

Learn about squash at the Pick A Peck of Pumpkins exhibition

Every fall, pumpkin becomes the star of the show. We carve them, roast them, and make pies out of them. Unfortunately this means other veggies in the squash family gets left behind. This unique and educational exhibition at Chateau Ramezay intends to write this wrong by creating an exhibit entirely on squash! Learn about the vegetable’s native American origins and all the different types.
When: Now until November 6
Where: Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre-Dame Street East

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