12 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, October 26

Oct 25 2019, 5:00 am

As we enter the last Saturday of the month, it might be time to get in some pre-Halloween partying. Or, maybe you’re up for some stand-up comedy, a good old-fashioned hockey rivalry, or some apple picking.

Here a dozen things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, October 26.

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens welcome their rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the two storied franchises face off for the first time at home this season.

Expect things to get chippy and pretty loud. If you can snag tickets, you’re in for a treat.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 7 pm
Where: Centre Bell
Price: $95.50 Р$450, available online

Fright Zone – Montreal Casino

As if gambling money away isn’t scary enough, the Casino de Montreal is getting into the Halloween spirit tonight.

The casino’s Fright Zone¬†includes free live shows, costumed actors, spooky entertainment, and free candy.

Who knows, maybe you’ll even hit the jackpot.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 7 pm
Where: Casino de Montreal
Price: Free admission

Cité Mémoire

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Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world‚Äôs largest projection circuits. Montreal‚Äôs history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port. Download the free ‚ÄúMontreal en Histoires‚ÄĚ app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Halloween Matters a 90s Sitcom Party

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Le Tequila Bar is hosting a themed Halloween bash dedicated to all your favourite sitcoms from the 90s.

Besides $3 shots from 10 pm to midnight, Tequila Bar is also dishing out a $100 cash prize to the best “Grateful Dead” costume of the night.

If you’re looking to get an early start on Halloween partying, Le Tequila Bar might be your go-to spot tonight.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 9 pm Р3 am
Where: Le Tequila Bar, 4401 Rue Notre-Dame
Price: Free admission

DodgeBow

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DodgeBow is exactly what it sounds like: dodgeball fused with bows and arrows.

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport uses cushion-capped bows so they don’t hurt when they hit you, and you can channel your inner Legolas when flinging them.

Face off with your friends in the DodgeBow arena and put your marksmanship skills to the test.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: 202-4767 Dagenais Street
Price: $24.95, available online

Gardens of Light

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: Saturday, October 26
Time: 9 am Р10 pm
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

Comedy Nest 40-ish Anniversary

The Comedy Nest

One of the most respected comedy clubs in Montreal is turning 40 (ish) and will be celebrating all weekend starting tonight with the likes of Jeff Rothpan (The Tonight Show), Martha Chaves (Just For Laughs), Rick Bronson (Just For Laughs), Bowser & Blue (The Comedy Network), Heidi Floss (Comics Unleashed), Joey Elias (Just For Laughs), and Phil Shuchat (The Rick Mercer Report).

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Nest, 2313 Ste. Catherine (3rd Floor)
Price: $12 Р$24

Pumpkinferno

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Upper Canada Village has transformed into an award-winning festival with mesmerizing installations of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins.

The tour features an outdoor exhibit of 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins along a 1-km lit path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop.

When: On now until October 27
Time: 6:30 pm Р10 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village, County Road 2
Price:$12 Р$18, available online

The Rocky Horror Show

Montreal Theatre Hub

See the sensational play that sparked an international phenomenon at the timeless Mainline Theatre.

Worlds collide in Richard O’Brien’s musical-theatre masterpiece as camp sci-fi meets sexual exploration, glam rock, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Experience the October classic in an intimate experience with a full live cast, band, dancers, and music.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $20 Р$30, available online

La Foire de l’Horreur

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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: On 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

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

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A handful of mummies will be continuing their world tour as they cozy up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a few months.

The exhibition,¬†Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, will be the mummies’ first North American exposition, following “tremendous success in¬†Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,” according to the MMFA.

As per the press release, the British Museum has reconstructed the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to 180 AD.

If one of them gets up and starts haunting you, however, that’s NOT part of the exhibition.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10 am Р5 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street
Price: $23

Apple Picking – La Ferme Quinn

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If the constant buzz of the big city is a bit draining, trade in your slacks and button-up shirt for a straw hat and overalls.

Take a quick drive out to Île-Perrot and enjoy a variety of farmyard activities and apple picking galore at Quinn Farm.

Open seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to La Ferme Quinn is just $5 and gives you access to the pick-your-own apples and tractor and wagon rides.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: 2495 Perrot Boulevard Sud, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Price: $5