5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 21

Sep 21 2016, 1:42 pm

From The Kills performing live to an epic music festival, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

The Kills

What: Indie duo The Kills have been around since the early 2000’s, but their recent release Ash & Ice has already topped charts globally. The lead single “Doing It to Death” is a killer track – see what we did there?
When: September 21 at 8 pm
Where: Metropolis, 59 Sainte-Catherine E

POP Montreal International Music Festival

What: Back for its 15th year, the POP Montreal International Music Festival is happening from September 21st until September 26th. According to the website, the festival’s goal is to deliver “a bold cross-section of art forms and events,” and in that vein, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, and some raging parties.
When: September 21 to September 26
Where: Various locations, click here for a full schedule of events and venues

My Name is Asher Lev

What: Huffington post called this one of the best shows of the year and now you can see it in Montreal! Based on the book by Chaim Potok, this is a story about
Asher Lev who discovers he has a mystifying artistic talent. But when his passion for painting conflicts with his traditionally religious family, Asher’s gift threatens to divide his entire community.
When: Until October 2
Where: Segal Centre, 5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

Elegenza: Italian Fashion Since 1945

What: This extensive exhibition celebrates the work of the most important Italian fashion designers post-WWII. Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in collaboration with Holt Renfrew, it’s safe to say that this is one of the best art exhibits in Montreal this summer. The exhibit features clothing, accessories, photographs, magazines, drawing, and film clips on a multitude of designers and their creations, and you have three weeks left to see it.
When: Any day of the week, until September 25
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Learn about the history of First Nations at the McCord Museum

What: The McCord Museum, Montreal’s foremost social history museum, is home to an extraordinary collection of First Nations artifacts. On Wednesday nights after 5pm, admission to the museum is free, so be sure to check out the permanent exhibition, “Wearing Our Identity: The First Peoples Collection.”
When: Wednesday nights after 5 pm
Where: 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest