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

Sep 23 2016, 9:35 am

From some good old-fashioned Bavarian fun to a charity casino party, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Beau’s Oktoberfest

What: Beau’s Oktoberfest is back to bring you another year of good old-fashioned Bavarian fun. Happening from Friday, September 23rd until Saturday, September 24th, Beau’s Oktoberfest is not only an excuse to drink some delicious lager, but also to party hard. Essentially a music festival and beer extravaganza rolled into one, Beau’s Oktoberfest provides a campground for festivalgoers, live music all night long, nine carefully selected and totally original Beau’s brews, and plenty of hearty German treats.
When: September 23 and 24
Where: Vankleek Hill Fairground, 92 Main Street West, Vankleek Hill, Ontario

Montreal’s International Literature Festival

What: Are you a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film? Then Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This year’s event will feature several unique exhibits, including “100 Years with Anne Hebert,” “Jack Kerouac: Life Is Tribute,” “Haiti Is A Party,” and “The Swallowed of Swallowed.” Additional events including live musical performances, poetry readings, book readings, and art expos.
When: September 23 to October 2
Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Casino for Cancer

What: Save the date for the fifth annual Casino contre le Cancer, a Monte-Carlo-themed evening brought to you by the Young Ambassadors Circle of the Institut du cancer de Montréal. Expect DJs, foodm drinks, casino games, and of course an amazing crowd. The event raises money for the Diane Asselin Fund for Immunotherapy research.
When: September 23
Where: Le Windsor, 1170, rue Peel, Montreal

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

World Press Photo

What: The 11th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo will showcase the photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the world.
When: August 31 to October 2
Where: Bonsecous Market, 325 de la Commune Street East

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