5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, September 9

Sep 9 2016, 2:58 am

From an electronic music dance festival in Old Montreal to a tattoo-lover’s paradise, here is everything you need for your social calendar today.

Ancient Future EDM Festival

What: Montreal’s most innovative electronic music festival, Ancient Future, is back for the second year in a row. Taking over Old Port on September 9th and 10th, Ancient Future is not your average electronic music festival. In addition to the lineup of musical performers, Ancient Future utilizes visual arts and multidisciplinary performances to create an unforgettable experience.
When: September 9 to September 10
Where: Quai de l’Horloge, Old Port

Art Tattoo Show

What: Studio Tattoomania presents the Art Tattoo Show coming to Montreal from September 9-11, 2016. For three days, Place Bonaventure will become a tattoo-lover’s paradise, covered head to toe with incredible tattoo art and filled with over 250 internationally renowned tattoo artists thanks to Studio Tattoomania’s Art Tattoo Show.
When: September 9 from 6 pm to midnight, September 10 from 11 am to 11 pm and September 11 from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest

Night Nation Run

What: Described as the world’s “first running music festival,” the Night Nation Run is coming to Montreal on September 9th. This 5km run combines music (there are DJ booths set up along the route), night running, and plenty of glow sticks for a night you’ll never forget. The run will take place at La Ronde on Ile Sainte Helene.
When: September 9
Where: La Ronde, Ile Sainte Helene

Take your best Instagram pics of fall in Montreal

What: There’s no denying the Montreal is unbelievable gorgeous in the fall. Mont Royal becomes a sea of yellow, orange, and red, the temperature is perfect for jeans and a sweater, and cafes start serving pumpkin-infused drinks. If you’re still a little sad that summer is over, why not pump yourself up by venturing outdoors and taking a few fall-tastic Instagram photos. Go for a walk up Mont Royal or just head to your local Starbucks and enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll quickly realize that fall in Montreal is pretty damn awesome.
When: Anytime
Where: Anywhere

Bacon Week

What: The second edition of Montreal’s Bacon Week is back and kicks off this week. From September 2nd until September 9th, Quartier DIX30 in Brossard will become a mecca for all things bacon. Seriously, if you love the taste of this salty treat (and really, who doesn’t?), then this week-long festival is for you. Montreal’s Bacon Week 2016 will feature 22 restaurants, all of which have created exclusive bacon dishes for the festival.
When: September 2 to September 9
Where: Quartier DIX30, 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard