13 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, October 20

Oct 18 2019, 5:00 am

You may not be stuffing your face with a turkey dinner like you did at this time last week but Montreal is still offering a great array of stuff to check out today, October 20.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

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Get ready Kweens! RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to Montreal today.

Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour.

The show will be hosted by the fabulous Michelle Visage who “takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production ever produced.”

When: Sunday, October, 20
Time: 4 pm
Where: Théâtre Maisonneuve
Tickets: $90 – $101, available online

Oasis Surf

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Battle the weekend with some hardcore waves. Just because Montreal isn’t located on the coast, doesn’t mean you can’t tackle some killer tides.

Oasis Surf in Brossard is an indoor pool, open to amateur and experienced surfers looking to ride the waves.

Radical.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am – 2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Le Ceramic Cafe Studio

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Test out that creativity this weekend.

If you’re a fan of art and coffee, Le Ceramic Cafe Studio is for you. Le Ceramic Cafe Studio allows Montrealers to sip on a latte or eat a sandwich, while creating some pretty magnificent ceramic art. Simply choose an object (like a mug or bowl), pick your colours, and get painting.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: 4338 Saint Denis
Price: $7 – $15 (varies by time)

La Grande Roue de Montréal

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Hit up Canada’s largest observational wheel and take in some absolutely breathtaking views of the city. Not to mention, some primetime photo ops that’ll make your Instagram crowd jealous.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: 362 rue de Commune Est
Price: $14.79 – $25

Sunday Night Improv

Cap off the weekend with some laughs at the weekly improv comedy showcase at Theatre Sainte Catherine Café-Bar..

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 7 pm
Where: Theatre Sainte Catherine Café-Bar – 264 Ste. Catherine Est, Montreal
Price: Online

Apple Picking – La Ferme Quinn

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If that 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 at Quinn Farm and apple picking galore.

La Ferme Quinn harvests apples until the end of September, giving Montrealers one whole month to pick from their juicy varieties.

Open from 10 am to 4 pm 7 days a week, admission to La Ferme Quinn is just $5 and gives you access to the pick-your-own apples and tractor and wagon rides.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 2495 Perrot Boulevard Sud, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Price: $5

Cité Mémoire

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

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Dodgebow

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

The exhilarating team-based archery combat sport is capped with cushion-ends 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. That’ll show the rain who’s boss.

When: Sunday, October 20
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: Sunday, October 20
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, 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: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street
Price: $23

Parc Safari Zoo

may 25 to 27

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Get your animal fix by heading to Parc Safari, an easy 40-minute drive off the island. The park offers an optional Safari Adventure upon entering, you can drive up and see a variety of exotic animals from your car including zebras, ostriches, buffalo, llamas, and camels.

Inside the park, take a walk down the Forest Trail where you have an amazing vantage point view of monkeys, hyenas, and bears. Don’t forget the lions, but we didn’t have to tell you that.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, Hemmingford
Price: Prices vary depending on age. Tickets available at the entrance or online

Pumpkinferno

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Upper Canada Village has transformed into an award-winning festival featuring 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 – 10 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village, County Road 2
Price: online$12 – $18, available

Musee Grevin

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Musee Grevin is Montreal’s very own version of Madame Tussaud’s in London. A wax museum hidden inside Centre Eaton, Musee Grevin will have you snapping pics of all your favourite celebrities.

The museum has creepily similar figurines of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, and so many more.

With an SQDC location easily walkable, you could turn this excursion into a real trip.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time:
 10 am – 6 pm (Monday – Saturday), 11 am – 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Centre Eaton de Montréal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine
Price: $13.60 – $19.95