14 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, September 2

Aug 31 2018, 3:03 pm

Sundays of the long weekend are the best. Especially in Montreal because there are so many great Sunday events that happen on a weekly basis. So, today is essentially Saturday 2.0. With that said, here are 14 things to do today, September 2.

Axwell /\ Ingrosso at Beachclub

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Axwell /\ Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ duo that consists of Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

They’re spinning beats at Beachclub today. The venue is advertised as the largest outdoor club in North America and it’s exactly as it sounds, a club on a beach.

The site features a massive swimming pool, wave boarding, food trucks, plenty of booze and obviously, a beach.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Beachclub – 701, 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet
Price: $50

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

Nextdoor is the place to on Sundays to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Especially during a long weekend, park yourself at the quaint, basement pub and see how many cheap and equally tasty wings you can devour.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Tam Tams

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You can’t mention things to do on a Sunday in the city without highlighting Tam Tams, it’s a landmark and September is its last month.

Tam Tams is a giant outdoor party with dancers, sports and drummers all gathered around the Sir George-Etienne Cartier monument. Head over to the mountain and enjoy a longstanding Montreal tradition and vibe. 420 friendly.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park
Price: Free

Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly

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Flight of beer (Brent Hofacker/ Shutterstock)

If there’s ever a time to check out a beer festival, it’s the long weekend. Parc du Fort Chambly is hosted more than 100 exhibitors from all over Quebec. There’s brewing workshops, samplings, cider, music, food trucks and tons of products to buy.

When: From now until September 3
Time: 12:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Parc du Fort Chambly – 2 rue de Richelieu, Chambly
Price: $13 – $32

Burgundy Lion Brunch

Burgundy Lion serves traditional English breakfasts every Sunday. Their menu is famous for their blood pudding, sausages, salmon, and Yorkshire pudding.

The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the city.

When: Burgundy Lion is open year round
Time: 9 am – 3 am
Where:  2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Reload: 80s Dance Night

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Dance club night (Elena Yakusheva/Shutterstock)

Dance the night away (you’re not working tomorrow) to 80s goth, alternative and new wave tunes with a slew of retro DJs.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Bar La Shop – 4177 Rue St. Denis
Price: $6

Mile Ex End

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Last fall, the Mile Ex End Musique enjoyed its inaugural event when it took over the Van Horne underpass and they’re looking to continue that success the second time around.

The outdoor music festival is split up into four separate dates that focus on three distinct themes and their “Musique” event continues today.

Headliners include The Barr Brothers, Broken Social Scene, Hubert Lenoir, Loud, Eddy de Pretto and many more.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: September 1 and 2: noon, September 8 and 15: 4 pm
Where: 
Corner of Rue Marmier and Rue Henri-Julien
Price: $10-$60, available online

Montreal Fetish Weekend

From fantasy-themed events to beautiful play scenes, fashion, expo, demos, workshops and an incredible fetish photo walk, the city welcomes you to a grand celebration of Fetish Pride, alternate lifestyle and diversity.

When: From now until September 4
Time: 9 pm – 3 am
Where: Hotel Gouverneur – 1415 St. Hubert Street
Price: Varies depending on your selection

The Montreal World Film Festival

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On the heels of the Fantasia Film Festival, the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations and fosters cinema of all continents.

The festival features short films, genre pieces and both competitive and non-competitive selections from films all over the world.

The MWFF is spread throughout various outdoor and indoor venues across the city. Check out their website for specific spots for selected films.

When: From now until September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

Montreal Bacon Week

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Start September off with some sizzle (say that five times fast).

The 4th annual bacon festival returns to the Quartier Dix30 today as we start the month with some serious crisp.

The tasty festival will feature 18 restaurants from the South Shore’s mega-outlets, each putting a different spin on a bacon-inspired dish.

When: From now until September 9
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Quartier DIX30 – 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard
Price: Varies per selected item

The MEG Montreal Festival

Not to be confused with the giant shark movie, The MEG Montreal Festival is an electronic dance music fest. Back for its 20th edition, genres include electro, hip-hop, rock, pop and
features Syzzors, Ghost Love, and Raveen tonight.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: 9 pm – 3 am
Where: Le Ministère – 4521 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $8 online, $10 at the door

Le Burger Week Montreal

Le Burger Week 2018

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From bacon to burger, it’s time to get on your stretchy pants. 47 eateries in the city compete for the title of the Montreal’s best burger in a week-long competition that started on Saturday and continues today.

The winning creation is typically offered at a special “burger price” for the public to taste and cast their votes on leburgerweek.com.

There will be winning burgers in several categories including People’s Choice, Most Creative, and Healthiest Burger. Le Burger Week also sends undercover tasters all over the country to choose which creation will earn the Judges’ Choice title.

When: From now until September 7
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Varies per restaurant

Virtual Self at New City Gas

Virtual Self (Porter Weston Robinson) is an American DJ, record producer and musician from North Carolina. He specializes in EDM music and is headlining a show at the always bumping New City Gas tonight with guest DJ G Jones.

When: Sunday, September 2
Time: 10 pm
Where: New City Gas
Price: $25, available online

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