10 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, September 22

Sep 20 2019, 5:00 am

There won’t be another summer Sunday until 2020 so here is a slew of great events happening around town today, September 22.

Tam-Tams

Tam-Tams

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Tam-Tams returned to the city last month and the iconic party keeps up its weekly trek on Sunday.

Tams, the weekly outdoor party at the base of the mountain, is a perfect summary of Montreal, open to both locals and tourists.

The magical outdoor bash is where Montrealers from far and wide, gather in Parc Mont Royal for an afternoon of food, vendors, fun, music, and maybe even a couple of beers and some smoking (shhh, don’t tell anyone).

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 12 pm until sunset
Where: Sir George-Etienne Cartier Monument
Price: Free

La Ronde

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Quebec’s biggest amusement park has kept busy all summer and it’s sure to be busy this weekend as well.

Try battling The Goliath, get rocked on Le Ednor or check out the park’s newest ride, Chaos.

When: Sunday, September 22
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: 10:30 am Р8 pm (11:30 pm during the fireworks)
Price: Available online or at the box office

Piknic Electronik

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Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik returns for its 20th edition today.

Piknic is an outdoor electric music dance festival featuring DJs and artists from all over the world. There are obviously good tunes, but there‚Äôs also good food, good drinks, and plenty of activities to keep you going. 11est of all ‚Äď the show goes on rain or shine.

This weekend’s artists include Flamingosis, Dead Horse Beats, Artbeat Montreal, SevDee
Mark Magnanimous, Killa Jewel, Ellen Allien, and Due Diligence.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 2 pm Р9:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Tickets: $16, available 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, seven 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, September 22
Time: 10 am Р4 pm
Where: 2495 Perrot Boulevard Sud, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot
Price: $5

Montreal Vegan Festival

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From cooking demos, conferences, cosmetics, clothing, and food (duh), the Montreal Vegan Festival celebrates everything veganism. It kicked off yesterday and sums up today at 6 pm.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Price: Free admission

Garage Sale Weekend – Hemmingford

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The quaint town of Hemmingford is hosting its 21st annual Garage Sale Weekend. If the hustle and bustle of the city life is too much for you, sneak out to the cozy countryside and see what the country-folk have to offer.

Literally.

Locals will be selling everything from toys, clothes, sports equipment, furniture, and books.

(It’s also a good excuse to make a day-trip out of it and go apple picking¬†and/or Parc Safari.)

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 10 am Р6 pm (Varies per household)
Where: Hemmingford, Quebec

Through the Echoes

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The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology, and ‚Äúa unique playground‚ÄĚ for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 ‚Äď $51, available online

World Press Photo Exposition

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The World Press Photo exhibition has returned to Montreal for its month-long run at Marché Bonsecours.

The worldwide tour showcases the stories that matter through photography.

The 2019 exhibition features the World Press Photo of the Year, and for the first time, the World Press Photo Story of the Year. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 78,801 photographs entered by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries.

When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door 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: From now until October 31
Time: 9 am Р9 pm (Sunday РThursday), 9 am Р10 pm (Friday РSunday)
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, September 22
Time: 10 am Р5 pm
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 380, Sherbrooke Street
Price: $23