5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 23

Aug 22 2018, 6:47 pm

It’s always nice to see you, Thursday. Montreal has a lot planned for you today, August 23, as we gear up for the weekend. Until we get to Friday however, here are 5 things to do today.

Mutek

Mutek hosts some of the most creative electronic music and digital art in the world. The festival, which starts today, features over 100 musicians, producers and audiovisual artists performing for free, outside.

Today’s event features the showing of a 360 audio-visual experience and music by Bobon Kojack, Boska, Deadbear, Pursuit Grooves and DJ Poirier

When: Thursday, August 23
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: Esplanade de la Place des Arts
Price: Free

Fashion & Design Festival

The Fashion & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of Montreal’s theatre district. The activities include fashion shows, live creative sessions, design showcasing and musical performances. The Fashion & Design Festival’s presence will also be felt around the city with novel exhibits, original installations and unique experiences open to all.

When: From now until August 25
Time: 12 pm – 11 pm
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Montreal’s International Triathlon

Elite and amateur athletes compete for world and personal bests in the annual Montreal triathlon. The contestants will have to swim, bike, run, and sweat to be crowned champion.

It’s too late to compete but it’s an impressive event to watch.

When: Thursday, August 23
Time: 6 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Quay
Price: Free

The Montreal World Film Festival

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, which starts today, 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

SOS Labyrinthe

Experience a unique treasure hunt by exploring a 2 km maze filled with obstacles and traps, patrolled by mischievous characters.

Try to solve August’s new mystery with ‘Detectives in the Dark.’ It’s not that scary and it’ll have your head guessing.

When: Thursday, August 23
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Montreal’s Old Port – Hanger 16
Price: $12.75 – $16.75

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