5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 29

Aug 29 2019, 5:00 am

Here are a few happenings around town today, Thursday, August 29, as you set your sights towards the long Labour Day weekend.

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World Press Photo Exposition

The World Press Photo exhibition started its month-long run in Montreal yesterday.

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: Thursday, August 29
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marché Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online

THe LYONZ Present: LoĂŻc Thursdays

THe LYONZ are getting settled into their Thursday night gig at Loïc, the uber-cool wine bar in St-Henri.

From guest DJs and MCs to impromptu hip-hop performances, the group’s style ranges from hip-hop to house, funk to reggae, jazz to breakbeats, and everything in between.

“Come through for a glass of wine and stay the night,” reads the band’s Facebook page.

Once you’re at LoĂŻc, you should also probably try their cheeseburger.

When: Thursday, August 29
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: LoĂŻc, 5001 Notre Dame Ouest

Cité Mémoire

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: Thursday, August 29
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Through the Echoes

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 “a unique playground” 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: Thursday, August 29
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online

Voiles en Voiles

Climb aboard life-size replicas of both royal and pirate ships from the 18th century in Montreal’s Old Port (how fitting).

They are over 100 feet in length and range from two feet high for the young pirates to 35 feet for Peter Pan wannabes.

As the obstacle course gears up for its final stretch run, check out the 61 different activities between the Royal Ship and the Pirate Ship. Activities include zip-lining, rock climbing, and bouncy castles.

When: Thursday, August 29
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Place des Vestiges, Old Port
Price: Prices vary depending on selected activities, tickets online