5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, August 30

Aug 29 2018, 6:36 pm

As the month of August’s days are numbered, we set our sights to the long weekend. Before we get there however, there’s a bunch of fun events taking place around the city today, August 30.

World Press Photo Exhibition

The 13th annual World Press Photo Exhibition in Montreal showcases some of the most prestigious photographs from around the world. This year, 73,500 photos from 125 different countries will headline the exhibition.

When: Thursday, August 30
Time: 10 am Р12 am
Where: Marché Bonsecours Р325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission, free for kids under 12

Joey Elias at The Comedy Nest

The Montreal-native stand-up comedian, Joey Elias, is taping a new comedy album all weekend at the Comedy Nest and tonight is his first of three shows. The Just for Laughs vet is the best in the business when it comes to crowd work.

When: Thursday, August 30
Time: 8 pm
Where:
 The Comedy Nest Р2313 Ste. Catherine West (third floor of the Pepsi Forum)
Price: $6 for students, $12 general admission

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: Thursday, August 30
Time: 9 pm Р3 am
Where:¬†Le Minist√®re –¬†4521 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $8 online, $10 at the door

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 hosts 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:¬†August 23 ‚Äď September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

Big Band Burlesque at The Wiggle Room

Montreal is known for its wild burlesque culture and historic jazz scene, tonight, those two blend together into a seamless night of tunes, dancing and performances at the classy Wiggle Room club.

The show features Miss Meow, Queen Ives, Galadriel Caresse, Shy Shy Schullie, Enzo Sabbagha and Elias Halwaji.

When: Thursday, August 30
Time: 8 pm Р11 pm
Where: The Wiggle Room Р3874 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Price: $15 online, $20 at the door

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