5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, October 6

Oct 6 2016, 2:39 am

From a jazz festival taking over Montreal to movies from around the world at Nouveau Cinema, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Jump up and down at iSaute

Take up extreme trampolining for an evening at this 30,000 square foot warehouse in Anjou. With massive rooms filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, you can feel like a kid again jumping as high as your body can soar. If you get tired of plain old jumping, iSaute also boasts a trampoline dodgeball stadium and a basketball dunk centre.
When: Monday to Thursday 3 pm-9 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-12 am, Sunday 9 am-8 pm
Where: 8700 boul du Golf Anjou

Catch a show at the OFF Jazz Festival

Didn’t get your fix of jazz during the International Jazz Fest, then you’ll really be digging the fact that Montreal is set to host a second jazz festival this October. The OFF Jazz Festival is coming to Montreal this Thanksgiving weekend. From October 6th-15th, various venues around Montreal will be filled with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians. Atlantic singers Christine Jensen and Maggi Olin will be kicking off the festival on October 6th, while other festival headliners include Chaosmos, Quattro Venti, Nomad, and the Olivier Babaz Trio.
When: October 6-15
Where: Various locations, for a full list of venues click here

Nouveau Cinema

The Festival du nouveau cinéma is a showcase for cinema of all types, from offbeat, one-of-a-kind niche works to crowd-pleasers to daringly innovative big events. Every edition is a chance to get together and celebrate our shared passion for film around each new lineup. The eleven-day Festival is designed as a space devoted to discussions, meetings and sharing, where film fans can come together with artists and professionals to exchange ideas in an informal setting.
When: Until October 16
Where: Various locations

Visit the Montreal Botanical Garden’s Gardens of Light

Gardens of Light is back by popular demand at the Montreal Botanical Garden. As of September 2nd, the gardens will be lit up at dusk, inviting Montrealers to stroll along the paths guided by stunning multi-coloured lanterns. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese gardens, this year’s Gardens of Light will tell the story of the Son of Heaven, the Chinese Emperor.
When: September 2 to October 31, every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Make a canine friend at Le Doggy Cafe

Le Doggy Cafe opened in Montreal in 2015. It is 100% vegetarian and you guessed it…is often filled with adorable dogs! Owners are actively encouraged to bring their pups with them to this hip cafe in the Plateau. Serving up healthy smoothies and salads, inventive grilled cheese sandwiches, and an array of vegan treats, Le Doggy Cafe will keep your stomach from growling while you’re playing with a cute puppy.
When: 10 am-8 pm every day of the week
Where: 4493 Avenue Papineau