5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 12

Sep 12 2019, 5:00 am

From a couple of food festivals, to Carly Rae Jepsen, and the Gardens of Light, here are a few happenings around Montreal today, September 12.

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Carly Rae Jepsen – MTELUS

BC’s¬†Carly Rae Jepsen has announced a new Canadian tour for this summer and she’s swinging by Montreal’s MTELUS tonight.

In total, the Mission native will hit 12 cities across the country during the almost month-long tour.

Jepsen’s latest tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of Jepsen‚Äôs fourth album Dedicated, which includes the singles ‚ÄúParty For One,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúNow That I Found You,‚ÄĚ “Julien,” and “Too Much.”

Jepsen is best known for her hit “Call Me Maybe,” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: 8 pm
Where: MTEUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price: $43.75 Р$200.90, available online

YUL EAT Festival – 2019

It seems like Montreal is saving its biggest food festival for last.

The YUL EAT Festival returned for its sixth edition at the start of the week, giving Montrealers one last big food fest to cap off the summer.

From different culinary themed nights to the ‚ÄúParcours Gourmand‚ÄĚ grand tasting experience, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, conferences, a pop-up restaurant, wines, beers, and cocktails, YUL EAT offers up a little something for everyone.

Free outdoor activities include the Breville Lab, the General Store, the Ford Smokehouse pop-up restaurant, Chope-Chope (beers from Brasseur de Montréal and Creemore Springs), Tchin-Tchin wine and Shake-Shake cocktail bars.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: Varies
Where: Anchored at Quartier des spectacles
Price: $30 Р195, available online. Free admission options also available

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: Thursday, September 12
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

PIZZA FEST Montreal

A pizza festival kicked off across Montreal this week, ready to cap off the summer with a slice.

From now until September 24, dozens of restaurants around the city will take part in the festival before one spot is crowned the tasty winner of Montreal’s PIZZA FEST.

If you’re into the classics, all-dressed, just cheese, pepperoni and cheese, or you like your pizza with a bit more spunk, Pizza Fest will have you covered.

Visit the PIZZA FEST website for a full list of participating spots.

When: From now until September 24
Time: Varies per location
Where: Spread out throughout Montreal
Price: Varies per selected pizza

World Press Photo Exposition

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: Thursday, September 12
Time: 10 am Р10 pm
Where: Marché Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online