5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 13

Sep 13 2018, 2:30 am

The weather is starting to heat up again as we enter the latter half of the week. While we’ve been given plenty of reminders that summer is coming to an end, it’s not time to throw in the towel just yet.

Get out and have some fun with these 5 worthwhile events happening in Montreal today, September 13.

Montreal RibFest

RibFest returns to the Old Port today, bringing some of the best rib vendors from Montreal and abroad. Each serving up racks upon racks of mouthwatering ribs.

The festival will feature much more than just ribs. There will also be live music, local vendors, entertainment, and a huge kid’s play zone.

When: September 13 – 16
Time: Thursday: 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Jacques Cartier Quay
Price: Free admission

SYML at La Tulipe

The indie-rock band Barcelona’s frontman Brian Fennell has embarked on a solo journey as SYML. The Seattle native’s music is moodier than Barcelona’s indie sound and his first EP’s single Where’s My Love has gathered over 11 million views on YouTube.

He’s at the intimate La Tulipe tonight, a perfect setting for his music.

When: Thursday, September 13
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: La Tulipe – 4530 Papineau
Price: $34, available online

Canada vs Brazil at Place Bell

The FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers get underway at Place Bell tonight as Team Canada takes on Team Brazil.

Kelly Olynyk, a seven-foot centre with the Miami Heat, will be one of six NBA players in the lineup when Canada faces Brazil in a crucial qualifying game.

When: Thursday, September 13
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Place Bell – 1950 Rue Claude-GagnĂ©, Laval
Price: $31 – $111, available online

Gardens of Light

The Gardens of Light Festival is finally upon us.

The lantern festival includes a lighted path through the Botanical Garden’s three cultural gardens, The Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, all looking at nature from a different perspective.

Enjoy a comfortable September night with some gorgeous views.

When: From now until October 31
: 6 pm – 9 pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price: $10.25 – $20.50

Barbie Expo

The world’s largest permanent exhibit of Barbies is happening at Montreal’s Cours Mont Royal. The upscale mall hosts over 1,000 entertainment industry Barbie dolls, all dressed by leading fashion houses. Plus, it’s free.

When: Thursday, September 13
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Cours Mont-Royal, 1445 Rue Peel
Price: Free

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