5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 19
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Montreal is boasting some comedy, a pizza festival, and a world-renowned photo exhibition today, September 19, as we set our sights to the second-to-last weekend of the month.
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Comedy Crowd OFF
If you’ve ever sweated through a stand-up comedy show while sitting in the front row, the tables may have now turned in your favour.
Comedy Crowd OFF, a new comedy club in downtown Montreal, encourages audience members to heckle the comics, rewarding the best chirpers with a prize at the end of the night.
“Use all those comebacks you thought of in the shower and lead your table to victory,” reads the Comedy Crowd OFF Facebook page. The venue continues to describe ‘heckling’ as to interrupt or harass a stand-up comedian during a performance. Heckling is done through the means of yelling, jeering, and roasting.
When: Thursday, September 19
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission
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 19
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online
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: From now until October 31
Time: 9 am – 9 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9 am – 10 pm (Friday – Sunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online
Ladyfest is a celebration of dynamic femme and non-binary talent in stand-up, storytelling, video, improv, and sketch comedy.
The 5th edition kicks off tonight at Montreal Improv with solo sketch comedy from Laura Buchanan, Tatyana Olal, and Eric Gellert.
When: September 19 – 23
Time: 7 pm
Where: Montreal Improv
Price: $8 general admission, $6 students
PIZZA FEST Montreal
A pizza festival is in Montreal until next week, capping 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