5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 20

Sep 19 2018, 7:05 pm

The weekend is so close, we can practically touch it. To help you get there, we’ve put together a list of five awesome things happening in Montreal today, September 20.

Paul McCartney at the Bell Centre

Paul McCartney is making his much-anticipated return to the road with his new tour, Freshen Up.

The Beatles star was at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City on Monday and makes his second stop in the province tonight, at the Bell Centre.

This will mark Sir Paul McCartney’s first time in Montreal since 2011 during his On The Run tour.

Tickets might be tough to come by at this point (guys, it’s Paul McCartney) but you might get lucky with continual visits to Evenko’s website.

When: Thursday, September 20
Time: 7 pm Р11 pm
Where:¬†Bell Centre –¬†1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montr√©al
Price: $72.50 – $269.50, available online

Insiders Comedy Special

Another edition of Insiders Comedy night comes at you tonight with a headliner all the way from Los Angeles,  Sammy Obeid.

Featured acts include a variety of local and veteran comedians including Amer Rez, Jacob Balshin, Olivia Stadler, Lawrence Corber, Pam Wener, Brian King, Mat Melanson and Gowthaman Kasy.

Unlimited locally roasted organic coffee, teas and cookies, caramel, and dried fruit are included in the show’s $12 admission.

When: Thursday, September 20
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Club Insiders Р2067 Rue Crescent
Price: $12

Gardens of Light

September means it’s that time of year when Montreal’s botanical gardens light up for the magical Gardens of Light Festival. The festival started last week and will light up the Botanical Garden until October.

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.

When: From now until October 31
Time:
¬†6 pm ‚Äď 9 pm
Where: Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Price:¬†$10.25 ‚Äď $20.50

Urban Beekeeping Workshop

For anyone interested in urban beekeeping, the Dandelion Collective will be hosting a demonstrative workshop to discuss the basics of urban apiculture and the importance of pollinators in urban spaces at McGill’s Thompson House.

When: Thursday, September 20
Time: 6 pm
Where: Thompson House Р3650 McTavish, room 405
Price: Free

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, September 20
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 12 am
Where:¬†March√© Bonsecours ‚Äď 325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission, free for kids under 12

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