5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 26

Sep 26 2019, 5:00 am

As the last weekend of the month creeps up on us, here are a few things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, September 26.

CĂ©line Dion – Bell Centre

CĂ©line Dion is coming home.

For the first time in over a decade, the Quebecois superstar’s heart will go on tour across North America.

The 51-year-old singer will play more than 50 cities across Canada and the United States, which started this week in Quebec City.

Dion stops by Montreal tonight for the first of three shows.

The tour will coincide with the release of her new album “Courage” later in 2019.

When: September 26, 27 and 30
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: $175.50 – $300.75, available online

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 26
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price: $14, available and at the door online

Derek Seguin – Comedy Nest

CĂ©line Dion isn’t the only Quebecer performing on stage tonight in Montreal.

Derek Seguin, as seen in Just For Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters, and the winner of SiriusXM’s Top Comic Challenge, will be on stage tonight dealing with his always funny (and sometimes dirty) humour at the timeless Comedy Nest.

When: September 26 – 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: 2313 Saint-Catherine Street (3rd Floor)
Price: $12 general admission, $6 students

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: Sunday to Thursday,9 am to 9 pm; Friday to Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Thursday, September 26
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online