5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 27

Sep 26 2018, 7:15 pm

The last weekend of September is on the horizon (wasn’t it June like a week ago?) and to make sure you dive into the weekend smoothly, we’ve put together a list of five things to do in Montreal today, September 27.

OktoberFest at Les Jardineries

Start your Thursday off with some local suds. The 3rd edition of OktoberFest at Les Jardineries returns today, putting an emphasis on locally brewed beer. The following breweries and microbrews will be available for purchase at varying prices: Brasserie artisanale La SuccursaleLe Cheval BlancBENELUXIsle de GardeBoswell Brasserie Artisanale and L’Espace Public – Brasseurs de quartier.

The site will also host mini-putt, live music (Wookies of the Year), a giant ping-pong table, a mini train adventure and relaxation hammocks.

When: September 27 – 29
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, 4115 avenue Pierre de Coubertin
Price: Free admission

Wolf Parade Concert

As part of the POP Montreal Festival, the indie-rock band that formed in Montreal, Wolf Parade, will be performing at the exciting Sala Rossa tonight. The band had released three full-length albums before taking a five-year break in 2011. They released their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry in October 2017.

Tickets are selling quickly, get some before they’re all gone.

When: Thursday, September 27
Time: Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Where: La Sala Rossa
Price: $30 – $45, available online

Tony Marinaro Roast

Just for Laughs vet Derek Seguin will be emceeing a roast of TSN 690’s radio host Tony Marinaro at the historic Club Soda tonight. Former NHL hockey player Chris Nilan will be among the roasters as well as Sean Campbell, Francois Gagnon, Mitch Gallo, Dan Robertson, Jay Farrar, Robyn Flynn, Pat Hickey and comedians Walter Lyng, Chris Venditto and many more.
Essentially, well-known media members from the city will be ripping Marinaro in front of a huge crowd. What more could you ever want?
Plus, Shane Murphy will end the evening by shredding some southern soul and rock ‘n roll.

When: Thursday, September 27
Time: 8 pm
Where: Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent
Price: $51.25, available online

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: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Marché Bonsecours – 325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission

Beyond the River at Montreal’s International Black Film Festival

The Montreal International Black Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Canada, returned for its 14th edition on Tuesday.

The fest showcases 66 films while forming an innovative, bold and dynamic event that aims to stimulate the development of the independent film industry while fostering the creation of films on international black realities.

Tonight’s showing is Beyond the River, a film inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together triumphantly won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Championships.

When: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 7 pm
Where: Cinéma du Parc, 3575 avenue du Parc
Price: $12, available online

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