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

Sep 5 2019, 4:30 am

And just like that, it’s already Thursday. As you set your sights towards another quickly-approaching weekend, here are five things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, September 5.

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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 5
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kenoh Bar, 1431B rue Bishop
Price: $5 admission

OUMF Back-to-School Festival

The new school year has kicked off and OUMF wants to make sure students get in one last big party to cap off the summer. The ninth edition of the Festival OUMF will host live music, performances, art exhibitions, and a bunch of street-side activities to form a block party on Saint-Denis.

This year’s bash features the likes of Brown Family, Claudia Bouvette, J.A.M., Kap.Dog, Kevin Na$h, Kirouac & Kodakludo, Lit Gang, MTLord, Salimo, and much more.

When: September 5 to 7
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: Rue St.DenisQuartier latin
Price: Free admission

World Press Photo Exposition

The World Press Photo exhibition started its month-long run in Montreal last week. 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 5
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marché Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price: $14, available and at the door online

Cité Mémoire

Head to Old Montreal to admire 25 of the world’s largest projection circuits. Montreal’s history is displayed on buildings and streets throughout the Old Port every Tuesday to Sunday this month. Download the free “Montreal en Histoires” app for destinations, details, and schedules.

When: Thursday, September 5
Time: From nightfall until 11 pm
Where: Old Montreal
Price: Free

Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy LalibertĂ©, 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 5
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online