5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, September 6

Sep 5 2018, 6:29 pm

As the first week of September continues to zoom by, it’s already Thursday as we set sail towards the weekend, yet again. We’ve put together 5 things to do in Montreal today, September 6, to help you get there.

OUMF Back-to-School Festival

As the first week of school continues, the OUMF back-to-school festival aims to give students one massive block party to cap off the summer.

The 8th edition of the festival hosts three music stages, live performances, art exhibitions and tons of street-side activities.

Besides the tunes, the fest is loaded with street activities including rock climbing, a Quidditch match, improv comedy, trampolines, a word-rap battle, pop-up shops and food from Montreal’s Burger Week.

It’s free admission and anyone is welcome to attend.

When: Thursday, September 6
Time: 3 pm – 11 pm
Where: Rue St.Denis – Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free

Rob Ross at Comedy Nest

As seen on CBC’s Just for Laughs, The Comedy Network, MTV Live, The Rick Mercer Report and Canada’s Smartest Person, Rob Ross brings his award-winning writing style to the Comedy Nest’s cozy stage tonight.

Featured acts include the Montreal-born Derek Seguin, fresh off a set at Just for Laughs, and Aba Atlas, one of the funniest, young up and coming comedians in the city.

If you’re looking to get chuckling before the weekend, the Nest has got you covered.

When: Thursday, September 6
Time: 8 pm
Where: 2313 Rue Ste. Catherine – Third floor of the Pepsi Forum
Price:
 $6 students, $12 general admission

Le Burger Week Montreal

Get on your stretchy pants as 47 eateries in the city compete for the title of the city’s best burger.

The winning creation is typically offered at a special “burger price” for the public to taste and cast their votes on leburgerweek.com.

There will be winning burgers in several categories including People’s Choice, Most Creative, and Healthiest Burger. Le Burger Week also sends undercover tasters all over the country to choose which creation will earn the Judges’ Choice title.

Visit their website to see the impressive list of participating restaurants.

When: Thursday, September 6
Time: Varies per restaurant
Where: Various locations around Montreal
Price: Varies per restaurant

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 6
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Marché Bonsecours – 325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission, free for kids under 12

Tonga Lumina

As the weather cools down, search for giants on Mont-Tremblant’s nighttime illuminated trail.

Light projections and mythical storytelling will help giant-seekers trek through a 1.5 km nocturnal hike to find a slumbering giant.

The adventure starts at the base of Mont-Tremblant as a chairlift transports its investigators to the “Twilight Portal” where a colourful lit path weaves its way through the woods to a series of mysterious checkpoints in pursuit of the giant.

When: Thursday, September 6
Time: Departures at 9 pm, 10 pm and 10:30 pm
Where: Mont Tremblant
Price: $11.99 – $27.99, kids under 5 get in for free

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