5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, October 9

Oct 5 2018, 7:26 pm

Welcome back from the long weekend. Hopefully, you were well fed and that extra day off revitalized you. As we ease back into the (short) workweek, here are five things happening in the city today, October 9.

Gorillaz at the Bell Centre

Tonight, Montreal will host the four animated members that make up the Gorillaz: 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hoobs as the swing by Montreal as part of their The Now Now Tour.

The British virtual band was created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Blur fame, and artist Jamie Hewlett.

Since 2000, Gorillaz have emerged as a prominent band within the alternative rock, electronica and trip-hop music genre. Their catchy hits “Feel Good Inc,” “Clint Eastwood,” and “DARE” coupled with their massive projections of animated videos at live shows, have made them a very popular band since the turn of the century.

When: Tuesday, October 9
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Where: 1909 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Bell Centre
Price: $58.50 – $122.75, available online

Reggie’s Pub Quiz

The second edition of the cozy university bar’s trivia is happening tonight. The themes of this week are Harry Potter and general sports.

The winners are rewarded a pitcher of beer and a plate of nachos.

Plus, there are $2 tacos and a deal on tequila.

When: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Reggie’s Bar, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Price: Free admission


Pumpkinferno (besides having a great name) showcases over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins which are lit up at night along a one-kilometre path set against a 19th-century backdrop. Some are individual pumpkins and some are fused together to make some outstanding art.

When: From now until October 14 ( and October 18 – 21 and 25 – 28 afterwards)
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village – County Road 2
Price: $12 – $16

MAPP_MTL Map Festival

MAPP_MTL is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and developing the boundless potential of projection mapping.

In collaboration with Moment Factory (known for illuminating the Jacques Cartier Bridge), the festival features music, visual arts and tons of you guess it, mapping.

When: From now until October 19
Time: Various times
Where: Various neighbourhoods around Montreal
Price: Free

Festival de Nouveau Cinema

The Festival presents daring, one-of-a-kind films from here and abroad, ensuring their success as well as introducing audiences to auteur filmmakers.

Past guests include Atom Egoyan, Marc-André Forcier, Souleymane Cissé, Zacharias Kunuk, Denis Villeneuve, Guy Maddin, Léa Pool, Jim Jarmusch, Jane Campion, Alfonso Cuaron, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Raymond Depardon.

When: From now until October 14
Time: Varies per selection
Where: Various locations per selection
Price: $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $8 children

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