5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, August 29

Aug 28 2018, 6:01 pm

Hopefully, the last heat warning of the summer will start to subside as we enter the mid-week. As we target the long weekend, here’s what’s happening in Montreal today, August 29, to help you get there.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

The Montreal¬†Symphony Orchestra¬†is playing a free show at the Olympic Stadium tonight. They will leave their renowned home at¬†Maison Symphonique for a night while performing Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov‚Äôs ‚ÄúScheherazade.‚ÄĚ

The concert will focus on Shéhérazade’s stories that have captivated audiences for centuries, from Sinbad the Sailor to Aladdin’s mysterious lamp.

When: Wednesday, August 29
Time: 8 pm
Where: Olympic Park
Price: Free

Deep Purple & Judas Priest

The English heavy metal band formed in 1969, Judas Priest, has teamed up with English rock band, Deep Purple, for a co-headlining North American tour and they’re stopping at the Bell Centre tonight.

It’s a rare chance to catch two of the greatest rock bands of all time, shredding music together.

When: Wednesday, August 29
Time: Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre Р1909 Avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: $89.75 Р$122.75, can be purchased online

Vintage Cars at the Orange Julep

The Orange Julep is quite possibly Montreal’s most iconic restaurant. The roadside snack-bar has been around since 1932 and everybody in Montreal knows about it, regardless of how old you are.

This summer, like the summer before and the summer before that, the Orange Julep will host vintage cars and motorcycles in its parking lot every Wednesday.

Go check out some gorgeous old-school cars and motorcycles.

When: Every Wednesday from now until October
Time:¬†7 pm ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: 7700 Boulevard Decarie

Montreal Fetish Weekend

Today is the start of the Montreal’s Fetish Weekend, one of the largest gathering of its kind.

From fantasy-themed events to beautiful play scenes, fashion, expo, demos, workshops and an incredible fetish photo walk, the city welcomes you to a grand celebration of Fetish Pride, alternate lifestyle and diversity.

When: Wednesday, August 29
Time: 9 pm Р3 am
Where: Hotel Gouverneur – 1415 St. Hubert Street
Price: Varies depending on your selection

The Montreal World Film Festival

On the heels of the Fantasia Film Festival, the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations and fosters cinema of all continents.

The festival features short films, genre pieces and both competitive and non-competitive selections from films all over the world.

The MWFF is spread throughout various outdoor and indoor venues across the city. Check out their website for specific spots for selected films.

When:¬†August 23 ‚Äď September 3
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Various venues across Montreal
Price: $11 per film

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