5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, October 30

Oct 30 2019, 5:00 am

As the workweek hits the halfway point, here are a few things happening around town today, October 30, to catapult you towards Halloween.

Food Fair: Flavors of the World

A giant food fair is coming to Concordia today, boasting different types of grub from all over the world. $5 grants you 5 coupons, and each coupon gives you a meal.

You might want to skip breakfast for this one.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Concordia University, Hall Building
Price: $5

Haunted McGill Walking Tour

Before tomorrow’s big day, McGill is hosting a walking tour to explore the various “skeletons in the closet across the school’s campus.”

You didn’t really think one of the city’s most renowned schools wouldn’t be haunted a bit, did you?

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Musée Redpath Museum, 859 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Price: Free, donations accepted

Gardens of Light

As it does every fall, the Gardens of Light returned to the city, shining thousands of bright lights at the Botanical Garden.

Espace pour la vie invites everyone to discover the cultural riches of the three gardens along an illuminated pathway in its flagship autumn event.

The venue is split up into three gardens: the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and the Japanese Garden.

When: Friday, October 25
Time: 9 am – 9 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9 am – 10 pm (Friday – Sunday)
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: $8 – $16, available online

The Rocky Horror Show

See the sensational play that sparked an international phenomenon at the timeless Mainline Theatre, just in time for Halloween.

Worlds collide in Richard O’Brien’s musical-theatre masterpiece as camp sci-fi meets sexual exploration, glam rock, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Experience the October classic in an intimate experience with a full live cast, band, dancers, and music.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mainline Theatre, 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Price: $20 – $30, available online

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their ‘Hooley Night’ tonight on the third floor.

Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25, and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink. The bar offers Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye, and whiskey as part of the special. The third floor features a dance floor and a DJ.

If you’re looking to dance and drink on a Wednesday night, it’s tough to find a better deal than McKibbin’s. Get there nice and early to beat the line.

Plus, tonight would be a good time to test out that Halloween costume of yours.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys