5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 11

Sep 11 2019, 5:00 am

Here are a few happenings around Montreal today, September 11, as the workweek hits the midway point. There’s no reason to stay in this Wednesday.

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YUL EAT Festival – 2019

It seems like Montreal is saving its biggest food festival for last.

The YUL EAT Festival returned for its sixth edition yesterday, giving Montrealers one last big food fest to cap off the summer.

From different culinary themed nights to the “Parcours Gourmand” grand tasting experience, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, conferences, a pop-up restaurant, wines, beers, and cocktails, YUL EAT offers up a little something for everyone.

Free outdoor activities include the Breville Lab, the General Store, the Ford Smokehouse pop-up restaurant, Chope-Chope (beers from Brasseur de Montréal and Creemore Springs), Tchin-Tchin wine and Shake-Shake cocktail bars.

When: Wednesday, September 11
Time: Varies
Where: Anchored at Quartier des spectacles
Price: $30 – 195, available online. Free admission options also available

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: Wednesday, September 11
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

PIZZA FEST Montreal

A pizza festival is kicking off in Montreal today, ready to cap off the summer with a slice.

From September 11 to 24, dozens of restaurants around the city will take part in the festival before one spot is crowned the tasty winner of Montreal’s PIZZA FEST.

If you’re into the classics, all-dressed, just cheese, pepperoni and cheese, or you like your pizza with a bit more spunk, Pizza Fest will have you covered.

Visit the PIZZA FEST website for a full list of participating spots.

When: September 11 – 24
Time: Varies per location
Where: Spread out throughout Montreal
Price: Varies per selected pizza

World Press Photo Exposition

The World Press Photo exhibition has returned to Montreal for its month-long run at Marché Bonsecours.

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: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marché Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door 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.

When: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

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