5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 12

Sep 11 2018, 7:01 pm

Happy midweek, Montreal. In celebration of getting this far, we’ve put together a little getaway for today, September 12, as we set our sails towards the weekend.

Interpol concert

The American rock band, formed in 1997, is at the spectacular Olympia tonight to promote their new album ‘Marauder.’

When: Wednesday, September 12
Time: Doors at 6 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Olympia – 1004 Ste. Catherine Est
Price: $50.75, online

Tonga Lumina

Mont-Tremblant’s trail is illuminated with light projections and mythical storytelling as guests must trek through a 1.5 km nocturnal hike to find a slumbering giant.

The adventure starts at the base of Mont-Tremblant. The 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: Wednesday, September 12
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

YUL EAT

The YUL EAT festival is the biggest food event in the city. Over 40 restaurant outlets and food trucks from all over Montreal give foodies the chance to discover local grub and dishes they’ve never tried before, on a huge scale.

New to the festival’s 5th anniversary, festival-goers will have a chance to attend live cooking masterclasses from some of the city’s most respected and renowned chefs.

The food costs money but the festival is free to enter.

When: From now until September 16
Time: Varying times
Where: Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Free admission

Bishop and Gags

The monthly Mile End comedy show returns to the cozy Bishop and Bagg tonight (their pun alone should be enough to entice you). Grab some of their signature gin cocktails and take in some laughs.

Tonight’s edition is hosted by the very funny Jon Selig and is headlined by the delectably seasoned comedy vet Peter J Radomski.

Featured acts include EJ Brulé, Brian King, Peter Hartman, Mart Brennan and Sara Quinn.

When: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 9 pm
Where: Bishop and Bagg – 52 St-Viateur Ouest
Price: Free

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” tonight on their third-floor dance club. Ladies pay $10 at the door, gentlemen pay $25 and then it’s an open bar, all you can drink. That includes  Moosehead beer, vodka, gin, rum, rye and whiskey as part of the special. There’s a dance floor, DJ and a whole lot of people who already want to get away from school.

When: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

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