5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 18

Sep 18 2019, 5:00 am

As the month continues to zoom by, here are a few things worthy of checking out in Montreal today, September 18, as the workweek hits the midway mark.

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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 18
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online

Night Market

For the first time ever, Concordia Farmers’ Market will be hosting a night market outside of the Hall building including organic farmers, local artisans, and food producers.

The Concordia Farmers’ Market is a unique student-funded urban market located in the core of downtown Montreal at the centre of Concordia’s Sir George Williams Campus. Since 2014, the market has been working with small-scale farmers and local artisans who prioritize sustainability to bring healthy, affordable, local food and products to the community.

When: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Where: Corner of De Maisonneuve and MacKay, in front of the Hall Building

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: From now until October 31
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

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 18
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

Through the Echoes

The first-of-its-kind pyramid-shaped entertainment venue, PY1, created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté continues its showing all month.

The innovative venue will offer a multi-sensory experience, state-of-the-art technology and “a unique playground” for multimedia entertainment combining high tech with the talent of the greatest digital creators.

The PY1 experience made its worldwide debut with Through the Echoes, a show produced exclusively for the pyramid last month, located near the Clock Tower grounds in the Old Port.

When: Wednesday, September 18
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online