10 things to do in Montreal on Saturday, September 28

Sep 27 2019, 5:00 am

Take advantage of the last Saturday in September, Montreal!

From comedy to a boozy Celine Dion brunch, we’ve got the first 24 hours of your weekend all locked up right here.

Montreal Water Lantern Festival 2019

Oka Beach has a pretty magical event lined up for the weekend.

The Water Lantern Festival has announced that it will be gracing the national park with thousands of floating lanterns as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.

According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.

When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Oka Beach, 2020 Chemin d’Oka
Price: $38.99 – $50, available online

Gardens of Light

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: Saturday, September 28
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

Mechant Bœuf Boozy Brunch

Méchant Boeuf

Just because Céline Dion isn’t swinging by this weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t get your diva fix.

Méchant Boeuf is organizing a Céline Dion Boozy Brunch all weekend.

If you “Drove all Night” to come to her concert and now you’re worried you’ll be “All By Yourself” this weekend, then look no further! “Right in Front of You” there is a perfect “Miracle” to make your weekend a great one.

Head over to the popular spot to sip on bottomless mimosas, enjoy the delicious $19 brunch table d’hôte, while the restaurnat blasts all of Dion’s greatest hits.

When: September 28 and 29
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: 124 Saint-Paul Street Ouest
Price: $19

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

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Soak up some exhibition action between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators as the rivals face off against each other at the Bell Centre tonight.

Pre-season is the perfect time to get zoned back into hockey, especially since ticket prices aren’t that expensive, compared to the regular season, which starts in October.

When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $62 – $220, available online

Through the Echoes

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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: Saturday, September 28
Time: Varies
Where: Montreal’s Old Port
Price: $28.50 – $51, available online

Oasis Surf

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Battle the weekend with some hardcore waves. Just because Montreal isn’t located on the coast, doesn’t mean you can’t tackle some killer tides.

Oasis Surf in Brossard is an indoor pool, open to amateur and experienced surfers looking to ride the waves.

Radical.

When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10 am – 2 am
Where: Suite 01, 9520 Boulevard Leduc
Price: $30 for 30 minutes

Derek Seguin – Comedy Nest

Derek Seguin, as seen in Just For Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters, and the winner of SiriusXM’s Top Comic Challenge, will be on stage tonight dealing with his always funny (and sometimes dirty) humour at the timeless Comedy Nest.

When: September 27 and 28
Time: 8 pm and 10 pm
Where: 2313 Saint-Catherine Street (3rd Floor)
Price: $12 general admission, $6 students

Montreal’s International Literature Festival

If you’re a fan of books, poetry, art, music, and film, the Montreal’s International Literature Festival is for you. This event will feature talks and readings from local and international authors as well as live readings and musical performances and an art exhibit.

When: From now until September 29
Time: Various times
Where: Quartier des Spectacle
Price: Free admission

World Press Photo Exposition

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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: September 27 – 29
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Marche Bonsecours, 325 de la Commune
Price:$14, available and at the door online

Montréal International Black Film Festival

Entering its final weekend, the 15th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival lets guests discover the black culture on film from all over the world.

When: From now until September 29
Time: Various times
Where: Venues throughout the city,
Price: Various pricing, available online