5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, September 26

Sep 25 2018, 6:48 pm

With the first part of the week behind you, you can set your sights to the latter part of the week. To help you get there, we’ve put together 5 things that are worth checking out today, September 26.

Malala Yousafzai at Influence Montreal

Influence Montreal bills itself as an “entrepreneur and influencer” conference that promotes diversity and leadership. The event’s headlining speaker is Malala Yousafzai. In 2012 when she was just 15, a Taliban gunman shot her in head for being an activist. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the award.

She continues to push for educational right and the advancement of female children.

Yousafzai will be speaking at Place Bonaventure tonight along with other speakers that include Danièle Henkel, Valérie Plante, Marcus Troy, Aiesha Robinson, Nicolas Duvernois and many others.

When: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 7 am – 7 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price: $149, available online

Joey Elias & The Comedy All-Stars Benefit

For the 7th year in a row, Just for Laughs vet Joey Elias is hosting an all-star gala of local comedians to benefit Les Maisons Transitionnelles O3 On Our Own, a not-for-profit organization that raises money and awareness for vulnerable families in the community.

The impressive lineup features local comedians Lawrence CorberWassim El-MounzerSara QuinnPantelis, and headliner Joey Elias, for a comedy night that will be both hilarious and for a good cause.

When: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Club Soda, 1225 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $44.25, available online

Oneohtrix Point Never at the Red Bull Music Festival

Oneohtrix Point Never brings his first full live tour to Montreal’s historic Monument-National tonight.

Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin) is an American composer and producer of experimental electronic music. He began recording synthesizer music under the moniker in the mid-2000s, receiving positive reviews for the 2009 compilation ‘Rifts.’

When: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 8 pm – 12 am
Where: Monument-National, 1182 Boulevard St-Laurent
Price: $20, available online

McKibbin’s Irish Pub Hooley Night

McKibbin’s Irish Pub hosts their “Hooley Night” tonight on their 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: Every Wednesday
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Where: 1426 Rue Bishop
Price: $10 for girls, $25 for guys

World Press Photo Exhibition

The 13th annual World Press Photo Exhibition in Montreal showcases some of the most prestigious photographs from around the world. This year, 73,500 photos from 125 different countries will headline the exhibition.

When: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Where: Marché Bonsecours – 325 de la Commune East
Price: $11 for students, $14 general admission

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