At this point, we are deep in October, the autumn energy felt around the city is palpable. A late fall weekend is a perfect opportunity to put all the final touches on your Halloween plans.
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Also, considering that the winter wonderland is right around the corner, it's also prime time to learn some new skills, squeeze in those last doses of socializing and cozy up your apartment before full hibernation mode kicks-in.
Whether you feel like keeping it low-key and relaxed or social and fun, there are tons of activities, events and things to see around the city to keep busy all weekend.
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Thursday, October 19th -2017
1. Enjoy this weekend and go to the closing weekend of Expo 67: Place aux arts
Expo 67 was the glory days of Montreal. Le Festival Mondiale Des Arts, integrated with the world-famous expo featured over 700+ shows of some of the most prominent global artists, placing Montreal artist community on the map. Place des Arts is now hosting an exhibition featuring the little-known artifacts, journalistic archives, and photographs commemorating the many artists and performers that were supported during this important time in the cultural history of Quebec and Montreal. Check out the official website below!
Where: Place des Arts
When: Until October 22nd
2. Enjoy the weekend by getting crafty and attending a DIY beauty workshop
3. Enjoy this weekend by working on your green thumb and learn to take care of your houseplants
4. Enjoy this weekend by celebrating the best of fall by apple picking
Did you ever have a reason to travel to the end of the blue line? Me neither - until a went to the amazing hidden treasure chest AKA Marche aux Puces St-Michel. This flea market is only open on the weekend and is packed with hundreds of vendors selling antiques and one-of-a-kind finds at ridiculous prices. Flex your bargaining muscles and happy hunting. Check their yelp page at the link below!
Where: Marche aux Puces St - Michel
When: Open Friday - Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM
Price: (no entry charge) bargaining encouraged
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Friday, October 20th - 2017
1. Enjoy the weekend by getting ready for winter and shop for tropical plants
It's no surprise that we have a serious lack of green during winter months in Montreal. Now is the perfect time to stockpile some beautiful and lush greenery to turn your apartment into a little tropical getaway for when the white fluffy snows starts to rain down on the city. Click on the Facebook event link below for more details!
Where: 5445 av. de Gaspé #616
When: Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM - 5 PM
Price: Varies per item
2. Enjoy this weekend and get cultural by going to the Brazilian film festival of Montreal
If your feeling like the weather has got you in a low-key mood, you can head down to Parc avenue for a little cultural enhancement. You're in luck, Cinema du Parc is hosting many interesting films and events this fall. Screening for the first time this weekend is an award-winning film from Brazil. Check out the official site below for more info!
3. Enjoy this weekend and celebrate pre-Halloween and go see the original Text Chainsaw Massacre
Since it's October you might want to consider throwing a little horror movie viewing into the mix. Spice up that routine. Cinema Du Parc hosts an event where they stay open late - until 2:30 AM - screening some of those scary classics we all love. Check out their official site below for more ticket info!
4. Enjoy this weekend by hitting up one of our up-and-coming local galleries
Montreal art gallery scene is so much more diverse and wide-spread then you can imagine. New art galleries and concept boutiques are opening right and left. This weekend The Letter Bet Gallery is hosting a vernissage which will be open to the public. PS. these events usually serve free refreshments. Check out the official Facebook event page below!
5. Enjoy this weekend by supporting Canadian artist and seeing Death From Above at Theatre Corona
Death From Above 1979, the world-famous indie band coming straight out of Toronto will be playing at Theatre Corona in Montreal this weekend. It's the perfect idea for a Friday date night - a show and cute drinks in Little Burgundy. The link for tickets is below!
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Saturday, October 21st -2017
1. Enjoy the weekend by doing something different and going to see an unusual art exhibit
Montreal boasts one of the most eclectic art scenes in all of Canada. If you're interested in exploring some of the more off-beat exhibits that fuse art, science, and tech, head to gallery Never Apart in the trendy Mile-Ex. This weekend Never Apart is hosting an exhibit featuring some prominent artists from the scene. See the Facebook event linked below!
Where: Never Apart Montreal
When: Saturday, October 21st 6 - 10 PM
2. Enjoy your weekend by taking your family - or inner child - to KidCon
KidCon is back in Montreal, so bring your whole family. This is a great way to spend the day with the kids or just being a kid. There will be all kinds of toys, animals, comic books and other activities to pass the day. Check out the official site for more info!
Where: Stade Uniprix
When: Saturday, October 31st
Price: Varies depending on family size
3. Enjoy the weekend by sampling some of the worlds finest oysters
4. Enjoy the weekend by going to a local Pumpkin giveaway
If you look hard enough you will find different spots around Montreal hosting pumpkin themed events. 'Tis the season. This weekend all of those that live in the west part of the island can head to Boutique Biscuits and Confetti for their pumpkin giveaway. Check out their official Facebook event below!
Where: Boutique Biscuits et Confetti
When: Saturday, October 21st 10 AM - 2 PM
5. Enjoy the weekend by putting the final touches on your Halloween costume
Actual Halloween weekend is around the corner, which means you should already have your Halloween costume all ready. In the likely event that you don't, head out to some of the many Halloween specialty stores around the city to grab some last minute items to top off your costume.
Where: Various locations across Montreal
When: Open 10 AM - 6 PM
Price: Varies per item
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Sunday, October 22nd - 2017
1. Enjoy this weekend by getting creative and carving up some pumpkins
There is nothing that screams fall quite like the cheap and nostalgic activity of carving pumpkins. You can do this with your friends at home and make it into a contest or head to some local spots in Montreal, such as Club Espagnol, hosting their very own pumpkin carving events.
Where: Club Espagnol
When: Sunday, October 22nd at 1 PM
2. Enjoy the weekend by taking a peaceful fall walk on the mountain
There is no doubt about it, the mountain is the best place to be on a crisp fall Sunday. Whether you're aimlessly walking around or jogging with a group of friends, there are plenty of activities to do on our beautiful hill. If you're into it you can go to a silent hike and meditation, full event details in the link below!
When: Sunday, October 21st 8:30 - 11:30 AM
3. Enjoy the weekend by making your own Halloween decorations
Another great way to pass a Sunday evening in the fall is getting ready for Halloween by crafting your very own and unique decorations. If you don't feel like going out and investing in craft supplies and materials, don't worry! There are some spots around Montreal hosting their own events with materials included in the price. See the Facebook event for more details!
Where: LOL Toys
When: Sunday, October 21st 1 PM
4. Enjoy your weekend by sipping a warm and tasty latte at your favorite cafe
It's not really a real fall Sunday until your cozied up in your favorite cafe sipping a strong latte and buried your favorite book. There are countless Cafes to choose from in Montreal and new ones opening up every month. A new one to check out - Le Club Espresso Bar in no other than the Plateau. Check their IG in the link below for more!
Where: Club Espresso Bar
When: Open Sundays 9 - 6 PM
5. Enjoy your Sunday by doing absolutely nothing other than good old-fashioned Netflix binge
Another great and classic way to end the week is to do nothing. And by nothing I mean hang out in your sweatpants all day and feast your eyes on some of the hot new shows Netflix has lined up for the fall. Let the binging begin.
Where: The comfort of your own home
Price: 10.99$/ Month