16 things to do in Montreal this weekend: October 29 to 31
The largest Rocky Horror Picture Show North American event returns this year, appropriately falling on Halloween night.
A screening of the 1975 film takes place at the Dollar Cinema on October 31, where guests are encouraged to dress up, shout, sing, dance, and throw special props around the room.
The film follows two young lovers, Brad and Janet, who go to visit their former teacher. On the way, their car breaks down and they are forced to drive up the road to a spooky castle to find a phone. Instead of finding a phone, they find a mad scientist, aka a “sweet transvestite from Transylvania,” who has chosen to bring his own creation to life.
Customers are encouraged to join us in shouting about the film. Traditionally, every time Brad’s name is mentioned you’re supposed to scream “asshole” and every time Janet’s name is mentioned you’re supposed to scream “bitch”.
Dress up and spend a night.
When: October 31
Or: Dollar cinema, Square Décarie: 203-6900 Boulevard Décarie
Price: $ 15
Pointe-à-Callière, the archeology and history museum of Old Montreal, hosts an exhibition devoted to the history of the circus.
From the first European and American circus troupes to today’s international shows, the circus has entertained audiences for nearly 300 years. Guests can also ride in a mini clown car, test their balance and coordination, and learn about their inner circus performer.
When: From now until March 6, 2022
Time: 10 am-5pm, closed Mondays
Or: 350 Place Royale
Price: $ 16 – $ 24
An outdoor costume party is taking place on Crescent Street this Halloween weekend.
On October 29-30, come dressed in your spooky costume to watch classic Halloween movies like HEY and beetle juice (original versions in English with French subtitles). The event will also feature DJs and other outdoor entertainment.
This year marks the first edition of Halloween on Crescent Street in Montreal. The two-day celebration, which will take place between rue Sainte-Catherine and boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, will occupy a good part of downtown.
Halloween is usually associated with dim lights and spooky spots, but this weekend Montreal will be shining brightly with all types of monsters, ghosts and witches.
Illumi in Laval presents a Halloween light show that guests can experience on foot or in their car.
There are over 25 million LED lights and fixtures erected in different Halloween themes.
When: 28 – 31 October
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Or: Highway 15, between boulevard Saint-Martin and boulevard du Souvenir
Price: $ 15.75 – $ 21.75, available in line
There is only one week left to see THE INFINITE, a revolutionary new multisensory virtual reality exhibit that takes guests on a journey aboard the International Space Station.
Freely explore a life-size reproduction of the ISS in virtual reality as if you were there. Using several different mediums (VR, augmented reality and projections), the exhibition offers “exceptional realism in an experience that lasts 60 minutes”, specifies the PHI Center.
Go to space without having to leave Earth. Good deal.
When: From now until November 7
Times: From Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal – 2020, rue William
Price: $ 10 – $ 40 (Tuesday to Thursday), $ 12 – $ 50 (Friday to Sunday)
Maybe you want to replace a spooky Halloween event with music and soul searching? In the dark.
Prepare to shiver during a series of concerts at the breathtaking Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.
From timeless classics to horror movie themes, emotions will come to life, delivering goose bumps guaranteed with concert renditions of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Danny Elfman’s “This Is Halloween” The nightmare before Christmas, the theme of Psychosis, and much more.
When: Thursday October 28
Time: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
Or: Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Price: $ 40, available in line
If you like to discover the history of Montreal and the supernatural, Haunted Montreal has you covered with their series of paranormal tours that you can join across town.
Haunted Montreal will conduct paranormal investigations in Griffintown and the Old Port this weekend.
The tour also includes a deep dive into the ‘Legend of the Red Cross’, paranormal events at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and a visit to a spooky old funeral home that has been turned into a nightclub.
The popular tour is hailed by horror fans, historians and common thrill-seekers.
For tickets and more information visit the Haunted downtown website.
When: saturday 30 october
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Or: Place Norman Béthune
Price: $ 24.50
The Montreal Botanical Garden will shine brightly with hundreds of illuminated lanterns thanks to the Gardens of Light.
This is your last chance to check it out!
When: From now until October 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., every evening
Or: 4101 Sherbrooke East
Price: $ 8.25 – $ 16.50
How about marveling at tens of thousands of pumpkins this weekend?
Because Pumpkin features over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins lit up at night along a one mile trail against a 19ebackdrop of the century. Some are individual pumpkins and others are fused together to create some exceptional and quite impressive works of art.
Worthy of a photo, that’s for sure.
When: From now until October 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Or: Upper Canada Village – County Road 2
Price: $ 20
Installed inside the Palais des Congrès, RELOAD / Relax is a breathtaking new digital world that aims to re-energize guests at Oasis Immersion, Canada’s largest indoor immersive attraction.
The journey experience of 10 works by some of Quebec’s most prominent digital artists (and the world) offers a stimulating and soothing sensory journey experience.
When: From now until January 30, 2022
Time: 10:20 a.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Or: Montreal Convention Center, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul Riopelle
Price: From $ 19 to $ 25, available in line