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The top 5 things to do in Montreal this September

DON’T MISS: foodie fun, bhangra lunch hour and Martinique magique
September 10, 2019
By Meagan Boisse

Le Classique au Complexe

1. Food galore!

Festival YUL EAT | Le Parterre du Quartier des spectacles | September 9 to 15 starting at noon

Consider yourself a foodie? Then you won’t want to miss Festival YUL EAT, a culinary experience for all tastes. From themed nights to pop-up restos, cooking demos, wine and beer tastings, gourmet workshops and more, there are more than 100 free activities to whet every appetite.

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2. A night (of dance) at the museum

Déambulatoire Dansé | Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal | September 14 at 11 a.m.

This month, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts becomes a stage as harpist Coralie Gauthier and dancer-choreographer Janelle Hacault combine forces. Their unique ambulatory performance will explore the museum’s contemporary art collections through live sound and movement. Dream-like and experimental, this improvised multisensory work is sure to be moving.

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3. Spice up your lunch hour

Midis Dansés Bhangra | Esplanade de la Place des Arts | September 10, 11, 17 and 18, 24 and 25 at noon

Power up your lunch hour with a little bhangra, a festive Indian dance originally performed by farmers to celebrate a good harvest. Each Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the month, you can join professional bhangra dancers for free 45-minute workshops, open to everyone no matter your level.

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4. Poetry in the park

Dehors est un poème | Festival international de la littérature (FIL) | Meet at Pavillon du Lac-aux-Castors | September 21 at noon

Spend a poetic afternoon at Parc Mont-Royal in the company of poet Bertrand Laverdure. He will head a writing workshop that will task you with taking inspiration from the surrounding greenery and channelling it into words. After a walk up the Escales découvertes, you’ll be able to share the literary fruits of your labour with the group. The outing is part of the larger Festival international de la littérature.

5. Martinique in Montreal

The Creole Village Fair at Martinique Gourmande | La Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins | September 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A fall must-see, the Creole Village Fair invites you to enjoy the best of Martinique’s cuisine. To mark the occasion, four chefs will be visiting from Martinique to bring the tastes of their island to the heart of Montreal. Also on the menu: a zouk dancing masterclass, tastings of the famous Trois Rivières and Saint James rums and a chance to win a trip to Martinique.

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