Around Town September 15-17, 2017

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from September 8-10, 2017. Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Montreal with Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte, heard weekday mornings from 5:30-10am on CHOM 97.7 in Montreal, via the free iHeartRadio app or at


POP Montreal
Ongoing until September 17, 2017 @ Various venues
Now in it's Sweet 16 edition (has it been 16 years already?!) POP Montreal is your chance to catch important Montreal artists in intimate venues scattered around the Plateau and the Mile End. Additional activities include industry workshops, family-oriented activities, craft fairs, and films. Also, as is the case every year, Picard will be broadcasting live from POP Headquarters (3450 St. Urbain) this Friday from 7PM-Midnight. Full festival program and ticket info at

Sonore Montreal Guitar Show
September 15-16, 2017 @ Eastern Bloc (7240 Clark), FREE
Sonore Montreal Guitar Show celebrates anything and everything to do with guitars! Come check out some cool instruments and maybe take in a live performance. More info at

POP Record Fair
September 16-17, 2017 @ POP Headquarters (3450 St. Urbain), 11AM-6PM, FREE
This year, the POP Record Fair moves from the Mile End to POP Headquarters. Browse through a plethora of records from local merchants and vinyl collectors alike. 

Tribute to Oliver Jones
September 16, 2017 @ Oliver Jones Center, formerly Ste. Cunegonde Center (525 Dominion)
Bring your lawn chair for this tribute concert to legendary Montreal Jazzman, Oliver Jones. The concert will include Ranee Lee, Daniel Clarke Bouchard, Moah, Les soeur Fils-Aimé, Skipper Dean, and the Montreal Jubiliation Choir under the direction of Trevor W. Payne. Hosts include Kim Richardson and Charles Jr. Biddle. 

Sessions 375 x POP Montreal
September 16, 2017 @ Rialto Theatre (5723 Parc) + POP Headquarters (3450 St. Urbain), FREE
Part of Montreal's 375th and POP Montreal, Sessions 375 is a day of free live music showcasing some of Montreal's emerging talent. Catch music from Klô Pelgag, Lunice, Kid Koala, Aldous Harding, Laura Sauvage, and Think About Life... just to name a few! Find the full schedule HERE.

The Besnard Lakes play "The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse"
September 16, 2017 @ Ukrainian Federation (5213 Hutchison), Doors 7PM, Show 8PM, $18 in advance
Montreal indie post-rockers, The Besnard Lakes bring their shoegaze sound to the Ukrainian Federation and will play their second studio album, "The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse" from front to back at this year's edition of POP.

DJ Cloud Rajotte (yes, it's Claude Rajotte's DJ alias)
September 16, 2017 @ Bar Le Record (7622 St. Hubert), 10PM-3AM
Former CHOM announcer and Musique Plus VJ, Claude Rajotte takes over the DJ booth at Bar Le Record this Saturday! Bar owners claim they've given Claude carte blanche for the night... Should be an interesting music set!


La Grande Tournée
September 15-17, 2017 @ Parc des Faubourgs (Ville-Marie)
Part of Montreal's 375th anniversary, La Grande Tournée has various stops across the island to celebrate individual boroughs. This weekend, the tour stops by the Ville-Marie borough. Find the full schedule of events for this weekend's stop HERE.

Autorama Montreal
September 16-17, 2017 @ Olympic Stadium (4545 Pierre de Coubertin), 10AM-10PM, $10
Come check out one of the coolest car exhibits to come to town! Hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars, exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! Details HERE.

Mile End Studio Tours
September 16-17, 2017 @ Various locations in the Mile End, Noon-6PM, Free admission
Always wanted to get an inside look at Montreal artists' studio spaces? Here's your chance! A handful of artists are opening the doors to the work and living spaces to give Montrealers a glimpse of their daily lives. Participating buildings include 160 rue St-Viateur E, 5333 ave Casgrain, 5445 ave de Gaspé, 5555 ave de Gaspé, 6201 ave du Parc, and 5369 rue St-Laurent.

L'avenue gourmande
September 16-17, 2017, along Mont Royal Avenue in the Plateau, 1PM-5PM
Local merchants and restaurateurs are celebrating their culinary diversity by offering up free tastings, reduced meal prices, and special menu items. Find a full list of participating partners HERE.

Kirkland Day
September 16, 2017 @ Parc des benevoles (18180 Elkas, Kirkland), Noon-10:30PM
Now an annual tradition, Kirkland Day will feature a BBQ, drinks, free games for the kids, live music, and fireworks. Find out more HERE.

Ecomuseum's Free Admission for Kids Day
September 16, 2017 @ Montreal Ecomuseum (21125 ch. Ste. Marie, Sainte Anne de Bellevue), 10AM-4PM, free for kids under 15
This is the perfect chance to bring the kids by the only outdoor zoo in Montreal! This Saturday only, kids under 15 years of age get in for free at the Montreal Ecomuseum. More information and tickets HERE.

Garlic Festival
September 16, 2017 @ Montreal Botanical Garden (4101 Sherbrooke East), 9AM-5PM, FREE
Celebrate all things related to garlic as local growers and exhbitors present talks, tastings, and braiding workshops! More info HERE.

Block Party Splash
September 17, 2017 @ Village au Pied-du-Courant, 2100 Notre-Dame East, 1PM-11PM, Free admission
Montreal's Village au Pied-du-Courant along the St. Lawrence, just East of the Jacques Cartier Bridge has taken on a life of its own! This Sunday, they'll be throwing a family-friendly block party with a BBQ, games for kids, a bar, and multiple DJ sets!

Montreal West's Canada 150 Celebration
September 17, 2017 @ Strathearn Park, 3PM
Celebrate Canada's 150th in Montreal West with live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks and fireworks! More info HERE.

Masters of Spectacular
September 17, 2017 @ Dollar Cinema, 6900 Decarie, 3:30PM-5PM, $15, children under 12 $10
This family-friendly variety show features music, comedy, magic, juggling, and more. An affordable afternoon out for the family with free parking! More HERE.


Montreal Terry Fox Run
September 17, 2017 @ Multiple locations
The Terry Fox Run is a Canadian tradition which raises funds for cancer research. This year, the run takes place on September 17 at various locations across the island. To register, donate, or find a run closest to you, click HERE.


Listings for Around Town are compiled by Mornings Rock producer, Esteban Vargas. If you'd like to submit your event or have an event suggestion for consideration, e-mail

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