Written by Gemma Cocomello on 07.10.15

Although fall is at its peak and cooler weather is approaching, October is a picturesque month. With the beautiful changing colours of the leaves, animated costumes on Halloween, and the aroma of pumpkin spice in the air, it truly is a wonderful month. To top it off, there are many lovely events going on this month to go along with all that is beautiful about fall. Weather-wise, October can be unpredictable, but we can predict that you won’t be bored in Montreal this month.

Pizza Week (October 5th– 11th)


When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it really is amore! Pizza is the ultimate comfort meal that should have its own food group. What better time to celebrate pizza than during the fall? The 4th edition of Pizza Week begins on October 5th in Little Italy where several restaurants will showcase a special pizza for the entire week. There will also be free workshops you can attend to learn about the art of pizza making along with a “Pizzathon” contest that’ll crown the winner of Pizza Week. Click here to see the list of restaurants along with their creations for this glorious and gluttonous occasion. Yet another reason to pay a visit to Little Italy (not that you need one anyways).

After Hours At The McCord: Urban Montreal (October 15th)

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Ever wonder what really goes on after museums close? Be a part of the action at the McCord Museum’s After Hours. This event adds a twist to regular museum visits and will actually make you want to go. You’ll get to admire art while at the same time enjoy a mixing and mingling experience. Cocktails will be available (one drink included in the admission ticket) as well as live entertainment, creative workshops, and chances to win prizes. Advanced purchased tickets are $16 and $20 at the door. Who says museum visits have to be boring? Click here to learn more and to profit from a great advance purchase price.

690 rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E9
(514) 398-7100

Light The Night Walk (October 17th)

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The 11th National Light The Night Walk will light up the streets of Montreal on October 17th at Parc Jean Drapeau. The event is hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) and brings together over 25,000 people each year to walk in unity at dusk for a good cause. Each walker will carry a lantern that represents a special meaning for this inspirational walk. Funds raised for this important event go to therapies for blood cancer patients, support materials for family members, educational information sessions, and much more. To register, make a donation, or learn more about the LLSC, please click here and show your support.

1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, QC, H3C 1A9
(514)- 872-6120

Black & Blue Festival (October 7-13)

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We all know Montreal is a party city all year round, but this is taken to a whole other level during the Black & Blue Festival. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the 2015 edition is bound to be one to remember with a Red Light District theme. Being the top party event for the gay community, this year the festival will have a new venue at the Pierre Charbonneau Amphitheatre, located at the heart of Olympic Parc. With the best DJs, various shows, and a festive atmosphere, no one will leave Black & Blue without some interesting stories and memories. Click here to see the complete schedule and prices.

3000 rue Viau, Montreal, QC, H1V 3J3
(514) 255-4222

Festival du Nouveau Cinema (October 7-18)

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A festival to highlight and contribute to emerging new trends in cinema, the 44th edition of Festival du Nouveau Cinema is a playground for film fanatics. The 11-day festival creates a space for movie buffs, artists, and professionals to meet, discuss, and share their ideas. The Festival du Nouveau Cinema presents films from all over the world and gives audiences a chance to not only present their work of art, but to be exposed to something they wouldn’t see elsewhere. Learn more about this unique festival here and see the great films lined up for the 2015 edition.

3805 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2W 1X9
(514) 282-0004

Artistic by Nature by Rosina Bucci (October 21-29)

Rosina Bucci Artistic by Nature Montreal

One thing Montreal does not lack in is talent; artist Rosina Bucci will be showing off hers this October at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre. Born in Italy but raised in Montreal, she’s shown a keen interest in the arts at a young age and has worked in film, television, and theatre. Bucci will be hosting her first solo exhibition to showcase her work over the past 25 years. Admission is free and it’s a great opportunity to learn about and support a local artist. Check out Rosina’s website to learn more about her and her work.

8370 boulevard Lacordaire, Saint-Leonard, QC, H1R 3Y6
(514) 955-8370

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