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Montreal Festivals: November 2013

Montreal Festivals: November 1 to November 3, 2013

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A Montreal Festivals November 2013 Guide. From holiday fun to nightly distractions, your guide to Montreal festivals and events in November 2013 proposes a little something for every budget and every taste.

Through November 2013
Fall in the City
Your ultimate guide to Montreal in the fall. Includes information on the season's top events, activities, weather expectations and more.

Through November 2013
Go Apple Picking
Who doesn't like this activity? Find me a living breathing human being and I'll find you someone who will end up refreshed and happy after a day spent in an orchard surrounded by the forbidden fruit. Included in this guide are a comprehensive list of orchards within close proximity to Montreal as well as an apple picking solution for those of you who do not have a car. And... I even included recipes to help you figure out what to do with all those apples once you bring them home.

Through November 2013
Make Applesauce?
Well, since you went apple picking ...

Through November 2013
How About a Batch of My Fall-tastic Squash Soup
You know you want to ...

Through November 2013
Leaf Peeping
While you could pick any park for a taste of autumn, the following Montreal fall foliage destinations are particularly picturesque, if only for the variety of tree species they offer, a mix of shapes and colors you just can't find everywhere. But don;t wait too long. The season is often over by the first week of November, if not earlier. Details here.

Through November 2013
Have Fun For Free
On a tight budget but aching to do something? Anything? Then you're going to love your ultimate insider's guide to what to do in Montreal for free.

Through November 2013
Visit St. Joseph's Oratory
Founded by a humble orphan, the recently sainted Miracle Man of Montreal, countless unexplained phenomena have allegedly occurred on oratory grounds, a top Montreal attraction that welcomes up to two million visitors every year. Details here.

Through November 2013
Ongoing Family Events
Listed are ongoing events and activities perfect for families. A few community activities suitable for older ages are also included.

Through November 2013
Sales, Sales and More Sales
Find out how to save at least 50% on retail in Montreal.

Through November 2013
Montreal Concerts
Montreal concerts in November, from indie to big tickets, are included in your Montreal concerts listings. Details with clips.

Through November 2013
Montreal Museum Exhibits
A round up of current exhibits and IMAX film presentations at Montreal's leading museums and science centres. Details here.

Through November 2013
Ice Skating
Get a head start on the outdoor ice skating season with a little indoor fun at this icy hot spot.

Through November 2013
Christmas Shopping Guide
It's never too early to get started. Includes a hand-picked list of fairs & bazaars featuring unique and often affordable finds.

Not in November 2013
CINARS: International Exchange for the Performing Arts
Held every two years (next one is in 2014), CINARS is a conference for performing arts professionals with shows open to the public in the form of performances covering music, theatre, dance and multidisciplinary events which are free on a first-come, first-reserved-online basis. Admission varies by event. Various venues.

Not in November 2013
Les Coups de Théâtre Festival
Held every two years, Les Coups de Théâtre is a festival specializing in theatre just for kids since 1990. Returns in 2014. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Through November 2013
Reader-Submitted Events
Have a Montreal event to propose? Submit event information here.

November 1 to November 3, 2013
Annual Gem and Mineral Show
The 53nd annual show and sale of semi-precious gems, jewelry, sculptures, pearls, beads, fossils, tools, and minerals involves more than 100 dealers on site. Admission $7, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult. At Place Bonaventure (map).

November 1 to November 3, 2013
De Toute Beauté Weekend
All things beauty and fashion over the course of three days. Admission $15, $22 weekend pass, less if purchased online. At the Palais de congrès (map).

November 1 to 11, 2013
Montreal Restaurant Week: Taste MTL
Over 100 Montreal restaurants offer table d'hôte menus ranging from $19 to $39. Details here.

November 1 to November 30, 2013
Rad Hourani Retrospective: Seamless – Five Years of Unisex
“On January 24, 2013, Rad Hourani entered the inner circle of Parisian haute couture with the presentation of the first unisex show in fashion history, becoming the first Canadian to stand among the fashion greats. His collections are currently present in 130 shops and galleries in 30 countries around the world. And this coming November 1, 2013, the Phi Centre will welcome him as guest curator of an event that will last all month long. At the request of Phoebe Greenberg, founder and curator of the Phi Centre, Rad Hourani will take us inside his seamless approach and his five years in unisex fashion, through his study of the human body, his patterns, his photography and his 20 collections.” Contact venue for admission information. At Centre PHI (map).

November 2 and November 3, 2013
Montreal Pet Show
The Salon national des animaux de compagnie claims it's the largest pet show in Canada. Featuring ponies, a mini-farm, dog and cat expos and more. Take a virtual tour of the event. Admission $13, $11 for seniors and students, $9 kids 5 to 11, free for kids under 5. At Place Bonaventure (map).

November 3, 2013
Time To Fall Back
Remember to set clocks back one hour. But why do we have to do his and how does it affect our bodies? Details here.

November 3, 2013
Le Mood
"LE MOOD, Montreal’s Festival of Unexpected Jewish Learning, Arts and Culture was born of the simple belief that something incredible would happen if the most daring young thinkers, performers and artists in Jewish Montreal gathered under one roof for a day-long event." Includes speaker presentations, comedy shows, a Jewish food championship and more. Admission $15 to $20. At Espace Reunion (map).

November 3, 2013
Get Ready to Vote!
This November 3rd. Make this one count, Montreal.

Through November 3, 2013
Celebrate Halloween
Courtesy of Halloween's awkward Thursday weekday positioning, this year's events spread out across two weekends.

Through November 3, 2013
Gardens of Light
At the Montreal Botanical Garden. Admission details here.

Through November 4, 2013
Holocaust Education Series
A series of discussions, film screenings, performances and speaker presentations surrounding "the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference," revisiting the Holocaust as well as other episodes of genocide around the world. Generally free admission. At various venues.

Through November 9, 2013
Arab World Festival of Montreal
The largest fest of is kind in North America, featuring films, theatre, dance, music and much more. Admission varies by event. At various venues.

Year Round
Get Fit!
Ready to change your life for the rest of your life?

Year Round
Eat Local
It's easier than you think, especially during harvest season.

Ongoing
Restaurant Labo Culinaire / Foodlab
Discover new experimental dishes made by chefs Michelle Marek et Seth Gabriel. Menu changes theme every two weeks. Reasonable wine prices. Tuesdays to Fridays as of 5 p.m. Reservations can be made for groups of 8 and up. At the Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT) (map). Information in French only.

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