Five things to do in Montreal this weekend Oct. 13, 14 and 15

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At long last, it’s time to take the fall seriously. It is actually here, and there are plenty of ways to make the most of it. 

With that in mind, here are five things you can do to make the most of this weekend. None of them include pumpkin spice, although that is also an option. 

Take in a light show

Lumifest is back in Vieux-Longueuil with an array of light shows to be projected on buildings. The displays will showcase the works of numerous Quebec studios. If all that light mapping makes you hungry, there will also be food and drink stands.

Adopt a dog

The Doggy Café on St-Denis St. is hosting an event on Saturday for Montrealers who are considering the adoption of a dog. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., representatives of Animatch Dog Adoption and a number of dogs will be on hand to answer questions and possibly find permanent homes for these animals. They are all good dogs. 

Catch the last of this year’s Festival du nouveau cinéma

With a full slate this weekend, one might reasonably argue that the Festival du nouveau cinéma left the best for last. Highlights include director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Participate in Montreal Walks for Mental Health

Walking is good for you; this walk is good for lots of people. The annual event to raise awareness and fight stigma regarding mental health issues kicks off at 11 a.m on Sunday at Phillips Square. The 3-kilometre walk will also raise funds for mental health service providers.

Get ready for Halloween

If you start getting scared in mid-October, you’ll be a pro by the 31st. To that end, Fright Fest is currently underway at La Ronde and it should live up to its name. Expect zombie performers, haunted corners of the amusement park and spooky rides. What else could you possibly want? 

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