Trick, treat, and party

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Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means: parties, pumpkins, costumes, and candy! With so many things happening on and around campus, it’s hard to keep track of everything Halloween-themed. To help you out, the Tribune has created a handy-dandy list of sure-to-please events right here in Montreal.


Starting off the exciting Halloween season is 4Floors, presented by the Students’ Society of McGill University. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the SSMU Building will be transformed and filled with DJs, mandatory costumes, and awesome drink deals starting at 10 p.m. The event is sold out, so keep an eye out for tickets on Facebook/Twitter if you’re still trying to attend McGill’s biggest campus party this year.

WaterCan McGill

McGill’s branch of the Canadian charity is organizing the “WaterCan Halloween Party” at the Telus Theatre (1280 rue Saint-Denis) on Friday Oct. 26. This year’s WaterCan is an all-you-can-drink event, featuring special guests DJ Matt Goulet, Michael Giorgio, and electro/pop producer Robotaki. This is WaterCan’s 25th anniversary, so tickets have been selling fast, but check their Facebook event for more information on last-minute sales.

TKO’s Seven Deadly Sins Halloween Rager at Gerts

On Saturday Oct. 27, TKO’s Seven Deadly Sins Halloween Rager is taking over McGill’s campus bar. Show up any time after 9 p.m., in your best Halloween costume. The party is going to include black lights, strobe lights, and themed drinks for all to enjoy. Tickets are $5, including coat check, and ensuring an awesome Saturday night!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball is a classic event that screams Halloween. In Montreal, the event takes place at the Imperial Cinema (1432 Rue de Bleury). The attraction boasts three screenigs—Oct. 26, 27, and 31—and two showings, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. If you’re not familiar with the film, it follows a young couple on their way to visit an old teacher when they get lost, and end up at a mad scientist’s mansion. The beauty of the film, reknowned as a guaranteed good time, is its heavy reliance on audience participation. Costumes, dancing, yelling, and throwing props are required in order to get the full experience of the Horror Show. You can purchase tickets online, at the door (limited amount), or in person to receive a student discount (only applicable to showings on Oct. 31st). For more information, check out the website at

Around Town

If you decide pre-planned Halloween parties aren’t your thing and want some other options, Halloween in Montreal has tons to offer. Most of your favourite bars and clubs will likely be having special Halloween nights this weekend so you can still look forward to costumes and themed drinks. If you’re checking out St. Laurent; Rouge, Ye Olde Orchard, and Tokyo all have theme nights planned. If you’re headed west of campus to Crescent; Sir Winston Churchill bar, Entourage, and Light Ultra Club also have Halloween events scheduled (check their respective websites for more details).

Halloween in Montreal isn’t an event to pass up on, so grab some friends, find a costume, and have a great time!