Free Things to Do in Montreal: November 2017

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal Every Day This November 2017

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include free photo exhibit, a Diwali celebration and more.
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    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017? From free parades to free concerts, Montreal is alive and well, even for a month as reputedly dreary as November. But newsflash! It's only as dreary as you make it. Even the tightest budget has room for fun if you play your cards right. 

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Vegan

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2016 include attending the Montreal Vegan Festival.
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    Intrigued by veganism? Me too. The only problem is the last time I cut out meat for an extended period of time, my hair fell out, my immune system crashed and I got sick. It was a disaster. Clearly, I was doing something wrong and I've been spooked about taking the plunge again ever since.

    Enter the Montreal Vegan Festival running November 4 to November 5, 2017 at Marché Bonsecours. Admission is free and so are the conferences. Thinking of going vegan? Don't wing it alone.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Fall Back

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include turning back the clock at the beginning of the month.
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    You're free to fall back this November 5, 2017. Or not... if you like being an hour early to everything for 6 months.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Arts et Bulles

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 includes Hôtel le Crystal's Soirée Arts et Bulles.
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    Hôtel Crystal's Apéro Crystal event proposes a complimentary glass of bubbly while discovering a Quebec product line up close. Usually held monthly in the fall, winter, and spring, there's no word yet on when the next edition is planned. Free admission.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2016: The RIDM

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include RIDM's free concerts.
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    Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire (RIDM) doesn't just screen pay-to-see documentary film. Free events like special film screenings, exhibits, and live musical performances are typically part of programming, running Novemebr 9 through November 19, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Remember Them

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2016 include attending Remembrance Day events in Montreal in 2017.
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    Honoring Remembrance Day in Montreal -or anywhere- doesn't cost anything but moments of your time this November 11, 2017.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Festival du Monde Arabe

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include catching free shows at the Festival du Monde Arabe.
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    You've got until November 12, 2017 to enjoy select free performances and activities at Festival du Monde Arabe.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Schulich School of Music

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include attending recitals at the Schulich School of Music.
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    Dozens of free classical, organ and jazz recital are scheduled all November long at McGill University's Schulich School of Music.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Restaurant Day!

    Montreal festivals in November 2017 include Restaurant Day.
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    Anyone can open a restaurant for a day when it's Restaurant Day. And in some cases, the food is free. But you'll have to look hard for those freebies, if there are any in 2017. Held in dozens of different countries on Saturday, November 18, 2017, I did a quick scan of last year's Montreal's offerings and found some free hugs on the menu, so that's a start.

    But even if you can't find any free stuff, prices are unbeatable. We're talking $5 for a meal. Could be a fun way to meet new people too.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: When Art Takes Action

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include Pas d'radis fiscaux.
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    "This coming November 16 to 19 at Place Émilie-Gamelin, When Art Takes Action will hold an event called Pas d’Radis Fiscaux: l’État d’Urgence to promote the eradication of inequality. Featuring a multitude of original interdisciplinary works on the theme of wealth disparity, it will continue in the tradition of our past fall events by promoting inclusiveness and providing services to the most underprivileged Montrealers. "

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Santa Claus Parade

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include catching the Santa Claus Parade.
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    Montreal's most popular parade of the year? This one. The Montreal Santa Claus Parade is on November 18, 2017 and if you're smart, you can avoid ridiculously THICK crowds if you heed my advice. As with any other parade, admission is free.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Cat

    Montreal festivals in November 2016 include the Salon des Artistochats.
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    Obsessive cat owners rejoice. A 100% cat experience is yours for the taking November 18 and November 19, 2017 at Centre Pierre-Charbonneau courtesy of cat expo Le Salon des Artistochats. Live cats and assorted cat paraphernalia cover the floor and admission is free as a bird. Not that I'd want to be within a 50-foot radius if I was one. Can anyone say lunch?

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Expozine

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include Expozine.
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    Catch Expozine free of charge November 25 and November 26, 2017 at Église Saint-Denis.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Leaf Peep While You Can

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include catching some fall foliage before there's none left.
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    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include catching some of those stunning fall colors at these top Montreal destinations before all the leaves fall out.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Christmas Shopping

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include Christmas window shopping.
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    It never cost anything to window shop. And what a great time of the year to see what local artisans are up to given the impending holiday season by checking out these top Montreal Christmas shopping destinations. Nearly all of them feature one-of-a-kind Montreal and Quebec creations.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Redpath

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017 include free access to the Redpath Museum.
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    The little museum that could, Montreal's Redpath Museum might be on the small side, but it's perfect just the way it is. Admission is free. Donations encouraged.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Free Yoga

    Free things to do in Montreal November 2017? Freebie yoga anyone?
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    Aching for a yoga session but tight on cash? Not a problem. Here's where to go for free yoga in Montreal.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Jean-Talon

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include visiting Marché Jean-Talon.
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    You could technically get away with spending no money at the Jean-Talon Market, sampling fruits, veggies, cider, and other edibles on display. But good luck with that. I personally can't walk through here without buying something.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: The Fine Art

    Free things to do in Montreal this November 2017 include visiting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' new pavilion.
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    Don't miss Sunday, November 26, ​2017 when the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts grants free access to its permanent collection and discovery exhibits free of charge.

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    Free Things to Do in Montreal November 2017: Meditate

    Free things to do in Montreal in November 2017 include meditating.
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