Monday, Aug. 20

* Style Wars screening & Montreal graf scene discussion
* JP Hearse spins at l’Esco
* More heaviosity at Il Motore
* Alps at Cinéma du Parc

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Style Wars

Put your finger on the pulse of the local street art scene at Exploring the Roots of Graffiti, part of the NDG Arts Week festival. Catch a screening of 1982 graffiti doc Style Wars, followed by Fiona Keats’s presentation.about Montreal’s own vibrant culture. Coop la Maison Verte (5785 Sherbrooke W.), 7 p.m.

Grab a brew and brace yourself for a heavy playlist provided by JP Hearse (of the dearly departed local metal band Inepsy), spinning at l’Escogriffe. 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m., free

Bask in a different brand of heaviosity with live sets by Chicago instrumental rawkers Russian Circles, 21st century torch singer Chelsea Wolfe and ethereal L.A. shredders Marriages. Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 pm., $15

Award-winning Greek drama Alps, from the makers of the Oscar-nominated Dogtooth, screens this week at Cinéma du Parc. Check out our interview with director Giorgos Lanthimos.  3575 Parc, 9:30 p.m., $11.50

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