A still from Jan Goldfuß’ computer animation EntroPI (2011) on display as part of When do I see Photons?
Watch pop art writ large at the unveiling of Palazzo II, Dominique Pétrin’s installation piece that will cover the whole of the Katacombes in prints, as part of Journées de la culture. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), free
Get a double dose of director Andrei Tarkovsky (his classics, Stalker and Solaris) as Cinéma du Parc’s Russian Masters series draws to a close. 3575 Parc, 3 p.m., $11.50 each
The Montreal Burlesque Festival continues today with two events — first, the Crystal Gala that promises “an evening full of surprises, headlines and variety performances” and then for those looking to get a little footloose, the midnight party features a sexy one-hour performance and a live rock and blues band. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), doors for gala at 7 p.m. and for midnight show at 11 p.m. Gala $44.50, midnight party $30.
See the Goethe Institut’s new space and vernissage for When do I see Photons? The afternoon open house features Grimm fairy tale readings and a furniture construction workshop (1–5 p.m.), while the evening vernissage has Kunstochschule für Medien Köln artists Mathias Antlfinger, Ute Hörner, Vera Drebusch and Verena Friedrich, with music from Berlin’s DJ Ipek and Montreal’s DJ Montag. Goethe Institut (1626 St-Laurent, #100), 7–10 p.m., free
Hip hop legend Pete Rock spins with local all-skills, no-frills DJs Psychology and D.R.One. Tokyo (3709 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5
Check out our full Montreal music listings for more great shows, club nights and special events.