Thursday, Sept. 27

* South Korean film Sunny at Ciné-Asie
* Hicks on Sticks at PHI Centre’s Skate or Die series
* Planet of Snail at Docville
* Catch readings by writers like Steve Roggenbuck., then dance!
* Elektra Festival delights with AV splendour
* Mysterious rawker Bob Log III plays Il Motore
* The Laugh Pack busts your gut

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Franck Chevrier performs tonight with the Laugh Pack

See South Korean coming-of-age movie Sunny at Ciné-Asie’s monthly event. The screening will be preceded by a flea market sale and a K-Pop dance workshop and performance. La Elástica (4602 St-Laurent, third floor), pre-show 6:30 p.m., film 7:30 p.m., $7/$5 students

The Skate or Die series continues with Hicks on Sticks, a documentary on a mythical 1999 cross-Canada skating tour. The PHI folks will also host a giveaway for a skateboard signed by one of the legendary Bones Brigade. PHI Centre (407 St-Pierre), 7:30 p.m., $10

As the RIDM documentary festival approaches, its monthly Docville series wraps up with Planet of Snail, an inspiring Korean doc about a disabled couple. Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 7 p.m.

Don’t miss the third edition of This is Happening Whether You Like It or Not, a literary event/party with live music and readings by Steve Roggenbuck (!), Laura Broadbent and Guillaume Morissette, among others. Get smarter, then get wasted and dance. Silver Door (ask the Internet for the address), 9 p.m., PWYC/ $5 suggested donation

The Elektra Festival presents an evening of audiovisual performances. Nohista will perform Layers, and acclaimed German raster-notion artist Byetone’s symeta will have its Montreal debut. PHI Centre (407 St-Pierre), 9 p.m., $20

Sample some bizarro rock ‘n’ roll in the form of helmeted singer/guitarist Bob Log III, with support from BA Johnston. Legend has it that Log’s super-fast hands are part simian! Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 p.m., $15

See The Laugh Pack, aka comics Franck Chevrier, Kris Dulgar and Gerard Harris. Segal Centre ArtLounge (5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine), 10 p.m., $5

Check out our full Montreal music listings for more great shows, club nights and special events.

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