Thursday, Dec. 20

* Read the Rant Line™!
* David Lynch’s meditation on meditation
* Hilarious Holiday Hoedown at the Wheel Club
* 1950s-themed burlesque
* Technical Kidman & cie. at Casa
* MEG’s Xmas DJ orgy at Divan
* Post-punks Pachyderm celebrates the apocalypse
* Hip Hop Karaoke at le Belmont

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Mary Hell, spinning at MEG’s Xmas party at Divan Orange

Read the Rant Line™!

David Lynch is everyone’s favourite surreal auteur, but he’s also a big practitioner (and proselytizer) for Transcendental Meditation. Learn all about this side of him at a free screening of the documentary Meditation, Creativity, Peace, screening at the PHI Centre. 407 St-Pierre, doors 6:30 p.m., film 7:30 p.m., free

Local electro-pop act Technical Kidman headline at Casa with Fred Woods and You Yourself & I. 4873 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $5

Mike Paterson headlines the Hilarious Holiday Hoedown III, an annual stand-up showcase to raise funds and collect non-perishables for the NDG Food Depot. Paterson is supported by Alon Azimov, Mike Carrozza, the BCASA’s Nick Raz and host Walter J. Lyng. The Wheel Club (3373 Cavendish), 8:30 p.m., $5

The Candy Box presents a night of Barbie-pink burlesque with Viva Candy! featuring an evening of dinner and five ’50s-style tease shows by some of the city’s finest pieces of tail. Koko Dinner Bar (8 Sherbrooke W.), 8 p.m., call or e-mail for details, (514) 213-0045

MEG Montreal closes out the year with Le Père Noël est un DJ, feat. a crack line-up of some of Montreal’s favourite DJs, including Mary Hell, Beat Market and Mateo Murphy. Divan Orange (4324 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $10, or $4 with a toy donation

Billed as “the last show on earth” (ahead of the apocalypse, natch), local post-punk band Pachyderm go out with a bang at Barfly. Read our August article about them here. 4062 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

It’s that time. Be the MC you always wanted to be at the yuletide edition of Hip Hop Karaoke. Le Belmont (4483 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./$10, sign up here

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