Saturday, Feb. 9

* Disco déjeuner @ Nouveau Palais
* Parajanov’s Ashik Kerib
* Gaming beyond screens
* BCASA acoustic set @ Café Chaos
* Show of Bedlam & heavy co. at Deathchurch
* Rocktimus Crime at Kathy & Kimy

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Ashik Kerib

Disco Déjeuner is on and serving up some slick beats with your brunch. Don’t miss regular DJ John Lee and guest, Val from da Block spinning ’till 3 p.m. today. Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard, 11 a.m.

The weekly free series overlooking the career of legendary Soviet-era filmmaker Sergei Parajanov continues. On the program today are Ashik Kerib, Paranjanov’s final film from 1988, Alexander Carson’s short We Refuse to be Cold and a lecture on the Middle Eastern Aesthetic from UQAM’s Monia Abdullah. See the full schedule here and read our interview with programmer Marcin Wisniewski here. J.A. de Sève Cinema (1400 de Maisonneuve W.), 2 p.m., free

Video game enthusiasts, check ça man: a public symposium (and arcade!) on games based on physical movement and interaction is happening today as part of a two-day workshop on gestural game design. Concordia EV Building (1515 Ste-Catherine W. room 1.615), 3–5 p.m., free

Love songs about video games, Ghost Dad and superheroes? Wait, is that a stupid question? Lovably nerdy punks BCASA are doing a free acoustic 5 à 7 show at Café Chaos, where you’ll get to enjoy all the above and more, unplugged. Café Chaos (2031 St-Denis), 5–7 p.m., free

If you’re in the mood for a sonic pounding, and can locate southwest underground venue Deathchurch, check out Show of Bedlam (it’s their record release), Xothogua, Khan and USA out of Vietnam. 7 p.m., $5

Montreal/Edmonton synth-pop act Rocktimus Crime launches an album, Glum Machine, at Little Italy’s new little venue Kathy & Kimy. DJ Cadence Weapon and performers Hua Li and Moonbahn. 44 Beaubien W., 10 p.m., $10/$5/PWYC

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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