Thursday, Feb. 21

* Read the Rant Line™
* Suuns in Europe 2011 doc screens
* The Noah presents Dr. Caligari and Dog Boy
* Le Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois begins
* U.S. Girls, Slim Twig and Sheer Agony at Casa
* Dead Messenger album launch
* Hip Hop Karaoke at le Belmont

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Suuns doc screens tonight
Read the Rant Line™!

See and hear a screening of Andi State’s Suuns in Europe 2011, more rumination than documentary, with sound mix and design by Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara. Meantime, check out our interview with State. The Plant (find the address online), 8 p.m., PWYC, BYOB

Underground screening series the Noah presents Dr. Caligari, hardcore porn director Stephen Sayadian’s 1989 (non-porn) remake of the German Expressionist classic. The Charles Burns-inspired cartoon Dog Boy will open the program. Find out more at the event’s Facebook page and read our piece on the series in our February print issue. Peut-être Vintage, 6029a Parc, doors 7:30 p.m., film 8 p.m, $5, BYOB

Catch a super-solid art-rock triple bill with Toronto’s Slim Twig and U.S. Girls joined by locals Sheer Agony. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $10/$12

The Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois launches tonight with a gala screening of Roche Papier Ciseaux (Rock Paper Scissors). Watch this space for a review Friday and check out our picks for the fest. Imperial Theatre (1432 Bleury), 7 p.m., $20. Or if red (or in this case, blue) carpets aren’t your thing, the festival’s opening party at Cinémathèque québécoise should be pretty rocking. 335 de Maisonneuve E., 9:30 p.m., free

Locals Dead Messenger launch their new album with openers Irish Nails and the Atom Balm sideshow. L’Escogriffe (4467 St-Denis), 10 p.m., $5

It’s that time again: Hip Hop Karaoke! Le Belmont (4483 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5 before midnight/$10

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

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