Friday, March 15

* Iterations vernissage
* The Horse Palace and Wavemakers at Excentris
* Drama
* Converse shoe release at LeDep
* Stars and Cold Specks
* Mr. Oizo
* Jerusalem in My Heart

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Stars, tonight at Corona Theatre

Head to the vernissage for Iterations, a new audiovisual installation by Shannon Collis and Shawn Reynar exploring the history of sound in experimental music and film. Arprim, Belgo Building (372 Ste-Catherine W., #425), 5:30 p.m., free

Montreal’s Stars play songs about sex from their decade-plus indie pop catalogue. Tomorrow, they’re back to play songs about death, both with opener Cold Specks. Read about the shows hereCorona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame W.), 9 p.m., $22

Two great local documentaries open tonight at Excentris. Nadine Gomez’s The Horse Palace profiles the eponymous Grifffintown stables in a film that’s both a reflection on gentrification and a poignant character study, while Caroline Martel’s Wavemakers (Le chant des Ondes) is a meticulously researched, highly original doc about the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic music instrument, and the people who obsess over it to this day. Read interviews with both Martel and Gomez in our current print issue. Both directors will be present for the evening’s premieres. Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), The Horse Palace at 1:30 p.m and 7:15 p.m., Wavemakers at 3 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., $9.75

Traditional Middle Eastern motifs and contemporary sounds and film come together for a one-of-a-kind spectacle, presented by Jerusalem in My Heart, launching their debut LP Mo7it Al-mo7it. See our article about it in the latest print issue and read what Johnson Cummins has to say about the record hereLe National (1220 Ste-Catherine E.), 8:30 p.m., $13/$15

Shake it like a diva and catch a “who’s who of high camp and low taste on the dramaturgical dancefloor,” including Lady Gaza, Mini Maul and Condé Nasty, at Drama, a performative dance party. The event aims is a fundraiser for the Prisoner Correspondence Project, which works with queer, trans and gay inmates. Club Espagnol (4388 St-Laurent), $10 p.m., $5-10 PWYC

Another week, another shoe release from the Converse skate line (this one in a St. Patrick’s Day colourway), another party at LeDep, the skateshop facing Peace Park. So get down there and drink free PBRs and discuss the finer points of footwear and skateboarding. 1201 St-Dominique, 6 p.m.

Mr. Oizo brings his flat beats and French touch to SAT, where he’ll be DJing alongside A-Rock and Cherry Cola. 1201 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $30

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

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