Thursday, March 14

* The Rant Line™!
* MTL’s suburbs under the microscope at the CCA
* Yan Giguère and Gwenaël Bélanger double vernissage
* Rushdie doc The Fatwa: Salman’s Story screens at FIFA
* Local experimental short films at Excentris
* A stack of DJ nights

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Work from Gwenaël Bélanger’s Breakdown, having its vernissage at Centre Clark
Read the Rant Line™!

Artist Pavel Pavlov presents on his projects about Montreal’s suburban areas, as part of the CCA’s ongoing ABC:MTL series of workshops, talks and exhibits. Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile), 7–8 p.m., free

Centre Clark hosts a vernissage for two new exhibits, Yan Giguère’s Visites Libres and Gwenaël Bélanger’s Breakdown. Centre Clark (5455 de Gaspé, #114), 8 p.m.

The Festival of Films on Art opens tonight with a screening of The Fatwa: Salman’s Story, about author Salman Rushdie’s life after being sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Iranian religious regime. See our recommended FIFA picks and stay locked here for coverage. Museum of Fine Arts, Maxwell Cummings Auditorium (1380 Sherbrooke W.), 8 p.m., $12.44

Local experimental short film program Double Négatif: Made in Montreal Vol. 2 screens at Excentris. 3536 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $11.75

Live music is minimal tonight, but there’s a good spread of DJ nights just before the weekend’s rush of shows. Mile End? Plateau? Old Montreal? Done.

Eat to the Beat has DJ Cadence Weapon dropping the needle at Nouveau Palais. 281 Bernard W., 10 p.m., free

Love on the Beat brings the beat down to Auberge St. Gabriel with DJs Hot Since 82, Poupon, Jay London and myfrienderic. 426 St-Gabriel, 10 p.m., $15

Shake! brings soul to the Main, with DJs Tinsoldierman, Commando an Jay. Korova (3908 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., free

UBT’s Kathryn and Mikey Heppner spin rock at l’Escogriffe. 4467 St-Denis, 10 p.m., free

Alt-LGBT dance party POMPe goes down at Katacombes, with resident DJs Laura Boo, JNNBNNRCK and their guests. 1635 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $5
Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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