Friday, April 26

* Blue Met Pride literary panel
* Poetry reading at Librairie D&Q
* Norwegian Wood screen at the PHI Centre
* Beast of the East roller derby championship
* Hooded Fang, the Moment and Nanimal at Cagibi
* Papier Pow-Wow at SAT

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Hooded Fang, tonight at Cagibi

Blue Metropolis offers its first ever Pride literary panel. Writing Queer looks at the power of literature to overcome homophobia, with a roundtable including Barry Webster, Nancy Jo Cullen and Rae Spoon, moderated by Matthew Hays. Hotel 10 (10 Sherbrooke W.), 7 p.m., $10

Poetry buffs should report to Bastard Monkeys and Birds at Night, a showcase of readings featuring Julie Bruck, Carmine Starnino, Steve Luxton, Johanna Skibsrud and Nick Thran, hosted by Sue Sinclair and presented as part of the Blue Metropolis lit fest. Librairie D&Q (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

Norwegian Wood, Tran Anh Hung’s story of one dude’s conflicted emotions in 1960s Tokyo, screens tonight as part of the PHI Centre‘s You Give Love a Bad Name series. 407 St-Pierre, 9 p.m., $6.25

Montreal Roller Derby hosts the 6th annual Beast of the East championship match this weekend, kicking off tonight with a pre-game between Montreal’s New Skids on the Block vs. Toronto’s CN Power. Arena St-Louis (5633 St-Dominique), 6 p.m., $10-15

Up at Cagibi are Toronto’s Hooded Fang, the Moment (feat. such local musicians as Adam Waito and Jeffrey Malecki) and Nanimal, a supergroup, maybe? 5490 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $10

Papier Pow-Wow, with DJs Annie Q, Charmant et Courtois and Why Alex, Why?, happens at SAT. 1201 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $4

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