Thursday, May 23

* Read the Rant Line™!
* Etienne Martin and Frédérick Ouellet vernissage
* Martin Scorsese Presents free film screenings
* Exceptions: Invention at Darling Foundry
* Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children screening
* Zephyr closes the Turkish Film Festival
* Ladies of Ink at Underworld
* The One Man Band Festival begins
* Total Cobra at Passeport
* Hush at Blizzarts

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Familiar work by Etienne Martin, who has a joint vernissage today at Zéphyr

Read the Rant Line™!

Don’t miss the vernissage for Racollage, a new exhibition by Etienne Martin and Frédérick Ouellet. Zéphyr (2112 Amherst), 5 p.m., free

Docville presents a screening of Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children, a documentary that discusses the images and experiences that continue to haunt Romeo Dallaire since his experience as a UN Commander during the Rwandan genocide. General Dallaire and filmmaker Patrick Reed will be present at this screening. Cinéma Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 7 p.m.

The Montreal Turkish Film Festival showcasing some of the best and most recent films from Turkey closes tonight with the screening of the award-winning film Zephyr. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 7 p.m., $12

Martin Scorsese Presents begins its five nights of films restored by the World Cinema Foundation with The Mummy and The Night of Counting the Years by Shadi Abel. Read our interview with Mathieu Roy about this event here. Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre), 7 p.m., free admission, limited seating

The latest installment of Exceptions: Invention brings together local artists Manon Labrecque, Ghislain Roy Thomas Bégin and Peter Flemming to create kinetic and sound sculptures with invented instruments and improvised audio devices. Fonderie Darling (745 Ottawa), 8 p.m., $10

Underworld hosts Ladies of Ink, an art and rockabilly show where 35 female tattoo artists will be selling their work to raise funds for breast cancer, plus a musical performance by Rick Lavoie Trio. Underworld (1403 Ste-Elizabeth), 8 p.m.–3 a.m., $15

The One Man Band Festival kicks off today with a show by Bloodshot Bill, Ana Bon Bon and Washboard Hank. Read our article about the festival here. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $12

Rock ’n’ roll, new wave, indie, electro and punk are nigh at the return of Total Cobra with DJs Speechless and Napoleon, now at Passeport. Bar Passeport (2037 St-Denis), 10 p.m., free before 11 p.m./$4

For deep bass music, DJ Ledisko’s Hush is the place. This month’s guests are Gramercy and Peress. Blizzarts (3956A St-Laurent), 10 p.m., free

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

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