Saturday, July 27

* Fantasia fest at Cinémathèque québécoise
* Marc Maron book signing at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
* Turcot by Michel Martino at Visual Voice Gallery
* Polish Fantastic: A Multimedia Presentation by Daniel Bird
* CollegeHumor premiere Coffee Town at Just for Laughs
* MEG presents NOIA, Hissy Fit & Country
* Sam Simmons at OFF JFL

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Marc Maron

The Cinémathèque québécoise has a lot to offer Fantasia film fest fans today. Retour sur deux films coup de poing is a 45-minute discussion between Quebec filmmakers Jimmy Larouche and Yan Lanouette Turgeon hosted by Marc Lamothe at 1 p.m. They’ll also be screening four sets of Quebec short films: Mausolées at 2:30 p.m., Petits zoos grands at 4:30 p.m., Taloches at 7 p.m. and Eros et cie at 9 p.m. 335 de Maisonneuve, all events $9–$10

Stand-up veteran and WTF podcast host Marc Maron will be signing copies of his latest memoir, Attempting Normal. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 3 p.m., free

Visual Voice gallery hosts a finissage for Turcot, a series of paintings of the infamous local infrastructural epic fail by Michel Martino. Belgo Building (372 Ste-Catherine W.), #421, 3–6 p.m., free

The Fantasia film festival also presents Polish Fantastic: A Multimedia Presentation by Daniel Bird. The Eastern European cult cinema scholar will give a whistle-stop tour of fantastic Polish literature and cinema. York Amphitheatre (1515 Ste-Catherine W.), 3:30 p.m., free

As part of Just for Laughs you can catch CollegeHumor’s first feature-length film Coffee Town, directed and written by Brad Copeland (Arrested Development). Read our interview here. Place des Arts (175 Ste-Catherine W., Cinquième Salle), 7 p.m., $17

It’s too hard to choose between the Goods (la Sala Rossa), No Vacancy (Royal Phoenix) and the post-Decelerators-premiere dance party (Casa del Popolo), but there’s a fourth option, for those who like their electronic music live: MEG presents NOIA, Hissy Fit and Country (Beaver Sheppard’s late-night-dance duo). Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $12

It’s your last chance to see the multi-award winning maestro of suburban absurdism: Australia’s Sam Simmons at OFF JFL. Mini Main at the MainLine Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 10:30 p.m., $20–$25

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

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