Friday, October 25

* Stream the new Arcade Fire album
* Montreal Sound Ark at Cagibi
* Nouveau Palais’ Oyster Harvest Party
* The Nightmare Before Christmas music at MainLine
* PHI screens Silent Ones
* Decentralized Dance Party
* Last day of Phenomena Fest
* Bear Witness and Moss Man at Cabaret Underworld
* Kill Halloween! at Olympia
* Night Fight at MainLine Theatre

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Silent Ones


Listen to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, here!

Montreal Sound Ark descends on Le Cagibi for an all vintage vinyl DJ session and fundraiser for CKUT. 5490 St-Laurent, 3–5 p.m., free

Nouveau Palais‘ annual Oyster Harvest Party brings expert culler & shucker Robert Pendergast back to the joint with fresh catch from PEI. Sweet T DJs. 281 Bernard W., 6 p.m.

Franco Proietti and Alex Gutjahr stage a full-cast, live music recreation of The Nightmare Before Christmas. MainLine Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 7 p.m., $12/$17

The PHI Centre screens Hungarian film Silent Ones, about a sister’s search for her lost brother, which brings her to the edge of life and death. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.25

What’s a Decentralized Dance Party? According to organizers (“two gentlemen from The Future”), it’s “a portable, battery-powered Party System [consisting] of hundreds of Party people carrying boomboxes and a DJ who wears a backpack containing an FM radio transmitter.” They’ll  be taking the (mostly outdoor) party around town starting from the southwest sidewalk outside Place des Arts. Details here. 8 p.m., free, watch for bananas

It’s the last day to catch bizarre art and theatre at Phenomena Festival. They close out with a full day of dance, theatre and performance art, and the fest ends with Alexis O’Hara alter-ego Guizo La Nuit Dada Cabaret. Bain St-Michel (3500 St-Dominique), 8:30 p.m., $12

An epic bass battle is happening at Cabaret Underworld, where A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness will confront Montreal’s own Moss Man, with openers Aaron Maiden and Cristobal Urbina. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 9:30 p.m., $7

Concordia radio station CJLO (1690AM) celebrates its fifth anniversary with one hell of a mixed bag of live music: local indie pop act Wintersleep, Toronto post-hardcore bros Fucked Up and local rapper Cadence Weapon. SAT (1201 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $7.50

The first of this weekend’s Halloween parties features some serious talent. Yup, it’s Kill Halloween! feat. Boys Noize, Oliver, Tommy Kruise and High Klassified. Olympia (1004 Ste-Catherine E.), 10 p.m., $45/$60

Walter J. Lyng hosts late-night variety show Night Fight— Episode Two: Halloween Havoc, featuring a pumpkin carving competition with a celebrity panel of judges and musical guests Bones Malones. MainLine Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 10:30 p.m., $8


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

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