Wednesday, October 9

* Festival du nouveau cinéma starts
* Richard Cloutier solo show at Galerie Bernard
* Women of Country at Théâtre Ste-Catherine
* The Peopl’s Comedy presents Free Speech
* Islands at Il Motore with Brazos
* Jimmy Hunt launch at Cabaret du Mile End

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The Festival du nouveau cinéma starts today. Read our interview with organizer Julien Fonfrède here and check out the full line-up here.

Check out cool painterly explorations of architectural space as local artist Richard Cloutier reveals his most recent solo show, Structures Narratives. Galerie Bernard (3926 St-Denis), vernissage 5–8 p.m., free

At Women of Country, six local ladies pay tribute to classic country legends on stage, followed by a country dance party. Théâtre Ste-Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $15

The Peopl’s Comedy present monthly open mic Free Speech, hosted by Freddie James and featuring Tranna Wintour, Stephen Peterson, Walter J. Lyng, Jess Salomon, Brad McDonald and more. Club Peopl (390 Notre Dame W., entrance on Ste-Hélène), 8:30 p.m., free

Local-ish band Islands launch their new record, Ski Mask (watch its teaser trailer starring pro comedians here) with opening act Brazos, a Brooklyn-based indie pop trio from Austin. Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon W.), 9 p.m., $13/$15

Classy Queb chanteur Jimmy Hunt launches his new record, Maladie d’Amour. Get a feel for his sound here. Cabaret du Mile End (5240 Parc), 8 p.m., $15

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

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