Saturday, January 18

* Riddles of the Sphinx at J.A. de Sève
* Experimental docs at The Plant
* Igloofest at the Jacques Cartier Pier
* Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Metropolis
* Violence play Cabaret Playhouse

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery present a screening of British film theorists Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and their short Amy! (1979). J.A. de Sève (1400 de Maisonneuve W.), 5 p.m., free

Check out some experimental documentaries — local filmmakers and students collide for an evening of short films about local culture. 185 Van Horne #5, 7 p.m., free

The winter edition of Piknic Electronik — Igloofest — has been going strong for two nights already, but tonight is the night to hit it this weekend. (See the complete programming and our recommendations here.) DJs Skream, Breach, Chocobeets, Phil Fiction, Compton Chic, Diagraf and Phil Sparkz (and a team of VJs) are spread between two stages tonight. Jacques Cartier Pier, Old Port, $17/$18/$20

Montreal alt legends and reluctant Polaris Prize winners Godspeed You! Black Emperor play the first of two shows at Metropolis, with Neurosis. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8:30 p.m. (sharp, and Godspeed play first), $35

Or see savvy synth-pop duo Violence launch their debut LP. Read about the Montreal ex-pats here. Cabaret Playhouse (5656 Parc), 9 p.m., $8/$15 with LP

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

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