Friday, April 11

* Concordia’s Grimposium
* Mascara & Popcorn’s Body Horror Contest
* Signature Boylesque at the Wiggle Room
* Mary Ocher plays Divan Orange
* Poirier and Kyou spin at Qualité de Luxe
* Comedy Nest’s BattleCOM
* Vote for the Best of MTL

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Mary Ocher

Have you heard about Concordia’s Grimposium? All day today and tomorrow, there’ll be film screenings, book launches, panel sessions and art exhibitions featuring major figures from the global extreme-metal scene. 1400 de Maisonneuve W., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Mascara & Popcorn host a Body Horror Contest at Bistro de Paris. They’ll be screening a bunch of awesome/gruesome films, pitting MUA/FX artists against each other in competition, mounting live performances and an art expo. 4536 St-Denis, 7 p.m., $10/$12

Tony Bravo hosts the Wiggle Room’s Signature Boylesque, which will feature performances by Roscoe Stone, Phoenix Wood, Pitch Dark, Michael J McCarthy, Galichi, Tristan Ginger, Tranna Wintour and Golden Thunderpants. 3874 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20/$25 at the door

Tired of boring indie rock shows? See Berlin musician and multidisciplinary wonder Mary Ocher at Divan Orange, with locals Phèdre. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10

Get your ass in gear for spring! Poirier and Kyou bring dancehall, Afro-pop, soca, reggae and new roots to Qualité de Luxe. 5043 St-Denis, 10 p.m.

The Comedy Nest’s BattleCOM challenges six comedians to answer such questions as “What is the worst thing to say to a god?” 2313 Ste-Catherine W., 10:30 p.m., $10

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite local everything in our annual Best of MTL readers poll, before 11:59 p.m. next Thursday, April 17.

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