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.