Saturday, April 5

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* Montreal Roller Derby presents Team Smack vs. Team Tush
* GZA lecture & show
* Burlesque stars Mlle Oui Oui Encore & Thea d’Ora
* Skurge album launch at O Patro Vys
* Shoegayz dance party at Playhouse

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Thea d’Ora
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Montreal Roller Derby presents Team Smack vs. Team Tush — 20 attendees of MTLRD’s annual training camp will be selected to skate this bout captained by Smack Daddy and Georgia W. Tush, alongside 9 All Star skaters from Team Canada B&T World Cup. Taz Skatepark (8931 Papineau), 6:45 p.m., $10 online/$15 at the door

How’s this for a hip hop double-header: Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA lectures on consciousness, creativity & music at McGill this afternoon, presented by the Narcycist with music by DJ Pro-V, then plays Cabaret Underworld tonight, with openers Gabe ‘Nandez and Markings. Lecture at the Leacock auditorium (855 Sherbrooke W., #132), 4 p.m. Show at 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $30 for both with student ID/$40 without, lecture only $10/$15, concert only $25/$30

It’s a great night for burlesque, as Mlle Oui Oui Encore and her Blue Light Burlesque troupe play Café Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E., 8 p.m., $20), and Thea D’Ora (aka Lady Josephine) and Electro Swing DJs bring a prohibition-era party called Bathtub Gin to the Wiggle Room (3874 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., free).

Montreal thrash jazz band Skurge launch their EP More Tales of the Toxic Transscape, with the circus sideshow of Atom Balm and genre-busting sounds of Cervidea. O Patro Vys (356 Mont-Royal E.), 9 p.m.

DJs Eskimo, Montag and Diskomander (the guys behind MEC Plus Ultra) present another gay party hors-Village: Shoegayz. Read about their musical mandate for this event here. Cabaret Playhouse (5656 Parc), 10 p.m., $5
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