Xeno & Oaklander
BBAM! Gallery is the site of the Montreal launch for Geoff Pavere’s book about Hamilton punks Teenage Head, Gods of the Hammer. 3255 St-Jacques, 7–10 p.m., $15 (incl. two beverages or two $5 vinyl LPs or a combo) or $20 (incl. the book + beverage or $5 vinyl)
Local publisher Metatron launches its first collection of poetry with readings by all six of its poets. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard), 7–8 p.m.
Miscellaneum Studios launch the first issue of their Montreal-set post-zombie apocalypse comic Z’Isle at La Commune. 440 Place Jacques Quartier, 9 p.m., free
Just in time for Friday the 13th (there’s a full moon too), the Cinema Urbain outdoor film series begins tonight with the SPASM horror festival. Place de la Paix (next to the SAT, 1201 St-Laurent), 7 p.m. cocktails at Labo Culinaire, 9:15 p.m. screening, free
There are loads of good shows happening at the FrancoFolies and Suoni per il Popolo festivals tonight, but these two Suoni shows will have us running across St-Laurent all night: Xeno & Oaklander, Pharmakon, Automelodi and Essaie Pas at la Sala Rossa and Ought with Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche and Harsh Reality at Casa del Popolo. 4848 St-Laurent/4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $12 Sala/$10 Casa
Also on the Main, two very different dance parties: monthly ladies’ night Hot Sauce at Penthouse and recurring smooch-fest Frenche ou meurs danse ou crève at le Belmont. Hot Sauce: 4521 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./more after, Frenche: 4483 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $6
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