Friday, Oct. 17

* Mascara and Popcorn’s Halloween Body Horror Contest at Foufs
* BookThug multiple book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Greg Sestero (aka Mark) book launch/screening of The Room
* Austra and Petra Glynt play SAT
* More art, film, hip hop & punk/metal events

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Body Horror
Mascara and Popcorn’s early Halloween event
Halloween party season is nearly upon us, and if you’re already in the mood for horror, check out the Mascara & Popcorn Festival’s Body Horror Contest, featuring short film screenings, musical performances and much more. Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste-Catherine E.), 6 p.m., $15

BookThug launches a stack of books at Drawn & Quarterly, with readings and refreshments. See details about the books here. 211 Bernard, 7–9 p.m.

Greg Sestero rose to infamy with his role in the cult classic film The Room. He’s now written a book about it and is coming to Montreal for a reading accompanied by a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s ever-popular bad-movie classic. Dollar Cinema (6900 Decarie), 8–11:15 p.m., $20 (presale), $30 (door), $10 (film screening only). See ticket details here.

Toronto neo-goth/synth-pop band Austra plays with likeminded one-woman wonder Petra Glynt. SAT (1201 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $22/$25

Art lovers, check out our list of vernissages and ongoing gallery and museum shows here.

Film fans, see what’s screening today and tomorrow at the Festival du nouveau cinéma here.

Hip hop and dancehall heads, see recommended events here.

Punk, metal, rock ’n’ roll and soul fans look here.
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.