Thursday, Oct. 16

* Gaming/arts event Salon Ludique
* Montreal Burlesque Festival begins
* Gigi French plays Divan Orange
* POMPe/Party Like It’s 1699 join party forces
* 80s4Ladies at Datcha

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Scarlett James

Burlesque Festival organizer/performer Scarlett James. Photo by Andrea Hausmann

The inaugural edition of gaming/arts event Salon Ludique is going down in the Point. See the details here. Espace Fibre (2665 Augustin-Cantin, 2nd floor), 7 p.m., $5

The sixth annual Montreal Burlesque Festival brings three nights of old-school glamour and new-school sensuality to Club Soda, showcasing local and international burlesque talent. 1225 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $45/$79 Premium/$129 VIP

Flamboyant jazz/pop/soul diva Gigi French — aka Giselle Webber of Orkestar Kriminal, and the defunct band Hot Springs, and rap project Giselle Numba One)— plays a special video launch show at Divan Orange feat. six guest singers and a troupe of cabaret musicians. 4234 St-Laurent, doors 9:30 p.m., $8

Monthly queer party POMPe has joined forces with the people behind Party Like It’s 1699 to mount an “over-the-top, opulent 17th century dance floor experience.” On the soundtrack are DJs Diskomander, Like the Wolf and JNNBNNRCK, and there’ll be performances by Tristan Ginger & Michael J. McCarthy and a farewell show by Danik Yopp. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 11 p.m., $5

Up at Datcha, Thomas Von Party spins the best of his favourite decade in a one-off ’80s4Ladies party. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m., free
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.