Thursday, Oct. 2

* Gotham Academy comic launch at Bar le Ritz PDB
* Cinema Politica screens Exposed: Beyond Burlesque
* Al Lafrance’s Fringe hit The Quitter returns to MainLine
* Canailles and les Deuxluxes play la Tulipe
* Stand-up comic Massimo at the Brass Door Pub
* Melt at Blizzarts

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Exposed: Beyond Burlesque

Gotham Academy, the young adult comic series set in Batman’s world (created by local artists and writers), launches at Bar le Ritz PDB. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., free

Concordia’s Cinema Politica film screening series launches its season of programming with Exposed: Beyond Burlesque, directed by pioneering no wave filmmaker Beth B. The screening, co-presented by the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, will be preceded by a performance featuring Tristan Harris and Rusty St. Jameson. 1455 de Maisonneuve W. H-110, 7 p.m., free (donations accepted)

Just for Laughs comedy award-winning Fringe show The Quitter (feat. Al Lafrance) returns for one night to raise money for the SOLOS festival, a series of one-person shows happening at MainLine next month. MainLine Theatre (3997 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $10

Local Cajun country folk act Canailles plays la Tulipe with raunchy rock ’n’ roll duo les Deuxluxes opening. 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $23, all ages

Montreal comedian Massimo is back (he lives in Toronto now — see our interview with him on that very topic here) for a free show at the Brass Door Pub downtown. 2171 Crescent, 8:30 p.m.

Get your beats, rhymes and dancefloor action at Melt, the Thursday weekly at Blizzarts, courtesy of the Melt MTL crew (Pomo, Nick Wisdom, Walla P, Amaris Daniel, Noo-Bap and Charles Cozy). 3956 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free
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