Thursday, Oct. 30

* Startup Open House Day
* Book launch for 123Klan Respect & Love at Station 16
* Égrégore: The Zenith of Pop Surrealism opens at Yves Laroche Gallery
* Drawn & Quarterly hosts literary Ladies’ Night
* The Presets play la Tulipe
* The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball begins

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Visit some innovative new businesses in your own backyard at Startup Open House Day and see what goes on behind the scenes — bring your best handshake and you might even land a job. Dozens of startups across Montreal are participating, including Frank & Oak, Beyond the Rack, Uber and FreshMint. Various locations, 47 p.m., free

Station 16 hosts a book launch for 123Klan’s Respect & Love, an eye-popping look at the past 20 years of creative energy from the husband-and-wife art and design team, who will be signing copies at the event. 3523 St-Laurent, 5 p.m., free

Don’t miss the vernissage for Yves Laroche Gallery’s major show, Égrégore: The Zenith of Pop Surrealism, featuring works by Ron English, Miss Van, Max Wyse and many more, with music by DJs Lexis of Music Is My Sanctuary and Scott C of The Goods. 6355 St-Laurent, 59 p.m., free

Drawn & Quarterly hosts a literary Ladies’ Night, with four writers converging from various parts of the US, including Mira Gonzalez, Elizabeth Ellen, Chloe Caldwell and Chelsea Martin. Hosted by Guillaume Morrissette. 211 Bernard W, 79 p.m., free

Australian electronic duo the Presets are playing Cabaret la Tulipe tonight, with openers Saint Pepsi, Chela and Franki Chan. Enter a contest to win tickets to this show here. 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $25

The Rocky Horror Picture Picture Show Halloween Ball begins its three-night run, screening the classic glamtastic film with a live cast and host Plastik Patrik. Imperial (1430 Bleury), 8 and 11 p.m., $20

For details about more Halloween parties, check out our 2014 Halloween party guide, here.
Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.