Tuesday, Oct. 7

* The Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies lectures begin at Cinéma Peut-Être
* Plaid Thursday Productions presents Honestly, OK at MainLine Theatre
* The annual Organ Competition opens with a performance by Martha Wainwright at St. James United Church
* L.A. indie rockers Warpaint play the Corona
* Queen of sissy bounce Big Freedia plays Bar le Ritz PDB

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The Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies begins a three-week lecture series at Cinéma Peut-Être, with instructor Karen Herland presenting “Blood Born: Invasion of the Body.” 6029A Parc, 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Oct. 7–21, $7/week or PWYC

Honestly, OK, presented by Plaid Thursday Productions, opens today at the MainLine Theatre, telling the story of a young woman’s unconventional path from homeless teen to showbiz director. 3997 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $16/$12 for students/seniors

Martha Wainwright opens the Canadian International Organ Competition with a performance at St. James United Church, where the giant organ will be played by Jean-Willy Kunz and Christian Lane (2011 CIOC prize winners). 463 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., $40

California indie rockers Warpaint play the Corona Theatre with opener Guy Blakeslee. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $25.50/$27

Queen of the sissy bounce Big Freedia brings that New Orleans underground sound and overground move to Bar le Ritz PDB. Be ready to work it. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $15/$18
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