Thursday, Nov. 13

* Station 16 #NYCmeetsMTL group show vernissage
* The inaugural edition of Les Soirées Madame Éphémère
* The HTMlles Festival presents In Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Was Us
* Timothy George Kelly’s MTL music doc A City Is an Island premieres at RIDM + POP Montreal afterparty
* Also at RIDM, Laura Poitras’s Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour

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Edward Snowden, subject of Citizenfour
The crew at Station 16 Gallery made some new friends in New York City and are hosting an exhibition of some of their new work. #NYCmeetsMTL features works by NYC artists including Cost, Dain, Deedee and Enzo Sarto alongside MTL favourites like Jason Botkin, Omen and Stikki Peaches. Check out the vernissage tonight. 3523 St-Laurent, 6 p.m., free

Pop-Up Art launches the first of a new series of art-themed parties called Les Soirées Madame Éphémère, with tonight’s inaugural event featuring circus-style performances such as fire swallowing by DeeDee Dragon and snake charming by Natasha Nebula, hosted by Giovanni Iuliani. L’Espace Créatif (2031 Parthenais), 7 p.m., $10

The HTMlles Festival hosts one of its flagship events, In Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Was Us, a performance evening in three acts featuring Julie Matson, the Great International Audio Streaming Orchestra and The Pre-Lubed Sisters. Eastern Bloc (7240 Clark), 7 p.m., $10

As part of the RIDM film festival, Timothy George Kelly’s documentary about the local music scene — A City Is an Island — has its premiere, followed by a POP Montreal afterparty featuring Inside Touch, Country, Gambletron and a DJ set by Cadence Weapon. Screening at 200 Sherbrooke W., party at 175 Président-Kennedy, screening at 8 p.m., $11.50/$9.50 for students & seniors, party at 9:30 p.m., free

Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour may be the most anticipated documentary release of the year. Poitras was the journalist (alongside Glenn Greenwald) approached by Edward Snowden upon his decision to leak top-secret documents. The film chronicles this larger-than-life story and plays as part of RIDM (it goes on regular release later this week). 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-110, 8:30 p.m., $11.50
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