Monday, Dec. 22

* Phi Centre screens 2014’s best international short films
* Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’s The Nutcracker opens at Place des Arts
* Island Frequencies show/party at Casa del Popolo
* Three Six Mafia’s Juicy J plays Olympia

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Juicy J
Head to the Phi Centre for Prends ça court!, a screening of this year’s best international short films from the Cannes, TIFF, Venice, Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $6.25

Class up your festive entertainment at Place des Arts, where les Grands Ballets Canadiens presents Fernand Nault’s The Nutcracker begins its seasonal run. 175 Ste-Catherine W., 7:30 p.m., $62–$124

Show organizers Island Frequencies are throwing a holiday orphan party with local acts Johnny Couteau, Lowebrau, Bataille Solaire and Ginger Breaker. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $6, non-perishable food donations for Sun Youth accepted

Three Six Mafia’s Juicy J plays Olympia tonight. 1004 Ste-Catherine E., 10 p.m., $47.50 advance/$95 VIP/$120 VIP+ (see more details here)
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