Monday, Dec. 29

* Buzz-gathering jazz-drumming film Whiplash screens at Cinéma du Parc
* One Night in Bangkok with Nantha Kumar at Kyozon
* Howl! concert at Casa del Popolo
* There’s Something Funny Going On stand-up show at Blue Dog

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You can still catch the intense, buzz-gathering jazz-drumming drama Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and JK Simmons. Simmons is being touted as a serious awards contender for his role as a hardass jazz conductor, so check it out for yourselves before it leaves theatres. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 6 p.m., $12

Montreal-based Malaysian chef Nantha Kumar has wrapped his extended Sunday-night residency at Nouveau Palais, but he’s now cooking up Thai at One Night in Bangkok, a weekly event at downtown pan-Asian spot Kyozon. 1458 Crescent, 7 p.m.

The Howl! arts collective presents a show featuring musicians Amir Amiri, Sarah Mangle, Jason Blackbird Selman, Norman Nawrocki, Marco Simonsen-Sereda and Stefan Christoff, produced in conjunction with Anarchopanda. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $5/$10

See the rising stars of stand-up comedy at There’s Something Funny Going On. Blue Dog (3958 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., PWYC
Still wondering what to do for New Year’s Eve? See our NYE party guide (updated!) here.

Check out our listings for more live music, nightclub and gallery events.