Monday, Dec. 8

* Pay respects to Jean Béliveau at the Bell Centre
* Cinema Politica double feature on the effects of Alberta’s tar sands
* Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids at la Vitrola
* Cold Specks & AroarA play Bar le Ritz PDB

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Cold Specks. Photo by Steve Gullick
Pay your respects to the late patron-saint of Montreal hockey, Jean Béliveau, as he lies in state at the Bell Centre ahead of Wednesday’s funeral service. 1909 Canadiens-de-Montréal, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., free

Cinema Politica hosts a double-header tonight, screening the docs The Good Neighbour and Hands On: Women, Climate, Change, both of which deal with the effects of Alberta’s tar sands. 1455 de Maisonneuve W. H-110, 7 p.m., by donation

Head to la Vitrola for a night of personal and often hilarious literary nostalgia with the return of the Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids open mic event hosted by Dan Misener. 4602 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10

Canadian singer-songwriter and dark-soul specialist Cold Specks (now based in London, England) plays Bar le Ritz PDB, with powerful local duo AroarA opening — don’t miss them. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $15
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