Sunday, March 8

* International Women’s Day forum and march
* Israeli Apartheid Week begins
* A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night screens at Cinéma du Parc
* Comedy Abroad stand-up showcase feat. Jonathan Baum, Ali Hassan & more
* Scapegoat Carnivale’s Lost Cabaret variety show, British music hall edition

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Today marks International Women’s Day, and among the activities planned for Montreal are a morning forum at Concordia University featuring several guests including keynote speaker, Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel, followed by a demonstration and march beginning at Norman Bethune Square. Forum 9:30 a.m.12 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7th floor, demo begins at 1 p.m. at Norman Bethune Square, corner of de Maisonneuve and Guy

Israeli Apartheid Week begins today, bringing a contingent to the International Women’s Day march. See details about the week’s activities here.

Finally off the festival circuit and screening in Montreal, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the debut feature by Iranian-American Ana Lily Amirpour, a film that’s drawn comparisons to work by some of the best indie directors of our times. Read our review here.  Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 4 and 9:15 p.m., $12/$10 for seniors, 13–25 year-olds & matinees (before 5 p.m.)

Have some laughs and meet some tourists at Comedy Abroad, the weekly stand-up comedy showcase organized by Jon Selig, and located at “the sexiest hostel in the world.” Headlining tonight is Vancouver’s Jonathan Baum, with locals including Ali Hassan. M Bar (1245 St-André), 8:15 p.m., PWYC

The second night of Scapegoat Carnivale’s Lost Cabaret variety show (and fundraiser for the theatre company) pays homage to British music hall entertainment. Performers include the Cult of Yes, Chris Sandiford, Kitana Sweett, Uncalled For, Keith Waterfield and featuring house band Sarah Segal-Lazar & Brett Seivwright. La Vitrola 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20
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