The Lion and the Wolf (aka Thomas George)
Resonance Café and les Sympathiques host their first poetry reading, with Kaie Kellough, Fabrice Koffy and Gillian Sze performing, preceded by a group discussion about personal poetics, writing practices and poetry on the page vs. on the stage. 5175A Parc, 7:30 p.m., free
U.K. playwright debbie tucker green’s Random continues nightly at the MAI, but only through Saturday — maybe today is the day to dive in. See our review of the Black Theatre Workshop/Imago Theatre co-production, starring Lucinda Davis, here. 3680 Jeanne-Mance, 8 p.m., $25/$20 students
Out east at Bistro le Ste-Cath, Pouzza Fest has organized a pretty sweet (and free) folk/punk threefer featuring London (England)’s the Lion and the Wolf and Edmonton’s Owls by Nature and Worst Days Down. 4264 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., free
If you’ve been belting out your glam, punk, new wave, metal and indie rock faves in the privacy of your own home, Trash Ton Karaoké is your platform to take your talent to the next level. Piranha Bar (680 Ste-Catherine W.), 9 p.m., free
Cult MTL columnist Johnson Cummins is back behind the wheels of steel at Notre Dame des Quilles. Return of the Mack indeed. 32 Beaubien E., 11 p.m., free
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