Friday, May 22

* La Bacchanale party in the Old Port
* U.S. comedian Mike Lawrence headlines stand-up monthly the Brunch Club
* Montreal band Yardlets launch a new LP
* Keisuke Kinoshita’s 1961 film Immortal Love screens at the Cinémathèque
* Glamarchist Lookfair LGBT dance party/Anarchist Bookfair kick-off
* Speakeasy Electro Swing fourth anniversary party

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Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence
If you haven’t yet been to a party organized by electronic experience providers La Bacchanale, make tonight the night as they set up shop at the Old Port’s century-old Hangar 16 for a one-of-a-kind party with DJs Recondite, Fassi, Alicia Hush and more. Clock Tower Quay, 8 p.m., $26

The third edition of the Brunch Club stand-up showcase features two shows by Florida-born, NYC-based comic Mike Lawrence. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), shows at 8 and 10 p.m., $15 advance/$20 at the door

Montreal psych/garage band Yardlets launch their new record Good Hangs, with Toronto’s Elsa and locals No Aloha warming up the room. See our interview with Yardlets (and hear some of their music) here. Bar le Ritz PDB 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $10

Local cinema blog Panorama Cinéma presents a very rare 35mm screening of Keisuke Kinoshita’s Immortal Love (French subtitles only). Kinoshita was a household name in Japan but never really broke through in North America like other Japanese directors of the time. Immortal Love was nevertheless nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1961. 335 de Maisonneuve E. 9 p.m., $10/$9 students

Tonight’s Glamarchist Lookfair at l’Alizé is an epic queer dance party that marks the beginning of this weekend’s Anarchist Bookfair. The event will be hosted by DJs Pituca Pituca, Dump and Sass War, with a performance by Lilac Poussez. 900 Ontario E., 9:30 p.m., $5 PWYC

Speakeasy Electro Swing fetes its fourth anniversary with a blowout party at Lion d’Or, featuring B.C. glitch-hop DJ Jpod joining residents Don Mescal and the Speakeasy Orchestra, DJs Semira, Khalil and Kobal, swing lessons by dance troupe Studio 88, circus performances by Cirquantique and CirQus and burlesque performers Mimi Chérie and April May June. 1676 Ontario E., 10 p.m., $15/$20
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