Thursday, May 21

* Bauhaus/Love and Rockets bassist David J book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Montreal Sketchfest begins
* The Montreal Underground Film Festival’s 10th edition begins
* Baltimore showman Dan Deacon plays Bar le Ritz PDB
* Fantasia presents horror film Spring at Excentris
* Montreal electronic duo NOIA plays Bar Pub St-Denis
* LGBT party POMPe, Queenie edition, at Katacombes

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Bauhaus/Love and Rockets bassist David J is launching a memoir called Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction! at Drawn & Quarterly. See our interview with J here. 211 Bernard, 79 p.m., free

The Montreal Sketchfest begins today with a show hosted by Ladies & Gentlemen, featuring a pair of local troupes and two visiting acts from Toronto. Théâtre Sainte Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $12

The Montreal Underground Film Festival kicks off its 10th edition with a party hosted by Plastik Patrik, a program of shorts and live music by Ssacral Nerves (feat. Rick Trembles, Yan Basque and Jackie Gallant, among other local scenesters). La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $10

Baltimore’s Dan Deacon brings his legendary showmanship to the cozy confines of Bar le Ritz PDB, with openers Prince Rama and Ben O’Brien. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $16/$20

The Fantasia festival presents Spring, the new feature by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, which has been described as a hybrid of Richard Linklater and H.P. Lovecraft. Cinéma Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 9:10 p.m., $12/$10 students & seniors

Montreal electronic act NOIA is joined by Douce Angoisse, Magnanime and Bronswick at Bar Pub St-Denis for Spiffy Flurr, a night of ’80s-style synths, beats and ladylike vocals. 6966 St-Denis, 9:30 p.m., PWYC $5 suggested

The Queenie edition of monthly LGBT party POMPe features guest headlining DJ Frankie Teardrop joining Like the Wolf and summer resident B’UGO, along with performances by Connie Lingua and Laureen Queen of the Tundra. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 11 p.m., $5


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