Tuesday, May 19

* It’s cheap Tuesday. See Ex Machina!
* Zig Zag Collectif disco nite at le Bleury
* Comedian Tig Notaro plays le National
* Spiegelworld’s Empire circus/variety show
* A Night Over Egypt DJ night at Bar Kabinet

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If you haven’t seen Alex Garland’s smart AI thriller Ex Machina yet, choose a theatre that still does cheap Tuesday (Cinéma du Parc, Guzzo etc) and check out what Cult MTL film editor Alex Rose calls “a highly satisfying bit of business” (read the full review and see a trailer here).

Dancing on a Tuesday is a thing at le Bleury, where Zig Zag Collectif night welcomes “disco boogie junkie” Devo B. Give it your post-5à7 best. 2109 Bleury, 7 p.m., free

Stand-up star and master of awkwardness Tig Notaro headlines at le National with opener Kevin Shustack. (FYI, this is a rare comedy show presented by Blue Skies Turn Black.) 1220 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $25/$30

Step into Spiegelworld’s big top downtown to catch a novel, NYC-themed circus show called Empire — trapeze, feats of strength and balance, a bit of burlesque, music and lots of sassy comedy. This is literally an in-your-face show, so if you’re shy about audience participation, don’t sit upfront. Northwest corner of René-Lévesque & Bleury, 8 p.m., $57–$129.50

Cozy Mile End bar Kabinet hosts A Night Over Egypt, with Miss Devon Eve Behelak spinning deep house, ‘80s electro, R&B and much more. 92 Laurier W., 8 p.m., free
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