Thursday, Aug. 27

* Mont-Royal Avenue’s Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir begins
* The Passovah Festival presents Katie Moore’s album launch and the debut performance of Sam Patch
* RIDM screens Welcome to Leith at Cinema Excentris
* Comics Morgan O’Shea and Bruno Ly headline at ComedyWorks
* Darling Foundry 13th anniversary parties

>> Click to read more…


The Darling Foundry


The four-day Mont-Royal street sale begins, with kiosks and entertainment flooding the avenue from Henri-Julien to Messier. The annual Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir programming will bring teams of artists to decorate the central section of Mont-Royal with (literally) street art, as well as a mini-golf course (c/o Massiv’Art) and live music — tonight Misteur Valaire will perform.  And if that wasn’t enough, Montreal Joue will be setting up large-format physical gaming activities — see the details here.

There are four shows and two DJ nights happening as part of the Passovah Festival tonight, among them folk singer Katie Moore’s album launch at the Rialto — see our interview with her here (5723 Parc, upstairs, 8 p.m., $20) and the premiere performance by Sam Patch (Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, backed by Jeremy Gara and Basia Bulat) alongside the Muscadettes, Michael Feuerstack, James Irwin, Bantam Wing and DJ Basia Fierce — see our interview with Kingsbury here. Note that the location of this show has changed from Brasserie Beaubien to le Ritz (179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $10).

RIDM’s summer series Docville comes to a close with a screening of Welcome to Leith, about a white supremacist’s attempt to take over a small village in North Dakota. Cinéma Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $12

Head to ComedyWorks for the first of three nights of laughs with headliners and Montreal favourites Morgan O’Shea and Bruno Ly, joined by openers George Hamilton Braithwaite, Kris Dulgar, Emma Wilkie and Stephen Spinola. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $15/$10 students.

Old Montreal art space the Darling Foundry marks its 13th anniversary with an evening fundraiser followed by a free outdoor party co-presented by I Love Neon, with DJs Shaydakiss, A-Rock, Hatchmatik and Agitartius. Fonderie Darling Place Publique (745 Ottawa), fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. ($50), free party at 8 p.m.


For a detailed rundown of vernissages and other art events, plus full gallery and museum listings, see Art This Week here