Thursday, Oct. 15

* After Hours 5à9 art event with DJ Killa Jewel at McCord Museum
* Lakes of Canada album launch at la Sala Rossa
* Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman (aka the Narcicyst) speaks at Concordia’s Conversations in Contemporary Art
* Metatron fall season launch with readings at 820 Plaza
* Fantasia screens Tales of Halloween at Cinema Excentris
* LGBT club night POMPe at Katacombes


Dog Soldiers

The McCord Museum opens its doors tonight for a special After Hours 5à9 with access to the current exhibits (including a retrospective of the late illustrator and graphic designer Vittorio Fiorucci, who you can read about in our in-depth feature here), plus cocktails, performances, new artworks by street artists Whatisadam and Tava, guided tours and DJ Killa Jewel serving up the tunes. 690 Sherbrooke W., 5–9 p.m., $20/$16 in advance

Montreal prog/soul/gospel band Lakes of Canada launches their new record Transgressions with an early show at la Sala Rossa. 4848 St-Laurent, doors at 5 p.m., show at 6:15 p.m. sharp

Concordia University’s speaker series Conversations in Contemporary Art invites hip hop artist (and Concordia lecturer) Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman (aka the Narcicyst) for a discussion about the possibilities of art and music as agents of social change, through the international collective We Are the Medium, recently launched between a group of Narcy and his peers. 1395 René-Lévesque W., 6–8 p.m., free

Montreal imprint Metatron launches their fall season of literary goodies at 820Plaza with readings by authors Oscar d’Artois, Fawn Parker, Sofia Banzhaf and more, plus live music and a special film screening. 6820 Marconi, 7:30–10:30 p.m., free

Fantasia’s on-going monthly screening series Les rendez-vous Fantasia screens the festival hit Tales of Halloween, an anthology film with segments by favorites like Lucky McKee (May), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II) and Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers). Each blood-spattered segment is set in an American suburb on Halloween. Cinema Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 9:10 p.m., $12/$10 (students)

LGBT club night POMPe returns to Katacombes, with music by DJs Diskommander, JNNBNNRCK and Like the Wolf and a performance by Erika Daniels. 1635 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $5