Friday, Oct. 16

* Concordia computer riot documentary Ninth Floor screens again
* Triple vernissage and short film screening at Never Apart
* Silent Citizen vernissage/discussion at Articule
* The Cinémathèque screens controversial 1972 Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues
* Femme Fridays LGBT hip hop night at Allure
* Dutch musician Palmbomen live at Datcha


Work by photographer Benoit Paillé

If you missed the Cinema Politica/Festival du Nouveau Cinéma screening of the NFB film Ninth Floor last week, you have another chance to see it this afternoon at Concordia. The doc takes a look at the February, 1969 riot and occupation of Concordia’s downtown campus by students demanding an end to the institutionalized racism. J. A. de Sève Cinéma (1400 de Maisonneuve W.), 1 p.m., $13/$9 students

Head to Never Apart for the vernissage of their fall exhibitions, including The Kitsch Destruction of Our World by photographer Benoit Paillé, The Invite, a retrospective of zine culture from the late ’80s to early ’00s, and Kevin Calero’s short film Stagnant Pool, fresh off the festival circuit. DJs Baexel and Will Mari will be sharing duties on the turntables throughout the evening. 7049 St-Urbain, 6–11 p.m., free

Mile End artist-run centre Articule hosts a discussion and vernissage for its latest show, Silent Citizen, by Toronto-based artist duo Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell). The show takes a campy approach to addressing issues of citizenship, immigration, colonization and other issues of border politics from a queer, feminist and anti-oppressive point of view. They’ll be joined in conversation by Montreal artist and activist Nazik Dakkach (Howl! Arts Collective). 262 Fairmount W., discussion at 5 p.m., vernissage at 7 p.m., free

Robert Frank’s Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues has acquired a white whale reputation since it was originally released in 1972 as it depicts the crushing boredom, drug use and rampant sexual misconduct of the Stones on tour — the band sued Frank to prevent its release. The lawsuit wasn’t entirely successful, but it has severely limited the film from being shown in the last 45 years. The Cinémathèque presents a rare screening of the film as part of their Robert Frank retrospective. 335 de Maisonneuve E., 9 p.m., $10

Concordia Ghetto bar/lounge Allure is the site of Femme Fridays, a new monthly QTPOC (queer/trans people of colour) club night booked by Michel “Wax” Cyr, organized by Cerise Sur le Gâteau (aka two of the people behind the parties at Mile End’s now-defunct Playhouse) and soundtracked by DJ Lykx, who’ll be spinning hip hop, R&B, ‘80s, ‘90s, house, trap and disco. Bonus: a live performance by Strange Froots. 1222 Mackay, 11 p.m., $3 before midnight/$5

Mile End nightclub Datcha is importing Amsterdam musician Palmbomen, who has released material on his own NON label as well as Kitsuné, and scored video games including Grand Theft Auto V. He’ll be performing live, alongside resident DJ Von Party. 98 Laurier W., 11 p.m., $7 before midnight/$10 afterwards