Friday, Oct. 23

* Quality movies on the cheap at Dollar Cinema
* Toronto Raptors vs. the Washington Wizards at the Bell Centre
* The Planet Smashers play Club Soda for Stomp’s 20th anniversary
* Yelpoween Halloween bash for charity
* Phénomena Festival wraps with la Décadence Électronique DJ night
* Indie pop and art rock bands play Turbo Haus
* Drop the Riddim vol. 17 at le Belmont

Planet Smashers

The Planet Smashers (circa a while ago)

Sadly the Majical Cloudz record launch at the Phi Centre is sold out (and so are ALL of Jean Leloup‘s shows at Metropolis this week), but if you’re not holding tickets, there’s a lot more to do today.

Two very different but equally recommended movies are screening on the cheap at Dollar Cinema: The latest Noah Baumbach/Greta Gerwig film Mistress America and West Coast rap biopic Straight Outta Compton. 6900 Decarie Square

Basketball? Toronto’s other team, the Raptors, are playing the Washington Wizards at the Bell Centre. 1909 Avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montréal, 7:30 p.m., $20–$511

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Montreal punk/ska label Stomp Records, the Planet Smashers are playing a blowout birthday show with Subb, the Beatdown and Danny Rebel & the KGB. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $25

Yelp Montreal is staging one of the season’s first Halloween parties, with proceeds going to charity group Action refugiés Montréal. The Yelpoween party promises music by DJ Noah Bick, a performance by drag queen Crystal Slippers, free beer, sake bombs and food from some pretty great local restaurants as well as some sweet zombification care of the Montreal Zombie Walk. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $10

The Phénomena Festival wraps with a closing party at Casa in the form of one of the venue’s once-regular DJ nights, la Décadence Électronique with DJ László, spinning “synth-vague, Euro-this, minimal-that, Italo-fresco.” 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., free

A pack of indie pop and art rock bands are playing punk rock joint Turbo Haus tonight, namely locals Rust Eden and Pang Attack, Moncton’s Zaum and Guelph band the Folk. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9 p.m., $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Montreal reggae duo Riddim Wise mark their 15th anniversary with a special edition of Drop the Riddim feat. Face-T and Mikey Dangerous backed by the SolidGround Band. Le Belmont (4483 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $10/$15