Monday, Oct. 12

* The Museum of Fine Arts is open today
* Check out the Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Live music by Kieran Blake at Perfecto
* State of Denial at the Segal Centre
* Lissie and Chase Cohl play le Fairmount
* Sucka Free Mondays Fugees/Lauryn Hill night at Blizzarts

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Marilyn Monroe by George S. Zimbel

The city’s art galleries are generally closed on Mondays, but exceptionally, the Museum of Fine Arts is open today, giving you a chance to check out the current exhibitions on Rodin, Marilyn Monroe photographer George S. Zimbel and the newly opened Her Story Today exhibition of six women painters from Quebec and Canada, in the museum’s Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion. 1379 & 1380 Sherbrooke W., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $20/$12 for ages 30 and under

Why not head to Cinéma du Parc today to check out some programming for the Festival du nouveau cinéma, where nine different films will be screening throughout the afternoon and evening, including a doc about the frequently arrested Randy Quaid and a travelogue that sees Dennis Rodman visit North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters. While at the cinema, take a few minutes to check out the current exhibition of paintings by local artist and musician Tammy Isabel Pardo. 3575 Parc, various showtimes between 12:30–9:30 p.m., $13/$9 students

Perfecto hosts dinner and a show with their Souper Spectacle series, featuring the TLT — a vegetarian VLT with Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato, served with artichoke dip and chips, with a performance by Kieran Blake. 20 Duluth E., 8 p.m., $20 includes dinner and a glass of wine, $5 for entry only

Teesri Duniya Theatre Productions presents a new play at the Segal Centre, State of Denial, that follows the story of Odette, a Rwandan-Canadian filmmaker who travels to Turkey to make a documentary about the Armenian genocide, where she is entrusted with a dark secret that changes the direction of her project. 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, 8 p.m., $26/$18 students

Rock Island, Illinois folk-rock artist Lissie (aka Elisabeth Maurus) is bringing her band to the Fairmount tonight, with opening act Chase Cohl. 5240 Parc, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25

Sucka Free Mondays, the hip hop and R&B weekly hosted by Nicky Raisinz, has moved over to Blizzarts from the late Korova Bar (RIP), and for tonight’s edition, Raisinz will be joined by Two-Pump-Tony to bring you a Fugees / Lauryn Hill themed night of jams and drink specials. 3956A St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free