Monday, Oct. 19

* Vote!
* Austin art scene short-film program curated by Jonathan Demme at Phi Centre
* Phenomena Festival election party at la Sala Rossa
* Election parties at Quai des Brumes and l’Escogriffe
* Cold War Kids play Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile
* There’s Something Funny Going On stand-up night, election edition

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We don’t want to jinx this, but…

If you do only one thing today, please vote. See our list of election resources.

The Phenomena Festival invites you to watch the election results come in at Sala Rossa in the presence of festival performers and bilingual live commentary from Phenomena organizers Filles Électriques. Note that the ground level Sala Rosa Restaurant, normally closed on Mondays, will be open throughout the evening. 4848 St-Laurent, 7–10 p.m., free

If you’d rather take your mind off the election, why not check out California indie rockers Cold War Kids at the Corona Theatre with openers Maudlin Strangers and Kinsey. (Enter a contest to win tickets to the show here.) 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $32

The Phi Centre is screening Jonathan Demme Presents: Made in Texas, a collection of six short films about the art scene in Austin, Texas, as selected by the director behind Silence of the Lambs. Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre), doors 7:15 p.m., screening 8 p.m., $6.25

Party the pain away at Plateau bar Quai des Brumes, screening election results (probably in French) and offering a round of champagne on the house if Harper loses (4481 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., free) And next door at l’Escogriffe, Bye-Bye Harper promises big-screen coverage of the election results beginning at 9:30 p.m. (4467 St-Denis, 8:30 p.m., free)

Monday night stand-up weekly There’s Something Funny Going On at the Blue Dog will have lots of material to work with in tonight’s election-themed edition featuring a number of comics visiting from Ottawa including headliner Wafik Nasralla, Roman Mancini, Karen MacDonald and host Colin O’Brien, who will also be joined by locals Eman El Husseini and Ryan George. 3958 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., PWYC