Saturday, Oct. 3

* Mississippi Grind at Dollar Cinema
* The Kingpins headline the Montreal Ska Festival
* Big Shiny Tunes 2 live at Bar le Ritz PDB
* U.K. post-punks the Chameleons play Katacombes
* Heavy Petting Zoo burlesque show at the Wiggle Room

The Kingpins - Let's Go To Work [Back]

As part of its Marquee (first-run/art house) programming, Dollar Cinema is screening Mississippi Grind, a gambling movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn (who you’ll remember very well if you watched Netflix’s Bloodline) that recently got good reviews at TIFF. 6900 Decarie Square, 5:35 p.m., $5

The Montreal Ska Festival is going large tonight with the reunion of the Kingpins, arguably the reigning act of the late ’90s local scene. Opening are Kman & the 45s, les Happycuriens and Dub Trinity. Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E.), 8 p.m., $18.14 all in (available here)/$20

Speaking of the ’90s, the closing party for the CJLO FUNdrive is a celebration of the 1997 MuchMusic alt-rock/Can-con compilation Big Shiny Tunes 2, which will be performed in its entirety by local bands. See more details in our article about the event here. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $10/PWYC

Advance tickets to this show might be sold out by tonight, but post-punk/goth fans oughta know that the Chameleons (or the Chameleons Vox, which is original singer Mark Burgess with a different line-up) are playing Katacombes, performing their 1983 debut album Script of the Bridge. 1635 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20/$25

Honey Dynamite headlines Heavy Petting Zoo, a burlesque show at the Wiggle Room that promises an exotic spectacle of animalistic action. Seska is the host and the crew of supporting performers includes Ruby Rhapsody and Frenchy Jones. 3874 St-Laurent, show at 9 p.m. sharp, $20/$25