Thursday, Oct. 29

* Malefycia horror festival at the Peel Basin
* Pedram Karimi pop-up sale
* Isaac Cordal’s Urban Inertia vernissage
* Startup Open House
* Sid Lee’s Field Experiments
* Seoul plays Bar le Ritz PDB

Isaac Cordal

Get ready for Halloween by checking out Malefycia, a festival of horror installed this week at the Peel Basin, featuring scarily made-up animators and plenty of freaky installations and props. Corner Peel & de la Commune, 11 a.m.–11 p.m., $20/$15 students. Continues to Sunday, Nov. 1

Montreal fashion designer Pedram Karimi hosts a two-day pop-up sale in his Griffintown studio where you can find special prices on pieces from Fall/Winter 2015 plus samples from the brand new Spring 2016 collection. 1319 William, #204, 2–8 p.m., continues to Friday, Oct. 30.

Curious about Montreal’s thriving start-up scene? Get a feel for what they do during today’s Startup Open House, a cross-Canada event where startups open their doors to everyone from community members interested in finding out about their services to job seekers. Participating startups include Car2Go, Artgang, Breather, Lightspeed, DecodeMTL, Shopify, Frank & Oak and many, more. Various locations, 4–7 p.m., free

Head to Little Italy’s Galerie C.O.A for the vernissage for Urban Inertia, an exhibition of sculptures and photos from artist Isaac Cordal. You may have seen Cordal around town lately, setting up his pocket-sized resin sculptures of men in business suits chatting away on their phones while being inundated with puddles or squeezed by cracks in the city’s masonry, but to get the full effect of Cordal’s humourous social commentary, don’t miss the chance to see the works close up. 6405 St-Laurent, 5–8 p.m., free

Montreal creative agency Sid Lee invites you to their old port headquarters for the vernissage of the three-day installation and market, Field Experiments, coming to Montreal after a stint in New York. For the project, a collective of artists spent three months in Bali with local craftspersons using traditional techniques to create one-of-a-kind objects to facilitate cross-cultural exchange. 8 Queen, 6 p.m., free

Local indie electro pop band Seoul is playing le Ritz with Bantam Wing and Ghostly Kisses. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $10/$12