Monday, Nov. 16

* Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at Cinéma du Parc
* Artinest MTL art scene hangout
* Visions short film screenings in conjunction with RIDM
* EL VY (the National/Menomena side project) play le Fairmount
* King Khan & BBQ Show play Bar le Ritz PDB



The Carrie Brownstein book launch event scheduled for today has been postponed due to “travel issues.”

Before its Nov. 23 release at Cinéma du Parc, the documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict — about the eccentric patron of the arts, aka “the mistress of modernism” — has a preview screening as part of the RIDM festival. See the trailer here. 3575 Parc, 3:30 p.m., $11.50/$9.50 for students & seniors

Artinest MTL invites all artists, critics and fans of Montreal’s art scene for a hangout at Plateau bar/resto Laïka. 4040 St-Laurent, 6–10 p.m., free

The Visions screening series, in conjunction with RIDM, presents short films by Winnipeg’s Isiah Medina (a Concordia grad who has also presented his feature 88:88 at the festival this year) and France’s Nicolas Boone. See more info about the filmmakers and films here. Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve E.), 6:30 p.m.

EL VY, a new band spearheaded by the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls’s Brent Knopf. The band, who just released their debut album, Return to the Moon, are playing the Fairmount Theatre with openers Soren Juul. 5240 Parc, 8 p.m., $30/$35

Also playing Montreal tonight are Montreal ex-pats Mark Sultan and King Khan, known collectively as King Khan & BBQ Show. They’re bringing their punk/doo-wop act to le Ritz, with Toronto psych-pop band Milk Lines. Enter a contest to win tickets to the show here. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $20