Thursday, Nov. 19

* Free shows c/o the M & Mundial festivals
* Max Wyse vernissage at Yves Laroche Gallery
* Les Enfants Sauvages screens The True Cost
* Fantasia screens A Christmas Horror Story at Excentris
* Jenny Berkel and Bantam Wing launch EPs at Bar le Ritz PDB
* POMPe Apocalypse edition at Katacombes


A Christmas Horror Story

Before ramping up with their nighttime programming, both the M for Montreal and Mundial Montreal festivals present free afternoon shows. M for Montreal will set up shop at Café Campus with Ria Mae, the Wild, Highs, Kennedy Cult and more, while Mundial Montreal has Som Bit, Monsoon Music, Maneli Jamal and Just Wôan at Divan Orange. M for Montreal showcase at 57 Prince-Arthur E., 2–5 p.m. and Mundial Montreal showcase at 4234 St-Laurent, 3–6 p.m., both free

Little Italy’s Yves Laroche gallery holds a vernissage for Midnight Fondue, the new exhibition by Kamloops-born, Montreal-based artist Max Wyse, featuring fantastical, colourful works painted directly onto plexiglass surfaces. 6355 St-Laurent, 5–9 p.m., free

Local clothing label les Enfants Sauvages invites the public to their Mile End studio for a screening and discussion of the 2015 documentary The True Cost, which takes a look at the human and environmental costs of the global fashion industry and its race to make clothing ever faster and cheaper. 5795 de Gaspé, #200, 6:30 p.m., free

The Fantasia festival’s monthly screening series at Cinema Excentris gets festive with the intercut anthology film A Christmas Horror Story, from the team behind the Canadian contemporary-classic cult horror movie Ginger Snaps. 3536 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $12/$10 for students & seniors

Montreal singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel and local band Bantam Wing are both launching EPs with a joint show at le Ritz tonight. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8:30 p.m., $10

Monthly LGBT party POMPe is holding its Apocalypse edition, the final installment of the event in its longtime home, Katacombes — but don’t worry, it’s relocating in the new year. Resident DJs Like the Wolf and JNNBNNRCK will be joined by #thisisdope, with a live performance by Marsha Celina. 1635 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $5