Ariel et les Va-nu Pieds
With Boxing Day having fallen on a weekend, much of the city is in holiday mode today. No mail, no banks, no garbage, and government offices at all levels are closed, along with many other businesses. Plenty of stores will be open for drawn out Boxing Day-sale shopping, but you may want to do a little verification before you head out. It’s a cold one.
Check out the Paris opera long-distance at Cinéma du Parc. The theatre is screening the show that was happening live in September and October of 2015, with Benjamin Millepied paying tribute to Balanchine and Robbins. 3575 Parc, 12 p.m. (noon), $12.50/$11 for youth (14–25)/seniors
Jazz/rock band Archipel plays an early evening set at l’Escalier. 552 Ste-Catherine E., 6 p.m., cover charge unknown (possibly free)
It’s 2015’s final edition of There’s Something Funny Going On, the weekly stand-up comedy nights at Blue Dog, and this week’s line-up includes Toronto’s Cedric Newman, Montreal’s Louis Grimes and host Morgan O’Shea. 3958 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., PWYC
The third annual Noël Reggae Ska show is happening at Foufs, with Ariel et les Va-Nu-Pieds, K-Man and the 45s, the Hangers, Vinny Savage and the Wild Side and GPE. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8:30 p.m., $10/$15
Fifteen-piece klezmer band Oktopus hosts their annual Xmas show at la Sala Rossa, promising no less than “the best show of your life.” 4848 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$15
It’s the third and final day of Lumen, a mini-festival of visual art and EDM down at New City Gas. Tonight the music comes courtesy of R3HAB, aka producer Fadil El Ghoul. Note that there is a dress code in effect, and (like you’re voting) you will need two pieces of government-issued ID to get it. 950 Ottawa, 10 p.m., $22.50/$40
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