Tuesday, Dec. 8

* Film from Stromae’s Montreal shows at the Corona
* NYC artist Taryn Simon speaks at the MAC
* Beatles tribute fundraiser for Dans la Rue
* Launch party for Concordia mag Soliloquies at la Vitrola
* Parquet Courts play la Sala Rossa


John Lennon

Back in September, Belgian pop artist Stromae played a pair of sold-out shows at the Bell Centre. If you couldn’t make it (or if you want to relive it), tonight the Corona Theatre will be screening Live, Stromae’s concert DVD made from footage from those shows, ahead of its official release on Friday. Enjoy free fries from Frites Alors and special giveaways during the event. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 7 p.m., free

New York based artist Taryn Simon comes to town for an artist’s talk at the MAC presented by Canadian Art magazine. Simon’s work is concerned with rooting out hidden information and connections in subversive and revealing ways — her 2014 work A Polite Fiction documented ways that blue collar construction workers left their personal signatures (like not-quite-empty cigarette boxes between the walls) in the multi-million dollar, Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation building. 185 Ste-Catherine E., Montreal, 7 p.m., $20

Head to the Freestanding Room for Imagine, a one-night Beatles tribute fundraiser for Dans la Rue, in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Hosted by Johanna Nutter, the night will feature performances from the Pick-Ups, Franco DeCrescentis, Katherine Turnbull, Paul Van Dyck and more. 4324 St-Laurent, 3rd floor, 8 p.m., by donation of items for Dans la Rue, see event link for suggestions

Concordia’s undergrad creative writing anthology Soliloquies hosts a launch party for its new edition at la Vitrola, with readings from Olivia Raco, Graeme Shorten Adams, Lucia Pasquale and more. 4602 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., free

Indie rockers Parquet Courts play la Sala Rossa with fellow New Yorkers Pill and Montreal’s No Negative. 4848 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $17/$20