Friday, Jan. 8

* TIFF presents Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival at Phi Centre
* Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical at the Centaur
* The Nymphets album launch at Casa del Popolo
* High Klassified & co. at le Belmont
* She-Devils launch their debut EP
* Slut Island presents Xarah Dion, Marie Davidson & more at Bar le Ritz


Closet Monster

At the Phi Centre, TIFF presents Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, a screening series opening tonight with Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster, and running through Jan. 16. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50

Tonight’s Wildside Festival highlight is the Fringe Fest favourite from Kaleidoscope Theatre, Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical, with an ensemble cast directed by Trevor Barrette in a futuristic adventure about the aftermath of an alien invasion. Centaur Theatre (453 St-François-Xavier), 9 p.m., $16/$13 students

Hard rocking Montreal duo the Nymphets take over Casa del Popolo with a show to launch their new limited edition 12” We Are So Fucking Good with support from Gashrat. Bonus: post-punk DJ night in the (old) side room. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8

If it’s a dance party you’re after, head over to le Belmont for a night with High Klassified, Da-P and Planet Giza brought to you by Samourais des Jungles Urbaines. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

Montreal dream-pop band She-Devils launches their debut, digital four-song EP in Montreal tonight, a week ahead of its official release — read more about Audrey Ann and Kyle Jukka’s project here. Openers are Kallisti, Belave and DJ Pascale Project. Secret location, 10 p.m.

Slut Island presents a queer dance night at Bar le Ritz, by the synth waves of local songwriter/producers Xarah Dion and Marie Davidson, plus Softcoresoft and Frankie Teardrop. 179 Jean-Talon W., 10 p.m., $5/$10 PWYC

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