Montreal Igloofest

Thursday, Jan. 14

* Croatian artist David Maljković vernissage at VOX
* Igloofest blasts off with Lunice and Bonobo
* Labyrinth screening & Bowie sing-along at NDQ
* Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake at Place des Arts
* Reversing Falls album launch at Casa del Popolo
* Concordia race riot documentary Ninth Floor at Phi Centre

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Igloofest 2015. Photo by Miguel Legault

Noted Croatian artist David Maljković — known for works that examine the make-up of social groups’ collective memories in part by highlighting the tools of reproduction and transmission — opens his first major Canadian show at VOX with a vernissage and guided tour of the installations on display. 2 Ste-Catherine E., #401, 5 p.m., free

It’s the first night of Igloofest, the Old Port’s annual cold weather dance festival, brought to you by the same people behind Piknic Electronik. This year’s edition, running every weekend (Thursdays through Saturdays) until Feb. 6, has a pretty impressive line-up — the party starts with Bonobo, Lunice, Ryan Playground, WYLN and Rue du Bois b2b MLB. Quai Jacques-Cartier, 7:30–10:30 p.m., $25/$20 in advance

Expect some David Bowie love with DJ Meghan  tonight at Notre Dame des Quilles, where she’ll be playing your favourite post-punk, cosmic funk, new wave and just maybe a Bowie sing-along. 32 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., free

South African choreographer Dada Masilo brings her adaptation of the classic ballet Swan Lake to Place des Arts, with dancers who mix classical and African dance styles to give the story a modern twist that addresses current social issues like homophobia, AIDS stigma and the legacy of apartheid in South Africa. Check out our feature on the production here. 175 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., $34.25–$63.25, special rates for those 30 and under

Pretty killer Montreal indie rockers Reversing Falls are launching their long-awaited new record, naturally titled Reversing Falls 2. Openers are Auks and Joint Custody. See our interview with Reversing Falls (and listen to a stream) here. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $5

After premiering at the Festival du nouveau last fall, Mina Shum’s 2015 documentary Ninth Floor — about the Concordia University race riots of 1969 — screens tonight at Phi Centre. 407 St-Pierre, 9:15 p.m., $11.75/$9.75 students & seniors

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