Monday, Feb. 1

* La Poutine Week begins
* Laetitia Bastiani vernissage at l’Escalier
* Cinema Politica premieres A Syrian Love Story
* Meghan Morrison and Corinna Rose play Chick Pickin’ Mondays at Grumpy’s
* There’s Something Funny Going On comedy night at Blue Dog
* Rihanna edition of Korova Mondays at Blizzarts

Corinna Rose by Gabrielle Corey

Corinna Rose. Photo by Gabrielle Corey

Restaurateurs and gluttons across our city are feeling a little more upbeat today than on your average Monday: It’s Poutine Week! Check out the details here.

Head to l’Escalier for the vernissage of the space’s February exhibition, Welcome to the Jungle by painter Laetitia Bastiani, with jazzy folk music by Wind, Strings and a Squeeze Box. 552 Ste-Catherine E., 6–9 p.m., free

Cinema Politica presents the Montreal premiere of the documentary A Syrian Love Story, following a family over a five-year period as they flee Syria into Lebanon and finally France. Director Sean McAllister will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A with the film’s lead, Amer Daoud. 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7 p.m., by donation

Toronto-based Nova Scotian songstress Meghan Morrison joins our own Corinna Rose on stage at Grumpy’s for Chick Pickin’ Mondays. 1242 Bishop, 9 p.m., free

Tonight’s edition of There’s Something Funny Going On at the Blue Dog features comedy from Geena Grandeur, Lawrence Corber, Daniel Carin, Chris Sandiford, Mike Carrozza, Emma Wilkie and G. Hamilton Braithwaite, hosted by Emery Fine. 3958 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., PWYC

DJs Nicky Raisinz and L.E are offering a whole lotta Rihanna for the “Riri edition” of Korova Mondays at Blizzarts. Expect island-style drink specials like a litre of “sangrihanna” for $11, to match the somewhat balmy weather we’re having. 3956A St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.