Sunday, Feb. 28

* Parc Avenue group photo exhibition vernissage
* The Godfather screening with a symphony orchestra at Place des Arts
* The Oscars live (and free) at Cinéma du Parc
* Zig Zag Zine launch with bands at Casa del Popolo
* Underground Comedy Railroad at Comedyworks
* Deap Vally play Divan Orange
* Crosss play Brasserie Beaubien

Chris Rock

Chris Rock at the Oscars, 2005

A vernissage of photographs capturing life on the Mile End stretch of Parc Avenue by three imagemakers including Eric Tschappeler, Vitor Munhoz and Elise Boer will take place at Helm Microbrewery, with a special tasting of Helm’s very own rousse beer named Du Parc. 273 Bernard W., 3 p.m., free

Classic film buffs can relive The Godfather at Place des Arts this afternoon with a hi-def screening accompanied by a live score performed by a symphony orchestra, conducted by Justin Freer. 175 Ste-Catherine W., 3 p.m., $54.75–$157.25

Witness the inevitable brouhaha of this year’s controversial Academy Awards ceremony as Cinéma du Parc screens the Oscars and red-carpet preamble live on the big screen. 3575 Parc, 7 p.m., free (no reservations)

Casa del Popolo hosts the launch of the second edition of Zig Zag Zine, with six noisy performances by Nothinge, Corpusse, Eleanor X, les Sales Machines, the Count Ferrara and the Shake Well Brothers. 4873 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10 includes zine

Head to ComedyWorks for the fifth anniversary performance of the Underground Comedy Railroad’s Montreal stop, featuring Rodney Ramsey, Andrew Searles, Daniel Woodrow and Keesha Brownie. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $15

L.A.-based bluesy all-girl rock duo Deap Vally play Divan Orange with NYC trio Sunflower Bean as the opening act. 4234 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15/$13 in advance

Rounding out a busy Sunday for shows, Toronto’s Crosss take on Brasserie Beaubien with support from locals Blue Odeur. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., $6

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