Tuesday, Feb. 16

* Arsenal Gallery’s Cultural Tuesday
* ShortStanding Festival at Freestanding Room
* Club Balattou’s 10th annual Syli d’Or fest
* Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Show at Café Shaika
* Pawa Up First play Bar le Ritz PDB


Sylvi d’Or fest at Club Balattou

Tonight’s edition of Arsenal Gallery’s Cultural Tuesday weekly serves as a pre-launch event for the upcoming underground arts festival Art Souterrain, with performance artist Chun Hua Catherine Dong, new media artist Hugues Clément and musician Pierre Villepelet (the Ants). 2020 William, 6–9 p.m., free

The third annual ShortStanding Festival of short performances kicks off tonight with a line-up of short theatrical pieces with names like City Boy, Hysteria!, Pie(lot) Fragmented and Have You Seen My Monster? Freestanding Room (4324 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $18/$15 students

It’s the first night of Club Balattou’s 10th annual Syli d’Or festival, offering free performance nights every Tuesday and Wednesday for the next 10 weeks. On stage tonight is Congolese Afrobeat from Tibass Kazematik and Latin jazz and salsa from Havana Mambo. 4372 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., free

This week’s edition of the Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Show at Café Shaika involves a tribute to Idris Elba from hosts Daniel Carin and Chris Sandiford, with special guests David Heti, Vei Chong, Alon Azimov, Jeff Schouela, Brad MacDonald and more. 5526 Sherbrooke W., 9 p.m., free

Check out Montreal instrumental, experimental new-psych band Pawa Up First and Ottawa’s Her Harbour at le Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $12/$15

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