Thursday, March 3

* Body care co. Dot & Lil 8th anniversary/spring line launch
* Smart Room installations at Studio XX
* Montreal Joue, Pixelles & WB Games launch 16 new video games
* The Explosive Sonics of Divinity at Place des Arts
* Ty Segall and the Muggers play the Rialto
* Ex-Bobards crew launches a new venue, Groove Nation

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Local body care line Dot & Lil celebrates eight years of local production with a launch party for their spring line of fragrances and bath and body products inside their Rosemont loft atelier. Expect product samples, cocktails, snacks and birthday cake, plus a free gift with each purchase. 5563 Fullum, #208, 5–8 p.m., free entry

Plateau artist-run centre Studio XX hosts a multimedia presentation called Smart Room, which is the culmination of a six-week artist residency by Montreal-based artists Shayla Chilliak and Kristin Li. The performative installation consists of a living circuit built from the elements that fuel our present-day creative commodity economy (such as coffee, natch) in the age of digital reproduction and blurred lines between labour and leisure. 4001 Berri, #201, 6 p.m., $2 donation suggested

As part of gaming festival Montreal Joue, WB Games hosts a launch party for a collection of 16 new games created by women — these first-time game designers participated in a six-week long workshop put on by the Pixelles Game Incubator. 888 de Maisonneuve E., #600, 6:30 p.m., free, RSVP required

The MAC hosts a one-night only special event in conjunction with the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit. The Explosive Sonics of Divinity features a 39-piece orchestra performing a score composed by former Sigur Ros keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, as a dialogue-free theatrical performance plays out on stage against a backdrop of of paintings by Kjartansson. Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts (175 Ste-Catherine W.), 8 p.m., $34.25/$67.25/$87.25/$107.25/$207.25 (the latter includes access to a cocktail reception and the museum’s exhibitions)

Underground-ish rawk icon Ty Segall and his new five-piece band the Muggers are playing the Rialto Theatre following the recent release of his eighth record, Emotional Mugger. 5723 Parc, 8 p.m., $25/$27 per show

If you haven’t yet checked out Groove Nation, the new show bar from the principals of shuttered, noise-complaint-beleaguered les Bobards, tonight’s a good time to check it out. There’ll be New Orleans flavoured funk, jazz and trance beats from Montreal bands Cabbage Alley and Astrosymphonics, featuring members of Kalmunity and Busty & the Bass. 410 Rachel E., 9 p.m., $10

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