Thursday, April 21

* Free Samosa Day
* Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia begins
* Poliça plays Petit Campus
* The Ibrida Pluri festival begins
* Les Séparatwists play Honey Martin
* Imperfecto DJ night at Perfecto



Free Samosa Day anyone? Parc Ex Indian/brunch restaurant les Casseroles de Momo are inviting Montrealers to chow down on one of their delectable Indian snacks (vegetarian, beef and chicken varieties), while quantities last. 6914 Querbes, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil’s new production Luzia, inspired by “the spirit of Mexico,” begins its run under the big top in the Old Port tonight. Note that only tickets in the $100-$300 remain for tonight, but tickets for other performances are being sold for $50–$60 and $75–$85. The show runs through July 17. Jacques Cartier Pier, 8 p.m., $100–$305

Minneapolis synth-pop/R&B band Poliça return to Montreal with openers MOTHXR — enter this contest by noon for a chance to win tickets! Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur E.), 8:30 p.m., $20

The second annual edition of “pluridisciplinary festival” Ibrida Pluri begins today, presenting short films (from 8 p.m.), AV performances (9:45 p.m.) and live music (10:30 p.m.) by musicians including the Montreal Nintendo Orkestar and Alexandre St-Onge. See the programming details for today, Friday and Saturday here. Eastern Bloc (7240 Clark), 8 p.m., $10/$25 for a three-day pass

NDG’s Honey Martin pub gets a little 1960-flavoured rock ’n’ roll action tonight, in the form of les Séparatwists. 5916 Sherbrooke W., 10 p.m.

If you haven’t checked out Perfecto’s new Thursday weekly, Imperfecto — with “wave,” post-punk, goth and EBM selections by DJs László, Cold Hands and Von Jupiter — maybe tonight is the night. 20 Duluth E., 10 p.m., free

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