Thursday, April 7

* Metatron’s Greenhouse Reading
* Julie Doucet book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Busker showcase at le Belmont
* Jazzy Beats at Crobar
* Imperfecto new wave, post-punk, goth DJ night at Perfecto

Local poetry publisher Metatron presents the Greenhouse Reading, featuring 10 local authors including Kat Lynch, Mick Hennessy and Melanie Power. Concordia Greenhouse (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), 5 à 7, free

Renowned Montreal cartoonist and artist Julie Doucet launches her latest book, Carpet Sweeper Tales, at Drawn & Quarterly. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Le Belmont hosts the fifth annual busker showcase featuring some of this city’s Étoiles du Métro, including  Street Meat, Flash-Back 57/97, Gypsy Vadrouille and the Corcovado Trio. 4483 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10/$12

The seventh edition of Crobar’s Jazzy Beats night is on, with Atamone on beats and open mics for singers or sax players (BYO sax). 1221 Crescent, 9 p.m., free entry

Perfecto gets a new weekly DJ gig tonight: Imperfecto, with DJs László, Cold Hand and Von Jupiter playing “wave,” post-punk, goth and EBM. 20 Duluth E., 10 p.m., free

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