Tuesday, April 12

* Mascara & Popcorn pre-Spring Artisan Fair event
* Mardi Spaghetti 8th anniversary epic improv show
* Barney Hoskyns’ Woodstock book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Lights Out food & music event at Thazard
* Anomalisa at Phi Centre
* Agokwe opens at la Chapelle
* Funk Connection comes to Vinyl Love

AGOKWE Waawaate Fobister

Waawaate Fobister’s Agokwe

Mascara & Popcorn gears up for Sunday’s Spring Artisan Fair with a pre-fair event at Pub l’Ile Noire, beginning with the wrap for a contest (that contest is still open until noon today), followed by a press conference and a call for in-person applications from local artisans for inclusion in M&P’s summer fair in July. 1649 St-Denis, 3–9 p.m., free entry

Weekly improv music jam Mardi Spaghetti turns eight with an epic day/night show featuring jazz/experimental scenesters such as Ellwood Epps, Josh Zubot and Jason Sharp. Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent), 3 p.m.–midnight, $5 suggested donation

In collaboration with POP Montreal, the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival welcomes British music writer Barney Hoskyns to Drawn & Quarterly to launch his book Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock, an exploration of the small New York satellite town that became the site of one of rock’s biggest events. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Head to Mile End izakaya Thazard for Lights Out, a food and music event centred on environmental consciousness by using almost no electricity. Tonight’s edition features an acoustic performance from Clay & Friends, a special Hibachi-cooked meal from chef Hachiro Fujise and a whole lotta candlelight. 5329 St-Laurent, 7:30 p.m., $20

If you missed your chance to see Charlie Kaufman’s latest cinematic creation — the dirty stop-motion animation comedy Anomalisa — it’s on Phi Centre’s big screen tonight. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50 students & seniors

Multiple award-winning play Agokwe opens tonight at la Chapelle for a four-night run. The one-man show by Waawaate Fobister is the tragic love story of two star-crossed Anishinaabe boys from neighbouring reserves. Each night’s show is preceded by a screening of three short films by Kent Monkman. 3700 St-Dominique, 7 p.m. screening, 8 p.m. performance, $32.50/$28.50 for those 30 and under

This week’s edition of le Bleury Bar à Vinyle’s Tuesday weekly Vinyl Love welcomes Quebec City DJ collective Funk Connection for a funk, soul, disco, jazz, hip hop and house music dance party. 2109 Bleury, 9 p.m., free

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