Friday, May 20

* Chromatic art fest
* Pouzza Fest begins
* La fête du cinéma movie marathon
* The Brunch Club presents NYC comic Matteo Lane
* Moderat show and afterparty
* Kid Congo Powers plays le Ritz

chromatic festival


The seventh edition of the Chromatic art fest begins in earnest today (running through Sunday), bringing art, performances, food trucks and bar service at the Old Port’s Hangar 16. 360 de la Commune E., 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

The three-day punk rock festival known as Pouzza begins today, featuring dozens of international and local punk bands at eight venues, two of which are all ages (including the outdoor Jardin des Bières, but no beer for anyone underage, of course). For more about the festival, see our interview with co-organizer Mike Magee here, and see our heaviosity expert Johnson Cummins’ Pouzza picks for the whole weekend here.

The Cinémathèque québécoise is hosting a pulling a weekend film bender, hosting a movie marathon called La fête du cinéma. You can check out one, several or ALL of the films screening this evening through the wee hours of Sunday, for only $10 (no matter how many movies you see). See the complete programming here. 335 de Maisonneuve E., begins today at 5 p.m., $10

The Brunch Club presents its last stand-up show of the season, welcoming NYC comic Matteo Lane to a two-night stand at Comedyworks. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $15

If you just can’t wait for the upcoming Mutek festival, get your techno kicks at Metropolis, where Berlin trio Moderat are playing tonight, with openers Telefon Tel Aviv and CRi. (Afterparty at Newspeak.) 59 Ste-Catherine E., 9 p.m., $30, all ages

Punk rock legend Kid Congo Powers plays Montreal tonight with his current band, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, and (this is a bonus) local openers the Adam Brown. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $12/$15

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options.