Friday, May 27

* Festival BD begins
* Earth Crusher/Jaber vernissage
* Electik multidisciplinary cabaret
* The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover screening
* Rapper, performance artist & poet Mykki Blanco
* Prince vs. Bowie dance party

mykki blanco

Mykki Blanco

Montreal’s annual celebration of cartooning and comic arts, Festival BD, goes down in Parc la Fontaine for three days of activities with artist guests including Michel Rabagliati and Chester Brown. Espace Lafontaine (3933 Parc la Fontaine ), 17 p.m. Fri, 106 Sat, 105 Sun, free entry

Take a scenic bike ride along the canal to make it to street artists Earth Crusher and Jaber’s vernissage in Lachine for the 11th edition of the Lachine Graffiti Project’s exhibition series Plus que des barbeaux, with tunes from DJ Benny Lava. 2901 St-Joseph, Lachine, 5–9 p.m., free

Peter Greenaway’s classic The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover screens at the Phi Centre — luckily (or unluckily, if you’re kinky like that), not paired with a meal of any kind. (Watch the trailer here.) 407 St-Pierre, 8 p.m., $11.75

Eclectik is a multidisciplinary cabaret featuring solo artists using dance, music, theatre, storytelling and spoken word, to reflect on good, evil, patriarchy, matriarchy and gender using a 1947 novel written by an Auschwitz survivor as a departure point. The show runs today and tomorrow at the MAI. 3680 Jeanne-Mance, 8 p.m., $18

California rapper, performance artist and poet Mykki Blanco plays the Fairmount Theatre with support from locals Doldrums, Gayance and River Lance. 5240 Parc, 9 p.m., $20

NDQ hosts a Prince vs. Bowie dance party conceived by selector Jef Elise Barbara. Ziggy and Purple Rain costumes are encouraged, and the best get-ups may even earn you a prize. 32 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., free

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