Thursday, July 7

* The Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Show takes over ComedyWorks
* The Slut Island music festival begins
* Mont-Royal Rumble III comedy battle
* Imperfecto post-punk/synth wave/goth dance party
* M for Montreal presents local bands Gazoline and Corridor



There’s some solid local hip hop at the Jazz Fest tonight, along with a little primo jazz — see our top picks here.

Daniel Carin and Chris Sandiford, who host Shäika Café’s weekly Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Show, take over ComedyWorks for three nights. Tonight’s line-up includes Tranna Wintour, Serag Meletian, Dion Owen, Wassim El-Mounzer and Mariam Khan. 1238 Bishop, 8:30 p.m., $15

The Slut Island queer/feminist/DIY music festival begins tonight and runs through July 17, starting with five local bands including Heathers and Guy Madonna, at Bar le Ritz PDB. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $10 suggested donation/PWYC/no one turned away

Presented by Zoofest/Off-JFL, Mont-Royal Rumble III pits Mike Paterson’s Baby-Faced homeboy team (the good guys) against Stephen Spinola’s American Patriots (the bad guys, natch) in a bilingual comedy battle, to be judged by pro wrestlers. The trash-talking has already begun, and action starts tonight and continues through Saturday. Théâtre Sainte Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.), 10 p.m., $13.62 (taxes in)

Perfecto’s weekly post-punk/goth/new wave/synth wave/EBM dance party — Imperfecto — goes down tonight, with DJs László, Fantôme, Cold Hands and Beleuchtung Von Jupiter. 20 Duluth E., 10 p.m., free

The M for Montreal music festival, which happens in November, presents M pour Minuit at Katacombes, showcasing local alt/rock bands Gazoline and Corridor. 1635 St-Laurent, 12:30 a.m., $5

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