Friday, Aug. 26

* Montreal Reggae Festival
* NDG Off the Wall film screening
* Lady Gaga Burlesque
* Montreal Funk & Soul Fest
* Uh-Oh, Love Comes to the Ritz: A Talking Heads Dance Soirée
* DJ Paypal with M.Bootyspoon, Tiestostérone, Victor Bongiovanni


Lady Gaga Burlesque

Today is the first day of the Montreal Reggae Festival, which returns to the Old Port with big names from the roots reggae, dancehall and lover’s rock scenes, including Cocoa Tea, Mavado, Jahmiel, Sanchez, Barrington Levy and Romain Virgo. Weekend pass $130/$120 for students/VIP $300

As part of NDG Arts Week, the seventh annual NDG Off the Wall event in Girouard Park screens a collection of short films by directors and/or starring actors from the West End neighbourhood.  Sherbrooke & Girouard, 8–10 p.m., free

The Wiggle Room hosts its second Lady Gaga Burlesque night, with headliner Audrey Ivory (who appeared on the cover of our Best of MTL issue back in May) and half a dozen other performers paying tribute to the pop/art star. 3874 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20/$25

KickDrum and Static Gold are teaming up to mount the third edition of the Montreal Funk & Soul Fest, going down at la Vitrola tonight with performances from Static Gold, Lazy Lee and Willis Pride & Half Nelson. 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15/$10 in advance

The crew at Bar le Ritz PDB, and DJ Noah Bick in particular, is paying tribute to one of the great new wave/’80s pop bands with Uh-Oh, Love Comes to the Ritz: A Talking Heads Dance Soirée, beginning with a screening of the 1984 concert film by Jonathan Demme, Stop Making Sense. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., price unlisted

A different kind of dance party is going down at Newspeak, where Berlin-based footwork producer DJ Paypal will play with support from local talents M.Bootyspoon and Tiestostérone B2B Victor Bongiovanni. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $5 for the first 100 people/$10 after

For punk, metal, rock, noise and weird-pop concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.

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