Friday, Oct. 7

* Pop-up art show at a Plateau cocktail bar
* Axe-throwing free demo night
* MAPP_MTL fest presents Minutes Mapping
* Silent horror-film double bill
* Véhicule Press fall launch
* Eighties Things DJ night


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Plateau cocktail bar Mayfair is hosting a 5à7 pop-up art show with proceeds benefitting a number of local organizations that provide services to women in need, including Kahnawake-based Quebec Native Women, Montreal’s l’Escale pour elle and Beaconsfield’s LGBTQ Youth Centre. Participating artists include Florence Yee, Jessica Sallay-Carrington and Niti Marcelle Mueth, with tunes by DJ seriousblack. 451 Rachel E., 5–9 p.m., free entry

Try your hand at Montreal’s newest stress-busting exercise and unleash your inner lumberjack with a free demo night at Rage Axe Throwing. Onsite instructors will be on hand to show participants the proper throwing techniques and let participants try out different types of axes. 1436 Amherst, 5–9 p.m., free

Montreal’s new mapping festival, MAPP_MTL, sets up at Moment Factory tonight for Minutes Mapping, an evening of one-minute projections, each made by a different creator, mapped onto the 3-D form of the human body. At the end of the night, the best work will be crowned winner by a jury of reps from digital arts orgs like Chromatic, MassivArt, Elektra and the SAT. La Bacchanale DJs Florent Tarroux, Bowly and Erik Faulkner will be manning the turntables. 6250 Parc, 7 p.m., $5 suggested

Get into the Halloween mood with the Film Society’s double-bill screenings of silent horror classics Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The setting is a gothic church in Westmount, where a quartet (on piano/organ, cello, percussion and theremin) will play a spooky live score. Screenings on Friday and Saturday nights. 4695 de Maisonneuve W., 7 p.m. nightly, $14/$9 students

Véhicule Press launches its fall slate of books — namely translation of work by Éric Plamondon (Hungary-Hollywood Express) and Jacques Poulin (English Is Not a Magic Language) as well as Stranger by Nyla Matuk and Based on Actual Events by Robert Moore — with hosts Dimitri Nasrallah (Esplanade Books fiction editor) and Carmine Starnino (Signal Editions poetry editor). Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard), 7–9 p.m., free

Nodding to hit Netflix series Stranger Things, DJ InYourFace hosts Eighties Things, bringing new wave, pop, house, R&B and old-school hip hop selections to Mile Ex bar Notre Dame des Quilles. 32 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., free 

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