Friday, Nov. 25

* Decolonial Days begin
* Sounding the City exhibition/publication launch
* Healing From Heartbreak web series launch
* Tasseomancy record launch
* Local scene tribute to the Band’s The Last Waltz
* Artbeat Montreal party with Shash’U, Illa J and more


Kirsten Rasmussen in Healing from Heartbreak

In the context of ongoing land defence struggles in Standing Rock and other native lands threatened by pipeline development, a group of Montreal anti-colonial collectives have organized a weekend series of Decolonial Days, beginning this evening with short documentary screenings and discussions on the topic of resource extraction. See the weekend’s full schedule of talks, workshops and more here. 1407 Valois, 4–6 p.m., free

Join local artists Max Stein and Jen Reimer as they launch their new site-specific and online urban soundscape exhibition and accompanying publication, titled Sounding the City. The launch party for  the publication (designed by Kevin Lo) is happening at Espace POP — there will also be a digital music recording and the unveiling of the map of sites around the city where installations will be viewable until Nov. 29. 5587 Parc, 7–10 p.m., free

Théâtre Sainte Catherine offers up a stacked line-up of comedy with two shows this evening, beginning with the premiere viewing of Second City’s Kirsten Rasmussen’s new web-series Healing From Heartbreak (directed by Montreal’s Danny Belair) in an event that also includes performances by Ladies & Gentlemen and Hot Raw Fire. A second show afterwards features a trio of award-winning Canadian stand-up comics including Chris Locke, Sara Hennessey and Tom Henry. 264 Ste-Catherine E., showtimes at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10 each or $15 for both

Montreal/Toronto experimental pop band Tasseomancy launches their third LP Do Easy with openers She-Devils. See our interview with Tasseomancy’s Romy Lightman here. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 9:30 p.m., $10/$13

The same team behind the Bob Dylan 75th birthday concert is marking the 40th anniversary of the Band’s classic album The Last Waltz — an Americana-flavoured Can-rock milestone — with a supergroup featuring Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, Howard Bilerman, Matt Mays, the Wooden Sky, Shane Murphy, Chris Velan, Mack McKenzie and Angela Desveaux, among others. See more details about the event here. Théâtre Corona (2490 Notre-Dame W.), 7:30 p.m., $37/$40

Artbeat Montreal hosts a party as part of the Jack of All Trades urban arts festival, featuring a DJ/producer exhibition battle between Shash’U and Mofak-Mofeezy, a roundtable featuring Chris R.T., Jai Nitai Lotus, DJ Manifest and Fruits, plus live beatmaking by Illa J. Artgang (6524 St-Hubert), 10 p.m., $10 before midnight

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