Tuesday, Nov. 15

* Mundial music festival begins
* Choreographer Alan Lake at Cultural Tuesday
* Le Basement skate competition
* Screening of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle
* Sorry Girls EP launch
* Marilis’s Karaoke Extravaganza



The sixth edition of the Mundial world music festival begins tonight and runs through Friday, showcasing bands and solo artists from around the world, and a few from right here in Montreal. See some highlights and more information about the festival (including the opening night act Coreyah, making their North American debut at Lion d’Or tonight) here.

Check out a one-night only dance performance from Quebec City-based choreographer and multidisciplinary visual artist Alan Lake at this evening’s Cultural Tuesday at Griffintown’s Arsenal gallery. The adaptation of Lake’s work Les caveaux will be preceded by a screening of the film Ravages, winner of the 2016 Best Director award at San Francisco’s Dance Film Festival. 2020 William, 6–9 p.m., free

Downtown skate shop Empire hosts a 20-person strong skate competition called le Basement, taking place on the shop’s newly redesigned in-house ramp with a hefty cash prize on the table for the best Montreal-area skater as decided through three rounds of tricks and skills and hopefully no spills. 251 Ste-Catherine E., 7 p.m., free, spectators welcome

The Phi Centre screens Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, a film starring Isabelle Huppert that was followed by controversy during its run on the festival circuit this year. See our review from TIFF here. 407 St-Pierre, 7:30 p.m., $11.75/$9.50

Promising local indie pop act Sorry Girls launch their debut release, the six-song EP Awesome Secrets, with a show at la Vitrola, with guests Ada Lea and Laurena Segura and surprise special guests. 4602 St-Laurent, doors 8 p.m., $8/PWYC

As part of the RIDM documentary festival’s continuing Beat Dox Sessions parties, music scenester Marilis Cardinal (Cardinal PR, Blue Skies Turn Black etc) hosts a Karaoke Extravaganza with DJ Tubby Gorgeous. Ancienne Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montréal (3450 St-Urbain), 8:30 p.m.–1 a.m.

See our reviews of four films screening at RIDM tonight and throughout the week here.

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