Monday, Dec. 19

* Bar Palco first anniversary party
* Pro pit bull/anti-BSL demo
* Rhythm of Abstraction group vernissage
* Laura Babin live
* There’s Something Funny Going On holiday edition


Laura Babin

Verdun’s Bar Palco celebrates one year on the Wellington strip with a birthday party featuring live music, DJs, special cocktails and other surprises. 4019 Wellington, 5 p.m. till late, free

If you’re feeling steamed about the city’s moves towards banning pit bulls and similar breeds, come out to a demonstration this evening at city hall. 275 Notre-Dame E., 5:30–8:30 p.m., free

Dawson College artists Michelle Jetté, Malika Paquette, Francis M. Williams and Eliana Angers host a vernissage for their one-night only show Rhythm of Abstraction at the Quartier des Spectacles-area Anticafé featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and video works. 264 Ste-Catherine W., 6–10 p.m., $2–$3/hour includes coffee

Head to Quai des Brumes for some chill sounds from bilingual “grunge élégant” singer-songwriter Laura Babin, with opener Mat Vézio. 4481 St-Denis, 8:30 p.m., $7

Get your laugh on at this week’s edition of There’s Something Funny Going On at the Blue Dog, featuring comics Andrew Albert (the headliner) plus Evangelia Alexopoulos, Nicolas David, Rachel Gendron, Shawn Stenhouse and more, hosted by Jacy Lafontaine. 3958 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., PWYC

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