Thursday, Dec. 15

* HWYS and Radiant Baby live
* Old Port skating with DJ Ledisko
* Gremlins/Claymation Christmas double bill
* Sweet Mariah comedy/cabaret show
* The Autopsy of Jane Doe screening
* Toyhouz [navidad] techno night0



Local electro-pop label Lisbon Lux Records teams up with CHOQ to throw a free holiday 5à7 at Divan Orange with performances from labelmates HWYS and Radiant Baby. 4234 St-Laurent, 5–7 p.m., free

Sharpen your skates and enjoy the quintessential winter pastime on the refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the Old Port, with this evening’s first DJ On Ice skate of the season accompanied by a danceable soundtrack from DJ Ledisko. Skate rentals available. Bonsecours Basin, 6–10 p.m., $6.95

St-Henri music venue Turbo Haüs hosts its recurring movie night Grind Haüs with a little vintage Yuletide horror-comedy: A Very Creature Christmas is a double bill of Gremlins (1984) and Will Vinton’s A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987). 5011 Notre-Dame W., 8–11 p.m., $5

Join comedienne Tranna Wintour and conspirator Thomas LeBlanc for the two-night holiday special, Sweet Mariah at the Wiggle Room, with performances from Montreal stars of comedy, theatre, music and dance. 3874 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $25/$18 in advance runs until Dec 16. Check out our interview with Wintour here.

The Fantasia Festival presents a screening of The Autopsy of Jane Doe, the prize-winning English-language debut by Norwegian director André Øvredal (Troll Hunter). Watch the trailer here. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 9 p.m., $12.50

Warm your bones at intimate Plateau club/lounge Blue Dog, where a night called Toyhouz [navidad] will showcase the music of some exciting, leftfield, danceable techno by local producers Akira // Soulbaby, Marc-Antoine Joly / GeistBoy, Pycke, Alvium, Eduardo and Yumar. 3958 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., free

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