Friday, March 16

* Conversations in Contemporary Art
* You Don’t Know ME by Drowster
* Trannavision screens Pretty Woman
* Profane Order with Spectral Wound and Blood Sacrifice
* Groove Nation’s two year anniversary
* WLDV with Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson, Jack George and Geoffrey Wimbledon

Photo by Drowster

Concordia speaker series Conversations in Contemporary Art invites Montreal-based multidisciplinary visual arts duo Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau to discuss their practice of exploring the way materials become animated by their process of decay. 1395 René-Lévesque W., #114, 6 p.m., free

Montreal photographer Drowster presents a series of photographs taken over a six-month period spent travelling across the Middle East in an exhibition opening this evening at Artgang called You Don’t Know ME, where DJs GrandBuda, The Holy and Petite Litière will be providing a nightlife atmosphere. 6524 St-Hubert, 7 p.m.–3 a.m., $5

Tonight’s edition of comedian Tranna Wintour’s screening series features the 1991 “awful/classic” Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts as a prostitute and Richard Gere as the businessman who falls for her. But don’t go for the movie — go for the bitchy commentary by Wintour and guests Nancy Webb, Travis Cannon and Ben Sosa Wright. Psychic City (secret location), doors 7:30 p.m., $5, BYOB/snacks

Heaviosity reigns at Brasserie Beaubien, where local band Profane Order are headlining (and raising money for an upcoming tour) with support from the mighty Spectral Wound and Blood Sacrifice. 73 Beaubien E., doors 9 p.m., $5-$10 sliding scale/PWYC

Plateau nightclub Groove Nation celebrates its two-year anniversary with a party hosted by DJs Dr. MaD, Poirier, Oonga, Riddim Wise and Kyou. 410 Rachel E., 10 p.m., $10

From Bilbao, Spain, WLDV (We Love Dolce Vita) brings his mix of Italo disco, old-school house and techno and electro to Bar la Shop, with support from local technoir bro Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson and Jack George & Geoffrey Wimbledon. 4177 St-Denis, 10 p.m., free before 11 p.m./$6

For more music events, see our Event Listings. Art Listings can be found here.

For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.