Thursday, May 31

*DeuXX screens Poison Ivy at Eastern Bloc
*Bella Forté launches her debut EP
*L S D: lesbian speed dating night at NDQ
*A night of competitive painting at tonight’s Art Battle
*Karneef, Petra Glynt and Holy Data at la Sala Rossa

Bella Forté. Photo by Francois Nadeau.

Montreal soul singer Bella Forté launches her debut EP Hear Me Out, performing an early show at Petit Campus with her 10-piece band, a cast of familiar Montreal musicians including Karma Atchykah and Christopher Cargnello. 57 Prince-Arthur E., 6-9 p.m., $10 (includes EP on CD)

L S D, aka lesbian speed dating night, is back for its 12th edition at Notre Dame des Quilles. This bilingual event fills up fast, so register ahead of time here. 32 Beaubien E., 6:30 p.m., $1

Female-fronted film screening series DeuXX makes a return to Eastern Bloc with a screening of cult thriller Poison Ivy. The event is BYOB. 7240 Clark, 7 p.m., $7

See painters get competitive at tonight’s Art Battle event, this edition happening at Plateau venue la Shop. 4177 St-Denis, 7:30 p.m., $10/$15

Check out the wild side of the local indie scene at la Sala Rossa, where Karneef, Petra Glynt and Holy Data will be playing tonight. 4848 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $6/$10