Sunday, Oct. 18

* Recommendations for the last day of Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Final performance of Blue/Orange at MAI
* Premiere of Moto Made’s show on Green Room Radio
* #boxtape art installation/dance performance at Griffintown’s Paper Factory
* Danzig plays Metropolis
* Montreal Burlesque Festival wraps with Gentlemen Prefer Billy at the Wiggle Room

Saturday, Oct. 18

* Elliott Smith doc Heaven Adores You screens at the Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Wes Craig launches Blackhand Comics at Drawn & Quarterly
* Free screening of Philippe Falardeau’s new film, The Good Lie, at the Phi Centre
* Emmanuel Jal talk and concert at the Phi Centre
* Last night of the Burlesque Festival at Club Soda
* Montreal’s Blood and Glass launch their debut LP at la Sala Rossa

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Montreal burlesque in the 21st century

In the city where striptease & vaudeville fun once ruled the live entertainment scene, it’s taken decades for a burlesque revival to truly take hold. But with a festival, a venue, new troupes & performers, it’s official: burlesque is back.

Montreal Burlesque Festival

Check out what photographer extraordinaire Susan Moss captured through her lens at the Montreal Burlesque Festival.

Saturday, Sept. 29

* Installation piece Palazzo II
* Tarkovsky @ Cinéma du Parc
* Montreal Burlesque Festival
* When do I see Photons? vernissage @ the Goethe Institut
* Hip hop legend Pete Rock

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Friday, Sept. 28

* Carmine Starnino and Julie Bruck read from their most recent books
* South African drama Otelo Burning screens at the Montreal Black Film Festival
* Two Gallants and Papa perform at Il Motore
* Django Django and Mozart’s Sister share a bill at Petit Campus
* Universal Dream Night showcases all things burlesque
* New Skids on the Block take on roller derby rivals in Vermont

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Shake Your Tits, it’s Burlesque Month

Last week kicked off Montreal Burlesque Month, a series of burlesque-themed readings, art shows, performances, workshops and social events celebrating dirty dancing and retro fashion in the lead-up to the annual Montreal Burlesque Festival.