Thursday, July 16

* Santropol Roulant 20th anniversary events
* Piknic Électronik at Jardins Gamelin
* Performances and screenings at the Darling Foundry’s Place Publique
* Fundraiser party for the Mile End Bike Garage
* The Best of Comedy Abroad with Guido Cocomello & more at MBar
* Slut Island fest edition of LGBT dance party POMPe

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Thursday, Oct. 23

* La Braderie de la Mode begins at Bonsecours Market
* Santropol Roulant’s annual Harvest Gala
* Chocolat record launch at la Vitrola
* Spasm Film Festival launches with Sexe
* Contrôle house/techno night at StereoBar

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Thursday, July 11

* Read the Rant Line™!
* Vernissage for Stretch at Galerie Este
* Fruits Défendus and Santropol Roulant fundraiser
* Place Publique Performances series at the Darling Foundry
* Outdoor screening of Ma vie réelle
* Jaws at Parc Jean Drapeau Beach
* Montreal Improv presents Easy Action
* Bear in Heaven play Il Motore with Paula
* Solange Knowles at le Belmont

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Thursday, June 27

* Read the Rant Line™!
* POP-UP collective exhibition
* Santropol Roulant’s The Happening
* Blowout vintage sale at FATTAL
* Advance screening of Gondry’s L’écume des jours
* Docville screens A World Not Ours
* Locrian play Casa del Popolo
* Visage Musique’s monthly DJ night at NDQ

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Living well (or not terribly) on the cheap

One of the worst parts of a tight financial situation — aside, of course, from the perpetual gnawing anxiety — is the toll on your social life when you take money and all the wonderful activities it enables out of the mix.

Raging for a cause

By now, most of us are familiar with Yelp, the site that offers user-penned reviews of all manner of businesses and services, from barbers to bail bondsmen. Now 10 months old, the service’s local arm, Yelp Montreal,, is off to a healthy start. Community manager Risa Dickens, who handles the English side of the site’s affairs, is throwing her baby a birthday party this Saturday, with the aim of helping 11 non-profit organizations.