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Montreal Hit List – Montreal Sketch Comedy Fest, The Shins, Anarchist Book Fair and more!

FRIDAY MAY 17 TO THURSDAY MAY 23

Montreal Turkish Film Festival @ Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Parc. The Montreal Turkish Film Festival presents the 10 best Turkish short films of the year, from a selection of over 200. Check out the program for full details. Tickets range from $8 to $15, buy them here.

MONDAY MAY 20 TO SUNDAY MAY 26

Montreal Sketch Comedy Fest @ Théàtre St-Catherine, 264 St-Catherine East. The 8th annual edition of Montreal’s Sketch Comedy Fest will feature over 30 troupes and seven nights of comedy! A festival pass is $30, and individual evening tickets begin at $12. Order them on the festival website.

THURSDAY MAY 23

8pm. The Shins @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine. In promotion of their recent album “Port of Morrow,” the highly-acclaimed US indie band The Shins will take to the Metropolis stage. Fingers crossed for a Caring is Creepy performance! Tickets are $43, buy them here.

9pm. The Bloody Beetroots (Live) w/ Valentino Khan & Mayday @ Telus Theatre, 1280 St-Denis. I Love Neon presents the very-awesome Bloody Beetroots, accompanied by LA producer and DJ Valentino Khan, and Montreal’s own DJ Mayday. Prepare for all the dancing your feet can handle. Presale tickets are $21 + tax/fees. Buy them here, they are selling fast!

SATURDAY MAY 25 AND SUNDAY MAY 26

Anarchist Book Fair @ Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (2450 rue Workman) and Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (2515 rue Delisle). This self-proclaimed, annual anarchist book fair will feature participants from Quebec and North America, including book vendors, workshops, films, discussions, children’s activities and art exhibits. From 10am to 5pm both days. All details are available on the event’s Facebook page. FYI: the two venues are across the street from one another.

SATURDAY MAY 25

4pm. Dirty Dogs Hotdog Tasting @ TRH Bar, 3699 St-Laurent. Dirty Dogs, Montreal’s newest soon-to-open gourmet hotdog restaurant, will be hosting a hotdog tasting afternoon/evening at TRH Bar. Check out Dirty Dogs’ innovative hotdog creations, side dishes, cold PBR and live music. If you’re a skateboarder, bring it along – the venue will include an indoor skate bowl! Until midnight.

SUNDAY MAY 26

9am. Montreal Museums Day @ museums, archives and historic sites across the island. The 27th annual Montreal Museums Day will include 34 participating museums across the city. From 9am to 6pm, shuttle buses will tour participants on six different routes, leaving from the Quartier des spectacles at Place-des-Arts, to museums around the city. Admission is free. See the full program here.

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