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Montreal Hit List – Howl! Part II, Liar Liar Show, Nelly, Spring Indie Craft Fair, Earth Hour Flashlight Walk and Poetry Slam

Thursday March 24 

Howl! Part II @ La Sala Rossa
Howl!, the Montreal independent arts concert series, presents a second evening of performances on Sala Rossa’s lovely and intimate stage. Expect solo performances by bass saxophone player Jason Sharp, a quartet lead by guitarist Nick Kuepfer and a special harp duet by Sarah Pagé and Robin Best.
$7. 8pm. La Sala rossa – 4848 St-Laurent.

The Liar Liar Show @ Le Belmont
Okay, so The Liar Liar Show is composed of three comics and three rounds. Each round comprises three stand-up sets: two sets are resolute FACT, one set will light your proverbial pants on fire. Audience members are asked to select which sets are based on truth, and which sets are, well, horseshit. The contestants are acclaimed funny-men Matt O’Brien, Mike Patterson and Shawn Hogan. ROFL? Most probably.
$12. 7:30pm to 10pm. Le Belmont – 4483 St-Laurent.

Friday March 25

Nelly @ Metropolis
Yes, Nelly is still touring, despite the fact that we were in high school the last time he had a hit single. But let’s be real, everyone (probably just me) still goes nuts for Country Grammar and Hot in Herre when these songs ‘accidentally’ come on the radio/club speakers/iPod. Nelly will be joined by opening act Cali Swag District. Don’t miss it!
$45-$50. 9pm. Metropolis – 59 St-Catherine East.

Saturday March 26

Spring Indie Craft Fair @ La Sala Rossa
A lovely spring-themed cinq à sept craft fair is the perfect way to begin the season! The usual Montreal craft suspects will be on site, selling jewellery, prints, crocheted and knitted delights, fun pins, handmade postcards and tons more. Drinks will also be served.
Free (you will probably buy things though). 5pm to 7pm. La Sala Rossa – 4848 St-Laurent.

Earth Hour Flashlight Walk @ Mont Royal
Unplug and power-off your modern life, and head over to the McGill Lower Field to join a guided flashlight walk up the mountain to watch the city lights extinguish during Earth Hour 2011 (which actually takes place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm). The event is jointly hosted by Concordia’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and World Wildlife Fund McGill. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a thermos of something warm (like coffee … or scotch?).
Free. Meet at 7pm. McGill Lower Field – 845 Sherbrooke West.

Sunday March 27

Poetry Slam @ Divan Orange
A little different than your typical poetry reading, Divan Orange will host a collective of poets, musicians, beat-boxers, rappers and interdisciplinary artists.
8pm. Divan Orange – 4234 St-Laurent.

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