Montreal Hit List – Ratchet Orchestra, The Weeknd, Cinemania and more!

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31

7:30pm. Napalm Death + Municipal Death @ Foufounes Electriques, 87 St-Catherine East. If this is your scene, here is your opportunity to go full-out metal for a Halloween night at Foufs. Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Exhumed and Vektor will perform. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door.

8pm. Ratchet Orchestra @ La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. The unique twenty-eight piece Ratchet Orchestra will take over Sala Rossa with what will hopefully be some eerie Halloween tunes! Tickets are $13 and can be purchased here.

8pm. Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball @ Imperial Cinema, 1430 Bleury. This is the only Montreal Halloween screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show! Dress to impress, the evening will include a live cast and costume competition. Tickets are $20 at the door; further ticket information is available here.

8pm. The Weeknd @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine East. The Weeknd returns to Montreal for two nights of shows – one performance on Monday, October 29, and a second Halloween performance! Grab your sexiest costume for this one. Tickets are $46 and can be purchased here.

9pm. Cult MTL Halloween Party @ Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. The rad group at Cult MTL throw their first annual Halloween party combined with the launch of their November issue on All Hallow’s Eve at Royal Phoenix. Several DJs and local talent will be on hand. Tickets are $5, and $7 for those who arrive sans-costume (don’t let this be you!)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11

Cinemania @ Imperial Cinema, 1430 Bleury. The 18th annual Cinemania film festival (the leading French film festival in the Americas) begins this week, bringing over 120 jury-selected French films (many have English subtitles for Anglophone audience members!) to Montreal. Check out the program here. Tickets for each screening are roughly $12.50 each, but numerous discounts and festival passes are also available.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3

8:15pm. Film Screening: Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” @ J.A. de Sève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve West. The film The Room has been dubbed “the worst movie ever made” – but who are we to pass judgement without actually watching the thing? Come check it out for yourself! Tickets are $13 at the door.

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