Montreal Hit List – Super Synth Fest, Lowdown Comedy, Roller Derby and more!

Thursday May 5 to Saturday May 7 

Super Synth Montreal @ Casa del Popolo & La Sala Rossa 
A music fest dedicated to Montreal bands who embrace the melodies of the synthesizer, Super Synth Montreal will bring a gang of keyboard fanatics to two Mile End venues for three unique nights!  
$8, doors at 8pm – May 5 and 6 at Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent); $10, doors at 8pm – May 7 at La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent).

Friday May 6

Right By Midnight + Half Baked @ L’ESCO Bar
Indie Montreal presents Ottawa rock and roll band Right By Midnight, playing tracks off their debut self-titled album, and joined by Montreal’s Half Baked (the band, not the Sundays-on-Mont-Royal demographic).
$6 in advance, $8 at the door. 8:30pm. L’ESCO Bar – 4467 St-Denis.

LowDown Comedy @ Bargain Basement
A third instalment of Lowdown Comedy takes place this weekend, headlined by funnyman Paul Worrall and a host of other independent Montreal comedians. BYOB!
Free. 9pm. Bargain Basement – 7611 St-Denis. 

Ol’Savannah CD Release Party @ Divan Orange
Three great bands are coming out to launch Montreal folk-blues group Ol’Savannah’s debut album at Divan Orange. The Fort will open the evening with lively blue grass tunes, and Bad Uncle will headline with the usual antics. 
9pm. Divan Orange – 4234 St-Laurent.

Quentin Tarantino Stand-up Comedy Tribute Show @ Théâtre St-Catherine
Flip Side Comedy presents some of our favourite Montreal comedians, together for one night only, performing their interpretations of famous Quentin Tarantino film scenes. It sounds ridiculous, and it probably will be! 
$20. Doors open at 8:30pm. Théâtre St-Catherine – 264 St-Catherine E. 

Saturday May 7

Montreal Roller Derby Match @ Arena Saint-Louis
The Montreal Roller Derby League is ready to giv’rrr following last weekend’s nail-biting Beast of the East tournament. Roll on down to Arena Saint-Louis to watch a battle between the Montreal Sexpo’s and the Vixens. 
$12 in advance, $15 at the door. 6pm. Arena Saint-Louis – 5633 St-Dominique.
 

Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8

2011 Jane’s Walk @ 25 Montreal Neighbourhoods
Each year, Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs through neighbourhood walking tours held on the first weekend of May, and led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work. Participate in a Montreal walk this weekend!

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