Montreal Hit List – Bike Smut, Cat Power, Montreal Zombie Walk and more!

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16

9:30pm. Bike Smut 6: Turning TriXXX @ Café l’Artère, 7000 Parc. Bike Smut, now in its 6th year, is a collective of short erotic films created by inspired cyclists from around the world. The exploration of human sexuality coupled with tons of bike riding makes for a unique viewing experience that is only shared at select screenings within North America.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10 TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 21

Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema @ several venues across the city. In its 41st year, the Festival du nouveau cinema presents a great variety of new films (in French and English, and probably other languages but there are like 300 movies so we’re not exactly sure) and much-anticipated premieres and screenings by award-winning directors, producers and writers for your viewing pleasure. Check out the full program here. Ticket prices and passes vary.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18

6pm. Cinema Politica presents ‘Pink Ribbons, Inc’ @ Burnside Hall – Room 1B36, 805 Sherbrooke West. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October, annually), Montreal’s Cinema Politica will present the 2011 acclaimed documentaryPink Ribbons Inc at McGill’s Burnside Hall theatre. Free.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19

8pm. Cat Power @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine East. The ever-evolving music of Cat Power comes to Montreal this week, as this beautiful and talented lady promotes her ninth studio album, ‘Sun’. Tickets are $41 and can be purchased here. Doors open at 6:30pm.

10pm. Blondes [Live] + CFCF @ Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent. I LOVE NEON presents NYC duo Blondes accompanied by Montreal’s own CFCF. Dance timez. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased here.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20

12pm. Montreal Zombie Walk @ Place des festivals, Quartiers des spectacles. It’s that time again, Montreal. Break out the severed arms and bloody face paint, this year’s Zombie Walk will be bigger and better than ever! At noon, head down to Place des festivals where a tent-full of make-up artists will, for $10, be on hand to zombie-fy your life. The hoard walks at 3pm for two hours towards Old Montreal/the dark apocalypse. An after-party will take place at Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), music and madness for only $5 at the door. You know you wanna.

9pm. Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra + The Unsettlers @ Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur East. Hello Darlin’ Productions presents the Tequila Bird Orchestra (a self-described multi-genre, five-person roots band) accompanied by the always wonderful and quirky Unsettlers. $20 regular admission, $10 for students.

10pm. Afro Latin Dance Party @ La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. An evening of afro-Latin dance and performances hosted by Salsa Descalza and featuring the Gypsie Kumba Orchestra. $10.

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