Montreal Hit List: Man Man, Friendly Fires, Scream 5, Double Dippin’ and more!

TUESDAY MAY 24 – SATURDAY MAY 28

6:30pm Photography Vernissage and Exhibition @ Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, 3520 St Jacques Ouest. Free photo exhibition by the Spring 2011 graduating students of Dawson College’s Commercial Photography program. Exhibit includes collections of illustration, architecture, fashion, photojournalism, documentary photography, portraiture, travel and special projects. Vernissage: May 24 at 6:30pm. Exhibition: May 25-28 from 12pm-8pm.

THURSDAY MAY 26

6pm Bronwen Low’s Slam School @ Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest. An all-ages evening of slam poetry, hip-hop and education. Join McGill University Professor Bronwen Lowas she launches her new book Slam Schoolwith live performances, music and documentary footage tied to her research on introducing hip hop and spoken word to the classroom. Until 8pm.

8pm Scream 5: Array of Grey @ The Friendship Cove, 215-A Murray. An array of greyscale artwork, featuring work by Patrick Dyer, Alaska B., Karine Cossette, Bobby Ezekiel Chirila, Michael Deforge, Lucy McQuaid and many more. Curated by Lisa Czech and Walter Scott. Until midnight.

THURSDAY MAY 26 & FRIDAY MAY 27

7pm In Success We Find Failure/ In Failure We Find Success @ Red Bird Gallery, 135 Van Horne Ouest. Red Bird presents two nights of performance and installation related to excess, overindulgence, catastrophe, collapse, catharsis and transition. Part 1 on May 26 features performances by La Cecc (7pm), Emma-Kate Guimond (7:30pm), Melissa Gagné (8pm), David Whitten (11pm). Part 2 on May 27 features performances by Patryk Stasieczek (7pm), Aditi Ohri (7:30pm) and UFO Research Group (10:30pm). This event is RSVP only, to reserve a spot contact: julie.redbirdstudios[at]gmail.com. Until midnight.

FRIDAY MAY 27

7:45pm The War of the Gargantuas @ Blue Sunshine, 3660 St Laurent , 3rd floor. Screening of Japanese director’s Ishirô Honda’s 1968 cult classic The War of the Gargantuas. Check out the trailer… B-Movie bliss! 92 mins.

8pm Man Man + Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Avenue du Parc. Pop Montreal presents Philly’s Man Man and Brooklyn’s Shilpa Ray & her Happy Hookers. $17.

SATURDAY MAY 28

8pm Friendly Fires @ Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest. England’s indie-dance trio Friendly Fires play Theatre Corona in support of their new album Pala, released May 16. $20.

10pm Double-Dippin’ @ La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent. The Goods Soundsystem present Double-Dippin’, featuring special guests Footprints, DJs Jason Palma & General Eclectic. Also featuring resident DJs Scott C & Andy Williams. $12. Until 3am.  

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