WEDNESDAY MAY 23
8:30pm. Goose Hut (Video Launch) + Saxsyndrum + Sea Oleena @ Divan Orange, 4234 St Laurent. Passovah presents local act Goose Hut’s video launch for “Macee” directed by Spencer Forest and Taylor Lamothe. With performances from Saxsyndrum and Sea Oleena. $6.
WEDNESDAY MAY 23 – SUNDAY MAY 27
12pm. Sight & Sound Festival @ Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark. For its fourth edition, Sight & Sound explores the theme “Systems of Symmetry,” presented through the works of 15 emerging and mid-career Canadian and international artists. Twelve audio/visual performances and installations will be presented, many for the first time, along with a program of conferences and workshops, all at Eastern Bloc from May 23-27. See the full festival schedule.
FRIDAY MAY 25
FRIDAY MAY 25 & SATURDAY MAY 26
9pm. Chromatic @ Société des arts technologiques (SAT), 1201 St Laurent. Two evenings of musical performances and immersive visual installations, with over 30 acts slated to perform. Highlights include Mozart’s Sister (May 25 @ 11:30pm), Le Matos (May 25 @ 1:30am) Jef Barbara (May 26 @ 10pm) and Suuns (May 26 @ 11pm). See the full schedule here. Tickets start at $15.
SATURDAY MAY 26
1pm. The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar @ Usine C, 1345 Av. Lalonde. People can’t seem to get enough of breastfeeding these days, from the recent Time cover, to this Montreal event where you can swill the stuff to your heart’s content! Organizers are inviting audiences to “quench their curiosity” by tasting samples of pasteurized human breast milk at The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar, an interactive performance art piece conceived and presented by Jess Dobkin. Participants have the opportunity to sample small quantities of breast milk, donated by local lactating new mothers. Need further encouragement? Entry is free.
10pm. OCHO @ Le Belmont, 4483 St Laurent. Promoters DL Jones (Peer Pressure) and Sally & Tyler (Gaybash) present OCHO. Featuring DJs A-Rock, Hatchmatik and Shaydakiss, with Ian InVncble on the mic. $5 before midnight, $8 after.
SUNDAY MAY 27
10pm. Night of 1000 Stevies @ Jackie & Judy | Rococo Bar Spectacle, 6512, avenue du Parc. The astonishing Stevie Nicks has just turned 64 and Jackie & Judy is celebrating with Night of 1000 Stevies! J&J’s resident Sunday night Turbomicro karaoke will serve Stevie Nicks tunes – from her Fleetwood Mac days as well as from her solo career – for you to sing along with. And haul out your fringed shawls, platform boots and top hats: there will be a Stevie Nicks karaoke impersonation contest, with prizes for the best Stevie-inspired performances. Contest starts at 11pm.