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Montreal Hit List – Tokyo’s 15th Anniversary, Peleus & Thetis, Midnight Sun Launch and more!

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28

&8pm. Titus Andronicus + Ceremony + Topanga @ Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon West. New Jersey-based indie rockers Titus Andronicus grace the Il Motore stage accompanied by Cali punk band Ceremony and Toronto s own Topanga. $17.

10pm. Tokyo Bar s 15th Anniversary @ Tokyo Bar, 3709 St-Laurent. Our beloved Tokyo, a club that holds a (somewhat grease) in every Montrealer s heart, turns 15 this year! The birthday party will include live sets by Questlove (Philadelphia), Skratch Bastid (Toronto) and Truspin (Montreal). $5.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29

8pm. Peleus and Thetis @ Concordia s D.B. Clarke Theatre, Henry H. Hall Building, 1454 de Maisonneuve West. Concordia students will present a very unique production of Peleus and Thetis Greek mythology meets Chinese dance. The performance will run until Sunday, December 2. More information and the full schedule are available here. Tickets are $10, $5 for students.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30

8pm. Midnight Sun Launch Party @ The Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clarke. Midnight Poutine music editor Greg Bouchard recently travelled to Iceland where he a) hung out with Bjork at a house party, and b) set the stage for Midnight Sun, a new international music network tying together Montreal, Reykjavik and Berlin. Together with Iceland s top indie/alt-rock DJ li D ri, Midnight Sun will be hosting its Montreal launch party with performances by Solar Year, Technical Kidman, Doom Squad and Marble Lion. $10. Music begins at 9pm.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1

10am. Studio 218 Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ 10 des Pins West, Suite 218. Some great local artists will be hosting a crafty pop-up shop this Saturday just in time for the holiday shopping you were planning to attend to anyway! Jewellery, clothing, framed art and more will be for sale. A free digital portrait and coffee for all guests! Check out the event s Facebook page here. Until 5pm.

10pm.Seventh Heaven: Peer Pressure s 7th Anniversary @ Cabaret Underworld, 1403 St-Elizabeth. Party crew Peer Pressure and ILOVENEON present a special 7th anniversary dancefest featuring Le1f, A-Rock, Hatchmatik and Shaydakiss. $15.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2

8pm. Book Launch: NewsGirls and The Collection @ Le Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent. Queer Between the Covers hosts the launch of The Collection, a trans-fiction anthology, and NewsGirls, a photographic glimpse at a women s trans-boxing gym. Both books will be purchasable at the event, and both authors/photographers also be on hand for chats. For more information, check out the event s Facebook page.

~ Tyler Yank

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