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Montreal Hit List – Art Matters Block Party, Paper Beats Scissors, Clothing Swap and more!

THURSDAY MARCH 8

5pm. Art Matters ‘Block Party’ Vernissage @ Annex Vintage, 56 St-Viateur West. As part of this year’s Art Matters Festival, seven Mile End venues will take part in on-going 8-day exhibition (until March 16), in which art enthusiasts are encouraged to tour the neighbourhood while taking in (and possibly purchasing, if you are so inclined) the work of 13 fantastic local artists. For details, visit the event’s website. Until 7pm.

7pm. Screening of ‘Miss Representation’ @ D.B. Clarke Theatre – Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West. Celebrate International Women’s Day by attending a screening and discussion of the award winning documentary Miss Representation, a film that explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence, challenging limited portrayals of women in media. Until 10pm. Free entry!

8pm. Paper Beats Scissors + David Simard + Caroline Keating @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St-Laurent. On March 6, Halifax-based Paper Beats Scissors released its self-titled debut LP – come out for a listen at Casa, as they will be accompanied by what will be, essentially, a full orchestra, in addition to performances by Montreal’s David Simard and Caroline Keating.

FRIDAY MARCH 9

5pm. Art Expo (1) feat. Alissa Jafiarova @ Kafein, 1429A Bishop. Russian-born and Concordia-educated artist Alissa Jafiarova will present her work – a series of colourful portraits of friends, family and lovers – as part of Kafein’s on-going monthly art exhibition series. Until 9pm. Free entry.

10pm. Filly & The Flops w/ The Hillbilly Rocket Ship @ L’Esco, 4467a St-Denis. Hot off their East coast tour, Filly & the Flops are joined by the Montreal’s Hillbilly Rocket Ship for what is being referred to as a ‘high-octane, surf, rock and roll’-inclined evening! Perfect. $7.

SATURDAY MARCH 10

11pm. TWO TONE #004 @ Korova, 3908 St-Laurent. When was the last time you went to Korova on a Saturday night? The fourth edition of the mostly-monthly Two Tone Crew dance party will consist of deep house, UK funk and bass beats by Forrest, Kwikfiks and Sulley. No cover (because it’s Korova, hello).

SUNDAY MARCH 11

2pm. Clothing Swap & Film Screening @ Les Sandwichs Volants, 5054 du Parc. Bring any (clean!) used clothes you may not be feeling anymore, along with books, movies and other particulars you are down to trade in Les Sandwichs Volants’ first clothing swap! The afternoon will also include a screening of Dive!, an award-winning documentary about dumpster diving in LA. Until 7pm. Free entry.

~ Tyler Yank

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