THURSDAY APRIL 5
4pm. A Taste for Montreal: An Unconference @ The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), 1920 Baile. The CCA hosts a full day event presented by Avenue 8 and Spacing Montreal, featuring a public discussion about Montreal’s exceptionally rad food scene. From 4pm to 9pm, enjoy storytelling, comedy, a keynote lecture and of course, very reasonably priced SNACKS. Amirite? Free admission.
5pm. MojiTWO Thursdays @ Nacho Libre, 913 Beaubien East. Nacho Libre hosts its first MojiTWO Thursday, in which you can order a double mojito for the price of one! This is not a simple happy hour special, this is an all-night-pretend-this-is-Mexico-kinda fiesta. Perle Magazine will be on site for the launch party, and DJ Oliwell will provide the bump n’ grind.
8pm. Acme Burlesque @ MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent. Tits, lipstick and 50s hairstyles – there are some fabulous Burlesque shows to be had in this city all year long and you should certainly be in attendance for at least one of them. Saska Lee presents Acme Burlesque, featuring Cherry Typhoon, Delvida Douglas, Juicy Ricardo, The Lady Josephine and several more lovely ladies with equally seductive titles. Grab your best guys and gals and dress yourselves up (that’s half the fun!) Tickets are only $17, buy them online here.
10pm. Bienvenue/Welcome Launch Party @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard West. Nouveau Palais and Cadence Weapon present the launch of Bienvenue/Welcome’s second issue – a bilingual publication printed on the ubiquitous place mats found across various diners in the city. Naturally, you will be given the opportunity to taste test the various food stuffs served on said place mats, while grooving out to the beats of Cadence Weapon.
FRIDAY APRIL 6
7pm. Launch of Adam Levin’s HOT PINK @ Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard West. American fiction author Adam Levin launches his latest book HOT PINK, a work that delivers “ten smaller worlds, shaken snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, Chicagoland thugs, dirty old men, protective fathers, balloon-laden dumptrucks, and walls that ooze gels.” I’m down. Until 9:30pm.
SATURDAY APRIL 7
8pm. The Pretty Reckless @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine East. Once upon a time, Taylor Momsen (who was born in 1993, which is basically yesterday) played a young confused Who with wacky hair in ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas.’ Then, she played a (somewhat) innocent schoolgirl on Gossip Girl back in ’07. Now, she fronts The Pretty Reckless in corsets and fishnets and leather with three men who are literally TRIPLE her age. I’m getting tickets to her show just to verify whether she is actually a real thing. Only $29, buy ‘em here. Hollywood Kills and Courage My Love open the evening.
~ Tyler Yank