May 14 to 23
Israeli Film Festival @ Concordia University and Théàtre Corona. The 7th annual Israeli Film Festival is underway all week with documentaries and films by several of Israel’s outstanding filmmakers. $14, or free for those with a valid student I.D.
Thursday May 19
10pm. Passwords + technical kidman @ Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent. A little indie rock, a tad of shoegaze, Passwords presents their debut album on the Divan Orange stage, with synth-rockers technical kidman.
Friday May 20
8pm. CultureComa.com/Montreal Re-animator @ La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. Montreal forum and event website CultureComa.com presents an evening of live music, and genres that sound both wonderful and hilarious: breakcore, drone, booze rock and shroom bap, among others. Feeling it.
11pm. POP ’90-2000 @ La Tulipe, 4530 Papineau. In the mood for some ‘90s tunes? La Tulipe is your scene: Green Day, Ace of Base, Eminem and everything in between, all night long. $5.
Saturday May 21
1pm. Ride a F*cking Bike! @ Lionel Groulx Metro Station. Montreal’s LGBT community website, The Gaily, launches its first group bike ride session, which takes off from Lionel Groulx metro. The afternoon includes a bike ride across town and a picnic in Parc Lafontaine, with the journey ending in the village for food and drinks. Bring a bike (or rent a Bixi), a helmet, water and your lunch! Free.
8pm. Caviar – Fundraiser, Art Auction and Soirée @ Studio Béluga, 160 St-Viateur East, Suite 508A. Studio Béluga presents a semi-formal fundraiser and exhibition of works across media by international young artists; great works can be purchased in a silent auction for a flat rate of $20. Food, drink and music all included! Free.
10pm. A-Trak & Guests @ Théàtre Télus, 1280 St-Denis. I LOVE NEON presents a fabulous Victoria Day weekend line-up: Montreal native DJ A-Trak will be joined by other local favourites Shaydakiss and A-Rock for a night of electronic and hip-hop beats. $25.