Montreal Hit List, August 18th -22nd


Franky Rousseau Big Band + Paperplanes @ Sala Rossa
Franky Rousseau’s twenty-piece big band (with a 15-person horn section!) premieres at Sala, joined by Paperplanes and DJs Max Max & Rocksberry. They’ll be playing all original music, blended with pre-recorded material and live visuals from Cedric Laurenty and Roxane Loumède. 
$7. Doors 8pm, music 8:30pm. Sala Rossa – 4848 St Laurent. 


Covet Sample Sale @ Boutique Fly
Get ready to throw a few elbows, as Fly will have ONE set of Covet fall 2010 samples. Fall coats, regular price $280 for $110, fall 2010 fashion for 60% off…and tons of timeless samples from all seasons from $20 to $60. Fly has also received their first delivery of fall Covet regular merchandise, on Thursday and Friday they’ll offer 20% off as an early bird special.
10am-6pm. Boutique Fly – 1970 St Catherine W.  

De-stress Montreal @ Concordia University
Chances are you could use a breather after duking it out at the Covet sample sale. Learn relaxation techniques at De-Stress Montreal, a community service outreach initiative by the Art of Living Foundation. The workshop offers an opportunity to: learn breathing techniques to eliminate stress, experience a guided mediation, and learn techniques to deal with stress in everyday life.
6pm-7:30pm. $10, free if you RSVP on facebook.  Concordia Hall Building – 1455 de Maisonneuve W, H1 10.  


The Dunwich Horror @ Blue Sunshine
Blue Sunshine, Montreal’s finest new theatre  (or Psychotronic Film Centre, if you will) will screen the 1970 horror cult classic Dunwich Horror. Based on a short story by HP Lovecraft, the screening will have a particularly festive air, as it coincides with Lovecraft’s birthday.
Doors 7:45pm, Film 8:30pm. Blue Sunshine – 3660 St Laurent – 3rd floor. 


How to Write @ Galerie Monastiraki
The Montreal launch of Calgary author Derek Beaulieu’s new book, How to Write (Talonbooks 2010), featuring a reading by the author. He’ll be joined by Montreal writer Jacob Wren. 
5pm-7pm. Galerie Monastiraki – 5478 St-Laurent 


Best of Open Mic @ Comedy Works
You never know what sort of brilliant jokes (or cringe-worthy groaners) will come out the mouths of open mic participants. Most of the dross has been weeded out for this event, as six of August’s best open micers duke it out for a weekend spot!
8:30pm. Comedyworks – 1238 Bishop.


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