Cabaret Faux Pas @ Café Cleopatra
Pervers/Cité kicks off this week with a cabaret night at the historic (and notoriously sketchy) Café Cleopatra. Hosted by Peaches Lepage, the lineup features local burlesque and drag performances from Glam Gam Productions and Connie Lingua, musical numbers by Jef Barbara, contemporary dance by Mutya Macatumpag, “indescribable actions” by Sarah Laser (pictured) and a performance from Toronto vogue troop Kiki the House of Pink Lady. The stage will glitter with “the bizarre, the gaudy and the gay” and then turn into a dance floor all night, care of DJ B’UGO.
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
Cover is sliding scale $5 to $15. Café Cleopatra – 1230 St Laurent
Woody Allen’s Manhattan @ Cinema J.A. de Seve
The Black & White Film Foundation, an organization devoted to showcasing and celebrating black and white motion pictures on film in Montreal movie theatres, will screen Woody Allen’s Manhattan in all its black and white splendor.
8pm. Suggested donation $5. Cinema J.A. de Seve – 1400 de Maisonneuve O, Metro Guy.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
Montreal International Reggae Festival @ Quays of the Old Port
The Montreal International Reggae Festival returns with three days of reggae, dancehall, calypso and soca music. Featuring performances by Bunny Wailer, Lady Saw, Mr. Vegas, Cham, Frankie Paul, Iley Dread and many more. Visit montrealreggaefest.com for concert times and to purchase tickets.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 11pm.
Daily passes: Friday $40, Saturday $50 and Sunday $60. Weekend pass $115.
Quays of the Old Port – Metro Champ de Mars
Marché Montreal Grand Opening @ Safeway Parking Lot
As of this week, outdoor flea market Marché Montreal will take place every Saturday on the Safeway parking lot on St Dominique Street in the Plateau. Their aim is to provide an ethical marketplace to those who do not normally have a venue to sell and display their goods. Buy hand crafted accessories and score some free cheesecake from Vintage Pirates and check out handmade goods, second hand stuff, vintage and original clothes, records, books, arts, crafts, jewelry, furniture, exotic imports, snacks, rare finds and more from dozens of different vendors.
10am – 8pm. Safeway Parking Lot – 3546 St Dominique.