10pm Music for Your Food @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard Ouest.  Music for Your Food, DJ Jay Watts III’s new Thursday night residence at Nouveau Palais, invites you to an evening of omnivorous appetites and booze-swilling. Nouveau Palais Grub till midnight, and then tacos till 3am! With guest DJ Mauricio Lobos (The Wolf), long-standing resident at Korova Saturdays. Till 3am.

9pm Hallow-Meme @ Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon Ouest. Il Motore hosts Hallow-Meme, a Halloween mega dance and costume party. Come dressed as your favourite internet celebrity  or meme! Double Rainbow Guy? Lol-cat? Bed Intruder Guy? Prizes for best costumes, including tickets for Blue Skies Turn Black shows. Featuring DJs Mitz, Seez, Tess & Danielle and Schwarzy. Drink specials: 2 Tremblays for $8; 4 Shots for $13; Beer and a shot for $7; $2 drinks before 11:30pm. No Cover.

10pm Super 12″ w/ Loose Joints & Dr Love – Halloween Edition @ Royal Phoenix Bar, 5788 Boul St-Laurent. Every last Friday of the month, Royal Phoenix hosts SUPER 12”, a night is dedicated to the best of all things disco, from the 70s, to nu-disco, to insane disco re-edits & obscure bootlegs. Deck yourself out in your finest Studio 54-inspired outfit for this special disco Halloween edition! Cover $5.

10pm Angst & Odyssey: A Halloween Cover Band Hoedown @ Thee Ol’ Hotel, 173a Van Horne (corner Jeanne Mance). From the creators of Smiths vs. Misfits Party and Rock N’ Roll Highschool (the concerts) comes another epic Halloween bash to end all epic Halloween bashes. With: Ahoy Division! doing Joy Division; Warriors On The Edge of Time doing Hawkwind, and DJs Annie Q, Raf K, Zombie Steve Jobs, and DJ Lee Modern (The Mod Club) with a special super-spooky soul set! Door prize to the first person to show up as Sexy Shrek. $5 with costume, $75 without.

10:30pm Casaween! w/ Mark Slutsky and CFCF @ Casa Del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent. According to legend 100 years ago, Halloween revellers were found with their throats torn open, their faces and bodies covered in horrifying lasagna burns. It is now 2011, exactly 100 years since the date of the original “Cat Killings.” Will the mythical orange monster emerge from the ruelles of Mile-End again to stalk its prey? One thing is for certain: Only by attending CASAWEEN, by wearing a scary costume, by dancing your ass off, will you be afforded any protection from the horrors of the night. Join DJs Mark “Monster” Slutsky, and the“ Sinister” CFCF at Casa for this *very scary* dance party and costume contest, with prizes from Casa/Suoni/Sala. No cover.

8:30pm Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show @ Theatre Rialto, 5723 Avenue du Parc. Rialto Theatre presents Richard O’Brien’s legendary audience participation musical. This live show (not the film!) features all your favourite Rocky Horror songs & dance numbers. Doors 7:30pm, show time 8:30pm, on Oct 29, 30 & 31. Tickets $30, student/senior $20.

9pm James Irwin + Old Believer @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent. Local singer-songwriter James Irwin presents a special show, “In Light of This Landscape”, with Adam Kinner on Saxophone and Nicholas Scribner on musical production. Six new songs set as a single story in a continuous song cycle. With Old Believer, and possible guest cameos from the ghost of Don Van Vliet, as well as the still-living Carl Spidla and Michelle Tompkins.


7pm Kate Beaton’s Montreal launch for HARK! A VAGRANT @ Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest. Kate Beaton, creator of graphic comic web sensation Hark! A Vagrant will be launching her brand new book at D+Q. The book, Hark! A Vagrant, recently hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic books. Beaton will be presenting a slideshow and signing books.