WED AUG 17
7pm Academia in Dispute: A Group Art Show @ Galerie Anonyme, 135 Van Horne O. An exposition of paintings by: Antoine Duhamel, Zoltan Veevaete, Harley Smart, Jody Hargreaves, Alex Produkt, Nathan Bartley +OTHER print sale. Exhibition runs Aug 17-21, 2-6pm. Vernissage Friday Aug 19, 7pm.
10pm Melali: The Drifter Sessions @ Salon Officiel, 351 Roy E. Screening of surf film “Melali,”starring Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, Kalani Robb, Shane Dorian, Dan Malloy, Mike Losness, Marlon Gerber, and Rizal Tanjung. With DJs Mark Sater (The Blackboard Gallery, Montreal) and Steve Cantin (Salon Officiel, Montreal). No cover.
THURS AUG 18
10pm Sight Sound V2: Backpacker Music Feat. Alee @ Blizzarts, 3956 St Laurent. “Backpacker” was originally a slang term from the 1980s for a graffiti artist who always wore a backpack containing his music collection and, more importantly, his spray cans, markers, and spray tips. Typically, the music collection would consist only of local underground rap/hip-hop music artists. This Thursday at Blizz, Backpacker Music feat. Alee joins DJs Kassimo & Tronald Trump. $5 cover.
THURS AUG 18 – SUN AUG 28
Montreal World Film Festival @ Centre Cinema Imperial, 1430 Bleury and other Venues. The Montreal World Film Festival hosts its 35th edition. Featuring more than 300+ shorts, feature-length, and documentary films from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Visit ffm-montreal.org for complete programming, scheduling and ticket information.
FRI AUG 19
10pm Free 90s Dance Party/ Cold Air/ DJs Jewish Guilt and ABS @ Il Motore, 179 Rue Jean-Talon O. Il Motore has gone through a rough summer, following a sledgehammer attack. Help repay some of the costs by swilling booze at this FREE dance party. 90s Dance tunes all night; expect classics from K7, 2 Unlimited, Janet Jackson, Black Box, Positive K, Backstreet, Robyn and lots more. 2 Tremblays for $8, 4 Shots for $13, Beer and a shot for $7. Till 3am.
FRI AUG 19 & SAT AUG 20
7pm Art POP Fundraiser @ Studio Beluga, 160 St. Viateur Est, Suite 508A. Studio Beluga hosts two nights of events in support of Art POP:
Friday @ 7pm: A screening of “Big Small”, a short documentary series by Tim Kelly.
With DJ Rollie Pemberton AKA Cadence Weapon. $3.
SAT AUG 20
10pm The Twelves @ S.A.T., 1201 St Laurent. Brazilian electro duo The Twelves, whose breakthrough was their much-talked about 2007 remix of MIA’s “Boyz”, play le S.A.T. at this Neon and High Food event. $20, tickets available here.