Montreal Hit List: Neon Indian, The Layover, Her Royal Majesty, Confabulation, The Ligories and more!

WEDNESDAY MAY 9

5pm. Culinary Propaganda World Premiere @ La QV, 29 Beaubien E. The ominous (yet strangely delicious) looking Facebook invite promises the world premier of Culinary Propaganda’s Episode 3: “Sausage Therapy.” Screening at 7pm. Wine + Szef Bartek sausage served ($13 tax in, cash only) served from 5pm-10 pm.

7pm. Huîtres de Printemps @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard O. Robert Pendergast is shacking up with the Nouveau Palais team and shucking oysters until they can’t be shucked no more. Delicious beauties straight from the Atlantic Ocean. Come and eat a dozen…or two!

10pm. The Layover #2 @ Tokyo Bar, 3709 St Laurent. No one knows where Wednesdays originated. Some say it is an ancient ritual handed down by the party gods, used as tool to combat the boredom of a slow workweek. Others maintain it is not for those who work in the rat race, but rather, for those who need to party 7 days a week. A mid-week taste of what the weekend will bring while drinking away what shame-over last weekend provoked. Either way, Tokyo won’t judge. All are welcome to enjoy great drink specials, great tunes, and, of course their roof top patio. It’s on all summer and it’s FREE to get in!

THURSDAY MAY 10

7pm. Celia Perrin Sidarous, “Paha-Koli is Evil Mountain” Vernissage @ W WTWO, 170 Jean Talon Ouest, Unit 206. Celia Perrin Sidarous is an artist living and working in Montreal, whose show “Paha-Koli is Evil Mountain” is on at Mile End art gallery W WTWO 3. “Paha-Koli is Evil Mountain” is an exhibition of images and text gathered over the course of a month in Koli, Finland. Vernissage May 10, 7pm till midnight. Show runs until May 24.

9pm. Neon Indian + Lemonade @ Cabaret du Mile End, 5240, avenue du Parc. Texas/Mexico chillwave band Neon Indian joins San Francisco’s Lemonade. Tickets $17, available here.

FRIDAY MAY 11

7pm. Her Royal Majesty Magazine Launch @ Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O. Tea, scones and readings from the twelfth issue of Paris-based literary arts magazine, Her Royal Majesty. Issue 12 includes Alice Munro’s first short story (written at age 19), artwork by Drawn & Quarterly author Tom Gauld (Goliath), and Canadians Anne Simpson, Sydney Smith, and Jessica Mensch. Till 9:30pm.

SATURDAY MAY 12

8pm. Confabulation presents: Made to be Broken @ MainLine Theatre, 3997 boul. Saint-Laurent. For two years, Confabulation has been Montreal’s premier monthly storytelling showcase, featuring true-life stories from people in and around Montreal. All of their stories have been true as can be told, from the person who experienced them, without notes, props, or gimmicks of any kind. But on May 12, to celebrate their second anniversary, they’re inviting their storytellers to bend, break, or ignore these special limitations. The stories will still be true. The stories will still be stories. However, everything else goes out the window. Stories can be stylized, or feature props, or be told in a different medium – anything can happen!

Featuring:

– Actor and creator of the hit play, My Pregnant Brother, Johanna Nutter
– Playwright and actor, Joel Fishbane
– Local writer Jeff Gandell
– Co-founder of Indyish.com, and Yelp Montreal’s anglo Community Manager, Risa Dickens!
– Local stand-up and radio-host, Asaf Gerchak
– Singer songwriter Emily Skahan
– Stand-up and man about town, Keith Waterfield
– Local dance-heroes, as seen on Canada’s Got Talent: Enigma Dance Collective
– Plus: cake!

9pm. The Ligories + Lunar Exile + Tang Soleil @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent. Grand-mere, Quebec’s The Ligories, join Lunar Exile (members of The Sunday Sinners, Del Gators, Moustache) and Tang Soleil. $7.

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