WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9 – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) @ Goethe-Institut, 418 Sherbrooke Est and other locations.
The Montreal International Documentary Festival screens over 100 documentary films from around the world. The festival also hosts workshops, meetings and roundtables for the public, industry professionals and partners. Offerings include Backyard (9pm on Saturday November 12 @ NFB Theatre, 1564 St Denis), Árni Rúnar’s rockumentary documenting the impromptu Icelandic indie concert he hosted in his backyard last summer. The film features performance footage of Borko, Hjaltalin, Sin Fan Bous, Reykjavik, Mum and Retro Stefson. For other films, schedules and ticket info, visit RIDM.
Colours of India @ Musée Pointe à Callière, 350 Place Royale.
Pointe à Callièr, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, presents an exhibition of Indian life, artistic expression, and culture. The exhibit features fifty photographs by Suzanne Held along with objects from the collections of the Musée Guimet in Paris. Show runs until April 22, 2012.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
7pm You are a Cat! @ Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest. Local writer and artist Sherwin Tjia launches his graphic novel at D&Q. Inspired by the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of the late 80s, YOU ARE A CAT! is both a parody and homage, focusing on a dysfunctional family through the eyes of their cat.
8:30pm Adam & The Amethysts Album Launch @ Sala Rossa, 4848 St Laurent. Montreal pop group Adam & The Amethysts are back from their first round of fall tour dates and are ready to finally celebrate the release of their new record, “Flickering Flashlight” in their home town. With Elfin Saddle. Tickets $10.
10pm Night Bus w/ CFCF + JRC @ Blizzarts, 3956 St Laurent. Hot off the heels of CFCF‘s Night Bus II mix tape, DJs CFCF and JRC present another instalment of Night Bus music and Night Bus visuals, combined to create an immersive Night Bus experience. And what exactly is Night Bus? According to event organizers: “Night bus is the music that makes u feel night bus.” Duh! No cover.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11
9pm Girl Party Two @ Piscine Publique, 2915 Ontario Est. 2010’s Girl Party One had 350 people gathering in a loft in Griffintown. Now, local act Girl is at it again, with a wintery pool party in HOMA. Featuring performances from Girl, DJ F.U.N.K and DJ BRUNO B. Judging from the promotional video, you should wear something that looks good wet. Boys and girls sporting Mo’vember moustaches (real or not) get a free shooter. Tickets $20.
SUNDAY NOVEMEBER 13
3pm Julie Doiron In-store @ Phonopolis, 207 Bernard. Juno and Polaris nominated singer-songwriter Julie Doiron plays an in-store set at Polaris on Sunday afternoon. Free, but they’ll be passing the chapeau.