Onomatops EP Launch @ CFC (formerly Zoobizarre)
Local electroacoustic act Onomatops launches their first EP, “La maison qui pleure,” with a party at CFC. Recorded in a secret manor in the Eastern Townships, the record has been 5 years in the making, and will be available for purchase at the launch, as well as online and at retailers across Quebec. With invited DJ Jay Watts III.
7:00pm – 11:30pm. $10 at door, price includes a copy of the EP. CFC (ex Zoobizarre) – 6388 St-Hubert.  


Matt Shane’s  Locus Amoenus Vernissage @ Red Bird Gallery
Locus Amoenus, a collection of paintings by Montreal artist Matt Shane, will be on view this Friday at Red Bird Gallery. In Locus Amoenus, Shane explores an ambivalent relationship to landscape. Shane’s paintings of imaginary worlds are neither utopian nor dystopian, but these two poles create a tension within the work. Regal mountains fold into craggy caves, abandoned villages sit on brain-like turf and terraced pools flow into abyssal pits, existing as frontiers between nature and civilization.
Vernissage: Friday 7:00pm – midnight. Show runs until December 6th, 12pm-6pm daily. Red Bird Gallery – 135 Van Horne W. 


Lazer Sword & Hovatron @ Cabaret Just Pour Rire
LA/Berlin electro group Lazer Sword joins Montreal’s Hovatron for a show at Cabaret Just Pour Rire.
$20. 9:00pm. Cabaret Just Pour Rire – 2101 St Laurent. 


Old Skool Holiday Artisan Bazaar/ Movember Party @ St Michael’s Church
Over 40 amazing local Artisans will be in attendance at Old Skool’s holiday bazaar, selling everything from Bake Sale Girl baked goods, to jewelry, handmade toys, vintage & new clothing, paintings, prints, cards, handmade soap, handmade instruments and more! On Saturday, strut your ‘stache at the Best Moustache Contest and you might be named Man of Movember and Miss Movember 2010! There are prizes to be won, and Old Skool will be collecting donations for Movember Canada, in support of prostate cancer research.

Holiday Bazaar: Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Best Moustache Contest: Saturday at 4:30pm.  
St Michael’s Church – 105 St Viateur W. 


Pilot November @ Sparrow
Matrix Magazine’s Pilot Reading Series returns, featuring readings from the likes of: Dean Garlick, 
Jacob Wren, David Clink, Matthew Macaskill, Heather Stewart and Doug Harris. It promises to be an inspiring night–just in time for your winter holiday!
8:00pm – 11:00pm. Sparrow – 5322 St Laurent. 

Pictured: “Out of Sight” by Matt Shane