WEDNESDAY DEC 7
8pm Holidays at Le Comedy Bistro @ Bistro Parc des Princes, 5293 Ave du Parc. Le Comedy Bistro is a monthly stand-up show (on the first Wednesday of every month) hosted by former war crimes lawyer turned comedian, Jess Salomon. This month they’ll be celebrating the holidays! Come check out this Santa list-worthy line-up: Jon Selig, Abdul Butt, Jake Freekin Smith, Lise Vigneault, Jeff Shouela, Eman and DeAnne Smith. Tickets $7. Info: (514) 678-5727.
THURSDAY DEC 8
6pm Neal Rockwell @ W WTWO, 170 Jean Talon Ouest, # 206. For the past 5 years, Montreal-based artist Neal Rockwell has produced a body of writing, film, and photographic work. Rockwell’s newest video, SOLAR MASS, presents documentation of a recent journey back to his native West Coast. The exhibition at W WTWO will include a small retrospective of Rockwell’s journalistic and photographic work, presented outside the screening area.
10pm Eat to the Beat: Jeudis avec Cadence Weapon @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard O. Eat to the Beat, a new Thursday DJ night featuring resident Cadence Weapon, serves up platters of funk R&B, soul, rap and futuristic club as you wolf down platters of Nouveau Palais’ delicious midnight menu. In honour of their patron saint Snoop Dogg, they’ll have $5 gin and juice to go with their bangin’ eats.
FRIDAY DEC 9 & SATURDAY DEC 10
7pm COOL FEST XI @ La Brique, 6545 Durocher local 402. This years Cool Fest features 22 bands over two days, including an afternoon sesh for all y’all who can’t manage to stay up past 8pm (what? it’s dark out, ok?). Here’s the line-up:
Friday 7pm – 2am:
Omma Cobba (Toronto / Sweet Rot Records)
Pon De Replay (ex-MTL/now-Toronto)
Man made Hill (Toronto)
RAAS (Ottawa / member f the Unireverse)
The Pederast (Toronto)
Lizmax Yogazone w/ Music by Prime Cuts Hammond Ri
Eternalife (member of Black Feelings)
Self Surgery ( Ottawa / Bruised Tongue CEO)
ISA Christ (NYC)
United Waters (NYC / member of Mouthus)
Gastric Female Reflex (Toronto / Beniffer Editions)
Roman Pilates (Toronto / Wintage Records and Tapes CEO)
Also featuring films by Joshua Bastien & Leyla Majeri, and musical interludes by DJ Proud Father, DJ Peter Pan, and more. $10 advance, available at Cheap Thrills. BYOB.
SATURDAY DEC 10
7:30pm Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ La Tulipe, 4530 Papineau Ave. Brooklyn indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play La Tulipe in support of their new album, “Hysterical.” Tickets $22.50, available at Cheap Thrills.
9pm K-OS @ Club Soda, 1225 St Laurent. Canadian rapper K-OS plays Club Soda. Tickets $20.
SATURDAY DEC 10 & SUNDAY DEC 11
11pm Puces POP Artisanal Fair @ Église St-Enfant Jésus, 5035 St-Dominique. Shop local and support handmade this holiday season! POP Montreal’s annual holiday, craft & DIY fair features over 85 vendors of handmade art, craft, and design. It’s the best place in town to shop for unique and affordable holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Browse the aisles for clothing by up-and-coming designers, ceramic kitchenware, leather bags and wallets, wooden furniture, screenprinted posters, baby onesies and kids clothing, sterling silver jewellery, plush dolls, canned preserves, independent magazines and graphic novels, knitted mitts, socks, and scarves, lingerie, silk scarves, bath & body products, pet toys, original photography prints, one-of-a-kind greeting cards, chocolate truffles, vegan cupcakes, and more. Sat Dec 10 & Sun Dec 11, from 11am to 6pm. Free admisssion.