WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
Les Escales Improbables de Montréal @ Quays of the Old Port. Montreal’s 8th annual Artists Without Borders Festival goes down this week in the Old Port. Five days of unique and interesting music, performance art, dance and graphic design work will guide art-lovers off the beaten path to explore some great Montreal spaces and artists. Ticket information can be found here.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7
8pm. Le Comedy Bistro @ Le Bistro du Parc des Princes, 5293 Parc. War crimes lawyer turned comedienne Jessica Salomon hosts yet another edition of Le Comedy Bistro, with headlining comic (musician/wrestler) Mike Paterson, as well as Owen Booth, Darren Henwood, Chris Betts and Andrew Albert. Show your support for Montreal comedy! $7. Until 11pm.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
9th Annual Art Tattoo Montreal 2011 @ Le Windsor, 1160 de la Gauchètiere West. If you’ve been thinking about getting a new tattoo, this is your chance to make it happen. Each year, dozens of international tattoo artists gather for a weekend convention to celebrate the art of tattooing, and to offer their skillz at a lower cost. Over 200 artists will be at this year’s event. Live music included. $15 entry fee on Friday and Sunday; $20 on Saturday. Visit their site for hours and details for appointments with artists.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9
10pm. SO Friday @ Salon Officiel, 351 Roy East. Grab your girls and head out for a night of disco, 80’s, 90’s, rap and electronica at our favourite little Plateau dance bar. DJ Mayday promises everything from the Beastie Boys to Blondie. Be there.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10
1pm. Montreal Community Bike Tour @ Norman Bethune Statue, corner of De Maisonneuve and Guy. An interactive bicycle tour of several Montreal neighbourhoods will take place, rain or shine, in participation with QPIRG Concordia. Grab your bike, helmet and snacks! Free. Until 4pm.
6pm. The Room 22 Issue Launch Party @ Friendship Cove, 215 Murray. Popular Montreal zine The Room 22 releases its third issue at Friendship Cove, with a collection of poets, live music and snacks for all. BYOB. Pay what you can. Until 1am.
10pm. Amelia Curran @ Le Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent. Halifax-based songstress Amelia Curran headlines an evening of acoustic tunes at Le Divan Orange, accompanied by Ottawa’s Laurent Bourque and Montreal’s own Folly and the Hunter. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
2pm. Montreal Oysterfest 2011 @ The Pigeon Hole Parking Lot, Corner Rue St-Jean and Notre-Dame West. To all seafood lovers: cancel your Sunday plans. The third annual Montreal Oysterfest is back, with 15 participating restaurants from around the city, beverages and two live bands. Until 9pm. Basic entry is $35 (for 2 food tickets) or $65 (for 10 food tickets). Details here.