Californian act The Growlers make an appearance in Montreal this week with a tour that follows their January 2013 release Hung at Heart. The psychedelic quintet has a history of theatrically flamboyant shows, making use of crossdressing costumes and other trippy visuals.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8:00 p.m., Il Motore (179 Jean Talon). Tickets $14 in advance, $16 at the door.
Yuk Yuk’s Grand Opening
Canadian comedy chain Yuk Yuk’s celebrates the grand opening of their Montreal cabaret with a performance by Kids in the Hall alumnus Dave Foley. The opening of the 240-seat venue will add a third anglo comedy club to the existing Montreal clubs Comedy Nest and Comedyworks.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m., Yuk Yuk’s Montreal (5723 Parc Ave.) Tickets $23.
BookThug Launch for Ron Silliman and Colin Fulton
Beloved Montreal-based graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly hosts a book launch for books of poetry by Colin Fulton, releasing “Life Experience Coolant,” and Ron Silliman, releasing new collection “Revelator.”
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:00 p.m., Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore (211 Bernard St. West.) Admission is free.
America the Beautiful Vernissage
American transgendered artist Paedra Peter Bramhall presents a series of paintings depicting nude figures, set against an American flag wallpaper.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 3:00 p.m, Maison Kasini (372 St. Catherine). Admission is free.
Montreal production Black Theatre Workshop hosts a poetry jam, this year with a Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” theme to honour the 50th anniversary of the speech this past August. Contest participants will be judged on “creativity, originality, and delivery,” and have the opportunity to win cash prizes.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m., MAI Theatre (3680 Jeanne-Mance). Admission is free.