Animal Adoption Montreal and Chatopia continue their open house and garage sale today. 7340 Mountain Sights, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discover the roots of Day of the Dead celebrations with Le jour des morts depuis la civilisation Maya, Mexican folkloric dance, strings and song featuring the Ballet Folklorique Aztlan d’Ottawa, Ensemble à cordes MiàSol and the Tlen-Huicani singers. Gésu (1200 Bleury), 2 p.m., $12–$20
Take in readings by Gillian Savigny, Todd Swift, Emma Healey, Ashley Opheim and Jay Winston Ritchie at The Pilot: Sam Hain Edition, presented by Matrix magazine and Writers Read Concordia. Sparrow (5322 St-Laurent), 8 p.m.
Edmonton/Montreal band the Famines deliver a “berserker barrage” of rock, as some Marvel Comics-loving scribe once said. See them with openers Kurvi Tasch and Ruff Talons. L’Esco (4467 St-Denis), 8 p.m., $10
Take in some dumb fun Halloween viewing at Mile End boutique Peut-etre Vintage, screening an Alice Cooper promotional special from 1975 (feat. Vincent Price) and the 1976 feature The Devil”s Men (aka Land of the Minotaur). 6029a Parc, 9 p.m., $5, BYOB
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