From the documentary Montreal New Wave
Head to Katacombes this afternoon for a Punk Record Swap that will also feature CDs, tapes, comics, zines, VHS/DVD and more. Even if you haven’t got swappables, you can come on down with a bit of cash for what will be a selection with a broad definition of punk. 1635 St-Laurent, 1–5 p.m., free
Villeray’s Café Ferlucci hosts a special winter Soirée Traiteur with a special menu from l’Gros Luxe chef Marco Tafuri that features a braised lamb and pork shepherd’s pie, a winter fennel salad with blueberries, pine nuts and maple blood orange dressing, and a decadent s’mores cappuccino with roasted marshmallows and topped with a graham cracker. 432 de Castelnau E., 5–9 p.m., free entry
Punk legend turned actor Henry Rollins played his first lead role in the horror film He Never Died, and tonight the man will speak at Phi Centre prior to a screening of the film. Tickets to see the talk live are sold out, but there tickets to watch the film and see the talk streamed on Phi Centre’s big screen are still available. See our interview with Rollins here. 407 St-Pierre, 5 p.m., $11.75
International arts magazine Art-Facto.Today teams up with Elektra festival to put on an evening of audiovisual peformances and music tonight at Eastern Bloc called Time to Act? with installations and projections from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Caroline Monnet and Aura Avila-Ravelo and an electroacoustic performance from QUADr, followed by a dance party with DJs Deep Fried and Rafa Pineda. 7240 Clark, 6 p.m. til late, $8 suggested
Erik Cimon’s feature-length documentary Montreal New Wave, which recounts the story of the post-punk music scene in this this city, premieres tonight as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécoise (Quartier Latin Cinema, 350 Emery, #10, 8:30 p.m., $11.75 — tickets now available at the door only). After the screening, Cinemathèque québécoise will be the scene of an afterparty with DJs and live music by some of the acts profiled in the film, namely Trans X and American Devices (335 de Maisonneuve E., 10 p.m., free).
Montreal music scene bff collective Oh Hi presents a winter showcase night with performances from associated acts Devon Welsh (Majical Cloudz), Doldrums, Saxsyndrum, Smokes, Cheap Wig, Nanimal, Loon and DJ Johnny Ripper. 6545 Durocher, 9 p.m., $12