Legends of the local music scene Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Vancouver dance troupe the Holy Body Tattoo present a very special revisiting of their 2005 collaboration Monumental, tonight and tomorrow night at Théâtre Maisonneuve in Place des Arts. 175 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m. nightly, $33.75–$64.75
Annual literary festival Blue Metropolis touches down with a week of programming including launches, readings, panel discussions with notable guests including Anne Carson, Thomas King and Abdourahman Waberi. See the schedule of events happening today through Sunday on the Blue Met website.
This week’s edition of Cinema Politica features the 2014 doc Gringo Trails, a critical look at the global tourism industry and its impacts on local cultures and economies and the environment. 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-110, 7 p.m., by donation
Fans of ’80s new wave and funky pop may want to shell out for a Bell Centre show tonight: British pop stars Duran Duran are playing with a openers Chic (featuring master musician/producer Nile Rodgers) and Shamir. 1909 Avenue des Canadiens de Montréal, 7 p.m., $39.95–$158.45
Stop by NDQ for a special fundraiser edition of Notre Dame de Bingo with Julie Paquet, benefitting ACCM (AIDS Community Care Montreal) and their SextEd text-message youth sexual health helpline. 32 Beaubien E., 7:30 p.m., free entry, $1 per Bingo card or 4 for $3
Rosemont’s Bar Brutus hosts a free whisky tasting in collaboration with Heaven Hill Distilleries featuring three varieties including seven- and 12-year-old selections. 1290 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., free, RSVP required
There are only seven days left to vote in our annual Best of MTL readers poll, and to answer our special Best of MTL question for a chance to win sick prize packs (courtesy of Tourisme Montréal). Pick your favourite local people, places, artists, services, restaurants and retailers (remember, your ballot needs 25 answers to count) and enter that contest here!