Chandra then and now
Mile End showbar Mademoiselle hosts Brunch & Beau Temps, a daylight cabaret show serving food instead of booze (though booze will also be available, so..). Expect lots of burlesque, a little clowning, drag and poetry. See the performer and menu details here. 5171 Parc, 11 a.m., $25
The six-piece jazz, rock and hip hop fusion group Magnitude 6 gives an afternoon performance at the Verdun Cultural Centre. 5955 Bannantyne, Verdun, $7
Head to the North Star Pinball Bar for a chill afternoon with an all-vinyl DJ set from DJ Edit Van Halen, who will be spinning up some krautrock, psych, disco plus curiosities from Italy and Berlin. Bonus: Get a free game token with every drink purchase. 3908 St-Laurent, 4–9 p.m., free entry
Comedyworks hosts a special benefit comedy show organized by the Vanier Community for Refugee Sponsorship called Syriously? featuring sets by Jason Hatrick, Dan Laxer, Emma Wilkie, Chris Sandiford and On the Spot Improv, with Peter Radomski on hosting duty. Proceeds from the event support the sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family to come to Montreal. 1238 Bishop, 8 p.m., $20 suggested donation
Le Ritz hosts an act with a fascinating history: Chandra, a frontwoman who led a punk band circa New York City 1980, at the age of 12! Opening are Essaie Pas, Un Blonde and Bile Sister, while DJ Jef Barbara will fill all silences with great tunes. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $8/$10
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