Monday, May 9

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Mercury in transition

Pick up the May issue of Cult MTL, featuring the results of the Best of MTL readers poll! Find the newspaper here.

Witness the transit of Mercury outside the Planetarium until 3 p.m. today, with guidance from staff and from members of the Planetarium’s astronomy society. Note that this is an outdoor activity and the Planetarium itself will be closed. 4801 Pierre-De Coubertin, free

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see Demolition — the latest film by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., Dallas Buyers Club), starring Jake Gyllenhaal — it’s still in theatres, but with blockbuster season officially underway, it won’t be for long. See showtimes here, and check out our interview with Vallée here.

It’s the fourth anniversary edition of Blue Dog’s weekly stand-up comedy night There’s Something Funny Going On, and tonight’s line-up features headliner Kate Davis, host Darren Henwood and five locals (including some TSFGO reguars), as well as a pre-show cocktail with oysters and cupcakes. 3958 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., PWYC

Superior synth-pop act Big Black Delta plays le Ritz tonight (check out a single from their new album Tragame Tierra, featuring vocals by Debbie Gibson, here), with touring openers Sego, a Utah duo whose style of music is self-described as “tapes and minimum wage.” 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $15/$18

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