Lac des Castors. Photo by Giulia Cappa from Facebook.
Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate this Christian-ish holiday or not, be aware that it is a proper holiday, meaning shit is shut down. Well, some shit. For a rundown of what’s open and closed, check here.
As part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma, the SAT hosts a free virtual reality exploration featuring 12 new works that push the limits of technology to create immersive, multi-sensory experiences that take the participant into new worlds of art, dance, nature and current affairs. 1201 St-Laurent, 12–8 p.m., free
Other notable FNC activities today include a 30th anniversary 35mm screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire western Near Dark starring the late Bill Paxton (Cinémathèque Québécoise, 355 de Maisonneuve E., 9 p.m., $13/$9 students) and a free performance from local femme-punks Pale Lips (Agora Hydro-Quebec, 175 President-Kennedy, 10:30 p.m., free)
Indulge in some highly danceable rock ’n’ roll at l’Esco tonight, courtesy of Nashville’s Saint Pé (Black Lips, Diamond Rugs) with openers Crocodiles (San Diego) and locals Pottery. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $13/$10 in advance